Fine Silver Necklaces(348 items)
Necklaces of fine silver boast a rich, lustrous glow that contrasts beautifully with leather, caucho or rubber, and gemstones. We invite you to explore our Fine Silver Necklace Gallery with all kinds of designs. You'll delight in the originality of NOVICA artisans from around the world.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Handmade necklaces are incomparable works of wearable art. Each one is unique in shape, color, size and design. Artisans from across the globe offer their own distinctive style of craftsmanship. In India, the vibrant colored gemstones have become a signature fashion statement. Balinese jewelry is characterized by ornate sterling tendrils set with tiny silver spheres. In Brazil, womens necklaces are often sleek and contemporary, with gemstones chosen for their particular energies. Many jewelry designs from Bali and Central America feature hand-knotted macram, such as that used in Guatemalas popular friendship bracelets. Handmade finishes may show variations in metal patterns. No two natural gemstones share the same characteristics. Each necklace holds its own individualistic sense of beauty, making it evident that it was crafted by hand. Some even bear the artisans signature.
Sustainable necklaces are designed with reusable materials, and each culture makes use of the objects and materials most readily at hand. For example, many Andean, Central American and Thai artists use repurposed wood. West African artisans use recycled paper, and beads of recycled glass or plastic. In Thailand, Mexico and Bali, coconut shells are often used. Indian artists sometimes repurpose silk from saris. And Brazilian artists collect discarded zippers and soda pop-tops to crochet into stunning, eco-friendly designs.
Many artisans the world over work in lost wax. They sculpt the image they want in wax, encase it in a mold, and pour molten silver or gold into it. The wax melts and flows out, leaving only the precious metal. However some artisans in Peru specialize in handmade silver and gold filigree, and some Balinese necklaces feature chains that are handwoven from slender metal strands. Karen hill tribe artisans in Thailand often use manual tools to stamp decorative motifs on fine silver. Other techniques include macram, beaded or gemstone strands, hammered metals, and carved wood or bone.
Womens necklaces are versatile and come in many styles and lengths. They can be layered or worn alone as a statement piece. Many designs go with everything from jeans to office wear or an evening out on the town. The best thing about jewelry is that its a customizable form of expression that provides a sense of luxury and individuality.
When assessing the workmanship of a necklace, its helpful to pay attention to certain characteristics. For example, quality necklaces are balanced designs that rest comfortably around the neck. Clasps are secure and work well, and gemstones and beads are properly set. The precious metals should be nicely finished, and beads should not be too tightly strung. Well-made necklaces reflect excellent craftsmanship and attractive materials.
Each culture celebrates its rich jewelry-making history through specific symbols and styles. For example, traditional West African beads, which adorn many necklaces from the region, each have a story and a specific occasion when they are worn. Others may feature the Ghanian adinkra symbols, which convey popular wisdom. In ancient Andean civilizations, the leaders apparel and jewelry showed their rank and also incorporated religious symbols. Similarly, necklaces from Bali often depict deities from the Hindu pantheon. In India, a womans jewelry is linked to her status in society and may depict Hindu gods as well as mantra symbols such as the omkara, the root of all sounds and the emblem of the Most High. Angel necklaces and harmony ball necklaces are often worn by pregnant women in Bali and in Mexico. The pendant makes a delicate bell sound, thought to soothe the mother and the baby she is carrying. Some believe it summons a guardian angel, thus making it a symbol of loving protection.
Featured Reviews on Fine Silver Necklaces
Simple, Clear Line, Modern Design
Glowing Glamour, pendant necklace has a simple, uncluttered , modern design that is eye catching and can be worn to enhance a variety of outfits. I bought the matching earrings, Crimson Heart. The earrings worn with the pendant has a put together look. Refined, unique, quality. Happy with purchase.
Just what I needed
I love this collar. It lays perfectly and is perfect for a pendant with a long bail. I will use it alone and with that pendant.
Gift for my sister
I purchased this as a gift for my sister. Its very solid, but has a delicate look to it. Very beautiful! I can hardly wait to give it to my Sis. She will love it!!! Its a beautiful piece of jewelry!
Pakaon Sojintarit Handcrafted jewelry with Thai hill tribe silver
"The allure of silver jewelry took me back to run my family's project. It is blended between traditional and modern design, and I'm happy with it."
“Thirty years ago, my parents sold souvenirs such as bags, scarves, silk articles, etc. But the disadvantage was these products were... read more
Popular Fine Silver Necklaces
Handmade Clear Quartz and Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace, "Wild Moon"$49.99
A clear quartz gemstone dangles from this alluring pendant necklace designed by Thailand's Somluck Komolmith. The quartz hangs from a curved Karen silver bead, which is flanked by rondelle lapis lazuli beads. The necklace is finished with a sterling silver spring ring clasp and extender chain so you can adjust to the perfect length.
Lapis Lazuli and Apatite Beaded Necklace from Thailand, "Water Lover"$44.99
With a cool, watery vibe, blue discs of lapis lazuli, apatite, and reconstitued turquoise center this necklace from Thailand, flanked by round beads of lapis lazuli and long beaded strands of turquoise. Thai artisan Sareeyakarn designs the necklace, dotted with petite beads of silver that are crafted by Karen hill tribe silversmiths. This accessory adorns the wearer on knotted cord, closing with a silver clasp.
Guatemalan Fine Silver and Leather Cross Pendant Necklace, "Faithful Dependance"$29.99
Working together, the young women at Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths craft elegant jewelry from Guatemala. Using fine silver, the artisans craft a cross-shaped pendant with a polished finish. The pendant hangs on a length of brown leather cord that closes with a sterling silver clasp.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and... read more