The Nazar Boncuk charm (or Evil Eye Bead) is an “eye”, often set on a blue background. It stares back at the world to ward off evil eye and keep you safe from harm. Since then the people have been attaching this evil eye bead to everything they wished to protect from the evil eyes. From the new-born babies to the doors of their homes.
What do the colours mean? In Turkey and surrounding countries, the most popular evil eye charm colour is blue. The colour blue reminds people of fresh, cool water. In the Jewish faith, the color red is often associated with luck and good fortune.