The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent stare, which is usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans and Amulets created to protect against the evil eye are called “evil eyes” or in Turkish they are known as “Nazar Boncugu”.
Evil eye beads go back thousands of years. Blue glass evil eye bead amulets are the most common talisman in Anatolia to stop the evil eye. Turkish evil eye bead with its warm blue, the shine it has derived from the fire and the smiling face that’s a typical feature of the Anatolian people, evil eye jewelry gives happiness to the friends and the beloved ones along with protection from the evil eyes, jealous friends and strangers. Therefore, throughout history, man has made many forms of talismans designed to ward off bad luck. A rabbit’s foot is the most common European example and in Turkey, the Nazar Boncuğu is widely displayed in homes, shops, and business.
The evil eye is a “Luck Charm” believed to “deflect evil eyes”… and thereby protects a person or an object against misfortune. The evil eye is a shield that guards against various forms of bad luck that is willed onto you or an object by others. It is believed that if your Evil Eye amulet cracks or breaks, it has done its job of protecting you from some misfortune or bad luck and should be replaced! Carry an evil eye with you at all times – You’ll never know when someone might be giving you the evil eye.