24K Gold Overlay Heart Shaped Evil Eye Earrings w/ Cubic Zirconia 8mm
A unique high quality 24k Gold overlay earrings set featuring a blue glass evil eye center surrounded by cubic zirconia. Always protecting you from the "Evil eye of envy" while complementing any outfit.
This set is micron gold plated which should not be confused with standard electroplating. The process used creates a micron thick coat on the sterling silver base, thus extending the life of its gold finish.
Please note: European jewelry orders typically ship directly from Greece to avoid tax and custom duties.
24k Micron Gold Plated and Sterling Silver (925 Stamp), Cubic Zirconia, Glass
Made in Greece
Approx. 8mm (.31 in) length x 6mm (.24 in) width
The Evil Eye
Amongst Greek superstitions, the Evil Eye is one of the oldest and widely believed myths. According to superstition, a glance of the Evil Eye is believed to have the ability to cause injury or death on those who it falls. Belief in the evil eye is ancient and ubiquitous: it occurred in ancient Greece and Rome, is found in Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions and in folk cultures and preliterate societies. The evil eye has persisted throughout the world into modern times.
In Greek history, Evil Eye charms can be traced to Ancient Greece. Paintings found on Greek triremes over two thousand years old, feature an Eye painted at the front of the trireme in an attempt to ward off the Evil Eye and protect the trireme while at sea. In Jewish culture, the evil eye (or "ayin harah" in Hebrew) is thought to be connected to one of the Ten Commandments, and is very much a part of basic Judaism. Arabs have also been known to include blue into amulets and gold coins since according to superstition blue provides protection from the effects of the Evil Eye. A painting of an Evil Eye is also known to be as effective, and Turkish glass artists have been creating such charms (known as "Nazar Bonjuk") for centuries.
Today, it its impossible walk through a Greek jewelry or gift store without encountering blue glass Evil Eyes in many sizes and shapes. GreekShops.com offers a wide selection of Evil Eye jewelry and decorative items for your home. These are hand-made pieces imported from Greece which can protect you against the Evil Eye for years to come!