An Evil Eye bracelet is a piece of jewelry that symbolically protects its wearer from the perceived negative effects of someone who has given them the "Evil Eye." The Evil Eye is a glaring look that is intended to cause harm to the person it is directed toward. In this case, both the harmful look and the protective device are called the "Evil Eye."Continue Reading
The belief that certain individuals cause you harm or cause evil mischief to occur with just a look is one that historians trace across numerous cultures and from as far back as antiquity. Some cultures took the threat of the Evil Eye very seriously. For example, in Islam it is believed unlucky to accept a compliment without also stating "Masha'Allah," or "God has willed it," in order to ward off the power of the Evil Eye.
For some cultures, protective talismans in the form of Evil Eye bracelets became the most popular form of protection against the intended harm. In Mexico and Central America, bracelets featuring an eye are often placed on babies to ward off the Evil Eye, which could lead to their deaths. Another country that uses the Evil Eye bracelet to ward off evil is India, where the bracelets are crafted to be both beautiful and powerfully protective.Learn more about Superstition
Peacock feathers are considered unlucky, as the eyes on the feathers are thought to be similar to the evil eye. Performers do not allow peacock feathers at performance venues. Peacock feathers are often associated with death and are a bad omen if they are in the room during a wedding.Full Answer >
If someone buys a piece of jewelry that is 18K HGE, they are essentially buying a piece of jewelry that has been plated with 18K gold. HGE stands for heavy gold electroplate, and 18K or 18 karat refers to gold that contains 75 percent gold and 25 percent other metals.Full Answer >
The saying, "If your ears are ringing, someone's talking about you" is not true. According to Health Guidance, this old wives' tale originated from the writings of Pliny. He mentioned this belief in his "Natural History," published around A.D. 77-79.Full Answer >
The superstition about a person's ear ringing is that it means someone is talking about them. According to the superstition, if the left ear is ringing, someone the person knows is saying something good about them. If the right ear is ringing, someone is saying something bad about the person.Full Answer >