As some of you may know I have long had an obsession with the evil eye /(mati) ‘eye’ – a curse believed to be caused by a malevolent glare. Many cultures believe that receiving the evil eye will cause misfortune or injury and that you can catch the matiasma, from someone’s jealous compliment. To protect against the evil eye, talismans with the eye painted on them were created. These talismans could be a piece of clothing, an ornament to hang in the house, or my personal preference: a piece of jewellery. Or several pieces. And so commences another Greek jewellery haul.
In my never-ending quest to add to my evil eye collection, I stumbled upon Melbourne based online boutique store BlueMATI. And I’ve been obsessed ever since! This mother and daughter team turned their passion and love for everything Greek into a hugely successful business, sourcing beautiful fashion pieces from all over Greece. The collection consists of a mix of beautiful sterling silver jewellery, handmade sandals and bags as well as eclectic home décor all imported from my fatherland.
After getting in touch with the company I decided to purchase a couple of jewels from the collection and the lovely owner Maria even sent me an extra piece to complete my haul. I should note that the pieces I received are currently no longer in stock but similar items can be found on the website and more stock may be coming in soon.
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