Ever wonder what the evil eye was all about? While the story varies slightly from culture-to-culture, the evil eye is essentially a look made by someone harboring ill-will, jealousy, or an overall negative feeling towards another person. In ancient Greece and Rome, the evil eye was thought to be given to someone who received too much praise. Like the Catholics who believe that jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins (yes that’s where the expression “if looks could kill” came from), Hindus believe in the power of destruction jealousy can bring. Even Mohammad instructed his followers to bathe in order to ward off the negativity and danger an evil eye may bring.
I still remember my mom telling me after I broke an eye bracelet that this was someone’s ill will towards me being shattered. While I rolled my eyes at the suggestion (pun #2), I still manage to wear them at all times. In fact, as I write this, I have counted six in my jewelry alone. Oh and then there’s the evil eye tree in my office.
RACHEL Rachel Roy Ring, Abalone Evil Eye ($42.00)
Manoush Hamsa Walet (on sale for $57.00 from $203.00)
Kenzo Ballet Flats (on sale for $180.00 from $207)
Charlotte Olympia Eye Shaped Clutch ($1,995)
Beyonce was just spotted carrying this amazing clutch, but this is definitely on the pricy range.
Nila Anthony Beaded Eye Clutch ($98.00)