Madonna has shown off a diamond encrusted necklace as a sign of her devotion to mystical religion KABBALAH.

The VOGUE singer, 45, has been photographed with a pendent bearing the Aramaic letters 'Aleph Lamed Dales' - one of 72 Gods - and is said to protect the wearer.

Last year (03), Madonna was pictured wearing a necklace with an 'E' pendant - and is keen to be called by the Hebrew name of ESTHER.

The blonde superstar will be opening the European leg of her REINVENTION tour on 14 August (04).

30/06/2004 14:04