Modern Earrings(1,279 items)
Discover Modern Earrings at NOVICA. Although they employ traditional jewelry-making techniques to create their handcrafted earrings, many artisans explore the design motifs that characterized jewelry styles from the 1920s to the 1970s. You'll discover a wide range of styles from studs to chandeliers in our unique collection of modern earrings.
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
Featured Reviews on Modern Earrings
These earrings are even prettier than pictured online. They are lightweight, fit securely and unique. I will enjoy them for a long time!
Between Layers, sterling silver & copper dangle earrings are unique, look interesting, beautiful when worn. Will look terrific worn alone or can try with Guillermo Arreguis Taxco Mix collar and bracelet and ring that stacks ( 2 silver with 1 copper). Well crafted. Good value. Eye-catching. Happy with purchase.
Guillermo Arregui Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"I enjoy life and I love being alive… I feel happy when people like my designs. I love the idea that my jewelry becomes a part of yourself when you wear it."
"For me, every moment is very important. I enjoy them to the fullest, since each one is a beautiful inspiration for me.
"We have worked with you for just over eight years, and it has taught us so much. The constancy and the belief that what we do... read more
Popular Modern Earrings
Sterling silver ear cuff earrings (Pair), "Sleek Filigree"
From Wadarat Supasirisuk, these ear cuffs contrast minimalism with filigree-like lace. The silver pair slips on to the ear and can be worn together or separately. Each modern earring features a polished finish.
.925 Sterling silver