The Evil Eye is a symbol that is believed by many cultures to offer protection from a "gaze" or "stare" believed to cause harm. The evil eye, known in Greek as μάτι (mati), is known to have been a fixture in Greece dating back to at least the 6th century BC. Throughout her body of work Ileana draws inspiration from multicultural symbols and their meaning. Her jewelry features a range of mystical and figurative symbols. “Symbols have a broad, universal appeal that crosses cultures”, says the designer, who draws inspiration from various religions and other beliefs including Greek mythology.