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Blue Stone Collection

Special Focus on the Evil Eye - representing "Good Luck"


This is a close up of a necklace piece called "evil eye - eye of fatima".


The evil eye, known as “mati” (μάτι) in Greek culture, is a curse thought to be given by a malicious glare that can cause bad luck or loss. You may have heard someone giving you the "evil eye" - many people around the world believe this to be more then just a saying. I'm not necessarily an overly spiritual or superstituous person but I do believe that there is more around us than meets the eye. Karma, bad vibes, energy vibrations, call it what you will but I do believe that negative thoughts tend to attract negative outcomes.


So, best not to test our luck and delve a bit deeper into what protection there is - if it is a nice piece of jewelry, all the better.


Evil Eye: Its purpose is shield the wearer from bad luck in all its forms. Feels like that would make a pretty good intro into my jewelry world.

(Photo by PLY)

The thing behind the the curse of the evil eye is that it is believed to be transmittable even on a subconscious level. Without us knowing it we could therefore bestow this curse on someone and cause bad luck, all totaly unintentional.


We have all had those little moments of envy when we see someone doing so much better than we ever could and with so little effort while we struggle and struggle and seemingly get nowhere.


Yes, yes I admit it! I'm not perfect! But luckily there are ancient wards against those malicious moments that at times safe us from ourselfs!


The evil eye - worn on the body it will ward of those curses.

The origins of this belief are ancient


Belief in the curse dates back at least as far back as 3,000 BC when the idea spread in ancient griece that If someone was jealous of another because of their social status or what they owned, the evil eye could be cast on them out of pure envy, leaving the receiver with misfortune.

To avoid this look, the ancient people began wearing amulets or jewelry with the evil eye symbol incorporated into them. If you wore this, the evil look would be reflected back to the person that was casting it.


The origins go back into a time when so much more of our surroundings and the way things work where shrouded in darkness. The desire of mankind to understand and therefore be able to influence our world makes us want to put labels on things. Many misfortunes or generaly bad luck was attributed to a curse, in order to have an answer to the common question of "why do bad things happen to good people?"



 

Evil Eye Collection


 


Like I said I don't necessarily believe in the idea of people intentionally sending curses our way. That is me though and unexplained phenomena are still a big thing, even in our "enlightened" age and there are millions of people all over the world, thorugh all societies and religious beliefs today that do believe in supernatural or higher elements and I think, if anything, it definitely cannot be wrong to be prepared.



So, warding of one of those curses. How does this work?


Wearing the symbol of the evil eye somewhere on our body is enough to guard against misfortune happening in one's life. The evil eye brings good luck and protects you from any ill-will that could otherwise have a negative effect on your well-being or your life in general.



What do the evil eye charm colors mean?


Over the years a whole range of meanings have come to be attributed to different colors of the evil eye charm. The classic version of dark blue is still the most popular interpretation and symbolizes good karma, positive energy and protection.


The blue color, itself, is the color of the sky and sea and often associated with depth and stability, calmness and relaxation.

This ancient symbol is enjoying increased popularity in recent years, with many stars making use of the inherent attributes the charms promise.


There are many forms to this charm all over the world, in the Blue Stone Collection you get it in the form of beautiful jewelry!


Material


All our jewelry is made out of the finest materials. The evil eye charm is made from 925 Sterling Silver, while its heart or pupil is made from dark blue Lapis Lazuli, the stone of truth, framed by white Zirconia stones.

Silver - (Photo by Scottsdale Mint on Unsplash)


The silver is rhodinated. This way there is absolutely no problem with known allergies caused by nickel coming in contact with the skin.


Lapis Lazuli - (Photo by Geert Pieters on Unsplash)

Lapis is a naturally occurring, deep blue rock - its intense color has a calming effect on both body and mind.


It is also said that the stone has a beneficial effect on the ability to strengthen self-confidence and provide information about the true nature of other people and things, which is why the stone is also known as "The stone of truth".







"Stone of truth" - That is definetly one of the reasons I am such a fan of it and love to have it on me.

While it strengthens your self-confidence it also helps you loosen up and helps to become more open in general towards new people and new things. You are able to listen more to and trust in yourself and not to take every compromise you get - not saying compromisses are a bad thing, but it might also not be the wisest course to take every single compromise offered. The thing is, the stone helps you be you and look out for yourself!

By wearing this shiny beauty around your neck, it becomes easier to deal with criticism and to get started with that unpleasent business you have been avoiding and in general to free yourself from everything "that is stuck". Summing up it is said to alleviate fears and bring out the optimistic being that is in you. The intense color and the small sparkling inclusions of pyrite (flint) gives it a resemblance to the sky. That is why it was also known as "the stone of sky" and it was said to have the inherent, divine spark.

Zirconia - (Photo by Doz Gabrial on Unsplash)

Of course, this sparkling stone also has a long list of healing effects, such as releasing swallowing problems when having a cold. But this is a topic we could dive in in a separate Blog. What do you think, would you be interested to read about its healing powers?


Further more the jewelry in this collection is perfect to match with other designs from the Jesper Nielsen universe for a trendy styling.


This is one of more than a thousand pieces that you can find in my online shop (JN Shop) - where definitely something for everyone can be found!

My PLY Shop is definitely not as extensive but it does feature all the items used for my photography. You do get exactly what you see!

Hugs, Your Mina


(Photo by PLY)

 

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SOURCES

  1. LiveScience - "The Evil Eye: A Closer Look"

  2. BBC - "The Strange Power of the Evil Eye"

  3. Vice - "The Meaning Behind the Evil Eye Symbol You See Everywhere"

  4. Evileyecollective

  5. Heilsteine Ratgeber

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