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Throughout history, people have found the concept of the Evil Eye, known as "Nazar" in Turkish culture, fascinating. From the Ancient Egyptians to the Ancient Greeks, this symbol has been deep rooted in the belief of protection and good luck.

On our many trips to Turkey we love seeing the different forms the concept of "Nazar boncuk" has taken in being displayed - from adorning shop fronts to decorations in homes.

In finding inspiration for our collection of Evil Eye jewellery, our mission has taken us from Cappadocia to the artisan workshops in Istanbul. Everywhere we go in Turkey, we are protected by the presence of an evil eye, even in the famed Lover's seat in Cappaddocia as pictured below.

View of snow capped Cappadocia with the Lover's Seat

For people asking how best to select and wear this powerful symbol, we have gathered a definitive guide to the meaning of Evil Eye jewellery and how best to wear it for maximum protection.

The Power of Belief

The Evil Eye is a powerful symbol in Turkish culture that holds deep meaning and significance. It is believed to protect against negative energy and bring good luck to those who wear or display it. The Evil Eye is often seen in the form of amulets, jewellery, and decorations, with its distinctive blue and white colours symbolising purity and protection.

The belief in the Evil Eye dates back thousands of years in Turkey, with its origins rooted in ancient folklore and mythology. It is said that the Evil Eye can ward off jealousy, envy, and ill intentions from others, keeping the wearer safe from harm. This belief has been passed down from generation to generation, with parents often placing an Evil Eye amulet on their children to protect them from any potential harm. 

Symbolism and Significance

Evil eye jewellery has been a popular accessory for centuries, believed to protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good luck. But do you know the best way to wear these powerful pieces?

Let's dive into some tips and tricks to make the most out of your evil eye jewellery.

Rows of evil eye bracelets

Choose the Right Piece

When it comes to evil eye jewellery, there are endless options to choose from - necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. Select a piece that resonates with you and complements your personal style. Whether you prefer a subtle pendant or a statement ring, find a piece that speaks to you.

You can view some of Patara Life's Evil Eye Jewellery for inspiration.

Layering for Impact

For a bold and eye-catching look, consider layering your evil eye jewellery with other pieces. Mix and match different lengths and styles to create a unique and personalised ensemble. Don't be afraid to experiment with layering to create a look that is all your own.

Evil Eye jewellery can be worn all year round with different outfits. We think it looks best with summer dresses and white shirts to make the blue pop even more!

Affirmations and Intentions

Before putting on your evil eye jewellery, take a moment to set your intentions. Whether it's protection, positivity, or good fortune, infuse your jewellery with your intentions and affirmations. This simple practice can enhance the power of your jewellery and help you stay focused on your goals.

Cleansing and Charging

Just like any other piece of jewellery, it's important to cleanse and charge your evil eye jewellery regularly. This can help remove any negative energy that may have accumulated and restore the piece's protective properties. Consider using methods like smudging with sage or placing the jewellery under moonlight to recharge its energy.

Wear with Confidence

Above all, the key to wearing evil eye jewellery is to wear it with confidence. Trust in the protective powers of the evil eye and let your jewellery serve as a reminder of your strength and resilience. Embrace the symbolism and meaning behind the piece, and let it empower you in your daily life.

By following these tips, you can make the most out of your evil eye jewellery and harness its protective energies to enhance your well-being. Remember, it's not just about wearing a beautiful accessory - it's about embracing the symbolism and power behind it.

For more information on the background of the Evil Eye and its significance to different cultures, we found this article by Lauren David really insightful.

May the protection of evil eye jewellery be with you x 

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