Evil Eye Earrings with Phaisos Disc
These characteristic earrings handmade in Greece feature two significant Greek motifs. At the top is an Evil Eye glass bead known as a protective talisman going back centuries in the Mediterranean. Hanging from the evil eye is a small pendant with an emblem of the Vergina Sun. It is a distinct solar symbol appearing in ancient Greek art from the period between the 6th and 2nd centuries BC. The Vergina Sun has sixteen triangular rays.
The size of the Disc pendant is 12mm (.47”)
24K gold vermeil
The evil eye Murano glass bead is 8mm and with a gold border.
The earrings hang 1 5/8” or 4cm from the ear.
Made in Greece
About 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 color is blue. The color blue reminds 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 typical blue color is a factor in protecting the user.