I have always seen (and admired) "evil eye" charms, but never really felt a connection to them. But then my sister married her husband, who is Greek. And let me tell you, having a Greek brother-in-law means I instantly learned the importance of the evil eye (they are said to turn away harm and designate an attitude of good will & kindness towards others) and was given one to prominently hang in my kitchen (hopefully keeping away my bad cooking...just kidding...). My house is now protected, and I was immediately even more attracted to the beautiful image that is sort of like a cross...easily made even more beautiful by being set with precious stones, crystals, and enamel. The one in my kitchen is made completely out of glass, and has earthy little beads around the string it hangs from. Totally boho-chic with a super cool ethnic background.
Ever since then, I've been looking for a piece of jewelry that incorporates the evil eye without having it look at all creepy (it IS an eye, after all...) or being overdone or too big or too small (too big is just weird...and too small doesn't really look like anything but a dot!). And then last week, when I was actually feeling like I needed a little extra protection, the perfect evil eye bracelet presented itself to me while on a trip to my local Lord & Taylor. And while I will have to eventually replace it because it is costume, it is utterly perfect for right now. From Theodora & Callum, it is really delicate and set in yellow gold-tone (my usual go-to), has high-quality pave clear, grey & black crystals, and is super tiny so it doesn't fall right off my little hand. Also, at a mere $26, it is a great retail-therapy-gift-to-yourself-on-a-random-day. I will admit that the clasp is relatively impossible to do yourself, so I have yet to take mine off (but I think that might really be the point of it anyway!). I wear it layered with my oversized watch and the skinny diamond bar bracelet that I have worn everyday for years. The evil eye is the perfect addition to the group and adds a fabulously bohemian, slightly spiritual vibe to the whole look.
So if you need a little extra help keeping the bad juju away (and really, who wouldn't like a little added push in that department?!), this is the loveliest, prettiest way to find it. And yes, I have actually posted something that I really do currently own. It was just too good not to share ;)