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
Artist: Komang Wijayana
925 Sterling Silver Modernist Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Rivulets, 925 Sterling Silver Modernist Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 0" W
Teresa GonzalezThis sculptural cuff bracelet elevates a classic everyday piece into something truly special. Teresa Gonzalez expertly handcrafts it from 925 sterling silver with a textured undulating surface that...$79.99
Artist: Teresa Gonzalez
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
Earthen Heart in Black
Dark Green Jade and Onyx Adjustable Bracelet from Guatemala
Earthen Heart in Black, Dark Green Jade and Onyx Adjustable Bracelet from Guatemala
Lorena CofiñoAdd a romantic detail to your arm with this delightful bracelet by Lorena Cofiño. She designs it with wood-colored jasper and green quartz beads and adds a heart-shaped dark green jade pendant. It...$49.99
Artist: Lorena Cofiño
Echo in Orange
Modern Leather and Carnelian Bracelet
Echo in Orange, Modern Leather and Carnelian Bracelet
Vera MarianoBoldly stylish, this wristband bracelet is designed by Vera Mariano in Brazil. The bracelets is crafted of supple brown leather with a cutout design on both sides and a snap closure. Centering the...$39.99
Artist: Vera Mariano
Gold-Plated Sterling Silver and Amethyst Charm Bracelet
Purple Evening, Gold-Plated Sterling Silver and Amethyst Charm Bracelet
SrimuangThis angelic looking bracelet from Thailand's Srimuang is perfect for special occasions. The artisan hand strings amethyst gemstones and 18k gold-plated sterling silver beads together to create the...$39.99
Stillness in Green
Unakite and Sterling Silver Leaf Charm Bracelet
Stillness in Green, Unakite and Sterling Silver Leaf Charm Bracelet
SiranyaThailand's Siranya hand threads pretty gems and gleaming silver beads to create this lovely bracelet. A 950 Karen silver leaf charm centers the bracelet, while unakite stones and sterling silver bars...$29.99
Thunder Clouds in Small
Hand Made Ceramic Beaded Stretch Bracelet (Set of 2)
Thunder Clouds in Small, Hand Made Ceramic Beaded Stretch Bracelet (Set of 2)
Size: 6.75" Inner Circ. x 0.2" W
Bhakti Senang HatiThe white ceramic beads on Dewa Ayu Putri's beautiful set of stretch bracelets create a distinctly ethereal feel. Putri works with the Bhakti Senang Hati Foundation, a non-profit organization that...$27.99
Artist: Bhakti Senang Hati
Citrine and Composite Turquoise Link Bracelet from India
Sunny Drops, Citrine and Composite Turquoise Link Bracelet from India
ShankerThis regal link bracelet is hand crafted from sterling silver, with over seven carats of citrine stones alongside composite turquoise. Working with Indian jewelry artisans, Shanker presents this...$99.99
Lapis Lazuli and Leather Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Boho Friends, Lapis Lazuli and Leather Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 4)
WakamiPerfect for sharing with friends, this set of four bohemian bracelets is presented by Wakami as part of an effort to promote rural Guatemalan handicrafts. Two bracelets are hand-knotted from blue...$44.99
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...$109.99
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
Rainbow Moonstone Artisan Crafted Link Bracelet
Storm Within, Rainbow Moonstone Artisan Crafted Link Bracelet
Eka DeviThe talented Eka Devi in Bali presents another brilliant bracelet design that features scintillating rainbow moonstone cabochons. The gems are staggered along three lengths of sterling silver wheat...$97.99
Green and Black Jade on Sterling Silver Bracelet
Natural Geometry, Green and Black Jade on Sterling Silver Bracelet
Zandra Lorena SajbinZandra Lorena Sajbin selects jade in a gorgeous spectrum of colors for the design of this bracelet. The bracelet is crafted by hand with sterling silver and jade in light green, dark green and black...$169.99
Artist: Zandra Lorena Sajbin
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
Artist: Komang Wijayana
Morse Code Hope
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Morse Code Hope Chain Bracelet
Morse Code Hope, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Morse Code Hope Chain Bracelet
PichayaThis beautiful 925 sterling silver bracelet is a subtle way to wear your love on your wrist. From Pichaya of Thailand, it links dot and dash pendants representing the letters H-O-P-E in Morse code....$27.99
Taxco Hammered Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Fluid Beauty, Taxco Hammered Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 5.75" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Guillermo ArreguiWorking in the time-honored tradition of Taxco silversmithing, Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui creates this bracelet. Crafted by hand, a cuff of sterling silver showcases a hammered finish that...$64.99
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
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
Sterling Silver Hinged Cuff Bracelet with Citrines
Bali Splendor, Sterling Silver Hinged Cuff Bracelet with Citrines
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Wayan NeriHearts surround citrine gems in an extraordinary bracelet from Bali. Wayan Neri designs and crafts this ornate sterling silver hinged cuff bracelet that totals 2.5 gemstone carats..925 Sterling silver...$94.99
Rose Quartz 925 Silver Heart Charm Bracelet from Bali
Sentimental Charm, Rose Quartz 925 Silver Heart Charm Bracelet from Bali
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.2" W
Ketut SulastriBalinese artisan Ketut Sulastri expresses her love with this elegant bracelet, featuring a beaded strand of natural rose quartz that circles the wrist. Working with local artisans, Sulastri accents...$49.99
Multi-colored Jasper and Leather Wrap Bracelet
Inner Nature, Multi-colored Jasper and Leather Wrap Bracelet
SiripornThailand's Siriporn selects a colorful selection of jasper beads for this dark brown leather wrap bracelet. She crafts the bracelet by hand, expertly threading jasper beads in shades of green, brown...$69.99
Message of Belief
Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet Crafted in Thailand
Message of Belief, Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet Crafted in Thailand
PichayaFrom Pichaya in Thailand, this bracelet carries a secret message. Sterling chain circles the wrist, centered by round and tube beads of sterling silver. Many may fail to notice, but this bracelet...$34.99
Taxco Lapis Lazuli Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Rectangular Blue, Taxco Lapis Lazuli Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Guillermo ArreguiIn rectangular forms, three lapis lazuli gemstones center this bracelet from Mexico. Guillermo Arregui creates this fascinating bracelet in the traditional style of Taxco silversmithing. This bracelet...$104.99
Hill Tribe Rainbow
Chalcedony Beaded Bracelet with Karen Silver Charm
Hill Tribe Rainbow, Chalcedony Beaded Bracelet with Karen Silver Charm
SiranyaDisplaying a rainbow of colors, petite chalcedony gems circle the wrist, interspersed with cylindrical silver beads that are handcrafted by Karen hill tribe artisans. Thailand's Siranya designs this...$34.99
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
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
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
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
Hill Tribe Discovery
Leather Wrap Bracelet with Onyx Serpentine and Silver
Hill Tribe Discovery, Leather Wrap Bracelet with Onyx Serpentine and Silver
SiripornThis handcrafted wrap bracelet is designed to accessorize with a decidedly Thai hill tribe touch. Siriporn flanks cylindrical silver beads with enhanced serpentine and onyx. The ornate button clasp...$74.99
Handmade Sterling Silver Elephant Charm Bracelet
Elephant Gang, Handmade Sterling Silver Elephant Charm Bracelet
JantanaJantana's favorite elephants become charms in the design of this bracelet. Each is crafted by hand of sterling silver for a bracelet with an adjustable length.
.925 Sterling silver$39.99
Age-Old Elegance in Saffron
Amber Wristband Bracelet with Saffron Cord from Mexico
Age-Old Elegance in Saffron, Amber Wristband Bracelet with Saffron Cord from Mexico
Jacqueline and EddyWoven by hand, an adjustable band of saffron nylon cord circles the wrist. Mexican artisans Jacqueline and Eddy create this bracelet, centered by a piece of natural amber that possesses an age-old...$39.99
Artist: Jacqueline and Eddy
Lots of Love
Heart Motif Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from Thailand
Lots of Love, Heart Motif Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from Thailand
AoyCrafted of sterling silver, petite heart-shaped links circle the wrist with lots of love. Working with local artisans, Thailand's Aoy presents this dainty bracelet.$19.99
Fiery Floral Glass Beaded Pendant Bracelet from Mexico
Flaming Flower, Fiery Floral Glass Beaded Pendant Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7" L (end to end) x 1.4" W
Adriana TrejoFlaming with bright hues of red, orange, and yellow, a gorgeous flower is handcrafted of petite glass beads to grace the wrist with its petals. Adriana Trejo of Mexico diligently applies each bead on...$19.99
Artist: Adriana Trejo
Multigem Beaded Bracelets (Set of 3) Citrine from Brazil
Ocean Trio, Multigem Beaded Bracelets (Set of 3) Citrine from Brazil
Size: 7" Inner Circ. x 0.8" W
Joias do RioBy Brazil's Joias do Rio, three beaded multi-gemstone bracelets capture all of the beautiful colors found in the ocean. Citrine, dyed chalcedony, agate, rose quartz and reconstituted turquoise adorn...$25.99
Artist: Joias do Rio
Three Times the Love
Heart-Shaped Garnet Chain Bracelet from Bali
Three Times the Love, Heart-Shaped Garnet Chain Bracelet from Bali
Wayan AsmanaCircling the wrist with sterling silver wheat chain, this bracelet is presented by Wayan Asmana. Balinese artisans create this bracelet, which is completed by a sterling silver heart charm with...$99.99
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
Cultured Mabe Pearl and Amethyst Link Bracelet from Bali
Wangi Trio, Cultured Mabe Pearl and Amethyst Link Bracelet from Bali
BuanaHandcrafted of sterling silver with two petite lengths of chain, this Balinese bracelet features a design by Buana. He centers the beautiful accessory with three links of dyed pink cultured mabe...
Life of the Jaguar
Hand Made Leather Sterling Silver Braided Bracelet Mexico
Life of the Jaguar, Hand Made Leather Sterling Silver Braided Bracelet Mexico
Guillermo ArreguiGuillermo Arregui spent a large portion of his life traveling and hopes to convey the joy and wonder he has experienced through his jewelry. He crafts this braided bracelet with black leather...$139.99
Sacred Garden in Purple
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia
Sacred Garden in Purple, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.6" W
Kadek HendraFeaturing an amethyst stone with deep purple hues, this cuff bracelet is charming and delightful. Indonesian artisan Kadek Hendra handcrafts the bracelet from sterling silver, depicting majestic...$179.99
Artist: Kadek Hendra
Eye of Amlapura
Sterling Silver and Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from Indonesia
Eye of Amlapura, Sterling Silver and Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from Indonesia
Eka DeviAn oval stone of purple amethyst weighing over seven carats adorns this pendant bracelet from Indonesia. Eka Devi designs the bracelet, setting the stone in handcrafted sterling silver, flanked by...$87.99
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
Artisan Crafted Labradorite Charm Bracelet from India
Cool Aurora, Artisan Crafted Labradorite Charm Bracelet from India
Neetu BarathiPossessing the beauty of the Aurora Borealis, natural labradorite decorates this bracelet, forming a station and a dangling charm. Neetu Barathi designs this Indian bracelet, which circles the wrist...$23.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Soothing Teal Wrap Bracelet Crafted by Artisan Group
Soothing Teal, Soothing Teal Wrap Bracelet Crafted by Artisan Group
Size: 35" L x 0.4" W
Weaving Hands of AtitlanThe contrast between blue and turquoise with pewter beads inspires soothing elegance. Women artisans from Guatemala's Weaving Hands of Atitlán craft the wrap bracelet by hand with dark brown cords.$74.99
Floral Pink Quartz Beaded Bracelet from India
Appealing Pink, Floral Pink Quartz Beaded Bracelet from India
SabirInterspersed with brass, pink and purple quartz beads circle the wrist. Indian artisan Sabir creates this appealing bracelet, which features a dangling floral charm in brass. A brass extender...$12.99
Grand Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet Balinese 925 Jewelry
Majapahit Grandeur, Grand Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet Balinese 925 Jewelry
Size: 6.75" L (end to end) x 0.6" W
Kadek HendraKadek Hendra shares the delicate artistry of Balinese jewelry with the design of this cuff bracelet. Centered by a hinge to facilitate opening and putting on, the sterling silver bracelet finishes...$119.99
Artist: Kadek Hendra
Colorful Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets (Set of 7)
Boho Histories, Colorful Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets (Set of 7)
WakamiPromoting rural artisans in Guatemala, Wakami presents this set of bracelets, each of which features a unique design. Some close with metal buttons and others with adjustable sliding knots. According...$42.95
Antique Hill Tribe
Hill Tribe Garnet Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Antique Hill Tribe, Hill Tribe Garnet Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
SiranyaGiven a combination of finishes for an antiqued aesthetic, this bracelet is strung with cylindrical beads of Karen hill tribe silver alongside natural garnet gems and sterling silver beads. Thailand's...$29.99
Sterling Silver Swirl Triangular Dot Cluster Cuff Bracelet
Stately Swirls, Sterling Silver Swirl Triangular Dot Cluster Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.5" W
Cahya KrisnaThis sophisticated sterling silver cuff bracelet features a row of swirls bordered on both sides by a row of triangles made of dot clusters. Cahya Krisna of Bali designs this bracelet with artistic...$67.99
Braided Sterling Silver Cuff with Peridot and Garnet Gems
Flower Buds, Braided Sterling Silver Cuff with Peridot and Garnet Gems
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Wayan NeriGarnet buds and the fresh green of peridot grace the ends of this cuff bracelet from Bali's Wayan Neri. The braided cuff is crafted by hand of sterling silver and features a concealed hinge for...$104.99
Sterling Silver Lion Pendant Bracelet from Bali
Stylish Lion, Sterling Silver Lion Pendant Bracelet from Bali
Wayan AsmanaAs stylish as it is bold, the head of a lion is crafted from sterling silver, decorated with intricate fur and swirl patterns that are accentuated by a combination of finishes. Wayan Asmana presents...$99.99
Set of Three Aquamarine Beaded Stretch Bracelets from Brazil
Naturally Aqua, Set of Three Aquamarine Beaded Stretch Bracelets from Brazil
Size: 7" Inner Circ. x 0.8" W
Joias do RioDisplaying their natural watery colors, aquamarine gems are used to decorate three beaded stretch bracelets from Brazil. The lovely gem's patterns are celebrated in each bracelet, designed by the...$27.99
Artist: Joias do Rio
Onyx and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Fern Temple, Onyx and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Wayan AsmanaStones of black onyx beautify the ends of this Balinese cuff bracelet, presented by Wayan Asmana. Local artisans craft the bracelet from sterling silver with fern and spiral designs on a rubber cuff....$74.99
Boho Histories in Black
Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets in Black (Set of 7)
Boho Histories in Black, Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets in Black (Set of 7)
WakamiIn black and various other somber hues, nylon cord is used to hand-macrame seven bracelets with a bohemian style. Promoting rural artisans in Guatemala, Wakami presents this set of bracelets, each of...$39.99
Growing in the Morning
Carnelian Pendant Bracelet from Bali
Growing in the Morning, Carnelian Pendant Bracelet from Bali
Wayan LastiCentered by a gleaming stone of natural carnelian, this striking pendant bracelet is designed by Balinese artisan Wayan Lasti. She crafts the bracelet with sterling silver Figaro chain, and caresses...$64.99
Artist: Wayan Lasti
Shimmering Path in Black
Hand Crafted Black Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet
Shimmering Path in Black, Hand Crafted Black Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet
Ketut SulastriBound and woven together with jet black cords, tiny beads of sterling silver form two meticulously arranged parallel lines. Bali's Ketut Sulastri crafts this elegant bracelet with a button clasp for a...
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
Hand Made Grey Black and Iridescent Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Mythical Sierra, Hand Made Grey Black and Iridescent Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Size: 35" L x 0.4" W
Weaving Hands of AtitlanBlack, grey and iridescent beads are in harmonious contrast in this bracelet from Guatemala. Designed to wrap around the wrist approximately five times, this trendy design is handcrafted by artisans...$74.99
Simple Caress in Green
Modern Leather Wrap Bracelet in Green from Thailand
Simple Caress in Green, Modern Leather Wrap Bracelet in Green from Thailand
Size: 7" L (end to end) x 0.7" W
ChangCaressing the wrist with elegance, this wrap bracelet is created by Chang in Thailand. He works with structured leather in a solid green color that encircles the wrist.$39.99
Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Garnet Bracelet
Bedugul Temple, Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Garnet Bracelet
Wayan NeriBy Wayan Neri, this beautiful bracelet features three faceted garnets. They grace an ornate pendant with traditional Balinese styling that centers a thick sterling silver braid. Tiny globes bathed in...$159.99
Triangles of Swirls
Triangular Blue Topaz Link Bracelet from Bali
Triangles of Swirls, Triangular Blue Topaz Link Bracelet from Bali
Ni Wayan AstitiSurrounded by intricate swirl patterns in sterling silver, triangular gemstones of blue topaz weigh 14 carats. Balinese artisan Ni Wayan Astiti creates this bracelet, circling the wrist with...$99.99
Artist: Ni Wayan Astiti
Floral Motif Cuff Bracelet with Rainbow Moonstone
Rainbow Garden, Floral Motif Cuff Bracelet with Rainbow Moonstone
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Eka DeviLavishly engraved with jepun, or frangipani blossoms, this cuff bracelet is the design of Bali's Eka Devi. The artisan caps both ends of the sterling silver cuff with rainbow moonstone cabochons. An...$77.99
Planet Colors in Black
Men's Glass and Lava Stone Beaded Macrame Bracelet in Black
Planet Colors in Black, Men's Glass and Lava Stone Beaded Macrame Bracelet in Black
Omayra JaramilloStrung between black cord, six colorful beads of glass center this macrame bracelet from Costa Rica. Omayra jaramillo designs and crafts this accessory, which encircles the wrist with beads of natural...$37.99
Artist: Omayra Jaramillo
Colorful Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala
Harmony Shore, Colorful Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala
Weaving Hands of AtitlanFor a bohemian accessory that goes perfectly with a day at the beach, this wrap bracelet is designed by the Guatemalan artisans at Weaving Hands of Atitlan. They diligently bead the bracelet of...$84.99
4-Carat Elephant-Themed Amethyst Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Elephant's Treasure, 4-Carat Elephant-Themed Amethyst Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Giri TasmanaArtisan Giri Tasmana of Bali handcrafts a sterling silver cuff bracelet that showcases the regal purple glow of amethyst. Each end of the cuff features an elephant head beneath a pair of faceted...$139.99
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Striking Weave, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 2.4" W
YuniatiWoven motifs of sterling silver grace the wrist in this cuff bracelet, finished at the front with round baubles. Designed by Bali's Yuniati, this striking bracelet is crafted by local artisans.$67.99
Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 7)
Boho Histories, Glass Beaded Macrame Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 7)
WakamiIn pastel hues, nylon cord is used to hand-macrame seven bracelets with a bohemian style. Promoting rural artisans in Guatemala, Wakami presents this set of bracelets, each of which features a unique...$39.99
Dragonfly Den in Blue
Gold Accent Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia
Dragonfly Den in Blue, Gold Accent Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Wayan NeriComing from a family of farmers, Indonesian artisan Wayan Neri strikes out on her own, working with fellow craftspeople to create beautiful pieces of jewelry. She is proud to present her own designs...$109.99
Artisan Crafted Carved Bone and Silver Cuff with Garnets
Jungle Princess, Artisan Crafted Carved Bone and Silver Cuff with Garnets
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 1.6" W
Komang SuastraSurrounded by curling vines, the face of a princess emerges. Her serene visage is carved from smooth cow bone and she wears an ornate crown that is centered by a one-carat garnet teardrop. Additional...$149.99
Weave Pattern Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Woven Drops, Weave Pattern Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 5.75" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Giri TasmanaResembling a weave, intricate patterns in sterling silver circle the wrist with elegance. Balinese artisan Giri Tasmana creates this cuff bracelet, which culminates in faceted teardrops of blue topaz...$139.99
Onyx and Sterling Silver Beaded Chain Bracelet from Bali
Bold Elegance, Onyx and Sterling Silver Beaded Chain Bracelet from Bali
Cahya KrisnaCentered by beads of black onyx, this chain bracelet possesses a bold elegance. Designed by Cahya Krisna, the Balinese bracelet is handcrafted of sterling silver with two short lengths of thick Naga...$159.99
Onyx Rhodonite Smoky Quartz and Leather Bracelet
Elegant Enigma, Onyx Rhodonite Smoky Quartz and Leather Bracelet
SiripornThailand's Siriporn prepares a fabulous palette of colors for the design of this wrap bracelet. She crafts the bracelet by hand, expertly threading beads of rhodonite, smoky quartz and onyx onto a...$67.99
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Chain Bracelet from Bali
Generous Spirit, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Chain Bracelet from Bali
Wayan AsmanaHandcrafted of sterling silver, Borobudur chain formed by rope motifs and gleaming links encircles the wrist. Wayan Asmana presents this stunning chain bracelet from Bali.$129.99
Smoky Quartz and 925 Silver Pendant Bracelet from India
Elegant Prism, Smoky Quartz and 925 Silver Pendant Bracelet from India
Neetu BarathiAn elegant, rectangular prism of smoky quartz weighs over three carats, featured at the center of this Indian pendant bracelet. Designed by Neetu Barathi, the bracelet decorates the wrist on a length...$29.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Shimmering Road in Black
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver and Nylon Beaded Bracelet
Shimmering Road in Black, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver and Nylon Beaded Bracelet
Ketut SulastriBound and woven together with jet black nylon string, tiny beads of sterling silver form three meticulously arranged parallel lines. The Balinese workshop of Ketut Sulastri presents this simply...
Handmade Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
Inspiring, Handmade Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet
JantanaJantana designs a charm bracelet of inspired elegance. The dove, heart, butterfly and flower charms are crafted by hand of sterling silver with different finishes.
.925 Sterling silver$107.99
Dragon Themed Unisex Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Double Dragons, Dragon Themed Unisex Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Size: 7.5" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Pakaon SojintaritThis richly-textured sterling silver cuff bracelet terminates at both ends in a highly detailed dragon's head. Pakaon Sojintarit presents the unique unisex cuff, which is crafted by Karen hill tribe...$114.99
Artist: Pakaon Sojintarit
Slender Copper and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Taxco Mix, Slender Copper and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Size: 5.75" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Guillermo ArreguiHammered copper meets smooth Taxco sterling silver in this beautiful cuff bracelet. The slender cuff is designed by Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui.$39.99
Knotted Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Thailand
Double Knot, Knotted Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Thailand
AoyCrafted by hand from sterling silver, this cuff bracelet is presented by Aoy in Thailand. A double sterling band encircles the wrist, centered by an elaborate knot pendant.$64.99
Elegance of Swirls
Swirl Pattern Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from Bali
Elegance of Swirls, Swirl Pattern Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from Bali
Ni Wayan AstitiCelebrating the elegance of swirls, Balinese artisan Ni Wayan Astiti creates a fascinating link bracelet. Triangles and ovals are crafted from sterling silver, realized with intricate openwork swirl...$59.99
Artist: Ni Wayan Astiti
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
Hill Tribe Sterling SIlver Crescent Cuff Bracelet
Crescent Point, Hill Tribe Sterling SIlver Crescent Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.7" W
Pakaon SojintaritWorking with Thai hill tribe silversmiths, Pakaon Sojintarit creates stunning jewelry like this cuff bracelet. The crescent-like sterling silver cuff terminates at one end with a ball, while the other...$139.99
Artist: Pakaon Sojintarit
Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet in Beige from Guatemala
Autumn Sweetness, Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet in Beige from Guatemala
Weaving Hands of AtitlanStriking glass beads in red and beige colors in a variety of shapes adorn the length of this wrap bracelet by Weaving Hands of Atitlan. The beads are strung on a nylon cord, wrapping around the wrist...$79.99
Sterling Contemporary Garnet Bracelet
Scarlet Elegance, Sterling Contemporary Garnet Bracelet
Maria HuertaPeru's Maria Huerta reveals her talent and vision with this stunningly modern bracelet. Crafted by hand, it juxtaposes sleek garnet globes with gleaming silver chains. The result is breathtaking. .925...$119.99
Artist: Maria Huerta
40,000 years ago a woman or child in Siberia wore a chlorite bracelet, the oldest bracelet found to date. Our unique collection of artisan bracelets showcases the wealth of materials global artisans still employ to create traditional and contemporary bracelet designs. From simple precious metal bangles to elegant gemstone-encrusted cuffs, handwoven textile bands and beaded leather wrap bracelets, you'll discover handcrafted designs to suit your personal style.
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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 jewelers 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.
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.
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, mens 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 mens 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, mens jewelry honors the cow, where bone and horns are incorporated into unique pieces.
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 mens jewelry with confidence. There are no rules when it comes to mens 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. Todays 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 mens 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, mens rings have carried tremendous significance throughout history. In West Africa, rings were originally used to represent Gods 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.
Featured Reviews on Bracelets
I purchased this bracelet, hoping it would go well with my watch. It is spectacular! The moonstones have beautiful dimension, and the silver is well made. I normally wear a 7” bracelet, and this is one perfect. There are two links for the toggle, so it can also accommodate a 6” wristI I love the toggle clasp. I ve have so many compliments! It s beautiful!
I am delighted with the rainbow and blue topaz bracelet. It is well made and I wear it everyday - love the combination of moonstone and blue topaz.
Lots of flexibility in this lovely cuff
I have a very small wrist and have had lots of problems finding a bracelet that is a good fit. This attractive cuff is extremely flexible and can be shaped to wrap closely on the wrist. (I m not sure how it would fit on a large wrist.) Not only that, but it pairs beautifully with other cuff bracelets for a more dramatic effect. Thank you!
Wayan Neri Silver and gemstone jewelry
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Bali Obsidian and Sterling Silver Cord Unity Bracelet, "Silver Handshake"
Bali Obsidian and Sterling Silver Cord Unity Bracelet, "Silver Handshake"Crafted 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
Crafted 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 lovely pendant on a black cord unity bracelet. The sliding clasp reads "Fight Racism."
Heart-Shaped Garnet Chain Bracelet from Bali, "Three Times the Love"
Heart-Shaped Garnet Chain Bracelet from Bali, "Three Times the Love"Circling the wrist with sterling silver wheat chain, this bracelet is presented by Wayan Asmana. Balinese artisans create this bracelet, which is completed by a sterling silver heart charm with...$99.99
Circling the wrist with sterling silver wheat chain, this bracelet is presented by Wayan Asmana. Balinese artisans create this bracelet, which is completed by a sterling silver heart charm with beautiful scroll work. Three garnet gems, totaling four carats, accentuate the charm.
Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Garnet Bracelet, "Bedugul Temple"
Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Garnet Bracelet, "Bedugul Temple"By Wayan Neri, this beautiful bracelet features three faceted garnets. They grace an ornate pendant with traditional Balinese styling that centers a thick sterling silver braid. Tiny globes bathed in...$159.99
By Wayan Neri, this beautiful bracelet features three faceted garnets. They grace an ornate pendant with traditional Balinese styling that centers a thick sterling silver braid. Tiny globes bathed in 18k gold accentuate the handcrafted bracelet, and the gems total 3.5 carats.
Hill Tribe Sterling SIlver Crescent Cuff Bracelet, "Crescent Point"
Hill Tribe Sterling SIlver Crescent Cuff Bracelet, "Crescent Point"Working with Thai hill tribe silversmiths, Pakaon Sojintarit creates stunning jewelry like this cuff bracelet. The crescent-like sterling silver cuff terminates at one end with a ball, while the other...$139.99
Working with Thai hill tribe silversmiths, Pakaon Sojintarit creates stunning jewelry like this cuff bracelet. The crescent-like sterling silver cuff terminates at one end with a ball, while the other end is flat.
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