Turks define the Evil Eye as a kind of negative power or bad energy that even well-intentioned compliments include a conscious or unconscious dose of envy and resentment. As a way to protect them selves from that bad energy they created the evil eye amulet. They say that when you wear the evil eye amulet all the bad energy will be directed to the amulet and it will brake. This is an ancient superstition that you will meet in the countries around the Mediterranean Sea, Arabia, Turkey and all the way to India. The Turkish name for this amulet is Nazar Boncuk.