The Evil Eye Explained

Beware that dirty look.

Yáti, Nazar, El ‘Ayn, Mal De Ojo, Malocchio, The Evil Eye or just 'the eye' - all different names for the same thing. A curse of ill-will brought upon you by someone’s envious or malicious gaze. 

A worldwide superstition that spans multiple cultures and religions, but no matter where you go, the belief is the same. If you wear or surround yourself with the eye it will protect you from bad energy or influences that may be wished upon you. 

Some early mention of the evil eye comes from the ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts in the form of The Eye of Horus, which dates back to the 27th century BC. Another one was in 6th century BC, on Ancient Greek drinking vessels known as “eye cups”. The practice of carrying a charm or talisman to protect yourself from harm is called Apotropaic magic.

Have you ever thought “that person needs to be humbled?” Well so have the Gods! According to Greek mythology, it is the work of the Gods against any mortal who is being praised too much.

It seems across all cultures, the story is similar. The evil eye is either brought upon by the Gods, or a person who is envious, or just plain rude. Do you remember that iconic scene in Mean Girls where Regina complements that girl’s skirt, and turns to Cady only to say it was the “ugliest effing skirt I’ve ever seen” that’s basically a modern version of giving someone the evil eye.

Luckily, there are more than enough ways to protect yourself from this malice. From keychains to tiles in your house, there’s never a reason for you to not be covered. Recently Megan Markle was seen protecting herself in the form of evil eye jewellery. Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik can also be seen wearing multiple different eye pieces.

You can bring good vibes into your life as well with our effortlessly chic and delicate protective eye bracelet, and pendant necklace.

"When I was younger, my mum would always sew a blue bead onto our mattress or inside our pillow case. It's always the blue stones or beads offer protection from the evil eye," explained Zart Founder, Loucineh Mardirossian. 

For extra security, we offer different blue gem stones as the center of the eye, that also bring an added form of energy every time you wear it.  

"Even if you just wear blue stones on their own and not within an eye shape - it will still offer protection. Like the saying goes - something borrowed and something blue - we always need a little blue stone for extra luck."