What You Should Know Before Wearing An Evil Eye

The evil eye is a manifestation of envy's sting, a malicious glance that is said to cast a curse, bringing misfortune and suffering. It may not be the most comforting bit of information, but the evil eye is pretty common. It can happen unintentionally or intentionally. As scary as this sounds, we're not completely without a solution. Wearing an evil eye reflects the curse onto the ill-wisher, so to be on the safe side, we highly recommend you wear one.


Wearing an evil eye will help you radiate and manifest positive vibes while keeping your fortunes out of harm's way. Evil eyes are charms that you can attach to necklaces, keychains, anklets, or bracelets. They also come in different colors, and each of these colors has unique symbolism. So when choosing an evil eye, there's quite a bit of research to be done. We are here to guide you through the process.

Evil eye origins

Before wearing or purchasing an evil eye for yourself, it is important to learn about its purpose and origins. This will help you affirm your belief in its powers.

Its origins can be traced back to the Mediterranean over 5,000 years ago, where Sumerian literature warns us about the malignant glances of gods who envied the successes of humans. The evil eye in these writings was manifested in incantations and amulets. However, Greece is where the phrase "the evil eye" truly originated. The Greeks believed that if you carried an evil eye amulet with you, the malignant glances from people and gods who envied you would be reflected and sent their way, keeping you safe.


Turks were also known to wear protective evil eye jewelry called Nazar Boncuk. Blue was their go-to color when it came to these charms, as it was believed to be the color of good luck.

Buying an evil eye

For your evil eye to protect you at all times, it's better if you purchase it in the form of a necklace, bracelet, or anklet. There are many options out there, and depending on your niche for jewelry, you can pick one that resonates with your sense of style.


When it comes to picking out a color, it's important to know their significance. Remember that you are not restricted to one amulet, so if you want to buy more than one color, feel free to do so. The most common color for evil eye amulets is a deep blue, which symbolizes calmness and healthy conversation. Light green advocates power, dark green is for good health, pink is for order, red is for confidence, and orange is for happiness.

There's no rule against buying yourself an evil eye charm, but it is said that receiving an evil eye charm from a person who genuinely wishes you no harm can be more powerful.

Wearing an evil eye

Where to wear your evil eye is a commonly asked question. Should you wear it on your left or your right? Well, it's totally up to you. Nevertheless, the two sides have different symbolism. Wearing it on your right side will help with your professional life and career, as the right side of your brain is in charge of productivity. Wearing it on your left will allow you to be more sensitive to your spiritual and emotional side. Wear your evil eye jewelry based on which side resonates with your needs.


You can start wearing an evil eye at any point in your life. However, pregnant mothers and newborn babies are said to be more vulnerable to the evil eye. Furthermore, the more successful or beautiful you become, you're more susceptible to the evil eye, so wearing an evil eye amulet is common among the affluent.

Cleansing your evil eye

Cleansing your evil eye bracelet or charm is that extra step that will amp up its powers and rid it of any negative or bad energies. You can do this before wearing a newly bought charm, or you can do it whenever you feel like it's been exposed to bad vibes.


Cleansing your evil eye three days before or after the full moon is recommended, as these are seen as the most powerful days of the month. To start the cleansing process, open your palms, place the charm, close your eyes, and imagine all of the negative energy in your life and the negative energy picked up by the evil eye balling up. Now, imagine yourself near a body of water. Concentrate on this ball of negative energy flowing away from you with the currents of the water body.

It's important to do this with a heart of gratitude and contentment towards your evil eye for protecting you from the ill wishes of the world.

When not to wear your evil eye

Though you might think wearing your evil eye all the time will give you 24-hour protection, that is not the case. There are times when you should not wear it. For example, you shouldn't wear your evil eye jewelry when you are sleeping or showering.


It is said that when you wear your charm to bed, it will likely turn unlucky. And, if you wear it in the shower, it may lose power as well. Not only will you be tarnishing and damaging your amulet, but you will also be sacrificing its effectiveness, so make it a practice to take it off when you come home.

Your evil eye bracelet, necklace, or charm breaking is a sign that it has been doing its job. Once this happens, there is no point in wearing it, and you must buy yourself a new one as soon as possible.

Does it work?

The whole concept is based on spirituality and manifestations, and although we can't prove it with science, evil eyes do work. As long as you are a strong believer in positive energy and spirituality, nothing can hinder the power of your evil eye. So make sure you are thinking and manifesting good things for yourself.


And if you are not yet sold on the evil eye's power and capabilities, fake it till you make it. It won't do you any harm to wear an evil eye, so give it a shot and wear one — and pretend to believe in it. If you feel a change in the energies surrounding you, you no longer have to fake it.

Ultimately, wearing an evil eye is a personal choice, so it's important to know how it works, its history, what to do, and what not to do before buying one.