Wearing a red string bracelet around your left wrist is a tradition used to ward off misfortune and darkness brought about by the evil eye.
Many believe that in order to succeed in this life and achieve all the goals you have, you need to protect yourself from negativity, bad feelings, and the evil eye of people around you that may affect you carelessly; unintentionally, or on purpose.
Generally the red string bracelets were worn by practitioners of four different faiths, Hinduism, Kabbalah, Buddhism and Christianity. It is often made of thin wool, some may have knots tied into them, and some include beads or ornaments like the evil eye or Hamsa as an added symbol of protection.
It is believed the left side of the body is the receiving side, so wearing it on your left side allows for the receiving of good fortunes and luck to come to us.
When the red string bracelet breaks or falls off, it is said that it has deflected and absorbed all the negative energies, and can no longer hold any more. It has done its job, so do not be concerned. Tie another one on your wrist as soon as you feel ready.