Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant on Silk Necklace
Blue Octopus, Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant on Silk Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Rosalia TariganDenizen of the sea's depth, this extraordinary octopus captivates with the blue iridescence of a Mabe pearl. As a water creature, the octopus is associated with the psyche, intuition and emotion. From...
Artist: Rosalia Tarigan
Octopus of the Deep
Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace of an Octopus
Octopus of the Deep, Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace of an Octopus
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Nyoman RenaFeaturing an octopus pendant with tangled legs, this necklace is designed by Indonesian artisan Nyoman Rena. Beginning his career as a sculptor, he puts his creative abilities to use in this necklace...$49.99
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Larimar Blue Topaz Octopus Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Sweet Octopus, Larimar Blue Topaz Octopus Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Michael KrainerThis necklace handcrafted by Thai artisan Michael Krainer features a lovely octopus pendant. Set in sterling silver, the body of the octopus is a teardrop cabochon of smooth larimar, and five of its...$89.99
Artist: Michael Krainer
Handcrafted Bone Octopus Pendant Necklace from Bali
Octopus Refuge, Handcrafted Bone Octopus Pendant Necklace from Bali
Made WardikaSeeming to hide within the refuge of the ocean depths, a spotted octopus is hand-carved of bone. Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs this pendant necklace, capturing the majestic creature with an...$27.99
Hand Crafted Gold Plate and Faux Pearl Octopus Necklace
Octopus, Hand Crafted Gold Plate and Faux Pearl Octopus Necklace
Size: 20 to 22 inches
Albert IckenrothAlbert Ickenroth conjures an imaginative style of jewelry with the unique design of this necklace. Skillfully combining a Swarovski crystal pearl with 22k gold plate, the necklace captivates with a...$59.99
Artist: Albert Ickenroth
Rainbow Moonstone Octopus Pendant Necklace from Bali
Octopus King, Rainbow Moonstone Octopus Pendant Necklace from Bali
Suar DwipayanaCrafted of sterling silver, a king octopus is depicted in this pendant necklace from Bali. Suar Dwipayana designs this necklace, completed with eyes of natural rainbow moonstone.$79.99
Artist: Suar Dwipayana
Octopus Pendant Necklace Hand Carved of Cow Bone
Bali Octopus, Octopus Pendant Necklace Hand Carved of Cow Bone
Made WardikaThis exquisitely detailed pendant necklace is from Made Wardika in Bali. The octopus pendant is carved by hand from cow bone and stained with tea to give it an aged, antique appearance. It centers a...$25.99
Handcarved Bone Octopus Pendant Necklace made in Indonesia
Great Octopus, Handcarved Bone Octopus Pendant Necklace made in Indonesia
Made WardikaMade Wardika is proud to present his own design in this necklace, which features a pendant hand-carved from bone in the shape of a powerful octopus. Hanging from a leather cord, this piece is...$19.99
Beneath the Waves
Sterling Silver Octopus Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Beneath the Waves, Sterling Silver Octopus Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaCrafted of sterling silver with a high-polish finish, a friendly octopus spreads its tentacles in the pendant of this necklace from Mexico. Oscar Figueroa Escorcia, who works with a passion for...$44.99
Artist: Oscar Figueroa Escorcia
Pearl on Sterling Silver Pendant on Silk Necklace
White Octopus, Pearl on Sterling Silver Pendant on Silk Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Rosalia TariganDenizen of the sea's depth, this extraordinary octopus captivates with the white iridescence of a Mabe pearl. As a water creature, the octopus is associated with the psyche, intuition and emotion....
Artist: Rosalia Tarigan
White Bali Octopus
White Octopus Pendant Necklace Hand Carved of Bone
White Bali Octopus, White Octopus Pendant Necklace Hand Carved of Bone
Made WardikaThis exquisitely detailed pendant necklace from Made Wardika depicts an octopus. Carved by hand of natural bone, the pendant centers a dark brown leather necklace. Animals are a favorite theme for...$19.99
Hand Made Bone Pendant Necklace Octopus from Indonesia
Ocean Dweller, Hand Made Bone Pendant Necklace Octopus from Indonesia
Made WardikaAn octopus with its legs tangled is hand-carved from a piece of bone in this impressive pendant necklace, hanging from a leather cord. Indonesia's Made Wardika provides for his loving family with his...$25.99
Cultured Pearl Octopus Pendant Necklace Crafted in Bali
Gurita Reef, Cultured Pearl Octopus Pendant Necklace Crafted in Bali
Desi AntariCrowned by a glowing white cultured pearl, a sterling silver octopus lets its limbs dangle in the pendant of this necklace. Desi Antari designs the necklace, circling the neck with a sterling rope...
Artist: Desi Antari
Octopus Necklaces(13 items)
Welcome to our Octopus Necklace Collection, each piece crafted by NOVICA artisans who carry on ancestral traditions in contemporary designs.
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.
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.
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 Octopus Necklaces
This bone pendant is nicely carved. The rectangular shape gives it a more contemporary look while the size makes a bold statement. I added my own silver chain and love wearing this piece with green shirts. I recommend this pendant to all octopus lovers, especially those who want to give a subtle nod to a love of sci-fi and fantasy.
By Mary Ingalls
My hard-to-please niece LOVES this!
Its always a crap-shoot finding the right present for Alice, but this one NAILED it!! Thanks to Novica I retain my status as The Worlds Best Auntie; its so well designed and made, and so lovely -- if she hadnt loved it Id have to think about disowning her. Lucky for all concerned she absolutely loves it -- Highly recommend!!
Made Wardika Carved bone and leather jewelry
"My designs are inspired by the rich cultures and art of Bali traditions."
I'm the second of three children and, due to my family's economic situation, I started working when I was 11 years old to pay for school.... read more