evil eye

It is common in the Turkish culture to give a gift of a blue nazar Boncugu (nazar boncuk) or the evil eye bead as it is more widely known.

Turkish eye

the evil eye,Cappadocia,Turkey. In Turkey and Greece (possibly some other countries) this is considered a talisman that protects against "the evil eye" (as in: envious, nefarious vibe-ish people). // [me: "possibly" some other countries haha]

Turkish evil eye pendant

"God willing" written in calligraphic Arabic around the "Evil eye". Serves as a protection from jealous people!