This blue evil eye nazar has a 5cm diameter, making it an attractive and protective Eastern amulet.
Like horseshoes, nazars are often hung in homes, offices and cars.
Belief in the power of the evil eye spans many cultures and religions including Islam and Judaism. (It is belief that is traced back to Classical Greece.) When somebody looks at someone else with a look of envy or dislike, the look forms a kind of curse that inflicts the person looked at, inflicting injury and bad luck.
Evil eye amulets are said to protect the home / office / car from such injurous looks. Because amulets like this bring good luck and looks beautiful, they make for popular gifts.