Evil Eye Jewellery

When it comes to the evil eye iconography, it’s actually all, well, good. The symbol
and its meaning have a long and rich history. In fact, it’s so long that it’s said to go all the way back to ancient civilisation. Evidence shows that the concept of the evil eye can be traced back to the late Bronze Age or just about 1250BC. Later on, it appears in Greek antiquity but its significance was certainly not only reserved for the likes of Aphrodite.

The symbol is present in the history of many different cultures and across geographical borders – from the Greeks to the Romans, the Hebrews to the Muslims, the Turkish to the Italians and many others in between. However, regardless of the cultural lens, the general belief and symbolism of the evil eye remains the same.

The significance of the evil eye stems from the ancient belief in a curse. It is said  that a curse is cast on an individual when an envious and malicious person who wishes ill-will directs an evil glare his or her way with that individual usually unaware of it. This evil glare is said to direct misfortune, bad luck or injury to its unwitting recipient. The icon of the evil eye is believed to grant protection from this malevolent glare. Throughout history, countless individuals have placed faith in amulets and talismans to bring luck into their lives and to protect them from various forms of evil. Because of this, countless versions of talismans and amulets with the evil eye symbol, often in the form of jewellery, were created to fend off any misfortune and bad luck.

Today, the symbol continues to be seen all over the world. It has not only
transcended cultures but it has also transcended time. You can even say that in recent years, the evil eye has gained further popularity and has become a recognised symbol of protection in contemporary culture. Far from fading into obscurity, the evil eye has been interpreted in art, sculptures, fashion and, of course, jewellery.

The evil eye icon, frequently in shades of blue and white, is especially popular in all types of jewellery, serving as a form of protection that can be easily worn and kept on one’s body throughout the day and in the evening. Its supernatural meaning as well as its aesthetic appeal as a fashion accessory have made it highly covetable. However, unlike other accessories, it surpasses fleeting fashion trends.

As a necklace, the evil eye icon, as well as its silhouette is a design that can be 
both understated and striking. It can be worn as a single piece or layered with other necklaces. It’s a popular design that is frequently seen along the necklines of some of today’s favourite style stars, including Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Aniston, Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevingne and Rita Ora, just to name a few.

In addition to evil eye necklaces, evil eye bracelets are also massively popular and highly covetable. Whether on a chain, on a string, on a braided rope, or as a bangle, evil eye bracelets serve as more than just arm candy. Victoria Beckham likes to wear a small evil eye chain bracelet along with her watch, while Kim Kardashian has been photographed layering a few on her wrist. Blake Lively, on the other hand, has preferred to make a fashion statement with stacks of diamond evil eye bangles.

For those who prefer a subtler approach, evil eye rings and earrings are also
wonderful forms of symbolic jewellery. Whether you prefer the actual silhouette of the eye or are more inclined to the equally popular circular design with concentric circles in alternating blue and white colours, the choice is yours. You can stack multiple evil eye rings on your fingers or wear them on your ears as studs, hoops or dangling earrings.

Whether you’re strongly convinced by its powers of protection or simply like to wear it as an eye-catching accessory, we like to believe that beauty is in the evil eye beholder.