Why Wear Evil Eye Jewelry?
The Evil Eye Meaning What does the evil eye jewelry symbolize?
The symbol was first recorded by the Mesopotamian about 5,000 years ago but may actually 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.
The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a jealous glare, which is usually directed towards a person who is unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause one misfortune, bad luck or injury. Jewelry, talismans and amulets with the eye symbol were created to give the wearer protection against the evil eye.
Wearing this protective symbol for good fortune or as a protection from the power of the evil negative energy is a cultural commonality amongst the believers. Elevate Jewelry Co has a large selection of 925 sterling silver evil eye amulets which include earrings, pendant necklaces and bracelets to provide protection from the curse of the evil forces.
Evil eye color meaning?
Blue: The traditional color for good karma, positive energies, and protection against the evil eye. Light Blue: The color of the sky symbolizes truth and therefore it provides direct protection against the evil eye.
The ‘evil eye’ ‘mati’ ‘ojo turco’ ‘nazar’ the tradition of the charm persists for new babies, new businesses, housewarmings and even new cars. Any occasion when a ‘good luck’ wish is called for. At almost every stage of human history, man has looked for the assistance of magical objects called talismans or amulets to defy evil forces.
The idea expressed by the term causes many different cultures to pursue protective measures against it. The concept and its significance vary widely among different cultures, primarily in West Asia. The idea appears several times in translations of the Old Testament. It was a widely extended belief among many Mediterranean and Asian tribes and cultures. Charms and decorations with eye-like symbols known as nazars, which are used to repel the evil eye are a common sight across Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Southern Italy (Naples), the Levant and Afghanistan and have become a popular choice of souvenir with tourists.
In Christianity, the eye symbol has also has found a place in The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) is a symbol, having its origin in Christian iconography, showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light or a glory and usually enclosed by a triangle. It represents the eye of God watching over humanity (the concept of divine providence).
Despite its presence as an increasingly popular fashion trend in the US, the Evil Eye is taken extremely seriously in cultures across the globe where belief in the curse is alive and well.
There are dozens of amulets, prayers, and rituals that people across the world believe they can use to both protect themselves from the curse and get rid of it. One of the most popular is a talisman called the khamsa (in Arabic) or hamsa (in Hebrew) that resembles an intricately carved hand. There’s also the nazar (most popular in Turkey), a royal blue glass bead with circles in the middle resembling a pupil.
These symbols can be found in homes and on people of every faith from West Asian to Central America, placed on front doors, made into door knobs, worn as jewelry, draped on furniture, or simply placed around the person being protected. And although devoutly religious monotheists condemn amulets as superstitious and therefore sinful, talismans remain extremely common in homes of every faith. And in many parts of the world, prayer or invoking God’s name is considered one of the strongest ways to ward off the Evil Eye.
How to protect yourself from the evil eye with an evil eye necklace or amulet? 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.
From Egypt, the eye talisman and a belief in the evil eye had spread to the Mediterranean, Middle East, Europe and Central America. It is said when any one looks at something or someone with an envious eye he fills the surrounding atmosphere with a negative energy, and transmits his own envenomed exhalations into whatever is nearest to him.
The bead reflects the evil intent back to the onlooker. It somewhat resembles an eye and it is said the typical blue color is a factor in protecting the user. The glass beads of the Aegean islands and Asia Minor were directly dependent upon improvements in glass production. As for the colour blue, it definitely first comes from Egyptian glazed mud, which contains a high percentage of oxides; the copper and cobalt give the blue colour when baked.
The blue evil eye beads underwent a widespread circulation in the region, being used by the Phoenicians, Assyrians, Greeks, Romans and, perhaps most famously, the Ottomans. Though their usage was most concentrated in the Mediterranean and the Levant, through means of trade and the expansion of empires the blue eye beads began to find their way to all different corners of the globe.
Although the symbol may have the ability to transcend boundaries – be they cultural, geographical or religious – it may be worth considering its meaning beyond a mere trinket or fashion statement. The evil eye is a remnant from the very dawn of civilisation, harking back to some of humanity’s most enduring and profound beliefs. To wear an amulet flippantly without such knowledge might not only render its protective abilities useless, but incur an even more potent curse – if that’s something you believe in, of course.
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