It’s believed that there are three types of evil eyes. The first are unconscious evil eyes. These harm people and things, without intending to. The second type intends to harm. The third one is an unseen, hidden evil which is the most sacred one. It was believed that this eye saw all the evil in the world and removed poverty and ignorance. When Horus opened its eyes the world was enlightened, when he closed them, it became dark. From Egypt, the eye talisman had spread to the Mediterranean, Middle East and Europe.
Evil eye charms reflect the evil intent back to the onlooker. Often set on a blue background, they stare back at the world to keep you safe from harm. Since then the people have been attaching evil eye beads to all they wished to protect from evil eyes. In Turkey, Greece and surrounding countries, the most popular evil eye charm color is blue. With water things prosper and grow, and without it, things shrivel and die. The color blue reminds people of fresh, cool water and the good fortune it brings.