Evil eye jewelry are worn by people to ward off the evil eye. They feel that if they wear these beads negative forces will not affect them. This belief has its origins in ancient Greece but is widely held in the Mediterranean, South Asia, and Europe and in particular Turkey.
Görece and Kurudere in Turkey are the only places where you can find the real evil eye rings. Very few craftsmen are left who actually make these beads. However they are readily available in the Bazaars in the area. These Evil eye rings are found in many different styles and as the centerpiece of a number of decoration pieces.
The one thing that all the evil eye rings have in common is their unique pattern. They are all in the design of an eye and are made from blue glass. There is a dark “pupil” in the center with a surrounding yellow “iris” and a surrounding white “cornea” against a blue background. The eye is a special symbol because it can reflect the evil forces back at the person who is radiating the negative forces (the evil eye) and break their power.
The evil eye beads are also made into different jewelry; necklaces, pendent, earrings etc. However none are more popular than the evil eye ring. It can be worn by anybody and has become very popular. They are very unique looking pieces of jewelry and can become quite a conversation piece. The beautiful blue background will match many outfits and look good with a variety of styles. These little gems have become quite fashionable to wear and are often worn as a fashion statement rather than a lucky charm.
Although the original evil eye rings are made from glass in Turkey you can also find them made from Lucite, agate and blue stones. Blue is considered an auspicious color evoking happiness and prosperity. In some countries the blue color was chosen because blue eyed people were meant to be able to cast an evil eye on people especially babies and young children.
The evil eye rings can come in different sizes of beads, but all of them have just one bead as a center stone. This makes them very unique as a piece of fashion jewelry. Evil eye rings are also worn as lucky charms by many cultures. It is believed that if they crack they have reflected evil forces back at the person who is trying to put the evil eye on someone and the wearer will be safe.
However you view these evil eye rings there is no doubt about their beauty and uniqueness. You can find them in specialty stores in the US and Europe and of course in most bazaars in the Mediterranean region. You can also find evil eye rings online. There are a number of websites specializing in lucky charms and evil eye jewelry, including rings. It is very convenient to browse through these websites and look at the pictures to get an idea of what you would like. It is more convenient to shop online than having to travel to your local store for evil eye rings.