Many Kabbalah jewelry accessories are worn to get protection from the evil eye. The eyes can give away a lot about a person’s emotions. You can tell if a person is angry, sad or euphoric just by looking into the eyes. In some cultures, the eyes are believed to hold mystical power that can cause disaster to an unsuspecting person. On many Kabbalah bracelet and necklaces you will find various motifs that are believed to ward off the evil eye and its descuctive influences.
Going back thousands of years, it is believed that staring directly at another individual can bring a black cloud of misfortune to that person. When the gaze is motivated by contempt, envy or dismay, the negative emotions can send a wave of bad energy to whomever the gaze is aimed at. The person will then experience a turn of events that can range from minor bad luck to even death.
Out of fear of receiving the stare, some people would refrain from dressing in fancy apparel, which may draw envy from those who lack wealth. Some women may also avoid taking their kids out, as it is believed that young children, with their vibrant youth, can get the evil eye from the elderly and childless women.
To protect oneself from becoming an unknowing victim of the stare, people began wearing jewelry containing various protective charms. The hamsa hand has often appeared in Kabbalah jewelry and is thought to provide an aura that can deflect away evil stares.
A charm of an eye also frequently appears in Kabbalah jewelry for the same purpose as the hamsa hand. Other charms include a mezuzah scroll, a peace sign and the Star of David. A piece of jewelry may contain one or a combination of these trinkets. Each of the charms may also come in various shapes and forms. An evil eye charm, for instance, may appear as a plain human eye or even more simply as a black dot inside a larger white circle.
Kabbalah bracelets and necklaces are beautiful jewelry items that protect the wearer from the evil eye cast by strangers. Even if you chalk up the whole evil eye to nothing but superstition conjured up by ancient man, the jewelry is still fun to wear purely for fashion purposes. They come in so many varieties with a combination of different charms and bands. They can also be customized and given as a gift or good luck charm.
The evil eye can be a real phenomenon or it may only exist in the minds of those who really believe in it. Regardless, Kabbalah jewelry has been around for thousands of years and continues to be in high demand from both the superstitious and fashion inclined.