Eyeball accessories, while perhaps a bit creepy, are shaping up to be a hot seasonal trend for 2013. Pendants, bracelets, earrings…You name it and you can buy it. But why?! For starters, some people believe that sporting the eye will protect the wearer or ward off evil spirits or bad luck. Others, of course, just think they’re cute and stylish. To each her own! While the evil eye symbol has been around for hundreds of thousands of years and has appeared all over the world, they’re currently making a resurgence on the US trend radar. The Dannijo/Man Repeller collaboration, the MR DANNIJO collection, for example, features the stylized eye quite heavily. Celebrities from Rihanna to Mary-Kate Olsen are eating it up. You into it? Here are a few evil eye accessories to start your collection.
This evil eye disk pendant from Bauble Bar would be beautiful alone or worn as a layering element. The contrast between the yellow gold chain and back, white crystals, and turquoise iris is stunning.
If you’re feeling splurge-y, you can’t go wrong with this Meira T evil eye bracelet complete with diamonds and turquoise accents. It’s $800, but offers nearly a quarter carat of diamonds packed into a dainty, fashion-forward package. It miiight be worth saving up for!
Another take on the evil eye trend comes in the form of this abalone statement ring by Rachel Roy. Aside from the texture and colors in this ring, the styling of this interpretation is a bit different than other offerings, which I like.
Another splurge-y piece, these Jordan Scott earrings will set you back over $2000! If you’re into the oxidized silver, white diamonds, or turquoise-colored stones, they feature, however, the value is priceless…Especially when you consider the potential life-enhancing properties the evil eye purportedly holds.
My final pick is this multicolor enamel evil eye cuff by Dream Collective. Why? Because upon first glance, this doesn’t even register as “evil eye” on my radar–just a cuff with a cool design. Subtle can be stylish.
…Personally, I think I’ll be picking up one of Bauble Bar’s evil eye pieces to layer, but that’s just me! Would you wear evil eye jewelry? Why or why not? What accessory trends are you feeling for the season?
Liza, Editorial Director