The evil eye was a powerful and common symbol in Ancient Egypt. It was used to ward off evil, as Ancient Egyptians believed the eye reflected the evil back. Sailors would paint the eye on their ships for protection during their voyages.
Evil eye (nazar) sterling silver pendant adorned with quartz crystal. The word nazar derives from Arabic, meaning sight, surveillance, and attention. The amulet is an eye-shaped amulet believed to protect against the evil eye. It is commonly believed that the evil eye can be given in the guise of a compliment, signifying its connection to the destructive power of jealousy.