The Ajna eye of protection is a tool used to ward off the “evil eye” and repel and or rescind negative energies....The Evil Eye or al-ayn (simply “the eye” in Arabic) is a curse that is said to cause harm in varying degrees, from miniscule annoyances, to making one’s fortune dissolve, to igniting a string of bad luck—whatever that entails. It is said that one gets the Evil Eye by way of another person’s glare, praises, or compliments, whether ill-intentioned or not. A person can even give themselves the curse by acting without humility. For example, stubbornly refusing your aunts’ wisdom as you brag about your impeccable immune system is a solid way to curse yourself into getting sick, I can attest. Giving yourself the Evil Eye can even happen without the presence of others. All THP jewelry is high quality gold infused. Please avoid contact with acids to extend the life and vibrance of these custom pieces. The back of these protective eyes are NOT polished, this is to further assure that this precious piece remains TARNISH FREE in the event that you decide not to remove your protective emblem.