Sterling Silver Fish-Themed Band Ring from Bali
Guardian Koi, Sterling Silver Fish-Themed Band Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 8
Kadek WijanegaraThis majestic koi fish brings protection, gracing the finger with sterling silver. Kadek Wijanegara presents this band ring from Bali, crafted by local artisans to feature a high level of detail, with...
Artist: Kadek Wijanegara
Dragonfly in the Field
Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet
Dragonfly in the Field, Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6.75" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Komang WijayanaSlip into luxury with this exquisite cuff bracelet from Bali's Komang Wijayana. Crafted from sterling silver, the bracelet features a pretty flower pattern, a dragonfly on one end, and a shimmering...$89.99
Amethyst Single Stone Ring Crafted in Bali
Temple Heirloom, Amethyst Single Stone Ring Crafted in Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10,11
Made SudiariCircling the finger with fascinating swirl patterns in sterling silver, this Balinese ring is designed by Made Sudiari. She works with local artisans to give this ring a combination of finishes that...$34.99
Artist: Made Sudiari
Circular Modern Gold-Plated Brass Drop Earrings from Bali
Surface Waves, Circular Modern Gold-Plated Brass Drop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.9" x 1.9" W x 0.1" D
Rilya KrisnawatiResembling small ripples and waves on the surface of a lake, handcrafted designs in 18k gold-plated brass are framed by gleaming circles. These modern drop earrings come from the mind of Rilya...$89.99
Artist: Rilya Krisnawati
Men's Cultural Sterling Silver and Brass Pendant Necklace
Ancient Words, Men's Cultural Sterling Silver and Brass Pendant Necklace
Dewa ArimbawaIn the Hanacaraka alphabet of Bali, the words Sa Ba Ta A can be read in the brass accent of this pendant necklace, representing the four cardinal directions, also known as Mata Angin. Dewa Arimbawa...$127.99
Artist: Dewa Arimbawa
Labradorite and Citrine Beaded Pendant Necklace from Bali
Sunshine Days, Labradorite and Citrine Beaded Pendant Necklace from Bali
Laurent LegerSunshine will fill your days when you wear this pendant necklace from Bali's Laurent Leger. A large oval citrine gemstone shines brightly at the center of the necklace, while tiny peridot and...$189.99
Artist: Laurent Leger
Wavy Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Snake Box, Wavy Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
Putu PutriFramed by cobblestone patterns, snake-like patterns decorate these box-shaped sterling silver dangle earrings from Bali. Putu Putri presents this lovely accessory.$29.99
Artist: Putu Putri
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Owl Pendant Necklace
All Knowing, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Owl Pendant Necklace
Nyoman RenaStay sharp with Nyoman Rena's smart owl necklace. The Balinese artisan uses sterling silver in a combination finish to craft fine, feather-like details, while shining amethyst gemstones give the owl's...$69.99
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Handmade Blue Topaz and Amethyst Pendant Necklace
Sleeping Fairy, Handmade Blue Topaz and Amethyst Pendant Necklace
Komang SuastraSparkling gemstones decorate the serene face on this pendant necklace from Bali's Komang Suastra. Carved from bone, the pendant is embellished with a sterling silver headdress, an amethyst and a blue...$157.99
Up with the Sun
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Up with the Sun, Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.8" W x 0" D
Dwi AdiastutiPretty silver flowers shine on Dwi Adiastuti's elegant dangle earrings. Three sterling silver segments dangle from an openwork hoop, which the artisan decorates with a traditional Balinese motif. A...$49.99
Artist: Dwi Adiastuti
Gold-Plated Polyester Mesh Wristband Bracelet
Weekend Night, Gold-Plated Polyester Mesh Wristband Bracelet
Ayu WidianiGold lovers will delight in Ayu Widiani's luxurious creation. The Balinese artisan crafts the bracelet from a wide panel of gold-colored polyester mesh, capping both ends with a gold-plated brass bar...$49.99
Artist: Ayu Widiani
Garnet and Sterling Silver Angel Dangle Earrings
Twin Angels, Garnet and Sterling Silver Angel Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.8" x 1.2" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaBali's Made Wardika hand carves a winged angel from pale bone to create these ethereal dangle earrings. The artisan uses a faceted garnet gem to add a pop of rich color, while sterling silver floral...$59.99
Gold-Plated Cubic Zirconia Cocktail Ring
Oval Cross, Gold-Plated Cubic Zirconia Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8
Suana YasaA petite cubic zirconia gemstone shines at the center of this sweet and simple ring from Bali's Suana Yasa. Hand crafted from 18k gold-plated brass, the ring features a stair-step design and a subtle...$29.99
Artist: Suana Yasa
Chain Of Dreams
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Chain Of Dreams, Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Asmara PutraKeep your spirits up through the day with Asmara Putra's unisex charm bracelet. The Balinese artisan uses a polished naga chain to create the bracelet, adding an inspirational charm that reads...$44.99
Artist: Asmara Putra
Euphoria in Silver
Cubic Zirconia and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Euphoria in Silver, Cubic Zirconia and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 1.4" W x 0" D
Made SriMade Sri's beautiful silver earrings will give you a reason to sparkle. The Balinese artisan crafts the earrings from a narrow hoop of sterling silver in a subtle hammered finish, while a petite cubic...$39.99
Artist: Made Sri
Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Plucky Flower, Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
YuniatiCapture the warm glow of gold with the help of this beautiful brooch designed by Bali's Yuniati. The artisan crafts the flower-shaped pendant from 18k gold-plated sterling silver, using fine wires to...$34.99
Curl Pattern Sterling Silver Band Ring from Bali
Intaglio Beauty, Curl Pattern Sterling Silver Band Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Zayd MakarimInspired by the traditional style of intaglio incised printing, Balinese artisan Zayd Makarim creates this beautiful band ring. Crafted from sterling silver, the ring's band is decorated with the...$34.99
Swirl Pattern Sterling Silver Band Ring from Bali
Intaglio Curls, Swirl Pattern Sterling Silver Band Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,9,10,11
Zayd MakarimBalinese artisan Zayd Makarim draws inspiration from the traditional form of incised intaglio printing to create this fascinating ring. Crafted from sterling silver, this ring circles the finger with...
Hand-Carved Floral Sterling Silver and Bone Cocktail Ring
Intricate Majesty, Hand-Carved Floral Sterling Silver and Bone Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10,11
Rosalia TariganHand-carved from bone, a majestic floral oval centers this cocktail ring from Java. Rosalia Tarigan designs this ring, which circles the finger with intricate patterns in sterling silver.$54.99
Swirl Pattern Gold Accented Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Droplet Frames, Swirl Pattern Gold Accented Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Ari GunawanFramed by dot-pattern sterling silver droplets, elegant swirls in 18k gold accent these dangle earrings from Bali. Ari Gunawan creates this fantastic accessory.$49.99
Gold Accented Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Between Sunlight, Gold Accented Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1" x 0.4" W x 0.9" D
Ari GunawanBetween sunny bars of 18k gold, intricate curling vine patterns are crafted from sterling silver and detailed with a striking combination of finishes. Balinese artisan Ari Gunawan creates these hoop...$49.99
Handmade Sterling Silver Dangle Sandal Earrings from Bali
Celuk Sandal, Handmade Sterling Silver Dangle Sandal Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.3" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
Suar DwipayanaThis playful earring design comes from Suar Dwipayana. Handcrafted from sterling silver using time-honored techniques, these charming sandal dangle earrings are perfect for casual occasions. Celuk is...$29.99
Artist: Suar Dwipayana
Balinese Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Lamak Flags, Balinese Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.8" W x 0" D
Ari GunawanBalinese artisan Ari Gunawan was born in Celuk, Bali, a village well-known for its silver crafting. Today, he and his wife still live and work in Celuk, creating beautiful jewelry together. These...$42.95
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 designed by Made Wardika. Two elegant crescents are hand-carved from white bone and wrapped with high-polish sterling silver. A...$27.99
Hand-Painted Bone and Amethyst Feather Dangle Earrings
Antique Feathers, Hand-Painted Bone and Amethyst Feather Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.2" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Ayu AryPainted by hand, two feathers are carved from bone, dangling below petite beads of amethyst. Ayu Ary designs these Balinese earrings, which swing from hooks of sterling silver.
Dark Crescent Moon
Silver and Garnet Moon Necklace with Water Buffalo Horn
Dark Crescent Moon, Silver and Garnet Moon Necklace with Water Buffalo Horn
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Made WardikaMeticulously carved by hand, the crescent moon nestles amid sterling tendrils and silver granules known as jawan. Made Wardika creates a universal image in buffalo horn for this mesmerizing necklace....
Sterling Silver Sea Turtle Dangle Earrings from Bali
Baby Turtles, Sterling Silver Sea Turtle Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Wayan AsmanaCrafted from sterling silver, two baby sea turtles are decorated with intricate swirl patterns, accentuated by a stunning combination of finishes. Wayan Asmana presents these dangle earrings, crafted...$19.99
Sterling Silver Garnet Earrings with Gold Accents
Victoriana, Sterling Silver Garnet Earrings with Gold Accents
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Dewi PuteraDesigned by Bali's Dewi Putera, these dangle earrings have a wonderfully vintage look. Ornate teardrops of sterling silver are accented with 18k gold plate and adorned with 1.5 carats of glowing...$39.99
Artist: Dewi Putera
Balinese Style Garnet Dangle Earrings
Beauty's Triumph, Balinese Style Garnet Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Eka DeviIn this stellar design from Balinese artisan Eka Devi, the polished gleam of sterling silver complements traditional jewelry motifs known as bun (wire) and jawan (dot). The artisan's design is crowned...$37.99
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Amethyst Whirl, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.8" W x 0.1" D
Eka DeviThe diamond-shaped outline of the sterling silver dangle earrings feature a glittering amethyst in the midst of a playful swirl motif. Eka Devi of Bali presents these sterling silver earrings that...$27.99
Singaraja Sunflower Blue
Balinese Blue Topaz Sunflower Drop Earrings
Singaraja Sunflower Blue, Balinese Blue Topaz Sunflower Drop Earrings
Length: 0.9" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
SukartiniCheerful sunflowers with centers of pale sky blue topaz grace these pretty earrings from Balinese artisan Sukartini. The drop earrings feature contrasting silver finishes and 3 carats of...$44.99
Cultured Pearl Dolphin Dangle Earrings from Bali
Dolphin Gift, Cultured Pearl Dolphin Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.3" H x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaTwo loving dolphins are crafted in sterling silver in this pair of dangle earrings from Bali. Accentuated with openwork swirling designs, the dolphins share beautiful cultured pearl gifts cradled by...
Garnet and Bone Owl Themed Dangle Earrings
Owl Protector, Garnet and Bone Owl Themed Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaA tranquil silhouette is watched over by a wary owl in these intriguing earrings from Made Wardika in Bali. The figures are hand-carved of smooth cow bone with rich detail. Set in sterling silver, the...$49.99
Garnet and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Elegant Arrangement, Garnet and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Eka DeviDesigned by Bali's Eka Devi, these elegant earrings incorporate traditional Balinese jewelry motifs such as jawan (small silver beads or dots). The sterling silver dangle earrings are further enhanced...$37.99
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...
Artist: Putu Putri
Sterling Silver Crescent-Shaped Dangle Earrings from Bali
Crescent Vines, Sterling Silver Crescent-Shaped Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.9" H x 0.9" W x 0" D
Eka DeviBubbling vines bend and curl within the crescent shapes of two moons, dangling from hooks in this pair of Balinese earrings. Designed by Eka Devi, each earring is handcrafted of sterling silver by...
Ribbon Pattern Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sparkling Crest, Ribbon Pattern Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Giri TasmanaResembling a regal crest, ribbon-like patterns in sterling silver frame two oval gemstones of blue topaz. Balinese artisan Giri Tasmana creates these dangle earrings.$49.99
Artist: Giri Tasmana
Love-Themed Sterling Silver Band Ring from Bali
Love Swirls, Love-Themed Sterling Silver Band Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13
Nyoman RenaMaking an inspirational accessory wherever it goes, this band ring is designed by Balinese artisan Nyoman Rena. Intricate swirl patterns in sterling silver circle the finger, centered by the word...$25.99
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Silver and Moonstone Harmony Ball Necklace with Brass
Protective Goddess, Silver and Moonstone Harmony Ball Necklace with Brass
Size: longer than 22 inches
SukartiniFrom Sukartini, this silver pendant evokes an ancient lantern decorated with lace. The locket opens to reveal a shining brass sphere. The silver pendant is crowned with moonstone and a long sterling...
Swirl-Shaped Garnet and Dark Horn Dangle Earrings from Bali
Shadow Swirls, Swirl-Shaped Garnet and Dark Horn Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaHand-carved from dark natural horn, shadowy swirls dangle with grace. Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs these earrings, which are crafted with sterling silver. A garnet teardrop sparkles in each...$29.99
Sterling Silver Bat Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sleeping Bats, Sterling Silver Bat Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.8" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Dewa ArimbawaSleeping peacefully, two bats dangle in this pair of earrings from Bali. Dewa Arimbawa designs these earrings, featuring a striking contrast between the realism of the bats and the fantasy of the...$44.99
Artist: Dewa Arimbawa
Moon Pendant Necklace with Amethyst and Garnet
Peaceful Evening, Moon Pendant Necklace with Amethyst and Garnet
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Made WardikaA peacefully slumbering crescent moon centers this elegant pendant necklace from Bali's Made Wardika. The moon is hand carved of smooth cow bone and set in sterling silver. Accenting the design are...
Dark Crescent Moon
Silver and Garnet Moon Earrings with Water Buffalo Horn
Dark Crescent Moon, Silver and Garnet Moon Earrings with Water Buffalo Horn
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaMeticulously carved by hand, the crescent moon nestles amid sterling tendrils and silver granules known as jawan. Made Wardika creates a universal image in buffalo horn for these mesmerizing earrings....
Faith Above All
Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Bracelet
Faith Above All, Sterling Silver Cross Pendant Bracelet
Asmara PutraExpress your Christian faith with this pretty pendant bracelet from Bali's Asmara Putra. The sterling silver bracelet features a simple cross pendant, flanked by sleek lengths of sterling chain. A...$59.99
Artist: Asmara Putra
Peridot and 925 Silver Dragonfly Dangle Earrings from Bali
Dragonfly Diamonds, Peridot and 925 Silver Dragonfly Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 2" H x 1.1" W x 0.1" D
Eka DeviTwo diamond shapes are handcrafted in sterling silver, surrounding dragonflies in flight with swirl and bubble motifs. Balinese artisan Eka Devi designs a pair of dangle earrings that celebrates...
Bridge in Black
Polished Sterling Silver and Leather Men's Bracelet
Bridge in Black, Polished Sterling Silver and Leather Men's Bracelet
Cahya KrisnaElegantly masculine, this bracelet is the work of Cahya Krisna in Bali. Braided black leather forms a bridge between thick, gleaming chains of sterling silver. The bracelet is secured by a polished...
Artist: Cahya Krisna
Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings Artisan Crafted in Bali
Lavish Sky, Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings Artisan Crafted in Bali
Length: 2" x 1" W x 0.1" D
Eka DeviReplete with those details so characteristic of Balinese jewelry, these earrings are a standout. Eka Devi designs the earrings, which are crafted from sterling silver to showcase two carats of...$54.99
Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring from Bali
Beautiful Accompaniment, Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
BudihartaAccompanied by two faceted blue topaz gems, an oval of gleaming purple amethyst centers this cocktail ring from Bali. Budiharta designs ths ring, which is handcrafted with several thin bands of...$39.99
Heart-Shaped Garnet and Horn Dangle Earrings from Bali
Dark Passion, Heart-Shaped Garnet and Horn Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaFramed by intricate designs in sterling silver, two passionate hearts are hand-carved from dark horn. Balinese artisan Made Wardika creates these dangle earrings, which are accented with faceted...$49.99
Brilliant Citrine Pendant Bracelet Handmade in Bali
Endless Facets, Brilliant Citrine Pendant Bracelet Handmade in Bali
Eka DeviSeemingly endless facets reflect the brilliant glow of citrine in this pendant bracelet from Eka Devi in Bali. The scintillating November birthstone, which weighs an impressive eight carats, centers a...$99.99
Gate of Olympus
Garnet and Hand-Carved Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Gate of Olympus, Garnet and Hand-Carved Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.6" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaInspired by the Gate of Olympus from Greek mytology, Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs this elegant pair of dangle earrings. Feather-like half-coronas are hand-carved from bone, caressed by swirl...
Ornate Leaf Theme Balinese Sterling Silver Artisan Earrings
Voluptuous Leaf, Ornate Leaf Theme Balinese Sterling Silver Artisan Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Komang SuastraVoluptuous and beautiful, these original earrings evoke a leaf. Komang Suastra crafts his lovely design from sterling silver to bring a whisper of Bali to the world.$59.99
Sterling Silver and Rainbow Moonstone Cocktail Ring
Crown Jewel, Sterling Silver and Rainbow Moonstone Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,9
Eka DeviA luminous cabochon of rainbow moonstone centers this stunning ring from Eka Devi in Bali. The iridescent stone is set in sterling silver with lavish beading and rope motifs enhanced by deliberate...$39.99
Lost in Love
Heart Jewelry Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Pearl Necklace
Lost in Love, Heart Jewelry Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Pearl Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Kadek HendraThis beautiful necklace by Kadek Hendra honors love with sumptuous elegance. He crafts the sterling silver heart by hand, expertly detailing a butterfly amid leaves in ornate openwork. Featuring...
Artist: Kadek Hendra
Gold accent dangle earrings
Golden Horizon, Gold accent dangle earrings
Length: 1.5" x 0.6" W
Komang WijayanaSterling silver drops peek over a 18k gold-plated horizon line in these simple, elegant, and extremely versatile two-tone earrings by Indonesia’s Komang Wijayana.
.925 Sterling silver$44.95
Handcrafted Carved Bone Falcon Feather Theme Earrings
Falcon Feather, Handcrafted Carved Bone Falcon Feather Theme Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Ayu AryLifelike falcon feathers take shape in hand-carved bone. Nature is a wonderful source of inspiration for Ayu Ary. The Balinese jewelry artisan paints them by hand to become earrings on sterling silver...$23.99
Hand Woven Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Pandan Weaving, Hand Woven Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.9" W
Komang WijayanaBalinese Hindus frequently leave offerings of rice and flowers in baskets woven of pandan leaves to show gratitude to the gods. This sterling silver cuff is woven in the same fashion by Komang Wijayan...$154.99
Men's Blue Topaz Bird Ring Crafted in Bali
Falcon's Gaze, Men's Blue Topaz Bird Ring Crafted in Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10,11
Komang WijayanaConquer the skies with this bold and noble men's ring from Bali. Presented by Komang Wijayana, the ring is crafted of sterling silver in the shape of a bird with eyes of glistening blue topaz....$59.99
925 Sterling Silver Wavy Dangle Earrings from Bali
Spanish Moss, 925 Sterling Silver Wavy Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 2.9" H x 0.9" W x 0.1" D
Eka DeviLavish, waving links are crafted in sterling silver to resemble beautiful Spanish moss that hangs from oak trees. Bali's Eka Devi designs this pair of inspired dangle earrings, working with local...$44.99
Sterling Silver Rainbow Moonstone Dangle Earrings Indonesia
Rainbow Flowers, Sterling Silver Rainbow Moonstone Dangle Earrings Indonesia
Length: 2" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Eka DeviA single carat of rainbow moonstone is featured in this pair of dangle earrings. Indonesia's Eka Devi draws inspiration from Balinese jewelry when designing these, handcrafting them with floral motifs...$39.99
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Bracelet with Peace Charm
Peaceful Bamboo, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Bracelet with Peace Charm
Nyoman AriawanExquisitely crafted from sterling silver, this lovely bracelet is presented by Nyoman Ariawan of Bali. A delicate charm in the shape of a peace symbol with a natural bamboo texture hangs off an...$89.99
Artist: Nyoman Ariawan
Cultured Pearl and Garnet Sterling Silver Goldfish Necklace
Balinese Goldfish, Cultured Pearl and Garnet Sterling Silver Goldfish Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Rosalia TariganBeautiful in its grace, a sterling silver goldfish dances on a black silk cord in this necklace by Rosalia Tarigan. The body encloses an iridescent cultured mabe pearl and red garnets depict the eyes.
Silver Earrings from Bali Featuring 10 Carats of Prasiolite
Dazzling, Silver Earrings from Bali Featuring 10 Carats of Prasiolite
Length: 0.8" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Zayd MakarimPrasiolite teardrops are dazzling in earrings by Zayd Makarim. Set in sterling silver, the faceted gem radiates a pale green allure. The gemstones total some 10 carats, and the tiny silver spirals...$97.99
Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Dragonfly Dangle Earrings
Dragonfly Duet, Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Dragonfly Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Wayan NeriThese sterling silver and blue topaz dangle earrings designed by Balinese artisan Wayan Neri feature floral motifs and twin dragonfly adornments. Pear-shaped blue topaz gems and 18k gold plated...$69.99
Artist: Wayan Neri
Paws for a Cause
Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Single Stone Ring from Bali
Paws for a Cause, Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Single Stone Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,7,9
Bali Animal Welfare AssociationInspired by her passion for helping animals, Bali's Janice Girardi designs this loving single stone ring. Its band is crafted from sterling silver to feature cute paw print motifs within triangular...$57.99
Artist: Bali Animal Welfare Association
Carnelian and Sterling Silver Bird Dangle Earrings from Bali
Falcon's Eye, Carnelian and Sterling Silver Bird Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.5" H x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Wayan AsmanaInspired by the shape of a bird in flight, these dangle earrings from Wayan Asmana are crafted with engraved sterling silver around cabochon carnelian gems. The wings feature cut out swirls and dots...$37.99
Face of Bravery
Sterling Silver and Bone Lion Pendant Necklace from Java
Face of Bravery, Sterling Silver and Bone Lion Pendant Necklace from Java
Rosalia TariganExuding bravery, the majestic face of a lion is carved by hand into an oval of bone. Rosalia Tarigan of Java designs this pendant necklace, which is handcrafted with regal patterns in sterling silver.$149.99
Hand Crafted Bone Pendant and Cotton Necklace
Duck Feather, Hand Crafted Bone Pendant and Cotton Necklace
Novica Indonesia Market PicksFinely detailed, this duck feather pendant is crafted in Bali. The bone pendant is expertly carved by hand and set at the center of a black cotton cord with adjustable length.$9.99
Artist: Novica Indonesia Market Picks
Hidden Stars in Black
Subtle Star Motif Black Leather Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Hidden Stars in Black, Subtle Star Motif Black Leather Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6.75" L (end to end) x 0.7" W
TomomiFull of character and alive with intrigue, this cuff bracelet is designed by Tomomi of Bali. Using leather, the artisan shapes the bracelet by hand, adding a subtle star engraving to complement the...$14.99
Modern Sterling Silver and Copper Dangle Earrings from Bali
Half-Circle Modernity, Modern Sterling Silver and Copper Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2" x 1.3" W x 0.1" D
Nyoman NartawanHandcrafted from copper, two half-circles dangle below patterned bars of sterling silver. Balinese artisan Nyoman Nartawan creates these modern earrings.$37.99
Artist: Nyoman Nartawan
Bone and Cultured Pearl Feather Dangle Earrings from Bali
Stunning Feathers, Bone and Cultured Pearl Feather Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.2" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Ayu AryCarved from bone and painted entirely by hand, two feathers of stunning beauty dangle. Balinese artisan Ayu Ary creates these earrings, which are accentuated by glowing white cultured pearls. Each...$23.99
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...
Hand-Carved Bone Rose Button Earrings from Bali
Fascinating Roses, Hand-Carved Bone Rose Button Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.6" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Ayu AryWorking with bone, Balinese artisan Ayu Ary carefully hand-carves two roses in this pair of button earrings. Each fantastic flower adorns the ear on a post of sterling silver.$19.99
Balinese Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Garnet 3.5 Cts
Uluwatu Altar, Balinese Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Garnet 3.5 Cts
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 1.1" W
Komang SuastraKomang Suastra designs this absolutely stunning cuff bracelet. Working with sterling silver, he incorporates traditional Balinese swirl and dot motifs. Seven garnets add 3.5 carats of fiery elegance...$149.99
Balinese 925 Sterling Silver Earrings with Peridot
Green Wings, Balinese 925 Sterling Silver Earrings with Peridot
Length: 1.8" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaGlowing with peridots, this gorgeous pair of earrings is designed by the talented Wirabhuwana. He captures the beauty of traditional Balinese artistry as he expertly crafts the sterling silver...$49.99
Always in my Heart
Garnet and Sterling Silver Heart Shaped Locket Necklace
Always in my Heart, Garnet and Sterling Silver Heart Shaped Locket Necklace
BuanaThis sterling silver locket features intricate granulation techniques that have been perfected for centuries by Balinese silversmiths. The designs frame a deep red garnet, January’s birthstone and a...
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver and 18k Gold Hoop Earrings
Floral Tendrils, Hand Crafted Sterling Silver and 18k Gold Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 0.2" W x 0.8" D
Diah AriniCrafted by hand, these enchanting hoop big earrings by Diah Arini host lavish floral tendrils. The Balinese artisan works in sterling silver, adding accents bathed in radiant 18k gold. .925 Sterling...$79.99
Artist: Diah Arini
Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings
Ever After, Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.3" W x 0.3" D
Diah AriniCreamy cultured pearls summon fairy tale fantasies as they dangle from shining silver bars. Featuring a handcrafted design from sterling silver, this pair of drop earrings is presented by Indonesian...
Artist: Diah Arini
Hint of Twilight
Floral Garnet Cuff Bracelet Crafted in Bali
Hint of Twilight, Floral Garnet Cuff Bracelet Crafted in Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Giri TasmanaBalinese artisan Giri Tasmana handcrafts a beautiful cuff bracelet featuring two faceted pear-shaped garnet gemstones set into each end of the cuff. The bracelet's band is full of flowering vines of...$129.99
Artist: Giri Tasmana
White Arabesque Dewdrop
Sterling Silver and White Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace
White Arabesque Dewdrop, Sterling Silver and White Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
BuanaBeautifully modern, this necklace reveals extravagant silver arabesques. Buana adds a luminous cultured pearl for a design of enchantment.
.925 Sterling silver
Artisan Handcrafted Pearl Brooch Pin from Bali
Budding Cotton, Artisan Handcrafted Pearl Brooch Pin from Bali
Length: 2.2" x 2.2" W x 0.4" D
Wayan AsmanaThis elegant brooch from Balinese artisan Wayan Asmana features curving branches carefully rendered in sterling silver. Oxidized areas emphasize the meticulous detail given to every leaf and bud....
Green Peacock's Feather
Lacy Peridot and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Green Peacock's Feather, Lacy Peridot and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
SukartiniLike a peacock's brilliant plumage, silver tendrils extend upwards in a showy display. Bali artisan Sukartini crafts these feminine dangle earrings from sterling silver, adding 2 carats of sparkling...$49.99
Bali Obsidian and Sterling Silver Cord Unity Bracelet
Silver Handshake, Bali Obsidian and Sterling Silver Cord Unity Bracelet
Henry Anthony SannyCrafted of sterling silver, hands come together to clasp an orb of obsidian. They seem to share both its weight and responsibility in a single gesture of friendship. Henry Anthony Sanny displays the...$44.99
Artist: Henry Anthony Sanny
Cultured Pearl Mermaid Dangle Earrings Crafted in Bali
Mermaid Pose, Cultured Pearl Mermaid Dangle Earrings Crafted in Bali
Size: 1.7" H x 0.9" W x 0.1" D
Made MustikaArching her back in the quintessential "mermaid" yoga pose, a beautiful mermaid is crafted of sterling silver in this pair of dangle earrings from Bali. Designed by Made Mustika, each...
Artist: Made Mustika
Jewelry from Bali and Java(8,699 items)
Welcome to our Jewelry from Bali and Java Collection, each piece crafted by NOVICA artisans who carry on ancestral traditions in contemporary designs.
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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 womens 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. Womens 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 womens 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.
Womens 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, womens 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 countrys 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.
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.
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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