Gold Eye and Key Necklace
This unique necklace handmade in Greece features two of the most significant Greek motifs, the Greek key and an evil eye glass bead. The Greek Key also called 'Meander' is the most important symbol in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things. The evil eye is known as a protective talisman going back centuries in the Mediterranean. The pendant and chain is made with 24K gold vermeil or .925 sterling silver.
The size of the Greek Key pendant is: 5/8” or 1.5cm. The evil eye Murano glass bead is 8mm and bordered in 24K gold vermeil or .925 sterling silver.
Chain lengths: 17.5”/45cm, with extension chain to make into a choker or longer length
Choose either 24K Gold Vermeil or .925 Sterling Silver.
Handmade in Greece by Rosana
The Meander or Greek Key was the most important symbol in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things. The name Meander also recalls the twisting and turning of the Meander River mentioned by Homer in the Iliad. Many ancient temples and objects were decorated with this motif. The Meander symbolizes as well the bonds of friendship, of love and devotion.
The Evil Eye
In many parts of the world, evil eyes are believed to protect you or bring you luck. Mediterranean people believe that it absorbs bad energy. Evil eye beads go back thousands of years. In Turkey or in Greece and surrounding countries, the most popular evil eye charm colors are turquoise and blue. These colors remind people of fresh, cool water. Belief in the evil eye is strongest in the Middle East, East and West Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, and Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. The bead reflects the evil intent back to the onlooker. It somewhat resembles an eye and it is said the color is a factor in protecting the user.