What's the Meaning of Evil Eye Jewellery?

What Does Evil Eye Mean?:

The Evil Eye symbol dates back thousands of years, traditionally a talisman that symbolises protection; it’s known in Greek as ‘mati’ and in India as ‘nazar’. Usually, there is an eye with a blue iris, surrounded by concentric circles.

We appreciate meaningful jewellery more than ever before (which might have something to do with its grounding effect after the collective anxiety we’ve experienced over the last few years). Along with gemstones, engraving, and personalised jewellery, we’re looking to Evil Eye jewellery for a dose of symbolism and spirituality. Give us some of that protection and positive energy.

It doesn’t hurt that the vacation blues, whites, and blacks of these talismanic emblems is the ultimate way to bring a ‘summer in the Mediterranean’ feel to your layering and stacking. Did we mention gifting evil eye jewellery is also super meaningful? It brings love, luck and well-wishes to the receiver. Now that’s some (evil) eye candy.

Shop Evil Eye Jewellery 


What Does the Evil Eye Symbol Represent?

The Evil Eye symbol dates back thousands of years, traditionally a talisman that symbolises protection; it’s known in Greek as ‘mati’ and in India as ‘nazar’. Usually, there is an eye with a blue iris, surrounded by concentric circles. The amulet is said to be able to deflect malevolent intentions and keep the wearer safe. In fact, it’s thought to bring peace of mind, rejuvenation, and relaxation. Wearing these pieces can serve as a constant reminder of positive energy and an armor against negativity.


The History of Evil Eye

The concept of the Evil Eye is a global one, found in folklore all over the world. It’s most popular in the Mediterranean and West Asia, however, it is believed to have originated in Ancient Greece. Over in Turkey, blue was their colour of good luck which is why many had their amulets made in the hue. Though Evil Eye has different names in many different languages, they all mean the same thing: the malevolent gaze.


Does Wearing Evil Eye Jewellery Have Any Spiritual Benefits?

Looking for mindfulness or positive intentions? Us too. Evil Eye jewellery is thought to bring positive energy. Eye-shaped charms have been regarded as symbols of strength, protection and magic for millennia.


How to Style Evil Eye Jewellery

Add depth and colour to your jewellery styling with Evil Eye pendants, stud earrings, bracelets and necklaces. More of a minimalist? Pare it back with a solo piece. Go maximalist with a statement Evil Eye style, or by layering it with other designs. Remember, the key lies in balance – allow the symbolism of the Evil Eye to shine while harmonising it with your personal style.


Get the Look:

True Colours

The most popular colour of Evil Eye jewellery is, of course, blue – symbolising calmness, protection, and peace. However, each colour has its own unique meaning.They all have one function in common: protecting the wearer from any form of bad luck.

  1. Red -/- Courage, strength, confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
  2. Orange -/- Happiness, motivation, creativity and positive energy.
  3. Yellow -/- Health, a sharp mind and concentration.
  4. Green -/- Happiness, success, balance, good health, and freedom to explore new ideas.
  5. Pink -/- Calm, acceptance and order.
  6. Purple -/- Imagination, a boost for your love life and balancing.
  7. Brown -/- Protection from the elements and connection with nature.
  8. White -/- Purity, focus, and a fresh start.
  9. Black -/- Power and prosperity.
  10. Transparent -/- Protection, clarity and mindfulness. 

[inline-img]Evil Eye Ear Stack

Your ear stack, upgraded. These Pyramid Evil Eye Studs feature the talismanic design, set with a single semi-precious pavé stone. Style them with your favourite hoops or let them shine solo. If mini hoops are more your thing, go for the Good Vibes Enamel Evil Eye Mini Charm Hoops. Cut-out evil eye charms with bursts of navy and neon aqua enamel, could you want anything more?


Layer Your Evil Eye

Share the love with a playful base layer. Our retro-inspired Evil Eye Pendant Necklace features a white cubic zirconia stone in the centre of the eye, surrounded by cut-out detailing.

While our Evil Eye Amulet Pearl Pendant Necklace combines luminescent seed pearls with rainbow moonstone. Pair with longer-length necklaces for on-trend styling.


Evil Eye Arm Stack

Evil Eye bracelets are a fresh, new take on the friendship bracelet. But what wrist to wear them on? Wearing yours on the right wrist is thought to help with your career and finances. Sign us up. On the other hand (get it?), the left side is thought to help with creativity, emotions and your personal life.

Our Evil Eye Amulet Pearl Pendant Bracelet features rainbow moonstone in the centre of the eye, surrounded by black and white pavé detailing. On a seed pearl bracelet, let it shine solo or layer with beads, gemstones and chains.


Even More Meaning – Handcrafted Gemstones

There’s a kaleidoscope of gemstone jewellery out there and we’re here to help you navigate it. From the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite natural gemstone, rhodochrosite, to malachite, our much-loved transformation stone (we all need some of that), it’s time to absorb those good vibes and give your layers a colourful upgrade in the process.

Shop Gemstone Jewellery


Even More Meaning – Make It Personal

Shopping for the ultimate gift, or celebrating your own wins? Make a touching tribute with our initial jewellery, or monogram our jewellery travel cases with whoever deserves a name drop.

Shop Personalised Jewellery


Even More Meaning – Engraving for Free

Engrave our most iconic pieces for free, from Missoma Icons like our coin necklaces, to lockets, and all the signet rings. We love seeing what you choose to embellish on our engravable necklaces and pendants, engravable rings, and engravable bracelets. Dates, initials, short phrases, even your dog's name.. it’s the ideal way to celebrate meaningful events and special people. Every time you look at that jewellery piece you’ll instantly be reminded of an amazing memory, a special moment, or that joke that just never gets old – even if no one else finds it funny, no judgment here.

An engraved message can be anything from a nickname, to a positive reminder like ‘slow down’, ‘you’re doing great’ or even the age-old favourite of ‘carpe diem’ (cliché is a-okay). Sometimes even a simple 'I love you' will do perfectly. If ‘ich leibe dich’ is more of your vibe, don’t panic – our engraving speaks all languages, meaning you can send your message in your mother tongue.

Shop Engravable Jewellery

Related Products

Product title 1

Product description 1


Product title 2

Product description 2


Product title 3

Product description 3


Product title 4

Product description 4


Product title 5

Product description 5


Product title 6

Product description 6


Shop Evil Eye Jewellery 


What does the evil eye mean?​

The evil eye, which is often depicted as a piercing blue eye, surrounded by concentric circles, is a symbol with a fascinating cultural significance. Originatingin ancient traditions from the Mediterranean to the Middle East, the evil eye has found its way into modern-day jewellery and fashion.

At its core, the evil eye represents the belief in a curse brought about by a malevolent glare, usually stemming from envy or admiration. This envious gaze is said to inflict misfortune or suffering upon the recipient. The concept is deeply rooted in the idea that excessive attention, particularly positive attention, can attract unwanted negative energy.

To ward off the evil eye's harmful influence, cultures around the world have developed protective measures. The most recognizable of these isthe evil eye symbol itself, often worn as jewellery or displayed in homes and businesses. The eye's piercing gaze is believed to reflect back any ill-intention, countering the curse, rendering it ineffective.

Beyond its protective function, the evil eye symbol can also carry connotations of good luck, prosperity, and watchfulness. In somecultures, it is seen as a guardian spirit, keeping a watchful eye over its possessor, and bringing them fortune.

Its enduring presence across millennia and diverse cultures is a testament to the universality of human anxieties and the enduring quest for protection and good fortune.

What does the evil eye symbolise?​

The Evil Eye is said to be representative of a curse brought about by a malevolent glare, usually stemming from envy or admiration. The malevolent glare itself is said to bring misfortune or suffering upon the recipient and is thought to be so potent that it can attract negative energy and disrupt good fortune.

The belief that the evil eye represents a curse has resulted in the creation of protection measures to counteract and reflect the curse onto the original caster. Different cultures have developed their own symbols and iterations of the evil eye, that are often worn for protection.

The most recognizable symbol of protection is the evil eye symbol itself, often worn as jewellery, displayed in homes and businesses, or even tattooed on skin. It's like a cosmic shield, reflecting the envious gaze back to its sender and keeping you safe and sound.

The evil eye isn't a one-size-fits-all kind of symbol. Its design and nuances vary beautifully across cultures:

- Turkey: The Nazar Boncuk, a charming blue glass bead with a black pupil and white accents, is a popular talisman.

- Greece: The Mati features a similar design, often incorporating lucky charms like garlic or herbs for an extra layer of protection.

- Middle East and North Africa: The Hamsa, a hand-shaped amulet with an evil eye in the palm, symbolizes divine protection and good fortune.

Beyond warding off negativity, the evil eye symbol also represents good luck, prosperity, and watchfulness. Think of it as a guardian spirit, keeping a benevolent eye on you and attracting positive energy your way.

Is it OK to wear the evil eye?​

The evil eye symbol has been a staple symbol within cultures for hundreds of years, adorning everything from jewellery to homes to even fighter jets. But for those unfamiliar with its history, a question arises: is it okay to wear the evil eye?

The answer, like most things in life, isn't a simple yes or no. It depends on several factors, including cultural background, intentions, and understanding of the symbol's significance.

Understanding the Evil Eye:

At its core, the evil eye represents the belief in a malevolent glare, often fueled by envy or admiration, that can bring misfortune. To ward off this negativity, cultures developed protective measures, with the evil eye symbol itself becoming a potent talisman.

Cultural Considerations:

For those belonging to cultures where the evil eye holds deep meaning, like Greeks, Turks, or Middle Eastern communities, wearing the symbol is a natural way to seek protection and good fortune. It's aconnection to their heritage and a reminder of the watchful eye safeguarding them.

However, for individuals outside these cultures, simply sporting the evil eye as a trendy accessory can tread into the territory of cultural appropriation. It's crucial to approach the symbol with respect and understanding, avoiding the commodification of a deeply meaningful tradition.

Wearing with Respect:

If you're drawn to the evil eye's symbolism but don't have a cultural connection, consider these tips:

- Educate yourself: Learn about the history and significance of the symbol in different cultures.

- Wear with intention: Don't treat it as mere fashion; understand its protective power and appreciate its cultural significance.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to wear the evil eye is a personal one. By approaching it with respect and understanding, you can ensure you're not appropriating a cultural symbol but appreciating its rich history and protective power.


- The evil eye's meaning goes beyond aesthetics.- Respecting its cultural significance is key.

- Educate yourself and wear it with intention.

By following these guidelines, you can wear the evil eye as a meaningful symbol of protection and good fortune, honouring its cultural roots while appreciating its timeless beauty.

Is wearing an evil eye good luck?

At its core, the evil eye represents the belief in a malevolent glare that can bring bad luck. The evil eye symbol, worn as jewellery, displayed in homes, or even incorporated into art, acts as a protective shield, reflecting back any ill-intentioned gaze and safeguarding the bearer.

While shielding from negativity is undoubtedly beneficial, the evil eye's power extends beyond mere defense. In many cultures, it's also considered a potent bringer of good fortune. The watchful eye is seen as a guardian spirit, attracting positive energy and blessings to the wearer's life. Think of it as a cosmic high five, beckoning prosperity and good vibes your way.

Ultimately, whether wearing the evil eye brings you good luck is a matter of personal belief and cultural context. However, one thing is certain: it's a powerful symbol steeped in history and imbued with thehope of protection and prosperity. By understanding its significance andapproaching it with respect, you can tap into its rich symbolism and invite a little extra good fortune into your life.


- The evil eye is more than just an accessory; it's a cultural symbol with deep meaning.

- Different cultures associate it with both protection and good luck.

- Wearing it with understanding and respect can enhance its potential benefits.

Whether it shields you from negativity or simply reminds you of the importance of good vibes, this timeless symbol can be a beautiful and meaningful addition to your life.