Bohemian Lapis Lazuli and Sodalite Beaded Pendant Necklace
Bohemian Delicacy, Bohemian Lapis Lazuli and Sodalite Beaded Pendant Necklace
Size: longer than 22 inches
SareeyakarnFor a truly bohemian accessory, this pendant necklace is designed by Thai artisan Sareeyakarn. The accessory circles the neck with braided cord, centered by a wavy pendant of coiled silver and brass...$67.99
Multi-Gemstone Beaded Macrame Bracelet from Thailand
Bohemian Sunshine, Multi-Gemstone Beaded Macrame Bracelet from Thailand
ChuleekornCrafted by hand, this macrame-style wristband bracelet is beaded with gemstones of rose quartz, labradorite, quartz, and agate. Chuleekorn designs and crafts this boho bracelet, accentuated with beads...$29.99
Cat's Eye Teardrop Beaded Dangle Earrings from Ghana
Odefo Drops, Cat's Eye Teardrop Beaded Dangle Earrings from Ghana
Length: 2.4" x 0.8" W
Rachel ArmahInterspersed with soapstone discs and petite bauxite stones, blue cat's eye gemstones are carved by hand into drop shapes. Ghanaian artisan Rachel Armah creates these beaded dangle earrings, which...$24.99
Artist: Rachel Armah
Handmade Bone and Garnet Dangle Earrings from Bali
Beautiful Canoes, Handmade Bone and Garnet Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.2" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Ayu AryResembling the bottoms of canoes, hand-carved bone is used in this pair of dangle earrings from Bali. Ayu Ary creates the earrings, framing each canoe with prongs of sterling silver. Sterling studs...$37.99
Artist: Ayu Ary
Aventurine and Karen Silver Beaded Pendant Necklace
Karen Cosmos, Aventurine and Karen Silver Beaded Pendant Necklace
Size: 14 to 16 inches
Somluck KomolmithCrafted from Karen hill tribe 950 silver, a plump disc pendant flanked by two petite flower beads centers this necklace from Thailand. Somluck Komolmith selects a whopping 44 carats of blue aventurine...$37.99
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Tiger's Eye and Ceramic Beaded Pendant Necklace from Ghana
Anonyam Beauty, Tiger's Eye and Ceramic Beaded Pendant Necklace from Ghana
Size: 20 to 22 inches
Tina QuayeDesigned by Tina Quaye, this striking necklace circles the neck with beads of tiger's eye alongside handcrafted beads of ceramic. A handmade round pendant centers the necklace. This accessory is named...$57.99
Artist: Tina Quaye
Circular and Teardrop Amazonite Dangle Earrings from Peru
Sky Forms, Circular and Teardrop Amazonite Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.1" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Sandra and LilyFramed by rope patterns handcrafted in sterling silver, domes and teardrops of sky blue amazonite are featured in these dangle earrings from Peru. Sandra and Lily design this majestic accessory.$49.99
Artist: Sandra and Lily
Handmade Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Royal Wings, Handmade Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Dwi AdiastutiFour faceted purple gemstones shine brilliantly in silver settings. Bali's Dwi Adiastuti uses glimmering amethyst stones to adorn the ends of her stunning cuff bracelet, which she crafts from sterling...$119.99
Artist: Dwi Adiastuti
Natural Flower Jewelry Set with Gemstones
Bougainvillea Beauty, Natural Flower Jewelry Set with Gemstones
Patricia GuzmanThis one-of-a-kind jewelry set from Mexico's Patricia Guzman features a pendant of natural bougainvillea petals, perfectly preserved in clear resin. The fuchsia flowers adorn a beaded necklace of...
Artist: Patricia Guzman
Sterling Silver and Blue Chalcedony Link Bracelet
Sublime Blue, Sterling Silver and Blue Chalcedony Link Bracelet
Zayd MakarimThe beautiful blue stones on Zayd Makarim's bracelet are sure to capture attention. From his workshop in Java, the artisan crafts the bracelet from sterling silver links, engraved with his signature...$259.99
Artist: Zayd Makarim
Handmade Onyx and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Blackout, Handmade Onyx and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Ita PuspitaBalinese artisan Ita Puspita creates a timeless vintage look for her unique pendant necklace. The artisan uses a glossy black onyx stone for the pendant, interrupting the gem with an undulating...$119.99
Artist: Ita Puspita
Rainbow Moonstone Cross Necklace
Traditional Cross, Rainbow Moonstone Cross Necklace
Size: 20 to 22 inches
Eka DeviWorking in sterling silver, Eka Devi in Bali creates this magnificent cross pendant necklace. The ornate cross is set with a luminous cabochon of rainbow moonstone. Accents of 18k gold enhance the...$117.99
Artist: Eka Devi
Peppy in Purple
Rhodium-Plated Amethyst and Cubic Zirconia Jewelry Set
Peppy in Purple, Rhodium-Plated Amethyst and Cubic Zirconia Jewelry Set
Alok JainColor coordinated jewelry is a snap with Alok Jain's easy-breezy jewelry set. The Balinese artisan uses faceted amethyst gems in decorative prong settings to create a sleek pendant necklace and pair...
Artist: Alok Jain
Ten Carat Amethyst Earrings
Brilliant Revelation, Ten Carat Amethyst Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Liliam VivanTen sumptuous carats of faceted amethyst grace these beautiful earrings from Brazil's Liliam Vivan. The artisan sets the stones in 18k gold-plated bezels to swing from gold-plated posts.$127.99
Artist: Liliam Vivan
Garnet and Aventurine Pendant Necklace from India
Dusk Glamour, Garnet and Aventurine Pendant Necklace from India
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Shubhra SinghCapturing the red-orange hues of dusk, faceted garnet trillions combine with teardrop cabochons of aventurine. India's Shubhra Singh designs this link-style pendant necklace, which frames the garnets...
Artist: Shubhra Singh
Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet from Mexico
Dragonfly Embrace, Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0" W
Flora MariaFlora Maria from Mexico designs this charming bracelet with two lovely dragonflies crafted from sterling silver and beads of reconstituted turquoise accentuated by two small beads of amber and...$114.99
Artist: Flora Maria
Sterling Silver and Emerald Cocktail Ring
Emerald City, Sterling Silver and Emerald Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 9,10,11
ParulA panel of shimmering emeralds make this cocktail ring from Parul a one-of-a-kind find. Indian artisans start by crafting a rectangular frame from sterling silver, placing the petite green stones in...
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver and Onyx Dangle Earrings
Perfect Life, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver and Onyx Dangle Earrings
Mutiara CollectionThe Mutiara Collection, a cooperative of Indonesian silversmiths whose name means "pearl" in English, design and craft these mysterious black and silver earrings. The artisans craft the...$99.99
Artist: Mutiara Collection
Moon Over Ocean
Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Crescent Moon Link Bracelet
Moon Over Ocean, Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Crescent Moon Link Bracelet
BuanaGet a good nights sleep with Buana's sweet and sleepy bracelet. The Balinese artisan hand carves a ring of pale crescent moons from bone, framing the outer crescents with sterling silver coins. Each...$129.99
Unique Sodalite Ring
On Course, Unique Sodalite Ring
US Ring Size: 8
Carmen GranadosNatural blue sodalite takes center stage in this original ring from Carmen Granados in Peru. The ring is crafted from polished sterling silver with a crown reminiscent of a ship's wheel.$94.99
Artist: Carmen Granados
Garnet and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings
Iridescent Water, Garnet and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelPale blue gems and rich red stones bob and weave around cool silver on Neeru Goel's spellbinding earrings. Indian artisans craft the earrings from a column of undulating sterling silver, nestling...
Wave of Love
Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings
Wave of Love, Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 1.2" W x 0.2" D
Nyoman AriawanBali's Nyoman Ariawan crafts a pair of shining silver hoops that turn, twist, and undulate. The artisan crafts the hoops from polished sterling silver, accenting the precious metal with faceted blue...$89.99
Artist: Nyoman Ariawan
Party by the Beach
Handmade Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Party by the Beach, Handmade Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
BudihartaA smooth grey pearl radiates pale light on Budiharta's charming pendant necklace. The Balinese artisan uses an undulating piece of sterling silver to craft the pendant, tucking a cultured freshwater...$67.99
Golden Stars at Midnight
18k Gold Plate and Lapis Lazuli Bracelet
Golden Stars at Midnight, 18k Gold Plate and Lapis Lazuli Bracelet
Adriana de GadeaLapis lazuli's natural golden flecks are perfectly complemented by gleaming yellow gold in this bracelet from Peru's Adriana de Gadea. The artisan pairs the gemstone beads with a pendant and clasp of...$79.99
Artist: Adriana de Gadea
Macrame Chrysocolla and Brass Statement Necklace
Pilgrimage, Macrame Chrysocolla and Brass Statement Necklace
KanjanaGaze into the mesmerizing beauty of the smooth chrysocolla gem on Kanjana's statement-making necklace. The Thai artisan hand knots black and brown waxed polyester cord using macrame techniques to...$69.99
The Spirit in Blue
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Om Necklace
The Spirit in Blue, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Om Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Michael KrainerMichael Krainer in Thailand uses an om symbol to center the pendant on this lovely necklace. Set against a lapis lazuli backdrop, the symbol is handcrafted from shining sterling silver and framed in a...$79.99
Artist: Michael Krainer
Touch of Love
Hand Crafted Jewelry Set with Fine Silver (4 Pieces)
Touch of Love, Hand Crafted Jewelry Set with Fine Silver (4 Pieces)
Jalapa Girl JewelsmithsExpand your jewelry wardrobe with this terrific jewelry set from Guatemala's Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths. The necklace and bangle bracelet feature the artisans' trademark disc charms, crafted from fine...$159.99
Artist: Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths
925 Sterling Silver Carnelian Bead Dangle Earrings from Peru
Soul Fire, 925 Sterling Silver Carnelian Bead Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.5" x 0.4" W x 0.4" D
Patricia JaraFree up the fire within you with this bright set of earrings. Patricia Jara handcrafts them from 925 sterling silver and two carnelian beads on each side. Pair them with her 'Soul Fire' bracelet for a...$44.99
Artist: Patricia Jara
Sterling and Tourmaline Beaded Bracelet
Rainbow Treasure, Sterling and Tourmaline Beaded Bracelet
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyTourmaline occurs naturally in a veritable spectrum of colors, making it a favorite among jewelry artisans and gemstone enthusiasts. The gem is shown to great advantage in this pretty bracelet from...$77.99
Artist: Teodoro Melendez and Family
Sterling Silver and Garnet Pendant Necklace
Mysterious Crescent, Sterling Silver and Garnet Pendant Necklace
Made WardikaBali's Made Wardika hand carves a sleek black crescent moon from horn to create the pendant on this unique necklace. The artisan uses a faceted garnet gem to add a pop of bright red to the pendant...$54.99
Artist: Made Wardika
Sterling Stud Earrings with Tourmaline
Elegant Black, Sterling Stud Earrings with Tourmaline
Length: 0.4" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
Rosa TomatisThese unique oval stud earrings feature natural black tourmaline with a fascinating texture. Rosa Tomatis in Peru designs the post earrings, which are crafted from sterling silver with a brushed satin...$67.99
Artist: Rosa Tomatis
Hand Crafted Gemstone Dangle Earrings
Miraflores Cascade, Hand Crafted Gemstone Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 0.2" W x 0.1" D
Leslie GranthonSterling silver studs set with jet-black obsidian suspend a cascade of gemstones in this original earring design from Leslie Granthon. The Peruvian artisan sets the earrings with inlaid sodalite, red...$69.99
Artist: Leslie Granthon
Apple Green Heart
Heart Shaped Apple Green Jade Cocktail Ring from Guatemala
Apple Green Heart, Heart Shaped Apple Green Jade Cocktail Ring from Guatemala
US Ring Size: 9
Leonardo and JosueThis adorable heart ring will make the perfect gift for the young women in your life. It's handcrafted from 925 sterling silver and apple green Guatemalan jade by artisan duo Leonardo and Jose.$69.99
Artist: Leonardo and Josue
Tasty Treat in Purple
Sterling Silver and Amethyst Cocktail Ring
Tasty Treat in Purple, Sterling Silver and Amethyst Cocktail Ring
Ni Wayan AstitiTreat yourself with this glamorous cocktail ring designed by Bali's Ni Wayan Astiti. The artisan centers the ring with a triangular amethyst gemstone, which is flanked on either side by petite cubic...$57.99
Artist: Ni Wayan Astiti
Clear Quartz Collar Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Crystalline Clarity, Clear Quartz Collar Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Bruno WalterPerfect for your next night out, this contemporary pendant necklace from Brazil carries with it the beauty of nature, featuring a freeform nugget of clear quartz. The stone is framed with stainless...$59.99
Artist: Bruno Walter
Sterling Silver Floral Tear Drop Earrings with Onyx
Cascading Blossoms, Sterling Silver Floral Tear Drop Earrings with Onyx
Length: 2.3" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Fernando Angel MezaInspired by the magic of nature, Fernando Angel Meza decorates these gorgeous earrings with intricate floral designs. He crafts the pair from sterling silver and crowns them with a diminutive globe of...$59.99
Artist: Fernando Angel Meza
Earthen Heart in Black
Dark Green Jade and Onyx Adjustable Bracelet from Guatemala
Earthen Heart in Black, Dark Green Jade and Onyx Adjustable Bracelet from Guatemala
Lorena CofiñoAdd a romantic detail to your arm with this delightful bracelet by Lorena Cofiño. She designs it with wood-colored jasper and green quartz beads and adds a heart-shaped dark green jade pendant. It...$49.99
Artist: Lorena Cofiño
Sterling Silver and Garnet Owl-Motif Dangle Earrings
Radiant Owl, Sterling Silver and Garnet Owl-Motif Dangle Earrings
ShankerPresented by Shanker, this darling pair of owl earrings is designed with radiant red gems and cool silver. Indian artisans begin by crafting the owl from sterling silver with an intriguing dot motif...
Peridot and Garnet Floral-Motif Pendant Necklace
Garden Moon, Peridot and Garnet Floral-Motif Pendant Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
ChintanPresented by Chintan, this charming necklace features three stones of dazzling beauty: deep red garnet, bright peridot, and ethereal rainbow moonstone. Indian artisans hand craft the floral pendant...
Sterling Silver and Garnet Dangle Earrings
Red Couple, Sterling Silver and Garnet Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
Made MustikaGet into party mode by slipping into Made Mustika gorgeous dangle earrings. The Balinese artisan centers his design with a faceted garnet gemstone, while a sterling silver frame houses delicate...$49.99
Artist: Made Mustika
Isla del Coco
Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings
Isla del Coco, Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings
Length: 0.9" x 0.2" W x 0.4" D
Miriam BrutenThe gleam of gold pairs beautifully with sterling silver and creamy white cultured pearls in these delightful earrings from Miriam Bruten in Costa Rica. The earrings swing merrily on 14k gold-filled...$54.99
Artist: Miriam Bruten
Silver and Cultured Pearl Skull Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Skull Pearls, Silver and Cultured Pearl Skull Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.2" x 0" W
Rosa RojoRosa Rojo handcrafts this unique pair of dangle earrings from 925 sterling silver and white cultured pearls. She uses different patinas to create two highly-detailed skulls' faces.$49.99
Artist: Rosa Rojo
Macrame Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Wristband Bracelet
Fine Art, Macrame Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Wristband Bracelet
KittiwanThai artisan Kittiwan hand knots purple and grey polyester cord to create this stunning bracelet. Using macrame techniques, the artisan braids a bezel setting around a smooth orange chalcedony stone...$39.99
Revolutions in Apple Green
Apple Green Jade Bead Pendant Necklace from Guatemala
Revolutions in Apple Green, Apple Green Jade Bead Pendant Necklace from Guatemala
Estuardo JimenezA simple Guatemalan apple green jade bead decorates this minimalist pendant necklace by Estuardo Jimenez. He handcrafts the chain on this piece from 925 sterling silver. The artisan learned the art of...$57.99
Artist: Estuardo Jimenez
Howlite and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring
White Pyramid, Howlite and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 7,8,9
Rakesh RanaSoothe your spirit and alleviate stress with the power of howlite. Crafted by Rakesh Rana, this lovely cocktail ring features a pyramid-shaped howlite gem in a sterling silver bezel setting. Grey...
Artist: Rakesh Rana
Dream Charmer in Black
Sterling Silver and Onyx Dreamcatcher Earrings
Dream Charmer in Black, Sterling Silver and Onyx Dreamcatcher Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.7" W x 0.1" D
Rosalia TariganDream sweet dreams all day and every night with Rosalia Tarigan's lovely dreamcatcher-inspired earrings. Indonesian artisans in Rosalia's East Java workshop place a petite onyx gemstone at the center...$39.99
Artist: Rosalia Tarigan
Dark Green Maya Rain
Teardrop Dark Green Jade Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Dark Green Maya Rain, Teardrop Dark Green Jade Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Length: 1.8" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Jimenez FamilyTreasured by the ancient Maya, cabochons of jade boast natural dark green hues. The talented artisans of Guatemala's Jimenez Family create these earrings, featuring designs in sterling silver that...$49.99
Artist: Jimenez Family
Artisan Crafted Agate Beaded Necklace
Sky Beauty, Artisan Crafted Agate Beaded Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Christina Rochelle DzanneyThis monochromatic beaded necklace from Christina Rochelle Dzanney is perfect for making a bold statement. The Ghanaian artisan uses delicate agate chips in black, white, and shades of grey to create...$47.99
Artist: Christina Rochelle Dzanney
Cultured Pearl and Quartz Pendant Necklace
Sky Pearls, Cultured Pearl and Quartz Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
MattaThailand's Matta crafts an elegant pearl strand with a funky twist. The artisan centers the strand with two iridescent cultured freshwater pearls flanked by 950 Karen silver beads and blue quartz...$47.99
Black Forest Road
Striped Green and Black Jade Pendant Necklace from Guatemala
Black Forest Road, Striped Green and Black Jade Pendant Necklace from Guatemala
Ruben and Gilda PerezRuben and Gilda Perez use Guatemalan dark green and black jade gemstones to create a vertical bands of color in this beautiful necklace. The pendant is suspended from a black cotton cord with sterling...
Artist: Ruben and Gilda Perez
Modern Taxco Silver and Obsidian Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Nighttime Diamond, Modern Taxco Silver and Obsidian Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W
Alon DillerThese earrings are the perfect minimalist design for a professional looks or mixing and matching with your other jewelry. Alon Diller handcrafts them from 950 silver and adds a pair of diamond-shaped...$49.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Sea Candy in Orange
Thai Carnelian and Quartz Beaded Necklace
Sea Candy in Orange, Thai Carnelian and Quartz Beaded Necklace
NareeratThailand's Nareerat designs and crafts an exquisite beaded necklace using lots of fiery orange gems. The artisan uses shimmering silk thread to hand knot carnelian chips and beads with white-orange...$49.99
Lovely Acorn in Yellow
Sterling Silver and Quartz Pendant Necklace
Lovely Acorn in Yellow, Sterling Silver and Quartz Pendant Necklace
Chatchanop NaratcharujBring some lighthearted beauty into your life with Chatchanop Naratcharuj's charming acorn pendant necklace. The Thai artisan fashions the acorn from a rutilated quartz gem and a top made of textured...$49.99
Artist: Chatchanop Naratcharuj
Dove Pendant Necklace in Dark Green Jade from Guatemala
Peaceful Dove, Dove Pendant Necklace in Dark Green Jade from Guatemala
Jorge LopezDesigned by Guatemalan artisan Jorge Lopez, this beautiful pendant necklace is made from adjustable black cotton cord and features a flying dove etched into natural dark green jade. The dreamy...$49.99
Artist: Jorge Lopez
Shades of Teal
Handmade Chrysocolla Stud Earrings (2 Pairs)
Shades of Teal, Handmade Chrysocolla Stud Earrings (2 Pairs)
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W
Bertha VeraThis pretty set of two pairs of stud earrings will make an excellent addition to any jewelry collection. Bertha Vera in Peru creates the earrings, which are crafted from Andean 950 silver and set with...$44.99
Artist: Bertha Vera
Free Love in Ice Blue
Prehnite and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Free Love in Ice Blue, Prehnite and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 0.8" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
NarineeIcy blue gems twinkle brightly alongside cool silver accents on Narinee's dangle earrings. The Thai artisan uses faceted prehnite stones in decorative prong settings to create the earrings, finishing...$44.99
Agate Anklet with Seashell Pendant from Peru
Ocean Fortune, Agate Anklet with Seashell Pendant from Peru
Marianela VargasPeru's Marianela Vargas handcrafts this dreamy anklet from nylon cord and decorates it with agate beads in earthy tones. The anklet is finished with a seashell pendant in sterling silver.$39.99
Artist: Marianela Vargas
Gold Plated Amethyst and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings
Paradise Sparkle, Gold Plated Amethyst and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.3" W
SaranaratThailand's Saranarat provides work for local women, designing a pair of dangle earrings that sparkles with the hues of paradise. Dangling from the ears on gold plated sterling silver, the earrings...$39.99
Tiger's Eye and Recycled Glass Bead Pendant Necklace
Adiepena, Tiger's Eye and Recycled Glass Bead Pendant Necklace
Phelicia Darko-QuagrianeNaming her creation "Adiepena," a Ghanaian female name, Phelicia Darko-Quagriane designs and crafts this golden-brown necklace.The artisan uses glossy tiger's eye beads to craft the...$39.99
Artist: Phelicia Darko-Quagriane
Black Jade Ear Plugs
Black Tunnel, Black Jade Ear Plugs
Size: 0.6" H x 0.6" W x 0.4" D
Pablo RoquelThe natural beauty of black Guatemalan jade makes a statement all by itself in these beautiful ear plugs. Pablo Roquel cuts, carves and polishes the ear plugs by hand.$39.99
Artist: Pablo Roquel
Carnelian and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Close Relatives, Carnelian and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
NarayaniPresented by Narayani, these dainty earrings feature fiery orange gems and cool silver. Indian artisans start by hand crafting a sterling silver spiral, placing a carnelian gem in a bezel setting at...
Rhodium-Plated Rainbow Moonstone Cocktail Ring
Misty Mountains, Rhodium-Plated Rainbow Moonstone Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 7
Sehal AgarwalSehal Agarwal in India designs and crafts an ethereal cocktail ring with a luxurious touch. The artisan centers the ring with a large, flat rainbow moonstone, which rests in a decorative prong...
Artist: Sehal Agarwal
Onyx and Quartz Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet
Spirit Animal, Onyx and Quartz Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet
Asmara PutraCultivate an aura of mystery with the help of this cool beaded bracelet designed by Bali's Asmara Putra. The artisan hand threads half the bracelet with black onyx, while the other half gleams with...$39.99
Artist: Asmara Putra
Hand-Knotted Gemstone Macrame Bracelets (Set of 5)
Simply Chill, Hand-Knotted Gemstone Macrame Bracelets (Set of 5)
Tiraphan HasubThai artisan Tiraphan Hasub designs a set of five bracelets, one for each day of the work week. The artisan hand knots waxed polyester cord around richly colored beads using macrame techniques to...$39.99
Artist: Tiraphan Hasub
Artisan Made Jasper and Quartz Dangle Earrings
Icy Morning, Artisan Made Jasper and Quartz Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.4" W x 0.4" D
SiripornWake up to the beauty of Siriporn's exquisite blue earrings. The Thai artisan hand threads rondelle jasper beads alongside icy blue quartz to create the earrings. The gems dangle prettily from a pair...$37.99
Sterling Silver and Rainbow Moonstone Pendant Bracelet
White Rapids, Sterling Silver and Rainbow Moonstone Pendant Bracelet
Neetu BarathiCool silver and a misty stone complement each other perfectly on Neetu Barathi's lovely bracelet. The Indian artisan centers a sterling silver rolo chain with a faceted rainbow moonstone in a bezel...
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Treasures of Brazil
Beaded Multigem Necklace
Treasures of Brazil, Beaded Multigem Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Joias do RioJoias do Rio creates this pretty necklace, which showcases several of Brazil's gemstone treasures. The double-strand necklace is strung with polished clear quartz, amethyst, citrine and peridot chips....
Artist: Joias do Rio
Handcrafted Agate Obsidian Beaded Green Tassel Earrings
Playful Green, Handcrafted Agate Obsidian Beaded Green Tassel Earrings
Length: 3.1" x 0.4" W
Ana MirezA trio of colorful gemstones crowns a cluster of beads in this delightful design. Ana Mirez combines globes of agate and obsidian for these earrings, and adds playful green tassels for fun.$34.99
Artist: Ana Mirez
Hematite and Sterling Silver Charm Anklet
Playground Love, Hematite and Sterling Silver Charm Anklet
TipaRemember your first love fondly with Tipa's heartwarming silver anklet. The Thai artisan centers a sterling silver rolo chain with an innocently romantic sterling silver pendant adorned with...$34.99
Sterling Silver and Amethyst Button Earrings
Purple Horizon, Sterling Silver and Amethyst Button Earrings
Length: 0.5" x 0.5" W x 0.1" D
Wayan LastiPurple gems sparkle at the center of Wayan Lasti's pretty floral earrings. The Balinese artisan crafts the earrings from oxidized sterling silver in the shape of a flower, placing a round amethyst in...$29.99
Artist: Wayan Lasti
Forget Me Not in Red
Red Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
Forget Me Not in Red, Red Quartz and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
SiranyaSiranya in Thailand designs a pretty beaded bracelet with a flower at its center. Thai artisans use a flower-stamped, 950 Karen silver bead to center the bracelet, adding shining sterling silver beads...$29.99
Artisan Crafted Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Everyday Pairs, Artisan Crafted Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainFramed by handcrafted sterling silver designs, various gemstones are displayed in this set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, carnelian, labradorite...
Handmade Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Harmonious Pairs, Handmade Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
Bhavya JainFramed by handcrafted sterling silver designs, various gemstones are displayed in this harmonious set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, lapis lazuli...$79.95
Elegance of the Beach
Blue Topaz and Composite Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Elegance of the Beach, Blue Topaz and Composite Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.4" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainEvoking the elegance of the beach, these Indian earrings feature petite blue topaz gems that dangle above pieces of oceanic blue and sandy beige composite turquoise.
Artist: Alok Jain
Larimar and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from India
Ethereal Eden, Larimar and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from India
Size: 18 to 20 inches
AparnaA beautiful stone of larimar glows with mystical wonder in this beautiful pendant necklace from designer Aparna. Handcrafted in India, the feminine necklace features a sterling silver frame adorned...
Oval Sapphire Stud Earrings from Thailand
Oceanic Marvel, Oval Sapphire Stud Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.2" x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
NarineeIn this pair of stud earrings from Thailand, two faceted sapphire gems display their oceanic blue hues. Narinee designs and crafts these earrings, cradling each oval stone with a sterling silver prong...$39.99
Lapis Lazuli and Leather Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Boho Friends, Lapis Lazuli and Leather Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 4)
WakamiPerfect for sharing with friends, this set of four bohemian bracelets is presented by Wakami as part of an effort to promote rural Guatemalan handicrafts. Two bracelets are hand-knotted from blue...$44.99
Citrine and Composite Turquoise Link Bracelet from India
Sunny Drops, Citrine and Composite Turquoise Link Bracelet from India
ShankerThis regal link bracelet is hand crafted from sterling silver, with over seven carats of citrine stones alongside composite turquoise. Working with Indian jewelry artisans, Shanker presents this...
Chalcedony and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from India
Blue Creativity, Chalcedony and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.7" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelCombining the sparkle of blue topaz with the gleam of blue chaldedony, these earrings from India are presented by Neeru Goel. The gemstones are framed by designs in sterling silver; a diamond shape...
Garnet and Crescent Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sanur Crescents, Garnet and Crescent Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaNamed after the beautiful Sanur Beach in Bali, these dangle earrings are crafted by Made Wardika. Sleek crescents are hand-carved from bone and wrapped in polished sterling silver. They are crowned...$25.99
Artist: Made Wardika
Gold Accent Amethyst & Rose Quartz Cocktail Ring from India
Pretty Trio, Gold Accent Amethyst & Rose Quartz Cocktail Ring from India
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10
Neetu BarathiFramed by 18k gold, a trio of faceted gems are displayed in this pretty cocktail ring from India. Neetu Barathi sets amethyst, pink quartz, and rose quartz on a slender sterling silver band.
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Square Carnelian Dangle Earrings from India
Honey Squares, Square Carnelian Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.3" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelDisplaying the red-orange hues of delicious honey, two square cabochons of natural rainbow moonstone are encased in frames of high-polish sterling silver. Neeru Goel presents these fantastic dangle...
Crescent Gleam in Pink
Dyed Pink Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace from Indonesia
Crescent Gleam in Pink, Dyed Pink Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace from Indonesia
Putu PutriInside a circular pendant made of sterling silver lies a bright and gleaming mabe pearl that is cultured and dyed pink. The stunning pendant hangs from a woven black leather cord, creating a striking...$69.99
Artist: Putu Putri
Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings from India (Set of 7)
Everyday Pairs, Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings from India (Set of 7)
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainFramed by different designs in sterling silver, various gemstones are displayed in this set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, lapis lazuli, labradorite...$67.99
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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 jeweler's 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 women's 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. Women's 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 women's 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.
women's 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, women's 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 country's 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.
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.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and brass all provide durability as well as beauty. Artisans also utilize local materials that can include coconut shells, bamboo, bright African print fabrics, ceramic beads, natural amber, carved bone and bull horn. Both Peru and Mexico have rich silver mines and silver is used for traditional jewelry as well as contemporary designs.
Women's 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.
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.
More than a mere fashion statement, men's jewelry, including bracelets, have been worn throughout history to communicate cultural, religious, and social beliefs. Prehistoric man adorned his wrists with bones and shells to ward off evil spirits. Wealthy men wore bracelets made of gold and silver to display their power and status. Bracelets evolved over time from good luck charms to status symbols to modern style accessories. All the while, they pick up and preserve meaning from the past. In Peru, gold and silver bracelets were meant to complement each other symbolically. Gold represented the sun, the day, and the masculine. Silver represented the moon, the night, and the feminine. These two bright, powerful metals held one another in balance. In Central America, natural materials decorated men's jewelry to signify a connection to place. Metals, bone, shells, bird feathers (especially the beautiful quetzal bird), and carved stones (particularly jade for its power of fertility and life) protected and decorated the wearer.
Global artisans use all sorts of materials in their handcrafted jewelry for men. In the Andes, sterling silver, leather, and combinations of natural stones are frequently used. In Bali, silver, gold, bone, wood, brass, and stainless copper adorn handmade jewelry. In West Africa, men's jewelry honors the cow, where bone and horns are incorporated into unique pieces.
Excellent question! There is no simple test that can tell you whether an artisan hand-crafted your jewelry or not. No easy way to know if an item is handmade or factory-produced. But there are details that you can look out for, and hopefully a discerning eye will guide you right. First, look at materials. If a bracelet is made of leather with embossed detailing, or sterling silver with intricate carvings or stone settings, you are entering the realm of the handmade. If a bracelet is made from bone, or makes use of complicated beadwork, if there is evidence of welding or carving, then you can feel good about your purchase. Any true artisan will tell you: no two pieces of jewelry will come out identical if they are made by hand. Beware of sameness. Celebrate the idiosyncrasies of the artists hand and help preserve the techniques and traditions of the past.
The materials that comprise handmade artisan necklaces are as varied as the makers themselves. Craftspeople all over the world use metals, like sterling silver, gold, copper and brass, to perfect their designs. Cotton or nylon cord and leather are also common materials used in traditional mens jewelry. Wooden beads, cow bones, coconut shells, bamboo, and gemstones all adorn mens necklaces from across the globe.
Unique, stylish, and handcrafted. These are the guiding principles of wearing men's jewelry with confidence. There are no rules when it comes to men's bracelets. You can wear simple leather, or a combination of metals. You can go understated or bold. Colorful or subdued. However you choose to display your handmade jewelry, what matters most is that you discover pieces that attest to your own originality.
Many traditional artisans employ the handcrafted techniques of their ancestors, which favored a slow, methodical approach in a small workshop, as opposed to mass production. Today, they preserve these methodologies while intentionally distinguishing their approaches from those of large factories. Respect for the environment, and for animal and human life drive the artwork itself. Natural materials are often a sign that a product is eco-friendly. Additionally, many artisans look for ways to reuse or recycle in their artwork. Some choose to repurpose old wood or fabric. Some recycle glass beads or up-cycle plastic and discarded paper. Others follow practices that conserve resources, like water and energy, and are mindful of the pollutants they release into the environment. Shopping from organizations that promote eco-friendly products is the best way to ensure that you are receiving a unique item that does not damage the world through its making.
Handcrafted mens jewelry captures our undying passion for symbols and meaning through a variety of designs, emblems, and carvings. In ancient Peru, men wore necklaces adorned with pendants of human, animal, and divine characters. A common symbol that has withstood the test of time is the Andean Chakana, or the staggered cross, that attests to the relationship between humankind and the cosmos. In Bali, mens jewelry integrated the cross, the sign of freedom, and Ongkara symbol for oneness and spirituality. In Central America, carved glyphs were commonly used. Animal figures and bird feathers (like the quetzal and macaw) had special significance, as did natural stones. In India, Om and Ganesha symbols are used for protection, prosperity and purity. In West Africa, Gye nyame, symbolizing Gods deep power and infinite knowledge, is still used on necklaces.
There is no right way to wear mens rings. Right hand, left hand, ring finger or thumb, where you place your ring is as much a matter of preference and comfort as it is style. Besides the common ring finger to signify love or marriage, other fingers of note are the index finger, which symbolizes power, leadership, and authority in some cultures, and the thumb, which can signify wealth. Wherever you choose to don it, a handmade ring should be as unique as the man who wears it.
Like many things, when it comes to great craftsmanship, the evidence is in the details. We asked artisans what they look for in a good necklace, and heres what they told us. Keep your eye out for the smooth functioning of the lock. It should clasp easily and cleanly. Examine the weldings of the chain joints, and pay attention to the surface of the jewelry. Is it finished in high polish? Are handcrafted details evident? Are engravings handmade? Artisans also look for uniqueness in design, integrity of workmanship, and high-quality materials. Necklaces should be free from dents, and beads should stay fastened in place. No chips in the gemstones, no cuts in the bezel, and no obvious glue marks of any kind. While these standards may seem high, we believe that artisan jewelry should aim for the stars.
Since time immemorial, jewelry has been used as a personal ornament, religious signification, or tastes in fashion. Today's handcrafted artisan jewelry is no different. In West Africa, leather is prized by certain tribes and connotes a connection to culture. In Indonesia, black coral, or Akar Bahar, is believed to protect the wearer from witchcraft and evil, and so it is used in many jewelry items for men. In Peru, leaders adorned themselves with garments that were exclusive to their rank, so men's jewelry not only indicated their function, but was also steeped in iconography, religious code, and emblems of power and prestige. In India, artisan jewelry incorporates the motifs of Om, a spiritual symbol signifying the essence of consciousness, and Lord Ganesha, the god of beginnings who is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Today, artisans working in these classical styles preserve the heritage that was passed down to them over time.
To understand the significance of traditional, handcrafted men's rings, we need to talk about stones. All over the world, stones reveal deep cultural connections to the land, belief systems, and aspirations. In Peru, artisan jewelry makes use of chrysocolla (also known as "Peruvian turquoise"), which was used by the Incas as an inlay in their goldwork. They believed it calmed their emotions and strengthened their immune defenses because it had medicinal powers. In Bali, kecubung (Amethyst) is incorporated into handmade rings because it brings peace to those who wear it. Kalimaya (Opal) is believed to stabilize the mental well-being of the wearer. In Guatemala, jade is the stone of choice, as the Mayans attributed special powers to it, believing it symbolized life, fertility, and power. In India, onyx is a stone of vigor and stamina, which strengthens self-confidence, banishes grief, and stimulates wise decision-making. Lapis lazuli relieves anger and negative thoughts and eases frustrations. Tigers eye stone aids harmony and balance and helps release fear and anxiety. The list of unique stones is as long as the master craftspeople who use them in their traditional jewelry.
From wedding rings to religious symbols, men's rings have carried tremendous significance throughout history. In West Africa, rings were originally used to represent God's unmatched power and the authority of mankind on earth. In India, handcrafted rings have been used to symbolize everything from devotion and fidelity to eternity and belief in a deity. Today, like in many cultures, Indian rings represent love, engagement and marriage. Pre-Hispanic cultures in Central America and South America used handmade jewelry to denote social position, rank, as well as personal adornment. Metal, bone, shell, and stoneparticularly jadewere chosen for beauty and durability. Even the choice of metal has meaning in particular cultures. The Incas, for example, believed that gold was a sacred metal sent by the sun god, Inti, and all mines belonged to the emperor, who protected his metals with great zeal.
Men have worn rings since ancient times as a personal ornament, a sign of social position, official rank, or a symbol of religious beliefs. Handmade jewelry may reflect changes in fashion, but it remains rooted in the history and culture of a people and place. Each unique ring reveals the artistic sensibility of its maker, yet certain symbols and motifs appear frequently. In India, the Om motif has special cultural significance as a sacred spiritual symbol. It signifies ultimate reality, or consciousness. In Bali, the Om Kara, or Ongkara, represents five elements: wind, fire, ether, water, air, and earth, which correspond to different aspects of the human body. Religion and mythology are also manifest in traditional jewelry. Lord Ganesha, one of the most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon, is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and the god of intellect and wisdom. In Bali, Barong is a lion-like mythical creature that symbolizes victory and spiritual protection. These symbols and others can be found on handmade rings from around the world and are ways of honoring history, culture, and spirituality.
Techniques that rely on handmade craftsmanship honor the cultures and regions from which they come. In Bali, repouss, or the art of silver filigree, is still preserved by artisans today. In Central America, jewelry-makers work with natural stones, especially jade, in order to celebrate the techniques and materials used by their ancestors. In India, sterling silver jewelry is made through intricate jali carving or rawa (silver beading). Hand-casting and gemstone-cutting have also been passed down through the generations, and today, make their way into unique works of wearable art. In West Africa, fabrication (including soldering or welding) is a technique that has stood the test of time, as has leather twisting, which adorns mens jewelry from bracelets to necklaces.
The traditional techniques used to create artisan jewelry are as diverse as the cultures from which they come. In Peru, the ancient technique of handmade goldsmithing continues in the work of filigree, the art of weaving silver threads together. Originally brought to the Andes during the colonial period, filigree acquired local nuances and incorporated designs inspired by nature and daily life. In Bali, handmade jewelry makes use of a method called repouss, a decorative, detail-oriented artform that uses hammers and punches to raise metal in relief from the background of the ring. In West Africa, fabrication, casting, and forging are common handcrafted techniques, whereas in India, it is common to see cut gemstones intricately fitted within silver segments.
Traditional artisans handcraft jewelry using the techniques and materials of their ancestors. In Indonesia, the most common mens bracelet is made from Akar Baharnatural, or black, coral. In the Andes, sterling silver, leather, waxed cotton threads, or natural stones adorn handmade jewelry. In Central America, the list includes: gold, brass, cord, wood, or glass. West Africa also makes use of these materials, plus wooden beads. And India incorporates gemstones into its rich history of jewelry.
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I was not expecting the fine detailed work with these earrings. The different colored stones provide choices for a variety of outfits. I showed the earrings to my husband when they arrived. A man of few words, he surprised me by his enthusiastic reaction as to what a pretty set of earrings I had gotten. These would make a wonderful gift for any special occasion.
These earrings are delicate yet bold in their own way. I love the garnet on them as it is my birthstone! I feel a special energy with these earrings and I love to shop NOVICA because I love touching a part of this beautiful world we share! Thank you!
Love the contrasting metals, the size, color and quality of the stones and the comfortable fit. Great industrial design look to this ring!
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"Initially, I was considered a girl who was designing just for fun. But when I gave the artisans my designs and ideas to create the items, they started to take me seriously."
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