Greek Key with Evil Eye Earring
These characteristic earrings handmade in Greece feature two of the most 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 the Greek Key or the ‘Meander', which is the most important symbol in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things.
The size of the Greek Key pendant is: 5/8” or 1.5cm.
Choose in 24K gold vermeil or .925 sterling silver.
The evil eye Murano glass bead is 8mm and bordered in 24K gold vermeil or .925 sterling silver.
The earrings hang 1 5/8” or 4cm from the ear.
Made in Greece by Rosana
About the Greek Key:
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.
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.