The cimaruta is an Italian folk charm traditionally worn around the neck to ward off the evil eye. Sometimes hung over infants cribs for the same purpose. The traditional cimaruta is created with a sprig of rue, that is an herb that very important in Italian magic and lore. The branch of the rue is generally divided into three stems symbolizing the tri-forms of the goddess Diana. Rue is a sacred herb of this goddess. This lovely pendant is crafted in sterling silver.