Sterling Silver Bracelets(3,934 items)
Please enjoy exploring NOVICA’s unique and tastefully handcrafted collection of sterling silver bracelets, featuring finds from Brazil, West Africa, Thailand, and more!
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Artisans the world over utilize the natural materials at their disposal to create beautiful, sustainable jewelry. Wood, bamboo and dried gourds. Coconut shells, rattan and terra-cotta. Even natural grasses lend themselves to a jewelers creativity while art glass beads and pendants can be made from discarded bottles. Some artisans reclaim precious silver from photographic negatives. Colorful magazine pages can become tightly-rolled beads protected by a coat of varnish. Always creative, artists craft their bracelets out of innovative, eco-conscious materials.
Handmade womens bracelets each have their own unique characteristics. Color, texture, size and design all vary. Often, the technique alone will tell you, for example, hand-knotted, braided or woven bracelets. Leather bracelets with cutout motifs or embossing are usually crafted by hand.Thai jewelry by Karen silversmiths shows hand-stamped geometric or floral motifs and beads are usually made of fine silver, which is more malleable than sterling. Similarly, filigree jewelry is a meticulous handcrafted process. Most bracelets with natural, sustainable or recycled materials are handmade. Even some of the most sophisticated and modern gold and silver may be signed by the artist who made it.The most common indicator that a bracelet is handmade is the detailed and intricate design. Novica artisans demonstrate their techniques in the many videos on www.novica.com youll find the links on their product descriptions and also on the artisan bio page.
Traditional bracelet-making techniques have been passed down over generations around the world. Womens bracelets in gold and silver are usually crafted with the lost wax technique. The image is sculpted in wax and enveloped in a mold materia. As molten gold or silver is poured into the mold, the wax image melts and the metal takes its place. However coiling fine strands of metal results in Andean filigree jewelry. Balinese artistry applies polished spirals and tendrils as well as tiny globes known as jawan to sleek silver jewelry. And a few contemporary artisans even weave or crochet the slender silver strands.Jade was highly prized by the Maya and still has an important place in modern Guatemalan jewelry. Amber from the rich mines in southern Mexico adorns the womens bracelets, necklaces, and earrings of the area. Macrame and beading are popular everywhere for boho style. And West Africas handmade beadwork is renowned the world over.
Womens bracelets carried immense cultural significance in ancient times and they still do. In Perus pre-Hispanic societies, gold represented the sun, and jewelry indicated social status and identity, as it also did among the Maya of Mexico and Central America. In India, bangles or kangans showed a woman was married and are a part of the 16 adornments customarily worn by a Hindu bride. Traditional West African beads are a sign of cultural identity. Each one has a meaning and tells a story.Today, womens bracelets are still culturally significant. In India, jewelry often depicts religious symbols and meditative mantras. Balinese bracelets may also depict dragons, thought to be the protectors of the gods, or the Hindu Barong deity, also a protection symbol. Motifs stamped into Karen hill tribe silver encourage living in harmony with nature. The hand-knotted bracelets of Guatemala symbolize friendship but evolved from a silent protest for loved ones missing during the countrys armed conflict. Today, friends each tie a bracelet on the others arm and make a wish. The bracelet is worn until it wears out and falls off so the wish will come true.
Silver, gold, brass and copper have been popular for thousands of years and are often set with colorful gemstones. Artisans in different regions of the world take advantage of unique local resources, such as Brazilian golden grass, leather and coconut shell from Thailand, and carved bone jewelry from Bali. Intricate openwork carving, known as jali, can be seen in bangles from India. West Africa has a long tradition of beadwork, with beautiful beads made from recycled glass and even plastic becoming popular in recent years.
Featured Reviews on Sterling Silver Bracelets
So fun to wear
Love this bracelet. I always get complimented when I wear it. Very detailed and exquisite workmanship.
Light and flexible beauty
The “Double Knot” silver bracelet checks so many boxes for me: lightweight, adjustable fit for my narrow wrist, and all wrapped up in elegant, gleaming silver. Just my cup of tea!
Garnet leaves bracelet,Garnet leaves bracelet
This is gorgeous! I love it! Features a lobster clasp, which I much prefer over toggle clasps--those tend to fall off, but the lobster clasps stay clasped nicely. Wouldnt want to lose such a beautiful bracelet! I saved up for a long time for this--my present to myself! ,This is gorgeous! I love it! Features a lobster clasp, which I much prefer over toggle clasps--those tend to fall off, but the lobster clasps stay clasped nicely. Wouldnt want to lose such a beautiful bracelet! I saved up for a long time for this--my present to myself!
Komang Suastra Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"Creating new designs is very exciting."
Popular Sterling Silver Bracelets
Bali Obsidian and Sterling Silver Cord Unity Bracelet, "Silver Handshake"$44.99
Crafted of sterling silver, hands come together to clasp an orb of obsidian. They seem to share both its weight and responsibility in a single gesture of friendship. Henry Anthony Sanny displays the lovely pendant on a black cord unity bracelet. The sliding clasp reads "Fight Racism."
Hand Woven Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet, "Pandan Weaving"$149.99
Balinese Hindus frequently leave offerings of rice and flowers in baskets woven of pandan leaves to show gratitude to the gods. This sterling silver cuff is woven in the same fashion by Komang Wijayan in the traditional jewelry-making village of Celuk.
.925 Sterling silver
Sterling Silver Bracelet Handcrafted in Bali, "Balinese Bola"$59.99
Simple but elegant, this lovely bracelet comes from talented artisan Cahya Krisna. Crafted from sterling silver in Bali, the bracelet features dainty balls of high-polished silver separated by smooth bands that encircle the wrist with grace. The name is the Indonesian word for "ball".
Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Bracelet, "Faith Above All"$59.99
Express your Christian faith with this pretty pendant bracelet from Bali's Asmara Putra. The sterling silver bracelet features a simple cross pendant, flanked by sleek lengths of sterling chain. A toggle clasp secures the bracelet at one of two lengths.
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