Have you ever wondered what that trendy eye-like symbol adorning celebrity wrists and necks actually means? Known as the evil eye, the icon is commonly used as an accent on bracelets, necklaces, and anklets and is often outlined in crystals for a hint of glitz. Rooted in ancient Greece and Rome, it was believed that if someone was praised too much or received excessive admiration, gods and goddesses would bring about their doom through the evil eye. People feared the evil eye?s wicked powers, which were thought to cause physical and mental illness. Yet, the evil eye isn?t the only historical symbol that?s made it into the pantheon of trendy?the hamsa, the Star of David, the four-leaf clover, and the crucifix decorate all kinds of accessories. Regardless of the symbol?s unsavory backstory, we love stacking embellished evil eye necklaces and bracelets for a breezy take on boho. Below, L-ATITUDE?s celeb-ready evil eye picks.
October 12, 2012
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