Amethyst CascadeGold and palm necklace
"I enjoy being an artisan, transforming palm fiber into art and achieve incredible things from its union, that is, the technique of macramé."
We have been deeply saddened by the passing of Claudio Bravo, and we honor his memory through the heartfelt words of Hainy Nercessian, from Novica Brazil:
"Claudio was a very kind person and a talented artisan, very reliable in his commitments. He would often drop by the office mostly after office hours as he knew I was there, we enjoyed long conversations. Claudio was very proud and enthusiastic about being part of Novica. He once called to ask if it would be ok to print a leaflet announcing his products at a fair and in our website so that he could distribute them at the harbor to tourists arriving to Rio in Cruises.
"One day, a couple of Japanese tourists were passing by his stall at a fair in Copacabana, they looked at his jewelry and then at him, and suddenly they screamed, "It is him, it is him!" They excitedly said that they knew him because they had bought two of his bracelets though Novica! They took many photos together and when he told me about it, he said it was like being a celebrity for a day! All of us in the office will miss him deeply…
"I am Argentine and began working in handicrafts while traveling in Brazil. I was fascinated by the seashells and mother of pearl found on the seashore. I traveled a great deal through the country and met a tribal chief who presented me with a net made of the buriti, a palm tree that grows in marshlands. Curiously, the fiber from the net did not irritate the skin as is typical of other palm fibers, and he explained that the treatment given it makes it appropriate for creating adornments and furniture.
"In 1994, I began to work with this material, using craft techniques like macramé. Inspired by the ritual dress of Brazil's native Americans, I began to create bracelets and other designs. I was discovered by a famous jeweler who had a shop two blocks from my house, and I began to supply her with bracelets. The bracelets of palm fiber received luxurious details in 18k gold and they were bought by the rich and famous. Soon my designs were seen on magazine covers and were used by musical groups like E o Tchan! at the height of their success.
"Despite the fact that I was dressing celebrities, my life did not change a lot. People tried to copy my work, but never achieved the standard of quality and the fine finishing of my pieces. I enjoy being an artisan, transforming palm fiber into art and achieving incredible things from its union, that is, the technique of macramé.
"I believe that Novica can take my designs to the entire world, showing the beauty of our exclusive materials and the sophistication of our workmanship."
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Gorgeous, just absolutely gorgeous!!! Just received the bracelet and I already know that it will be my top favourite, most beloved piece of jewelry! Thank you for it! Love, Jamilah
Last night I received “Love”, the beautiful amethyst and quartz bracelet. It was even more stunning in person. I bought it as a gift and I know that my sister will love this bracelet, but I would love to keep it for myself! Claudio Bravo did incredible work and I can not wait to get some for myself!
Buffalo / New York / USA
I received the Palm Bracelet Brazil Sun over a month ago, and it is very pretty - the brown weave looks great with the gold accents. The only problem I'm having is with the chain clasp - I keep carrying the bracelet around with me, attempting to put it on. This is the first bracelet I've ever owned that I cannot clasp. The one time I was able to fasten the clasp, the chain allowed it to be too loose and it doesn't look good at all that way. (Note that I have a fat wrist for a woman, and never have this problem either.) I should be able to remove the chain and lessen the looseness of the clasp; however, it will only make this even more difficult to fasten. I'm not sure what to do.
I just received my Palm and Gold/Palm bracelets made both by Claudio Bravo and I was very happy to find that it was exactly what I had expected. Beautiful, simple, and definitely natural. I love jewelry that really stand out and can make a statement. His jewelry definitely does that. Thank You!
I love the truly organic feel of your bracelets and your artistry is evident in the delicate weaving. I love wearing them and as gifts they are perfect as they are unusual. The add of the gift wrap was great and added to the pleasure of receiving the bracelets. Thanks!
I just recieved my bracelets and they are even more beautiful than I hoped. I ordered one as a gift for a friend and the other for myself and I am so pleased with them. The packaging was obviously done with great care and the hand written note was such a nice touch. Thank you Claudio, I would definitely order more from you!!!
I just received my Crossroad jewelry and I adore it. Thank you so much and I will take very good care of it for my childred to enjoy.
what a beautiful braclet and how nicely it was sent.it was so nice to receive such a pretty piece and so different piece of jewelry. i will, and have told others about your site. keep making beautiful jewelry!
Akron, Ohio USA
Dear Claudo, Received my Bracelet today and was so happy. We had some problems on getting the order straight as I somehow ordered wrong. but it is here now and I just love it. I will be wearing it soon. You do very beautiful work. I have always liked this type of Jewelry. Anything different and I try and go for it. I have one now that I want to get but have to wait until April 15th. My husband likes it also. He even made the statement if there is a place on the computer that has Different Jewlery my wife will find it. Again thank you so very much.
Anchorage, Alaska USA
I just received the bracelet ""Earth Treasures"" today and had to start wearing it immediately. It is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for such a beautiful item. I have already shown it off to a couple of my co-workers and we will all be coming back to buy more of Claudio's beautiful jewelry.
It's a lovely piece - the design is inspired. The addition of the small beads along the sides really adds to its uniqueness.
I got a very nice bracelet- ""Encounters""- from Mr. Bravo. It shows the fine craftsmanship of this great artisan. All that I have to say, is, Bravo!
I just received the bracelet today...it's absolutely lovely. Thank you!
I just received my bracelet this morning. It is BEAUTIFUL!! I have never seen anything like it before. Thank you so much and keep up the great and beautiful work!! Ronna Black - Pennsylvania
Miami / Florida / USA
The bracelet turned out very nicely; obrigado.
I LOVE your bracelets! I'm sorry I did not write you sooner... I purchased 2 of your palm fiber ""Cuff"" bracelets about 2 years ago, and I still wear them often ( almost daily), and they have lasted so beautifully. I am always receiving compliments when I wear them. I treasure these bracelets, and want to thank you on your creativity and how much I appreciate your work. Thank you, Lynn in Nutley, NJ
I received the bracelets ""JOY"" and ""AMETHYST CASCADE"" today. Both of these pieces are beautifully crafted . You can't find this unique design and artistry here in the states. I love them both !
I wore my new Jungle Spirit bracelet over the Thanksgiving holiday, and everyone had to see it and try it on! I LOVE it, and can't wait to shop for Christmas! Merideth
Claudio, We received with pleasure, your beautiful macramed palm fiber bracelet, in an equally beautiful gift package. Simple, earthy, summery ... The entire experience was a very nice surprise! Thank you. Alexandra & Alin
Finally my bracelet has been arrived, from my american friend...really nice and vintage!
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