Is it a myth or absolute protection? Recently we have seen the evil eye jewels a lot in the field of fashion. Many celebrities from Megan Markle to Gigi Hadid have been rocking them in many events. What do they mean? Why are so many people wearing evil eyes?
The evil eye tradition dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times. The evil eye amulets and jewelry have been used in many cultures throughout history. People believed unfriendly or jealous looks or thoughts might bring sickness, injury, or misfortune, just as the Medusa turns someone into stone by looking at them.
Around 40% of the world population still believes in this idea, and they still carry or use various evil eye decorations or charms. They are most famous in the Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cultures, but we can see the evil eye objects in Latin America, Africa, and West and Central Asia.
In Latin America, the evil eye or Mal de Ojo is a prevalent belief, and many newborns receive various bracelets to get protected from the danger of the evil eye. In Islamic cultures, people use Quran verses to defend themselves against malevolent intents and carry these stylish evil eye jujus.
For centuries, we can see lots of different tactics against wicked eyes. Farmers hang evil eye beads on their animals' necks or horns, or brides decorate their belongings with evil eye charms. You can see many houses decorated with various evil eye theme tools, ornaments, pendants, or bells. It is easy to find many examples of them.
Another centuries-old Mediterranean tradition is to give an evil eye charm with all the gifts. This lore carries a big message to your loved ones to emphasize how much you care about them and wish them a happy, prosperous life.
We carry a great selection of evil eye theme home goods, and you can select your next fantastic gift idea out of our evil eye tea glasses, plates, or coffee sets. Enjoy and have fun!