The Evil Eye has a long history rooted in many different cultures. It guards against evil or a wish for bad luck that can be transferred to others by giving them "The Look." The stare from someone harboring evil. It is believed to have the power to reflect (absorb or ward off) this type of negative thinking or energy and thereby protects the person or object from the possibility of misfortune. It is believed that if your amulet breaks, its done its job of protection and now needs replacing!