What is the Meanings of Evil Eye Colors

What do colors represent?
Meanings of colors of eyes

 

We all know the traditional blue color is for luck.  Well, if you didn’t, it is for luck.

It’s the other colors that are so intriguing.  When you see images or clothing with different colored eyes on them, their symbolic representation is alluring.

Now, with all different types of harmful stuff out there, one can easily realize why they need different types of luck, or good fortune.

Did you know:

There are actually three kinds of evil eyes:

The first are unconscious evil eyes. These harm people and things, without intending to.

The second type intends to harm.

The third one is unseen, hidden evil which is the scariest.

 

The third one is the scariest, have to agree.  No wonder we tend to put up an evil eye charm in our homes, in our car, and even wear them as jewelry.

Evil Eye in the House

In Turkey they have Evil eye tree evil eye trees to protect the homes.  The idea? That all the bad energy will be directed to the amulet and break, thus protecting you.  And it looks great too.  Notice the colorful eyes scattered among the lucky blue.

 

Eye bracelet with lucky colors

Then there is jewelry, like this one.   It has all of the colorful lucky eyes on one bracelet.  This one is available for sale at www.alefbet.com.  A combination of all of the luck, wealth, health and protection on one piece of jewelry.  Kiss those 3 forms of evilness GOODBYE!

 

Stackable Rings Trend Here to Last

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Fashion is ever changing and not remaining in one place for too long. It’s a rare thing when something stays on trend for longer than a season or two but when it does then you know that it’s probably one worth participating in. The stackable ring trend is one of those long lasting trends, and I am SO happy about that. People are still showcasing their stacked rings on multiple Pinterest boards, blog posts, and in magazine articles. 2016’s trend of stackable rings is not going anywhere in 2017.

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Ring Stacking How-to:

Try starting with a delicate and/or sparkly ring as the foundation? But don’t stop there, Alef Bet Jewelry offers a wide variety of rings that are perfect options for the stackable ring trend. From high-end to low, stackable rings are making their mark. Many fashion experts suggest an anything-goes mentality that employs a selection of varying sizes, shapes and colors. While another advises choosing one metal (gold, rose gold, silver or platinum) or one color and then playing with textures. But I believe you the only rule is – there are no rules! This is fashion and fashion should express you and your beautiful personality! So no matter how you stack, strive for a cohesive look that makes you feel good.

Don’t forget to check out our website and Instagram feed for even more inspiration!

 

xoxo

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The Evil Eye and Hamsa Jewelry Combined

The symbol called a Hamsa is a timeless symbol that has endured from the peoples of ancient Mesopotamia and Carthage to A-list celebrities of today. The Eye is a simple but striking image of just that, an eye.  But, a hamsa is a stylized right hand with fingers spread (to ward off evil) or closed (to bring luck).  Many times you can see an eye placed inside of the palm of the hamsa-hand.  Commonly cast out of gold or silver,  these two lucky symbols are really one of the most eye-catching pieces of jewelry you can find, no pun intended.

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14k gold hamsa necklace

Over the years the striking design has remained relatively unchanged, but its spirit has meant many things.

 

To the ancient Mesopotamians the Hand of Fatima (or Khamsa) was a symbol to ward off the evil spirits of malice, jealousy and envy. The hand became common for those seeking protection, especially for pregnant women and new mothers. The hand was also a symbol of divine providence; it was carved out of jet or cast in silver and hung to bring luck to families.
The eye is a potent symbol of protection in Jewish culture as well. The five fingers of the hand is said to remind oneself to praise G-d with your five senses. It is known as the Hand of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aaron. In Christianity, the Eye is called the eye of Mary and was said to have the power to protect pregnant women. An open palm is also seen in Buddha’s gesture of protection. The symbol truly has worldwide appeal.


 

With its widespread appeal some will ask what the true meaning behind this captivating ornament is.


Is it a symbol to ward off jealousy? An amulet to protect nursing mothers? Perhaps a talisman to bring the wearer luck and happiness. Maybe it’s a reminder to praise god with your entirety.  Truthfully, the answers to these questions is simply: yes. It is all these things simultaneously, and it is the wearer that finds the meaning in this evocative piece through the lens of their own personal spirituality. The true power of this symbol is, in the end, intimacy: the intimacy one feels when holding it, and the connection to your own spirituality. The knowledge that you are connected to a rich history behind this symbol, while also making it your own- that’s a powerful feeling!

The push for more spirituality in the things we wear is strong, especially in America.  Americans have always had a fascination with the personal over the group. We value independence, and resourcefulness. This has extended into our belief system as well, as more and more people gravitate to a spiritual movement, not one necessarily based in one religion. The Eye of Hamsa is a perfect companion for this journey, because at its heart it isn’t a religious symbol but a spiritual one. Wearing one is an affirmation of your own spirituality and the commitment to something more, whatever that may be to you.
The most common form of the Eye of Hamsa is a necklace, perfect for wearing every day.  Even though in the past it was carved from jet or cast in silver, today you can find a Hamsa or an eye in almost any material you desire.  It can be richly adorned with jewels or kept quite simple.  It can be placed your cell phone case, worn as an evening bag, used on your couch as a pillow and even decorated on your t-shirt.  Indeed, just as its inner meaning can match your inner spirituality, its outward appearance can match any sense of style.

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Today you can find Hamsas on almost anything. You can find mugs, t-shirts, posters, hats, leggings, tattoos, even underwear. With all this availability, it is still relatively fringe in the west, but not for long. While the Hamsa has been wildly popular in the Middle East and North Africa- it’s on Algeria’s national emblem- it has begun to trickle into America. That trickle will become a flood, it has already begun as more and more young people gravitate to this timeless icon.  Some great choices are Alef Bet Jewelry by Paula’s  hamsa or evil eye earrings, bracelets or necklaces.  

 

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PRIDE, PROTECTION AND LOVE BRACELET

 

We love the bright, candy-like colors of our freshest summer “eye” bracelet. Hand-crafted glass eyes, all-seeing with an eye on both sides of the disc-shaped bead, in a joyful, defiant rainbow of colors.

 

Combining the colors is a modern energy and look, different from wearing just the traditional blue protective eye-bead on its own (which we also love, of course).

 

And the rainbow effect supports our personal belief that there is no place on this earth for discrimination or hatred of any kind.

 

Every day, violent headlines shock us and rock our world. So we wear this multi-gorgeous bracelet of every-colored eye, set in graceful gold-fill or silver chain links, with Pride in our diverse humanity, and for the Protection of all people, everywhere.

 

Wear a bunch of them together for peace, love, and what we call the Color effect, in honor of the victims in Orlando, and to honor and protect the future of the world’s children.

 

100% of the net proceeds will go to Support the Victims of Pulse Shooting via

https://www.gofundme.com/PulseVictimsFund

 

PRIDE, PROTECTION, PEACE, LOVE!

Shop the collection here

 

 

 

Evil Eye Bracelet: Fashion Statement Or Curse Breaker?

Evil Eye Bracelet

 

Jewelry is a popular way of self-expression, especially when it is thought provoking like an Evil Eye bracelet. Jewelry is worn with all kinds of fashion and is also part of certain trends. Centuries ago, different cultures throughout the world held the belief that a person who gave an evil stare to another individual could bestow bad luck. To gain protection, evil eye jewelry was produced to ward off this negativity.

Evil Eye jewelry is supposed to supply a person’s life with love, success, and happy thoughts. Today people wear this kind of jewelry to fill fashion voids and to accentuate an outfit. Evil Eye jewelry is a craze that has hit even the celebrity world in a big way. People are always trying to imitate the rich and famous. Some of the most famous celebrities have been photographed wearing this kind of jewelry. Madonna and her religion heavily believe in the power of the evil eye.

Every piece of jewelry has something special about it. This particular bracelet often incorporates different colors into the blend. This means that it will go with all outfits both casual and elegant, like jeans or a suit for work. Each color has a special meaning. For example, blue represents the power to receive positive energy and good karma. Black is thought to bring wealth and a prosperous life. Green brings growth, while yellow is meant to bring healing. Red is the most powerful color representation that is the passion of life.

Most of these bracelets include a number of charms that are painted with an eye or contain a bit of bling in the eye position. This eye is the item that stares back in the face of negative thoughts and maintains an even life. The design can be simple and streamlined with a single bead or filled completely around with multiple beads. Some people use the color of the string that holds the beads as a symbol as well.

An evil eye bracelet is not a new concept.  It has been around for a long time, but has recently felt an insurgence of popularity. It looks good with their modern appearance and also stands for positive feelings.  It makes a good gift for someone fighting problems in life because of this meaning. No matter how superstitious a person is, this bracelet will be a stylish addition to any jewelry wardrobe and may actually bring a bit of good luck in the process.

AN EYEFUL EVIL EYE JEWELRY

Sterling silver evil eye bracelet
Sterling silver evil eye bracelets
Glass and evil eye silver bracelet
Evil Eye Glass and Silver Bracelet

Our “evil eye” jewelry is extremely popular. Some of the feedback we enjoy receiving is that our designs offer ancient talisman in modern, feminine, cool, hip, even glamorous and fabulous form. Basically, so you don’t feel like you’re wearing a museum relic—not that there’s anything wrong with antiquities, by the way. 

People from Israel, Greece, Sicily, Italy, Turkey, North Africa and other areas around the Mediterranean are usually familiar with this idea of the “eye”—it’s part of the culture and has been for thousands of years. The eye (usually blue) gazes out over doorways, dangles from the rear-view mirrors of taxicabs, and is carefully pinned inside baby-clothes. It even hangs around the necks of hard-working donkeys!

But maybe the concept loses a bit in translation. The use of the word “evil” puts some people off.

Blue Diamond and Gold Evil Eye

“Evil” sounds really aggressive, but folkloric scholars (and yes, there are such people) generally share the opinion that the evil eye is generally perceived as passive. Foremost among these scholars was Dr. Alan Dundes, who worked and taught at the University of Berkeley.

Dr. Dundes’ exhaustive and fascinating studies include an essay called “The Wet and the Dry: The Evil Eye.” Here, he discusses the idea that the evil eye is usually associated with envy, jealousy, or longing. The classic example: a childless woman, for instance, may gaze with yearning at a baby, and this results in the child being affected by the evil eye. The woman isn’t really “evil” in the contemporary sense of the word.

As for the title of Dr. Dundes’ essay, he associates traditional affliction by the evil eye with becoming parched, dried-out, and drought, true to the Middle Eastern origins of the symbol, where fresh water may be more precious than rubies and pearls.“Google” him for a really fascinating read.

Silver Evil Eye

And meanwhile, have yourself a nice, cool glass of water—hydration is key!—and check out our great collection of eye jewelry. Think of it as a “protective” eye watching over us all.