The use of an eye as a protective charm is widespread around the world. It seems to be one of those cross-cultural symbols whose name changes, but the use and meaning remains the same. These eye charms are frequently referred to as “evil eyes”, but they actually serve to protect the individual from evil. One of our customers who lived in Uzbekistan for two years reported they are found all over; inside homes, on jewelry, even sewn into clothing. These make wonderful gifts for tons of situations, from weddings to get-well gifts, birthdays to graduation—they are universal tokens to show someone you care. *This is a handcrafted item - variations in size, color and design elements are to be expected.