The evil eye is a power much feared by humans the world over. Humans have for long believed that a supernatural power wielded by someone who doesn’t wish them well, has the potential to cause harm to them or their loved ones.
And strangely enough, the antidote to the evil eye, is also the evil eye. Having the evil eye somewhere upon your person, or anywhere near you, is believed to ward off the evil eye of the person wishing you ill..
As early as 500 BC, the Greeks were known to paint their wine cups with the evil eye to ward off the malevolent evil eye. The Ancient Egyptians had a symbol called the Eye of Horus that was believed to bring health and prosperity to its wearer. The symbol, resembling a damaged eye, originated from the ancient Egyptian mythology surrounding the perennially quarreling gods Horus and Set, in which Set tore out Horus’ eye.
The Egyptian Eye of Horus or Wedjat by Jeff Dahl
Belief in the power of the evil eye has especially been deeply rooted in the cultures of the Mediterranean, West Asia, Central Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent.
And perhaps the most commonly deployed weapon throughout history, and across cultures, to ward off the evil eye is evil eye jewelry in all its forms — evil eye bracelets, evil rings, evil eye necklaces. You name it, and people have worn it.
Five Most Beautiful Evil Eye Bracelets
Evil eye bracelets can be worn by anyone — man, woman, child. These bracelets, also known as “nazar boncugu” in Turkish, typically feature a blue eye-shaped charm or bead, often made of glass or metal. The blue color is said to represent the protection against the evil eye, while the eye shape is thought to mimic the gaze of the person giving the evil eye, thereby deflecting it back to them.
Of course, you don’t actually have to believe in the evil eye to sport an evil eye bracelet. These bracelets are just graceful as a fashion accessory by themselves. Don’t believe us? Check out our selection of the five most beautiful evil eye bracelets you’ll find on the internet, and judge for yourself.
1. Swarovski Duo Blue Evil Eye Bracelet
This blue evil eye bracelet from Swarovski features two blue crystal stones set into a rose gold plated bangle. The bangle has a chain at each end that goes through a clickable lock, allowing the wearer to increase or decrease its length. Which means you don’t have to worry about size or fit. The larger crystal, which is designed to resemble the evil eye, is surrounded by several smaller stones in an intricate pattern. The second blue crystal acts as a complement to the primary stone.
2. 14K Gold Evil Eye Station Bracelet from James Allen
What’s better than 1 evil eye to ward off the evil eye? 5 evil eyes of course. This 14 carat gold bracelet has 5 light blue evil eyes made of enamel set in a 6.25 inch chain with a further 1-inch extender. This blue evil eye bracelet is 5mm wide and has a lobster claw clasp.
3. Zales 10K Gold Evil Eye Bracelet With 1/2 CT. T.W. Diamond Cascading
Diamonds to ward off the evil eye? Why not?
This evil eye bracelet has ½ carat diamonds studded onto a 10 carat gold bangle 60mm wide and 7 inches long. The bracelet closes with a tongue and groove type clasp
4. 14K Yellow Gold Evil Eye Bracelet With Diamond
This one isn’t as bold and brash as some of the other evil eye bracelets on our list, but it is certainly one that oozes charm and grace. A slim 14 carat gold bracelet with a 0.03 carat diamond studded in it, this is a bracelet for people who like their style subdued and understated. The bracelet is 7.60 mm wide and 0.16 inches long. It comes with a bolo clasp and bead slide.
5. Zales Sterling Silver Evil Eye Bolo Bracelet in Sterling Silver With 1/15 CT. T.W. Diamond
The only sterling silver evil eye bracelet on our list, this chain comes with a 1/15 carat diamond studded within the silver evil eye. The bracelet is 9 inches long and 1.5mm wide and closes with a bolo clasp. The silver is rhodium-plated to make it scratch-resistant.