People, travel, eating!, photography
Peru & India's people, food, and culture make me glad to be alive!
What I like most about Novica:
Novica is the real deal. After traveling through Peru I did not even come close to finding as unique/varied items & quality/use of regional materials (and not just because was broke)- knew could come home, shop online and still make a fair exchange for artisans. This is key.
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30 testimonials written and 28 Novica artists purchased from.
Testimonial for Ploy Intha
"Sterling silver drop earrings, 'Duet'". Lovely, slender and beautifully crafted. The floral design is on both sides of each drop. Highly recommend Ms. Intha's work. Thank you!
Testimonial for Oscar Figueroa Escorcia
The Monarch Butterfly choker pendent is of great quality & price. It sites just at the base of the throat chakra & just sings. I hope Mr. Escorcia will make more ! Thank You!
Testimonial for Patricia Jara
Another great ring from Ms. Jara - "Duality" - rose quartz & amazonite - my niece may steal this from me! Always enjoy her work. Thank you!
Testimonial for Neeru Goel
The Blue Unicorn necklace is very special. For me it symbolizes a swirling cosmic sword of Truth. I love the texture of the chain. Thank you so much Neeru for your artistry.
Testimonial for Silvia Lima
Gold vermeil rose quartz cocktail ring, 'Rose Moon'. This is a great abstract design! Well made and looks great on the hand. It is comfortable to wear as well. If you like large, unique pieces & rose quartz, this is the one for you. Thank you!
Testimonial for Sajad
This is my second shawl from Sajad, the wool 'Emerald Muse'. The wool is butterfly wing light and has a delicate weave - and the color is outstanding. It is fantastic. Thank you so much!
Testimonial for Nyoman Rena
The Pearl drop earrings, 'Three Full Moons' are lovely, quality earrings. The pearls are well matched & the posts are handmade, not mass market China. Previously had purchased the 'Sacred Red Lotus' garnet pend. - these are wonderful pieces. Thank you very much!
Testimonial for Shanker
Moonstone cocktail ring, 'Mystical Mum'. This ring is a sheer delight. It is well made and the little opals have a glow to them - well matched, and not dull/clouded. It makes me very happy to wear it. If you love opals and want a playful ring with movement, this is for you!
Testimonial for Marcel Ryzenberg
Very much enjoying these sodalite pieces: the Modern Pyramid ring (reminds of the Inca stones) & the large Raindrop pendent. Mr. Ryzenberg's works are wonderfully chosen for visual interest & polished to a high shine - they are a joy to own. You cannot go wrong by this artist. Thank you again & Happy New Year! Christina
Testimonial for Sandra and Lily
"Hopes & Dreams" amazonite choker is a stand out great design. The stones chosen are unique in themselves & blend in a glorious stream of color. Something of ancient Egypt in this. "Heart of Adventure" - another amazonite piece - a simple heart shape, but when opened up the white tissue paper it's color & character of the stone was stunning. Photos show it being a light blue, but this is a Caribbean aqua blue. Wonderful. Am impressed with the artists eye for gem character & design in these pieces. The deicate silver chains & thier little silver signaure tag make them even more unique and special. Bravo!