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Evil Eye Meaning and History


The evil eye symbol is an ancient symbol embedded in ancient mythology, cultural belief systems, and religions, affecting peoples' psyche and the psyche and beliefs of future generations.

The symbol was first recorded by the Mesopotamian about 5,000 years ago but may have originated as early as the Upper Paleolithic age. We find this symbol in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures as well as Buddhist and Hindu societies. At almost every stage of human history, man has looked for the assistance of magical objects called talismans or amulets to defy evil forces and enhance personal power.




What Does the Evil Eye Mean?

The ‘evil eye,’ also known as the ‘mati’ ‘ojo turco’ ‘nazar’ and the tradition of combatting evil or negative energy with lucky protective evil eye charms persists even in modern times. Everybody loves a lucky evil eye charm the evil eye necklace

The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by an individual's negative emotions and feelings, like jealousy towards another person who is unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye or feelings of jealousy from another person will cause one misfortune, bad luck or injury.

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It’s believed that there are three types of evil eyes. The first are unconscious evil eyes. These harm people and things, without intending to. The second type intends to harm. The third one is unseen, hidden evil which is the most scared one.

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WHY WEAR EVIL EYE JEWELRY?                      

Eye Symbols as Amulets and Talisman

Lucky protective jewelry in the forms of talismans and amulets, such as evil eye jewelry that happens to be both, was created to give the wearer protection against the evil eye and enhance one strength to overcome negative vibes.

Wearing this protective symbol for good fortune or as protection from the power of the evil negative energy is a cultural commonality amongst the believers. 

Lucky Evil Eye Chain Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver with CZ


The word "amulet" comes from the Latin word amuletum, which Pliny's Natural History describes as "an object that protects a person from trouble". It is also called a good luck charm/ object like an evil eye necklace, thought to protect its owner from calamity. 

Talisman is an object like an evil eye necklace, holds magical properties that can enhance the personal power of the wearer or believer. According to the organization Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a talisman is defined as "a magical figure charged with the force which it is intended to represent."

Evil eye color meaning?

Elevate Jewelry Co have a large selection of 925 sterling silver evil eye jewelry which includes earrings, pendant necklaces, and bracelets. The eye if you choose to believe can provide you with protection, strength, and vitality to guide and assist you with living harmoniously within our contemporary society.

Evil Eye Color Meaning

To some people, the colors of evil eye jewelry are just based on what they like, but for others, they have specific spiritual meanings.

Round Evil Eye Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver

Round Evil Eye Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver

Blue: The traditional color for good karma, positive energies such as commitment motivation and creativity, and protection against the evil eye.

Blue Evil Eye Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver

Lucky Evil Eye Chain Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver with CZ

Light Blue: The color of the sky symbolizes truth and broadening your horizons and provides direct protection against the evil eye.

Luxury Evil Eye and Hamsa Gold Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver

Gold Evil Eye and Hamsa Hand Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver

Yellow/ Gold: The color of the sun symbolizes energy, strength, and power to overcome health issues, also aiding you with focus and concentration.

Orange: This color is associated with increased happiness and creativity, helping you to connect with your playful side.

Red: The color of fire, red gives you increased energy, strength and courage, protecting you and giving you the strength to face the anxieties of life.

Lucky Evil Eye Chain Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver with CZ

Lucky Evil Eye Chain Bracelet in 925 Sterling Silver with CZ

Pink: The calm color of pink protects your friendships and encourages contentment and relaxation.

Green: This earth color encouraging you to enjoy your life by pursuing new ideas and succeeding through balance and gratitude.

Purple: The color of divinity guides you to examine your life by removing obstacles and creating balance in your life.

Evil Eye and Hamsa Hand Necklace In 925 Sterling Silver

Evil Eye and Hamsa Hand Necklace In 925 Sterling Silver 

White: The pureness of the color is associated with light, goodness, purity and the opportunities for starting new ventures in life.

Which hand to wear evil eye bracelet?

You can wear an evil eye bracelet on either hand, but traditionally they were worn on the left hand as it is closest connected to the heart

Is it bad to wear evil eye jewelry?

No, the eye symbol in evil eye jewelry acts as an amulet (protective) and as a talisman (energy). The term evil eye refers to the curse/ bad energy that a person may inflict on another unconsciously or on purpose.

Elevate Jewelry Co has a large selection of 925 sterling silver evil eye amulets which include earrings, pendant necklaces, and bracelets to provide protection and strength in these uncertain times.                        


Gold Evil eye earrings in 925 sterling silver

Designer Evil Eye Mini Stud Earrings In 925 Sterling Silver

Further reading on the fascinating subject of the Evil Eye:

LiveScience - "The Evil Eye: A Closer Look"
BBC - "The Strange Power of the Evil Eye"
Llewellyn Body, Mind, Spirit- "Amulets, Talismans, and Charms"
Vice - "The Meaning Behind the Evil Eye Symbol You See Everywhere"


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