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Red Evil Eye Worry Beads

January 19th, 2010 No Comments »


GreekInternetMarket.com carries a beautiful strand of Red Evil Eye Worry Beads priced at only $5.95. These beautiful evil eye beads are imported from Greece.

Greek Worry beads, also known as Komboloi, originally come from millenia ago, and have been used in many cultures, religions, and traditions, including Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. Greek Evil Eye worry beads, also known to some as prayer beads, are most often used for their comforting effect. The user plays with the beads in his or her hands, and sometimes counts them repeatedly, over and over again.

They’re known to help smokers quit smoking, to help cure anxiety, and to help pregnant women be more calm and patient. Get a strand of these great beads before they’re all sold out!

Hamsa Evil Eye Beads

November 29th, 2009 No Comments »


The Hamsa evil eye is a palm-shaped amulet that is worn in many countries, but its popularity is mostly in the Middle East and North Africa. Hamsa is a derivation from a Semitic root meaning ‘five’. The Hamsa is worn to fight the evil eye and it is usually incorporated in necklaces, earrings, rings, and other accessories. The picture below shows a Hamsa that is made as a necklace.

According to archaeological evidence, it is believed that the Hamsa hand that points down predates its use by the Muslims. Hamsa evil eyes are believed to have originated in ancient practices of the Phoenicians of Carthage.

Another name for Hamsa is the hand of Fatima – this commemorates Fatima Zahra who was a daughter of Prophet Muhammad.

Since the Jews have been the neighbors to the Muslims for thousands of years, it is not surprising that Hamsa evil eye found its path into the Jewish culture. However, for the Jews, the Hand of Fatima is referred to as the hand of Miriam – the sister to Aaron and Moses. Many Jews, especially Sephardic Jews, believe the five fingers of Hamsas are meant to remind people who wear them to use all their senses in praising God.

The style of Hamsa hand used depends on where the hand is made, but two main styles are generally used. These styles are Hamsa hands with two symmetrical thumbs, and Hamsa hands that are not shaped like actual hands.

The Hamsa evil eye is so popular that celebrities such as Madonna and Brittany Spears have been spotted wearing them.

Turkish Evil Eye Beads

November 27th, 2009 No Comments »

Turkish evil eye beads such as the ones shown below are worm to prevent bad luck such as calamity or death when someone with an evil eye looks at you. This is because in Turkish culture, just like in culture of most Mediterranean countries, it was believed that some people such as blue-eyed people, old ladies, malformed people and strangers, had the power to case evil spell by a mere glance.


Turks believe that envy of others can cause bad luck, intentionally or unintentionally. Evil eye beads, or Nazar Boncugu, are hung on taxis bumpers, they are pinned to the clothes of babies, they are built into foundations of new buildings, they are incorporated into codes of websites, and they are worn as necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and other accessories.

The evil eye jewelry making industry in Turkey is flourishing because although not as many people believe in the evil eye as they did in the past, people still wear jewelry that has the evil eye for aesthetic reasons. Another reason the trade is flourishing is international trade – people who would never have known about the evil eye are buying because information is readily available online and because of the ease of online purchase.

Turkish beads are of a high quality because in most parts of Turkey, the creation of these eye beads is considered a tradition. The art is passed from one generation to the other.

Evil eye beads are made from glass in Turkey, but there are acrylic and plastic beads for kids. Turkish evil eye beads are made for men and women alike and today, jewelry makes have had to be versatile to incorporate gold, diamond, and other precious stones and metals in the jewelry.

Greek Evil Eye Beads

November 25th, 2009 No Comments »

Greek evil eye beads such as the ones in the necklace shown below are very popular in Greece and elsewhere.


Evil eye beads from Greece are also worn in the form of silver and gold pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings, traditional charms, and amulets.

The main reason for this is that evil eye beads, according to the Greek tradition, are believed to protect people from such things as bad luck and envy of others. People wear them when they have just had a new baby, when they have bought a new car, when they are building a house, or when they are staring a new job.

The fact that these evil eye beads are accepted by the Greek Orthodox Christian Church, which is the main religious denomination in Greece, makes the beads very popular.

Greek women love accessorizing their outfits and this has led to the popularity of the evil eye beads. This started a long time ago and although the style of dressing has changed, the love for accessorizing has not changed.

Outside the country, Greece holds a very sacred place in the heart of many people due to its contribution to the human history and women buy these beads to feel closer to the Greeks. Other people buy these eye beads, especially the old beads, for commercial purposes – like all antiques, evil eye antique beads from Greece appreciate in value with the passage of time.

Evil eye beads from Greece come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and even the material making them is different – it all depends on the manufacturer, the time they were made, and the part of Greece where they are/were manufactured.

Meaning of Evil Eye Beads

October 16th, 2009 No Comments »

The most common question we get when it comes to evil eye beads is “what are their meaning?” Why do people wear evil eye beads anyways?

Every culture in the world has a different meaning and purpose behind the evil eye, but all follow a similar trend. In Turkey, people wear an evil eye bead to shield them from the real evil eye, which causes harm to whoever it is pointed at. Evil eye beads can be found on bracelets, necklaces, clothes, and even on planes!

The meaning of evil eye beads is to protect the wearer from evil.


Welcome to the newest blog on Evil Eye Beads!

October 16th, 2009 No Comments »

Yes, that’s right! Our new blog is 100% devoted to those beautiful things we call evil eye beads! We have a fascination with evil eye beads, and will be writing all about them: their history, different strains of evil eye beads, and sales all over the net for evil eye beads :)

We have several writers who will contribute to this blog, all who are either jewelers, or some sort of expert on beads. We hope you enjoy :)