The Evil Eye is a traditional talisman that is intended to ward off evil and defend one against the "evil eye", a misfortune thought to be brought on by jealousy or envy. The idea of the evil eye is prevalent throughout many different cultures. The evil eye talisman often consists of an eye-shaped amulet, which is frequently made of blue or red glass or ceramic. It is said it reflects and/or absorbs the evil eye's toxic energy, shielding the wearer or the object from harm. Evil eye talismans are also used and worn in order to bring one good luck, prosperity, abundance and happiness to the wearer, making them a popular item for gifts and personal use.