Amethyst Bracelets(324 items)
Discover NOVICA's Amethyst Bracelets Collection. From simple accented bangles to amethyst-encrusted cuffs, this unique collection showcases traditional and contemporary designs handcrafted by global artisans.
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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 Amethyst Bracelets
Most beautiful bracelet ever!
Wow!!! Didnt think it could be more beautiful in person, but it is! The most gorgeous bracelet I have ever owned, or seen. Thank you so much ?
This may just be the most beautiful bracelet Ive ever seen. Excellent craftsmanship and a good weight. Fits perfectly! Thank you!
Beautiful and Whimsical bracelet, an eye catcher!
This is a beautiful bracelet. The centerpiece of the design is the blue gray pearl which is set off nicely by the purple and blue gems. I love it. You can get an idea of the size by scaling the screen until the exact center north to south showing measures 1 and 1/16 on your screen. The north & south stones to the pearl most accurately reflect the size of all round stones, while the stones directly east and west there color. The width from the north to south lone blue gems at the pearl is 1 and 3/16 taken from the flat back. This bracelet features a bar and circle closure so you can adjust the size for the perfect fit. On the smallest closure its 7 and 6/16th, on the largest its 7 and 3/4th or 7 and 12/16. This features beautiful curly silver scroll work and its parts are joined by smooth silver rings, so its flexible and very comfortable to wear. With the addition of an extension its easy to transform into a choker necklace as well, .
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Popular Amethyst Bracelets
Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Amethyst Bracelet, "Bedugul Temple"$159.99
By Wayan Neri, this beautiful bracelet features three faceted amethysts. They grace an ornate pendant with traditional Balinese styling that centers a thick sterling silver braid. Tiny globes bathed in 18k gold accentuate the handcrafted bracelet, and the gems total three carats.
Floral 925 Silver Cuff Bracelet with Amethysts and Pearls, "Temple Garden"$169.99
This breathtaking cuff bracelet from Buana in Bali calls to mind the lush and florid temple gardens of Indonesia. The sterling silver cuff is set with 4 carats of sparkling amethyst as well as iridescent white cultured pearls.
.925 Sterling silver
Multi-gemstone and Carved Bone Link Bracelet from Bali, "Noble Lady"$99.99
Over 6 carats of gemstones grace this elegant link bracelet from Bali's Dewi Putera. Amethyst, citrine, blue topaz and garnet flank a beautiful center pendant hand-carved of smooth cow bone. The dreamy face, crowned by another faceted blue topaz, seems to gaze serenely into the distance. Ornate Balinese-style silverwork completes the design.
.925 Sterling silver
Throughout history, bracelets have been worn by many cultures for a multitude of reasons. For example, in some... read more