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Evil Eye Jewelry: What Is It and What Does It Mean?

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You have probably heard the term evil eye jewelry recently, but at the same time, most people don’t know what it is unless they specifically look it up. We wanted to let you, and everyone else, know what evil eye jewelry is and what it means.

The Evil eye is a type of bead that contains the shape of an eye on it. These are typically attached to necklaces or bracelets. They are blue beads, with a white iris, and orange and black pupil. It is a specific design that is repeated throughout the production of evil eye jewelry.

These eyes have appeared with other decorations. They have appeared on talismans, dream catchers, religious hangings, and more. It is traditionally worn as jewelry so that you can keep the evil eye with you.

A lot of traditional evil eye jewelry was placed on a string to mount it. That is because it was the most common type of jewelry binding available. Now you can find evil eye beads that have been attached to metal bands. You can also find evil eye beads that have been constructed out of gems to add an extra shine to them. There are many different ways that the jewelry can appear in modern culture.

Why would people wear these little eye symbols, though? They are named evil eye after all.

The term evil eye comes from a curse. Many cultures believe that when you receive a malevolent glare (or stink eye as some people call it), it can cause you to be cursed. The evil eye curse can cause you to receive injury, bad luck, and/or misfortune depending on what belief system you are working with. Talismans created to protect against the curse are often called the evil eye. It leaves no room for mistake.

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Just some of the cultures who believe in such a curse are:

  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Brazilian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Irish
  • Jewish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish

 

As you can see, a large amount of cultures has some form of evil eye curse. These are only just a small amount of them.

In order to counter the evil eye curse, people wear evil eye jewelry. This jewelry is believed to take the intent of the stare and reverse it back at the person. By keeping an eye out on the world, it is able to see evil glares and return them. The blue is picked for multiple reasons. In almost all cases, it is picked because it represents water. The blue purifies, brings life and growth, and prosperity.

Evil Eye jewelry in the Jewish faith typically is red in color. This is because it is a sign of good faith, fortune, and luck.

Evil eyes have been attached to just about everything throughout history. From one's own person to their kids, even to their animals. It is believed to protect any living being from the unwanted evil eye curse.

Another type of evil eye is Hamsa Hand or the Hand of Fatima Amulet. These are other forms of talismans in the Middle East that commonly have the evil eye attached to it. Both amulets are designed to protect against the evil eye and to protect homes, offices, or barns. The main difference is that they are meant to protect a whole group. They have also been added to embroidery and other fabrics to add extra power to them.

The Native American people also believed that evil eye talismans also protect women who were pregnant and their kids from the longing stares of other men. Protecting those unborn is one of the most common reasons it is worn in said culture.

If you want to protect yourself from unwanted glares and curses then you need evil eye jewelry. However, for those who just want a piece of jewelry that has history behind it, an evil eye is also a good choice. Evil eye jewelry can look both fancy or basic. Enjoy the art in the jewelry and benefit from the protective nature of it at the same time.

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