What Does The Evil Eye Jewelry Mean?
Despite its presence as an increasingly popular jewelry trend globally, the Evil Eye is taken extremely seriously in cultures across the globe where belief in the curse is alive and well.
The evil eye is a remnant from the very dawn of civilization, harking back to some of humanity’s most enduring and profound beliefs. At almost every stage of history, the human race has looked for the assistance of magical objects called talismans or amulets to aid them in life and protect them from the unknown.
The symbol was first recorded by the Mesopotamians 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. It makes you think that the world is a small place and that we don't think too different from each other after all.
The Evil Eye Meaning
The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a jealous glare or some other negative energy, 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.
Evil Eye Pendant Benefits
The overall benefits of the evil eye bracelet are the belief that it protects the person wearing it from evil spirits and bad luck. Both an amulet and talisman, the eye symbol has the dual capabilities of providing you with both protection and power. 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.
We at Elevate Jewelry Co have a large selection of 925 sterling silver evil eye jewelry which include earrings, pendant necklaces, and bracelets. The eye if you choose to believe is to 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.
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Blue: The traditional color for good karma, positive energies such as commitment motivation and creativity, and protection against the evil eye.
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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.
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.
White: The pureness of the color is associated with light, goodness, purity and the opportunities for starting new ventures in life.
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.
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.
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 doorknobs, 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.
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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.
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 anyone looks at someone with an envious eye he fills the surrounding atmosphere with negative energy and transmits this energy onto the person of his disdain, causing misfortune.
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 color blue, it definitely first comes from Egyptian glazed mud, which contains a high percentage of oxides; the copper and cobalt give the blue color 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.
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For 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"