We've got our [Evil] Eyes on this Ancient Jewelry Trend.
Chances are, you've seen the world famous evil eye amulet, but are you familiar with the symbolism? The Evil Eye is an ancient symbol dating back to the Greek and Roman eras, and holds significance in many countries and religions across the globe. The Evil Eye is a glare with the intention of inflicting harm, misfortune, and suffering on others out of jealousy or malice, and believed in many cultures to be powerful enough to actually cause physical or mental illness. Wearing the jewelry charm is said to provide protection to block any misfortune that the evil eye glare is cast upon. This amulet has been a trend in jewelry for thousands of years and has popped up everywhere recently! See below for some of our favorite evil eye designs.
Above: Ileana Makri Round Eye Shield Ring, 18kt yellow gold 'Round Eye Shield' ring from Ileana Makri featuring pave set diamonds, blue sapphires as the iris and a green tsavorite pupil.
ABOVE: ILEANA MAKRI 'Dawn' pendant necklace
18kt white gold 'Dawn' pendant necklace from Ileana Makri featuring white pave set diamonds, a fine rolo chain, a lobster claw fastening and a blue sapphires evil eye.
ABOVE: ILEANA MAKRI 'Wisdom' sapphire and diamond bracelet
18kt gold 'Wisdom' sapphire and diamond bracelet from Ileana Makri featuring a rolo chain, a lobster clasp closure and an evil eye motif with a sapphire stone and pave set diamonds.