Dreams in Azure
Glass Bead Sterling Silver Half Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Dreams in Azure, Glass Bead Sterling Silver Half Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 2" x 0" W
Clara FilcerThese elegant half hoop earrings will make a fantastic statement piece for any occasion. Clara Filcer handcrafts them from 925 sterling and decorates each side with a pendant featuring elongated...$67.99
Artist: Clara Filcer
Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring from India
Block Party, Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring from India
US Ring Size: 5,6,9,11
Alok JainA substantial block of polished lapis lazuli graces this cocktail ring from Alok Jain in India. Artisans craft the ring by hand from sterling silver, adding slender rope motifs, wirework, and beaded...$29.99
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
Larimar and Sterling Silver Leaping Dolphin Pendant Necklace
Dolphin Leap, Larimar and Sterling Silver Leaping Dolphin Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Michael KrainerLet this playful dolphin leap into your heart. In this pendant necklace handcrafted by Thai artisan Michael Krainer, the dolphin's body is larimar set in sterling silver, with faceted white topaz and...$99.95
Queen of the Inca
Sterling Silver and Sodalite Dangle Earrings
Queen of the Inca, Sterling Silver and Sodalite Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.7" W
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyLavish and lovely, these handcrafted earrings radiate the rich blue allure of Andean sodalite. Teodoro Melendez and Family reinterpret the traditional pre-Hispanic designs of Peru to create jewelry of...$49.99
Artist: Teodoro Melendez and Family
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
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...
Blue Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Earthly Crown, Blue Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.3" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Alok JainConsidered by some to absorb negative energy, cool blue chalcedony is intriguing in these earrings from Alok Jain. Artisans set the cabochon gems in sterling silver bezels and surround them with...$19.99
Silver Dangle Earrings with White Pearls and Lapis Lazuli
Bangalore Glam, Silver Dangle Earrings with White Pearls and Lapis Lazuli
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
BhaveshLapiz lazuli's celestial variegation combines beautifully with white cultured pearls in these earrings from Bhavesh in India. The pearls and gems are set in polished sterling silver and suspended from...
Handcrafted Sterling and Composite Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Divine Sky, Handcrafted Sterling and Composite Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.6" W x 0.4" D
Neeru GoelRich blue is streaked with gold like rays of sunshine in these dangle earrings from Neeru Goel in India. Cabochons of colorful composite turquoise are set in polished sterling silver with a rope-style...$69.99
Deep Blue Majesty
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Gemstone Dangle Earrings
Deep Blue Majesty, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Gemstone Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelLapis lazuli gemstones are surrounded by intricate sterling silver work in these dangle earrings presented by Indian artisan Neeru Goel. Traditionally, lapis lazuli is thought to relieve negative...$39.99
Beads of Love
Blue Quartz and Karen Silver Heart Necklace from Thailand
Beads of Love, Blue Quartz and Karen Silver Heart Necklace from Thailand
Size: 18 to 20 inches
TipaExpressing innocent love, this wondrous necklace from Thailand features a design by Tipa. She strings sky blue quartz gemstones that circle the neck, centered by a heart-shaped pendant of Karen hill...$67.99
Sky Blue Beaded Bracelet from Guatemala
Solola Sky, Sky Blue Beaded Bracelet from Guatemala
Size: 7" L x 0.8" W
Weaving Hands of AtitlanDreamy sky blues meet earthy brown and grey in this bracelet from Guatemala's Weaving Hands of Atitlan. The artisans string assorted glass beads on light brown nylon cords to create the bracelet...$59.99
Oceans of Love
Blue Composite Turquoise and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Oceans of Love, Blue Composite Turquoise and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
AparnaIntriguing copper veins run through cool blue depths in these earrings from Aparna in India. The sterling silver dangle earrings are set with composite turquoise and swing from silver hooks..925...$27.99
Bell Anklet with Brass Charms and Lapis Lazuli
Elephant Bells, Bell Anklet with Brass Charms and Lapis Lazuli
Tiraphan HasubGleaming brass beads embrace lapis lazuli gems to host bells and spiral charms. A symbol of old Siam, golden elephants complete this delightful anklet by Tiraphan Hasub.$29.99
Artist: Tiraphan Hasub
Blue Topaz and Silver 950 Earrings Taxco Jewelry
Blue Skies, Blue Topaz and Silver 950 Earrings Taxco Jewelry
Length: 2.1" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
Alon DillerThe fabulous design of these earrings is by Alon Diller in Taxco, renowned for its silver legacy. The earrings are crafted by hand, contrasting polished and Florentine finishes. Blue topaz gems add a...$74.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Blue Lily, Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.5" W
Somluck KomolmithThought to purify the soul, lapis lazuli is a mesmerizing gem. It also represents September´s birthstone. Its deep, rich blue finds the perfect complement in sterling silver earrings by Somluck...$39.99
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Buddha Hoops, Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 0.9" H x 0.3" W x 0.5" D
Zayd MakarimZayd Makarim of Bali crafts two half-hoops of sterling silver, elaborated with his characteristic "Buddha's curl" motifs. From the elegant hoops dangle five carats of blue topaz for a...$99.99
Artist: Zayd Makarim
Blue Topaz and Rainbow Moonstone Gemstone Station Bracelet
Misty Sky, Blue Topaz and Rainbow Moonstone Gemstone Station Bracelet
ShankerThis dreamy link bracelet is presented by Indian artisan Shanker. It features four carats of pear-shaped blue topaz gemstones and natural rainbow moonstone cabochons connected by high-polish sterling...$74.99
Deep Blue Grandeur
Oval Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Deep Blue Grandeur, Oval Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.3" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelLapis lazuli gemstones are surrounded by traditional Indian sterling silver work in these dangle earrings presented by artisan Neeru Goel. Traditionally, lapis lazuli is thought to relieve negative...$44.99
Sterling Silver Stud Earrings with Faceted Blue Topaz
Light, Sterling Silver Stud Earrings with Faceted Blue Topaz
Size: 0.2" Diam.
JantanaJantana designs earrings that sparkle with the unique light of blue topaz. Faceted to a kaleidoscopic effect, the crystalline gem is set on sterling silver studs that are crafted with a brushed satin...$29.99
Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from India
Blue Intricacy, Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.3" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelSterling silver scrollwork forms a captivating frame for two twinkling blue topaz gems in these earrings. From Neeru Goel, the four carats are faceted for sparkle and the dangles hang from polished...$47.99
Handcrafted Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Earrings
Sparkling Dew, Handcrafted Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
Komang WijayanaFaceted blue topaz teardrops sparkle within a frame of sterling silver jawan granulation, a traditional Balinese technique. December´s birthstone, the pair of blue topaz gems totals seven carats....$54.95
Artist: Komang Wijayana
Gleaming Teardrops in Blue
Blue Topaz Teardrop Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Gleaming Teardrops in Blue, Blue Topaz Teardrop Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.8" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaFeaturing open teardrop shapes, this elegant pair of dangle earrings is handcrafted from sterling silver. With intricate spiral motifs and two carats of blue topaz stones that dangle just within...$47.99
Mother Sea Turtle
Silver and Blue Topaz Turtle Necklace
Mother Sea Turtle, Silver and Blue Topaz Turtle Necklace
Kadek HendraA baby sea turtle swims close to his mother in warm tropical waters. Crowned by faceted blue topaz, peridot and citrine, this ornate silver necklace is handcrafted by Kadek Hendra. .925 Sterling...$157.99
Sterling Silver Hinged Cuff Bracelet with Blue Topaz
Sukawati Secret, Sterling Silver Hinged Cuff Bracelet with Blue Topaz
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Wayan NeriBlue topaz is beautiful in the inspired design of this cuff bracelet by Wayan Neri. Totaling 3 gemstone carats, the faceted gems crown ornate settings accentuated with 18k gold plated details. The...$94.99
Artist: Wayan Neri
Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Single Stone Ring
Resplendent Gem, Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Single Stone Ring
US Ring Size: 5,8,9,10,11
Kadek WijanegaraFrom Indonesian artisan Kadek Wijanegara comes this exquisite single stone ring. Resplendent with its peaceful blue hue, a blue topaz weighing 2.5 carats sits in the ring's crown. The artisan hand...$47.99
Sterling Silver Labradorite Toe Rings from India (Pair)
Curls, Sterling Silver Labradorite Toe Rings from India (Pair)
Alok JainLabradorite is beautiful in toe rings from India. From Alok Jain, the handcrafted pair juxtaposes the gemstones with sterling silver spirals.
.925 Sterling silver$29.99
Bali Amethyst and Blue Topaz Multi-Stone Silver Ring
Lolly, Bali Amethyst and Blue Topaz Multi-Stone Silver Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,11
Jenny SetiawanSparkling amethyst and blue topaz meet a cubic zirconia, composing a stunning formation in this intriguing ring. Designed by Jenny Setiawan, this modern Balinese cocktail ring is crafted from sterling...$69.99
Artist: Jenny Setiawan
Sterling Silver and Reconstituted Turquoise Cuff Bracelet
DNA, Sterling Silver and Reconstituted Turquoise Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 1.1" W
Komang SuastraPolished silver helixes reminiscent of strings of DNA form a pretty cuff bracelet from Balinese artisan Komang Suastra. The sleek silver shapes flank an intriguing blue-green cabochon of reconstituted...$104.99
Artist: Komang Suastra
Windows of History
Geometric Turquoise Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Windows of History, Geometric Turquoise Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.6" x 0.8" W x 0" D
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaOpening like windows into history, this pair of Mexican dangle earrings is crafted of silver, featuring circular shapes with openwork designs. Working in the style of Taxco silversmithing, Oscar...$39.99
Artist: Oscar Figueroa Escorcia
Larimar Cabochon and CZ Dangle Earrings
Transcendental Sky, Larimar Cabochon and CZ Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W
Michael KrainerPrecious larimar, found only in the Dominican Republic, is showcased here in an elegant pair of earrings. The stone's cool blue shade is accentuated by a row of tiny cubic zirconia stones. Artisan...$74.99
Silver and Composite Turquoise Artisan Crafted Necklace
Eternal Radiance, Silver and Composite Turquoise Artisan Crafted Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Neeru GoelA dazzling sunburst showcases a beautiful blue gemstone. From Neeru Goel in India, this pendant necklace is handcrafted of sterling silver to showcase the fascination of composite turquoise.$99.99
Silver and Lapis Lazuli Earrings with Faceted Citrine
Two Teardrops, Silver and Lapis Lazuli Earrings with Faceted Citrine
Length: 1.4" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
ShankerCitrines totaling 2 carats nestle beside teardrops of lapis lazuli in a design that celebrates their differences. From Shanker in India, these beautiful earrings are handcrafted of sterling silver to...$54.99
Turtle in Paradise
Artisan Crafted Balinese Turtle Theme Ring with Gemstones
Turtle in Paradise, Artisan Crafted Balinese Turtle Theme Ring with Gemstones
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10
Kadek HendraRealistically sculpted of sterling silver, a Balinese sea turtle finds paradise in the warm waters of the Balinese sea. Two baby turtles swim alongside. Kadek Hendra adorns the handcrafted ring with...$89.99
Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings with Bone
Sacred Pebbles, Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings with Bone
Size: 1.8" H x 0.9" W x 0.3" D
Made WardikaSleek discs of natural white cow bone become the base for elegant earrings from Bali's Made Wardika. Capped by sterling silver and accented with silver bars, the earrings feature faceted stones of...$47.99
Artist: Made Wardika
Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from Bali
Twin Promise, Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7
Hapy HariFour stunning carats of blue topaz glisten in this cocktail ring from Bali. Working alongside her mother and father, artisan Hapy Hari crafts this beautiful ring by hand from sterling silver. The...$49.99
Artist: Hapy Hari
Handcrafted Brass and Silver Earrings with Lapis Lazuli
Early Sun, Handcrafted Brass and Silver Earrings with Lapis Lazuli
Length: 1.1" x 0.4" W
Khun BoomLapis lazuli gems nestle in glowing brass halos in these petite earrings. Crafted by hand, this design by Thailand's Khun Boom is worn on sterling silver hooks.$39.99
Artist: Khun Boom
Blue Recycled Glass Pendant Necklace from Costa Rica
Crystalline Blue, Blue Recycled Glass Pendant Necklace from Costa Rica
Clara RamirezSleek and modern, this design by Clara Ramirez exalts the crystalline nature of glass. She recycles the material, fusing it in a kiln to achieve the desired shape. Part of a collection inspired by the...$39.99
Artist: Clara Ramirez
Blue Topaz and Silver Floral Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Floral Iridescence, Blue Topaz and Silver Floral Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Kadek WijanegaraCapped at the ends by two carats of teardrop blue topaz gemstones, this Balinese cuff bracelet possesses an iridescent gleam. Rope designs encircle the wrist, with openwork floral motifs surrounding...$79.99
Multi-Gemstone Floral Pendant Necklace from India
Floral Chakra, Multi-Gemstone Floral Pendant Necklace from India
Alok JainPresented by Alok Jain, a colorful flower centers a length of sterling silver cable chain in this pendant necklace from India. Local artisans craft it with petals of garnet, carnelian, citrine...$67.99
Thailand Handcrafted Sterling Silver Ring with Blue Topaz
Looking Outside, Thailand Handcrafted Sterling Silver Ring with Blue Topaz
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
JantanaFaceted blue topaz draws the eye to an open window, inviting the soul to look outside. Working in sterling silver with an enchanting brushed finish, Jantana in Thailand crafts this original ring. .925...$29.99
Petal Rain in Blue
Blue Hydrangea Leaf Sterling Silver Teardrop Link Bracelet
Petal Rain in Blue, Blue Hydrangea Leaf Sterling Silver Teardrop Link Bracelet
Jose Luis ParionaPeruvian artisan Jose Luis Pariona creates a lovely teardrop link bracelet out of a distinct process. Hydrangea leaf is dyed a brilliant blue, highlighting the intricate veins of the leaf, then coated...$69.99
Artist: Jose Luis Pariona
Handcrafted Indonesian Silver and Blue Topaz Earrings
Enchanted Butterfly, Handcrafted Indonesian Silver and Blue Topaz Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Komang WijayanaFlitting through the Balinese sky, butterflies take flight on gossamer wings. Komang Wijayana creates these enchanting earrings of sterling silver. Faceted blue topaz stones totaling 4 carats center...$47.99
Artist: Komang Wijayana
Seven-Gemstone Dangle Earrings in 925 Sterling Silver
Chakra Balance, Seven-Gemstone Dangle Earrings in 925 Sterling Silver
Length: 1.8" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainIn Sanskrit, chakra refers to an energy vortex through which vital universal forces are channeled, and there are believed to be seven in the human body. When all seven are aligned, the person feels a...$79.99
Three Carat Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver
Cool Radiance, Three Carat Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver
Size: 1" H x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Diah AriniElegantly simple settings host sparkling blue topaz stones totaling three carats in these Balinese earrings. Diah Arini, who hails from the renowned silvermithing village of Celuk, crafts the dangle...$47.99
Artist: Diah Arini
Teardrop Chalcedony and Rainbow Moonstone Dangle Earrings
Droplet Trios, Teardrop Chalcedony and Rainbow Moonstone Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelA trio of teardrop blue chalcedony and rainbow moonstones shines brightly in this pair of dangle earrings from India. Neeru Goel expresses her childhood passion for jewelry and gemstones, giving these...$47.99
Multi-Gemstone Chakra Meditation Pendant Necklace from India
Harmonious Mind, Multi-Gemstone Chakra Meditation Pendant Necklace from India
Alok JainChakras align in the form of seven faceted gemstones held within a sterling silver figure in a meditative pose. Alok Jain's pendant necklace is simple yet elegant in its design as it represents the...$59.99
Ruby and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from India
Passionate Muse, Ruby and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.5" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neetu BarathiTotaling over 24 carats, red rubies seem to reflect an inner passion in these earrings from Neetu Barathi. Artisans set the gemstones in polished sterling silver bezels with sterling hooks.$59.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
6.3 Cts Multi-gemstone Medallion Necklace
Om Magnificence, 6.3 Cts Multi-gemstone Medallion Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Alok JainA glistening gemstone halo surrounds the legendary Om symbol in the beautiful medallion of this necklace. From Alok Jain, the seven gems total 6.3 carats and are chosen by virtue of their color, each...$54.99
Multicolored Glass Beaded Wristband Bracelet from Guatemala
Amatique Bay, Multicolored Glass Beaded Wristband Bracelet from Guatemala
Weaving Hands of AtitlanIn a striking array of grey, blue, and orange colors, this wristband bracelet features a handcrafted design by the artisans at Weaving Hands of Atitlan, who string petite glass beads on four strands...$79.99
Light Blue Princess
Blue Quartz Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Light Blue Princess, Blue Quartz Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.9" x 0.6" W
NareeratEnchanting clusters of peridot and agate hang above two blue quartz stones in this dainty pair of dangle earrings from Thailand. Designed by Nareerat, these fetching earrings adorn the ears on hooks...$19.99
Amethyst Blue Topaz and Garnet Multi-Band Ring from Bali
Eternal Majesty, Amethyst Blue Topaz and Garnet Multi-Band Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,9,10
Ketut SulastriStones of amethyst, blue topaz, and garnet achieve a sleek, yet complex look atop this multi-band sterling silver ring. Indonesia's Ketut Sulastri designs this brilliant accessory with four...$47.99
Artist: Ketut Sulastri
Handmade 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings
Vibrant Shimmer, Handmade 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 1.2" W x 0" D
Vivek NathanyAn array of stunning gemstones and cultured pearls shine and sway from brilliant sterling silver hoops covered with 22k gold. Designed by Vikek Nathany of India, these dazzling dangle earrings...
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Gold-Plated Multi-Gem Citrine Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Citrine Rainbow, Gold-Plated Multi-Gem Citrine Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 2" x 0.4" W
SaranaratA dazzling rainbow of tourmaline, peridot, and tanzanite surrounds faceted citrine drops in Saranarat's dangle earrings. Almost ten carats of gemstones hang from links on the sterling silver hooks...$39.99
Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Blue Memories, Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.3" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Made SudiariIntricate Balinese openwork surrounds over three carats of sparkling blue topaz in this pair of decadent dangle earrings. Indonesia's Made Sugi presents them with a handcrafted design from sterling...$39.99
Artist: Made Sudiari
Flourish in Blue
Balinese Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Flourish in Blue, Balinese Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Kadek WijanegaraFrom Bali's Kadek Wijanegara comes a spectacular cuff bracelet crafted by local artisans in sterling silver that twists and spirals. The ends of the bracelet climax in a flourish of ornate swirls and...$129.99
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from India
Framed Blue, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from India
AparnaPresented by Aparna, this necklace from India features an oval pendant crafted of sterling silver with a combination of finishes, elaborated with spiral and rope motifs that frame an oval stone of...$44.99
Handmade Citrine and Reconstituted Turquoise Ring
Golden Allure, Handmade Citrine and Reconstituted Turquoise Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,10,11
Neeru GoelA stunning trio of diamond shaped bezels feature translucent citrine and serene blue reconstituted turquoise in this beautiful cocktail ring. Neeru Goel of India presents this exquisite sterling...$54.99
Hand Crafted Necklace with Blue Calcite and Brass Elephants
Elephant Dreams, Hand Crafted Necklace with Blue Calcite and Brass Elephants
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Tiraphan HasubA cascade of blue showers shiny Thai elephants in a necklace designed by Tiraphan Hasub. She crafts the necklace by hand with gleaming brass beads and dyed blue calcite. The necklace can be fastened...$47.99
Artist: Tiraphan Hasub
Rosy Chic in Teal
Natural Rose Pendant Necklace in Teal from Thailand
Rosy Chic in Teal, Natural Rose Pendant Necklace in Teal from Thailand
Size: 16 to 18 inches
DanaiLocal Thai artisans carefully select a natural rose to ensure its quality. Through a painstaking electroplating process, they preserve the dyed teal rose in resin for the pendant of this chic...$37.99
Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Pendant Necklace Indonesia
Dancing Dragonfly, Sterling Silver Blue Topaz Pendant Necklace Indonesia
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Rosalia TariganIndonesia's Rosalia Tarigan presents this elegant pendant necklace of a dragonfly surrounded by bamboo. With a handcrafted design from sterling silver, this beautiful pendant features a one-carat blue...$94.99
Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Necklace
Royal Sunset, Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Neeru GoelGlistening like a clear sky at dusk, a circular gemstone of precious lapis lazuli shines in this hand crafted sterling silver pendant. Neeru Goel of India presents this sterling silver pendant...$79.99
Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring with 18k Gold Accents
Sky Treasure, Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring with 18k Gold Accents
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10
Kadek HendraA precious blue topaz, the December´s birthstone, alive with cool color, centers this elegant cocktail ring from Bali's Kadek Hendra. He crafts the ring from sterling silver, accented on both sides...$84.99
Red Brown Wrap Bracelet from Artisan Crafted Beaded Jewelry
Fresh Achiote, Red Brown Wrap Bracelet from Artisan Crafted Beaded Jewelry
Size: 35" L x 0.2" W
Weaving Hands of Atitlan"We use achiote (annatto) to obtain the red dye for our weaves. We also use it for cooking, that's how we ended up designing this bracelet in these colors," confide the artisans from Weaving...$69.99
Floral Eye in Blue
Artisan Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Topaz Pendant Necklace
Floral Eye in Blue, Artisan Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Topaz Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Putu PutriA piercing eye of blue topaz sits proudly in the center of a floral embellished, 925 sterling silver pendant in this gorgeous necklace by Putu Putri of Indonesia. Each pendant necklace is hand crafted...$54.99
Artist: Putu Putri
Sterling Silver and Polymer Clay Pendant Choker Necklace
Summery Dots, Sterling Silver and Polymer Clay Pendant Choker Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Pertiwi CollectionCrafted by hand from polymer clay, a patterned red-orange half-moon is framed by a crescent that displays dotted patterns. Part of the Pertiwi Collection in Bali, this pendant necklace is crafted with...$84.95
Artist: Pertiwi Collection
Essence of Time
Peruvian Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace with Lapis Lazuli
Essence of Time, Peruvian Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace with Lapis Lazuli
Tiberio GonzalesLapis lazuli, a precious gift of the earth, brings its mystique and elegance to a design of timeless beauty. Tiberio Gonzales works in sterling silver, mined in the Andes, to craft this stunning...$249.99
Artist: Tiberio Gonzales
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Peru
Crescent Eyes, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.6" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Tiberio GonzalesFrom the inventive mind of Peru's Tiberio Gonzales, swooping crescent shapes are crafted of sterling silver with a high-polish finish for an impressive pair of dangle earrings. Working with his wife...$59.99
Artist: Tiberio Gonzales
Drop-Shaped Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Glamorous Twist, Drop-Shaped Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Michael KrainerSterling silver creates a glamorous twist around a single drop-shaped stone of blue lapis lazuli, featured in the pendant of this necklace from Thailand. Michael Krainer designs the necklace, adorning...$99.99
Larimar and Sterling Silver Seahorse Pendant Necklace
Sweet Seahorse, Larimar and Sterling Silver Seahorse Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Michael KrainerThis necklace handcrafted by Thai artisan Michael Krainer features a lovely seahorse pendant. Set in sterling silver with detailed silverwork accenting its spines, the body of the seahorse is larimar...$99.95
Dyed Calcite and Sterling Silver Handcrafted Thai Earrings
Sensation, Dyed Calcite and Sterling Silver Handcrafted Thai Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.5" W
SiripornSleek globes of calcite dance on silver hooks. Crafted by hand, these sensational earrings come from Siriporn in Thailand.
.925 Sterling silver$47.99
Classic Blue Topaz Stud Earrings from Thailand
Everlasting Blue, Classic Blue Topaz Stud Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.3" x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
NarineeThe color of the sky on a cloudless day is captured in these classic stud earrings from Narinee in Thailand. The earrings feature faceted one-carat ovals of blue topaz set in polished prongs of...$39.99
Garnet and Lapis Lazuli Dragonfly Drop Earrings from Mexico
Dragonfly Tails, Garnet and Lapis Lazuli Dragonfly Drop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.1" x 1.4" W x 0.2" D
Francisco SanchezTwo dragonflies bend their flower-tipped tails in this pair of drop earrings from Mexico. Stones of garnet and lapis lazuli adorn the bodies and heads of the dragonflies, which are crafted from...$84.99
Artist: Francisco Sanchez
Golden in the Sky
Women's Sterling Silver and Composite Turquoise Necklace
Golden in the Sky, Women's Sterling Silver and Composite Turquoise Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
AparnaCopper inclusions evoke gold in a sky-blue gemstone. Set with composite turquoise, this handcrafted necklace from Aparna surrounds the gem with an ornate sterling silver halo.$37.99
Turtle in the Sea
Handcrafted Blue Mabe Pearl Silver Pendant Necklace
Turtle in the Sea, Handcrafted Blue Mabe Pearl Silver Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Rosalia TariganBy Rosalia Tarigan, this design exalts the endangered sea turtles that nest on quiet shores. Its focal point is a luminous blue mabe pearl. Crafted by hand, the pendant is worn on a silver popcorn...
Regal in Blue
Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings with 5 Carats of Gemstones
Regal in Blue, Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings with 5 Carats of Gemstones
Length: 1.97" x 0.59" W x 0.2" D
BhaveshOrnate sterling silver squares beautifully frame pale blue oval gemstones in these earrings from Alok Jain in India. Suspended beneath the squares, sparkling pear-shaped blue topaz stones seem ready...$47.99
Handmade Blue Topaz 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Earrings
Shining Eye, Handmade Blue Topaz 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Vivek NathanyVivek Nathany of India designs this stunning pair of dangle earrings in 22k gold-plated sterling silver. Their almond shapes feature faceted blue topaz gemstones, swaying in the center of the ovals.$19.99
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Protective Eyes in Blue
Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from India
Protective Eyes in Blue, Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelTwo stones of lapis lazuli are featured in this pair of dangle earrings. Presented by India's Neeru Goel, they are surrounded by handcrafted sterling silver motifs in the shape of watchful, protective...$29.99
Sterling Silver Jewelry Set with Pearls and Blue Gems
Cancun Muse, Sterling Silver Jewelry Set with Pearls and Blue Gems
Alejandra Torres"The beautiful beaches of Cancún inspired me to design this jewelry set. The turquoise sea and the sandy white beaches are fused in this design," Alejandra Torres explains. She combines...
Artist: Alejandra Torres
Handmade Apatite and Cultured Pearl Link Bracelet
Morning Blue, Handmade Apatite and Cultured Pearl Link Bracelet
MattaDainty links featuring beads of natural blue apatite and lustrous white pearls alternate in this glistening bracelet crafted from sterling silver. Matta of Thailand presents this beautiful piece...
Deep Sea Charm
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Earrings India
Deep Sea Charm, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Earrings India
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Babun DeyThis captivating pair of earrings is crafted from 925 sterling silver and features a prominent set of lapis lazuli gemstones. Indian artisan Babun Dey designs and crafts each pair of earrings in a...$27.99
Artist: Babun Dey
Blue Topaz and Larimar Dangle Earrings from India
Sparkling Sky, Blue Topaz and Larimar Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 2.2" x 1" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelBlue topaz and sparkling larimar stones come together to create a dazzling effect in these dangle earrings. Joining sterling silver hoops, the blue topaz stones weigh 2.5 carats. Artisan Neeru Goel of...$79.99
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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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Beautiful earrings, great service
My partner loves her new earrings. Lovely gems, quality construction. The packaging was attractive and the shipment arrived promptly. I recommend Novica and the artists with whom it works.
Love, love, love my ring!
I absolutely love my ring! Ship time was really quick and I have received many compliments. Cant wait for my next purchase!!
This is another beautiful set of earrings from Alok Jain. The blue stones are lovely and the workmanship on the silver settings is very nicely done. They are a nice small size and hang very comfortably on my ears.
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