Lapis Lazuli Eye Necklace
This lapis lazuli bead necklace has a sterling sliver 18k gold vermeil and enamel eye-centrepiece with a turquoise hanging bead on the side for extra luck.
45cm in length, with 3cm extension clasp.
From as far back as 3,000 BC the evil eye, known as “mati” (μάτι) permeated through ancient Greek culture, it was 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" from across the room - and many people around the world believe this to be more than just a saying.
People can knowingly wish negative thoughts on you, but the power of the eye is that some people unknowingly and innocently cast the curse on others. That's why it's important to wear an evil eye “mati” (μάτι) somewhere on your body to ward off this curse and protect yourself throughout the day.
Lapis lazuli is the most powerful gem in Greek mythology, followed by the diamond. As the gem's powers are extremely chaotic, oracles and prophets were afraid that the chosen ones would use the powers for evil, so that there are very few chosen ones to bear this gem.