Protective Eye (oval)
Handmade in sterling silver 925 at our workshop in Athens.
“The protective eye” protects against “the evil eye”. In many cultures, it is believed that you can cause harm and unhappiness for the person to whom you are targeting the evil eye. Therefore, the protective eye is worn as a kind of talisman, to protect oneself from the evil eye.
Sterling silver 925
The Protective Eye is to protect against the Evil Eye that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed. At almost every stage of human history, man has looked for the assistance of magic objects called talismans to defy evil forces. Talismans with letters, numbers or abstract signs have survived to this day. Even modern religions with a single god have their own symbols. One of these symbols we find in almost every culture and faith for thousands of years. It’s the figure of an eye. Belief in the evil eye is strongest in the Middle East, East and West Africa, South Asia, Central Asia and Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Evil eye beads go back thousands of years. In Greek “matiasma or mati” someone refers to the act of cursing someone with the evil eye. 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. The symbol and superstition of the evil eye are one of the strongest symbolic images in the world. The earliest known evidence for belief in the evil eye goes back to ancient Greece.