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Mati means eye in Greek. The evil eye, known as μάτι (mati), "eye", is known to have been a fixture in Greece dating back to at least the 6th century BC, when it commonly appeared on drinking vessels. The evil eye is a curse believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes". In Greece, the evil eye is cast away through the process of xematiasma (ξεμάτιασμα), whereby the "healer" silently recites a secret prayer passed over from an older relative of the opposite sex, usually a grandparent. There are several regional versions of the prayer in question, a common one being: "Holy Virgin, Our Lady, if [insert name of the victim] is suffering of the evil eye, release him/her of it. Evil repeated three times. According to custom, if one is indeed afflicted with the evil eye, both victim and "healer" then start yawning profusely. The "healer" then performs the sign of the cross three times, and emits spitting-like sounds in the air three times. This ring was made to protect you from the evil eye! It is delicate and nice to wear on your ring finger or small finger. Silver 925. All ELI-O pieces are handmade from quality Sterling Silver 925 or 18karat Gold. Nothing is plated, so you can clean your jewellery without worry of surface wear. Metals naturally develop a surface patina over time from oxygen, sprays, and skin acidity. Sterling Silver and Gold will not have any affect on your fingers. If your jewel loses it's shine, try wiping the surface with a soft cloth and warm water and dish soap. You can also use an old toothbrush and white toothpaste and then rinse everything with warm water. The best way to keep your jewellery clean is to wear it! Colour: metallic

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