We’ve seen different forms of symbolic eyes used in jewelry as talismans for centuries. This trend still holds true today. Although a number of eye charms have been used throughout history, two, in particular, have remained popular over the years: the evil eye and the third eye. The evil eye has long acted as an amulet against, well, the actual evil eye—a curse believed to be cast on the unassuming by a simple, evil glare—thus protecting one from misfortunes and injury that are believed to come from the hex. The third eye, on the other hand, is popularly used in jewelry as a symbolic representation of the Ajna chakra, which is associated with clairvoyance and the ability to see both the outter and inner realms.
Whether you want some extra protection against negative energy or are trying to channel your inner psychic abilities—or hell, if you simply just want a really rad piece of jewelry, we rounded up 16 coolest pieces out there at every price point. You can interpret the symbolic meaning of each as you wish.
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Allison Daniel, Evil Eye Bracelet, $90, available at Max & Chloe.