As we approach Halloween, we here at Joseph Schubach Jewelers love to indulge in the scary (and often perfectly tacky) traditions that make this spooky holiday particularly special. Today we focus on the the “evil eye” and jewelry that is meant to protect the wearer from it. As you’ll see, celebrities are carrying on the tradition.
The most popular method of escaping the evil eye’s effects in many cultures is by the use of evil eye talismans, evil eye symbols, and evil eye jewelry. These are meant to “reflect” the power of the evil look. The evil eye amulet originated in Greece, where it was known as an “apotropaic” amulet, meaning that it reflected harm. The most basic design of the evil eye, prevalent in the Middle East, is a talisman designed with concentric blue and white circles made to symbolize the evil eye, known as the nazar. It is often used on houses, vehicles, or jewelry.