Stone Bracelets(58 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Stone Bracelet Collection that NOVICA artisans have crafted for you:
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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 Stone Bracelets
A real conversation starter!
I fell in love with the axolotls cute face, and became interested in finding out more about this increasingly rare salamander. I hope the spotlight Angel Ortiz has placed on it with his artistic rendition will help in slowing down the race to extinction that the Axolotl is facing due to pollution and loss of habitat.
The Rugged Adventure bracelet is very unique in its design and the closure is secure. I really like the designs of Henry Anthony Sanny, they are comfortable and unobtrusive, the detail and imagination of each piece is an attention grabber.
masculine and easy to wear
I like the dragon theme of the clasp and the lava stone make it very masculine. I have not tried putting scented oil on the lava yet; but sound like a reasonable thing. I have several bracelets, some costing several hundred dollars. I like this one best.
Asmara Putra Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"My father always suggested that I live a simple and humble life because life is not only for the present day, but also for a bright future."
I've watched him and my mother craft silver jewelry ever since I was a boy. When I was in junior... read more
Popular Stone Bracelets
Bali Sterling Silver Tiger's Eye Lava Stone Unity Bracelet, "Helping Hands Together"$39.99
Dewa Arimbawa crafts a beaded bracelet with a message of encouragement. His original tiger's eye and lava stone design carries images of unity in the sterling silver beads. One depicts the corona virus, as illustrated by the Center for Disease Control. The other offers a solution, as helping hands come together in friendship and unity.
Tiger's Eye Beaded Om Stretch Bracelet from Bali, "Temesir Om"$54.99
The unforgettable symbol for is realized in a sterling silver pendant, decorated with traditional maze motifs. Bali's Asmara Putra designs this stretch bracelet, expressing a unity with the universe. He strings the bracelet with round beads of tiger's eye.
Balinese Unity Bracelet of Black Lava Stone with Silver 925, "Three Together"$37.99
Asmara Putra crafts a beautiful beaded bracelet to slip over the wrist. His original design carries a message of unity in the central bead that depicts three interlinked triangles. "Each one represents something," he says. "One stands for God, one for all of humankind and one for nature. If the three can unite and work together, the world could be a better place." Lava stones complement globes of sterling silver.
Handmade Black Lava Stone and Sterling Silver Unity Bracelet, "Barong in Unity"$34.99
Barong is one of the most beloved characters in Bali's colorful culture, often depicted in folkloric dance. Ketut Sulastri depicts him in sterling silver to center this unity bracelet. Lava stone beads flank the pendant on a handmade macrame cord. "In Bali, we see Barong as a protector against the forces of evil and sickness," she confides.