Crafted by some of the most talented artisans in the world, enjoy exploring NOVICA's collection of Earrings below:
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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.
Featured Reviews on Earrings
Easy to wear no matter what you are wearing
The gold and silver make this interchangeable and lovely. They dangle simply but with class. The design is flawless.
Love these earrings. The stones capture the light and they are stunning. Look good with casual, comfortable clothes or dresses up something more formal,
Lovely to wear!
Lovely to wear. The craftsmanship shows in a well-made and stylish earring. They are a little heavy, but not uncomfortable.
Alok Jain Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"My journey into handicrafts has been great, yet the highlight came in 1995, when the Sultan of Brunei placed an order for my designs!"
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Fair Trade Artisan Crafted Carnelian Earrings, "Vibrant Jaipur"$27.99
Narayani highlights the vibrant beauty of carnelian, the July birthstone, in the design of these earrings. Carnelian is said to boost energy and protect from bad vibes. The earrings are crafted by hand with sterling silver.
.925 Sterling silver
Garnet Earrings in Sterling Silver from India Jewelry, "'Halo of Beauty'"$49.99
Garnet emanates a deep crimson mystique, bringing an aura of beauty to these elegant earrings. Designed by Neeru Goel, she sets gemstone teardrops totaling 2.5 carats in sterling silver halos for a delightfully feminine look. Garnets are closely linked to love.
.925 Sterling silver
Pearls and Onyx Earrings Artisan Crafted Thai Jewelry, "Frangipani Nights"$49.99
Rich with Indonesian artistry, the spectacular design of these earrings is by Buana. The earrings are handcrafted of sterling silver featuring florid frangipanis. Buana contrasts the beauty of onyx with the silvery white iridescence of pearls.
.925 Sterling silver