Talismans called “evil eyes” are in fact meant to protect the person wearing it from the evil eye, the “stare” believed to bring bad luck or misfortune for reasons of envy or dislike. Carrying the evil eye bead to ward off evil has been a tradition of all civilisations in the Near and Middle-East since ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and is predominant in Turkey and Greece today.
The “Assyrian Evil Eye Bead” with two holes (representing eyes) is a very special kind, made with turquoise stone from Turkey, and real silver when used to make a necklace or bracelet. It will not crack or break when dropped.
The “Assyrian Evil Eye Bead” is also believed to bring positive energy and good luck to the person carrying it, and many girls in Turkey always wear it in one form or the other. Men may also use it.