As we enter the eleventh month of the epic pity party that’s 2020 and still nowhere near rid of COVID-19, it seems more and more likely that things simply aren’t going back to “normal” anytime soon. Companies large and small are all doing their best to pivot, restrategise, go sustainable, stay relevant or risk going out of business.
Yet if you’re one of the fortunate ones who’s actually doing well in spite of everything, you definitely deserve a reward. At least for your own mental health. And yes, we get you, it’s not frivolous if it’s a high quality handcrafted product made to last.
But what’s a girl to do if she wants to treat herself every now and then, but not attract negative energy and envious gazes? Wear an evil eye.
This traditional emblem is said to protect you from any malevolent scowls or bad intentions directed your way which would attract misfortune, bad luck, or injury. Originating from Turkish, Greek and Mediterranean culture, the evil eye is meant to return those sinister thoughts back to the intender as it constantly looks out for the wearer.
Historically, the evil eye was painted on the bows of ships to protect those on board, and evil eye trinkets gifted to newborns as a talisman. Today it’s a stylish and assuring piece of jewellery to be worn alongside your everyday accessories.
Jewellery designers have come up with countless creative takes on this traditional emblem, often with precious gems or ornamental stones in various settings, so protecting yourself with amulets has never been more stylish—or fun.
Here’s Vogue Singapore’s edit of the best evil eye jewellery to shop now.
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Mini Evil Eye Biography Pendant, US$123, available on farfetch.com
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Eye ring, US$218, available on farfetch.com
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Gold and diamond large bezel evil eye stud earrings, A$1,190, available on sydneyevan.com
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Didem bracelet in yellow gold with turquoise enamel eye, £275, available on alemdara.com
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Atlantis evil eye pendant charm, $200, available on monicavinader.com
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Small eye bracelet with blue sapphire, €175, available on ileanamakri.com
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Evil eye diamond necklace, €1,358, available on wolfandbadger.com
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Stephanie Grace Jewellery
Delicate eye necklace, £250, available on stephaniegracejewellery.com