What does the Evil Eye stand for?


You may be asking yourself, what is this piece of jewelry and why is it becoming so popular? The symbol, most often depicted as four concentric circles in the shape of an eye, is used to ward off variations of evil intentions. 

It sounds like someone is about to place an evil curse on you. However, the name of this piece of jewelry couldn’t be any more misleading. Rather than a curse, the evil eye is supposed to be a form of protection against evil, and the story surrounding this piece of jewelry is one of the oldest, going as far back as ancient Egypt.


The Origin

The evil eye is a supernatural belief in a curse brought about by a malevolent glare, usually inspired by envy. The belief in the evil eye among humans has existed since prehistory and amulets that protect against it have been found dating to about 5,000 years ago.  It is estimated that around 40% of the world's population believes in the evil eye.  

Let’s assume you won the lottery, and someone out of envy casts an envious gaze on you. The evil eye amulet will reflect the curse on the person. This story was an important part of the Greek and Roman culture, so the evil eye amulet was popular back then, as no one wanted to be cursed.

Why wear Evil Eye jewelry?

The meaning of evil eye jewelry is that they are designed to protect the wearer from evil and ward off the evil that has been directed at them. Wearing any piece of jewelry with the evil eye symbol on it provides the wearer with both power and protection against evil spirits or bad luck.

Why is it shown in different colors?

The most common form, the deep blue, serves for calmness and promotes healthy conversation. The lighter blue version offers protection and peace. Other popular colors include brown, which brings orderliness and a broadening of perspective, and black, which brings prosperity and prepares you for the unknown. Other colors include:

  • Light Green offers personal power and promotes good health.
  • Dark Green is good for health and anxiety.
  • Pink is for calm, acceptance, and order.
  • Red is for courage and confidence
  • White means purity
  • Purple helps fight depression.
  • Orange is for happiness, creativity, and positive energy.
  • Grey is for security.

 What wrist should I wear my Evil Eye bracelets?

The answer is that both wrists are safe, but wearing it on the right has a different symbolism than wearing it on the left. The right wrist helps with career and finances because the right side of the brain deals with productivity. On the other hand, the left side will help protect you in the creative, emotional, and interpersonal realm.

What happens if my evil eye breaks?

It is a piece of jewelry and will break, but the evil eye breaking could have a different meaning for the wearer. If your evil eye breaks, it means that you have successfully warded off so much negative energy that it breaks. However, this isn’t entirely good news as the implication is that you were surrounded by so much negative energy. If your evil eye breaks, you should replace it as soon as possible.