Lava Stone Stretch Bracelets (Pair) from Indonesia
Kintamani Lava, Lava Stone Stretch Bracelets (Pair) from Indonesia
Bhakti Senang HatiBhakti Senang Hati presents this pair of handcrafted lava stone stretch bracelets. The organization works with physically disabled people of Bali, helping them to perform work and achieve...$23.99
Artist: Bhakti Senang Hati
Hamsa Charm 3.5-Carat Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from India
Hamsa Grace, Hamsa Charm 3.5-Carat Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from India
ParulWeighing 3.5 carats, a faceted amethyst gemstone glints with purple hues, flanked by beautiful designs in sterling silver. Parul presents this pendant bracelet from India, which circles the wrist with...$34.99
Hamsa Hand in Scarlet
Carnelian Beaded Stretch Bracelet with Hamsa Hand
Hamsa Hand in Scarlet, Carnelian Beaded Stretch Bracelet with Hamsa Hand
Size: 6.25" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Asmara PutraThe protective talisman known as the Hamsa hand graces this stretch bracelet in the form of a sterling silver pendant. Asmara Putra in Bali creates the bracelet, which features a strand of fiery...$37.99
Artist: Asmara Putra
Jasper and Sterling Silver Hamsa Bracelet from Thailand
Stellar Hamsa, Jasper and Sterling Silver Hamsa Bracelet from Thailand
TipaElegant jasper stones with brown planetary hues circle the wrist, punctuated by shining hematite stones in this bracelet from Thailand. Designed by Tipa, the bracelet features a sterling silver hamsa...$47.99
Collectible Protection Sterling Silver Rosary Charm Bracelet
Angel Guardian, Collectible Protection Sterling Silver Rosary Charm Bracelet
Adriana de GadeaAdriana de Gadea adapts the denario, or decade rosary, as a beautiful sterling silver bracelet. A symbol of her own faith, the chain features ten silver beads plus an additional globe that makes...
Artist: Adriana de Gadea
Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet Hamsa Indonesia
Gold Hamsa, Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet Hamsa Indonesia
Made SriFeaturing a hamsa hand symbol, this pendant bracelet conveys a message of protection. Indonesian artisan Made Sri handcrafts her design from 14k gold plated sterling silver.$69.99
Artist: Made Sri
2-Carat Smoky Quartz Pendant Bracelet from India
Hamsa Allure, 2-Carat Smoky Quartz Pendant Bracelet from India
ParulAlluring in its beauty, a faceted, two-carat gemstone of smoky quartz centers this pendant bracelet from India. Intricate links of sterling silver display openwork leaf patterns on either side of the...
Cotton Beaded Onyx Bracelet Protection Jewelry
Blissful Protection, Cotton Beaded Onyx Bracelet Protection Jewelry
Rituu AgarwalIndia's Rituu selects onyx, believed to protect against negativity, to create a bracelet of mystical beauty. Rituu expertly knots the cotton bracelet by hand with macramé techniques.$19.99
Hamsa Hand in Black
Hamsa Hand Lava Stone Stretch Bracelet with Onyx
Hamsa Hand in Black, Hamsa Hand Lava Stone Stretch Bracelet with Onyx
Size: 6.25" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Asmara PutraThe protective talisman known as the Hamsa hand graces this stretch bracelet in the form of a sterling silver pendant. Asmara Putra in Bali creates the bracelet, which features beads of natural lava...$29.99
Artist: Asmara Putra
Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet Wing Indonesia
Golden Wing, Gold Plated Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet Wing Indonesia
Made SriFeaturing a wing pendant, this bracelet conveys a message of flight. Indonesian artisan Made Sri handcrafts this piece from 14k gold plated sterling silver with a simple, eye-catching design.$69.99
Artist: Made Sri
Fair Trade Balinese Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Bracelet
Meditate, Fair Trade Balinese Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Bracelet
Putu Gede DarmawanA thick sterling braid encircles the wrist to become a trendy bracelet. Designed by Putu Gede Darmawan, it is centered by an engraved silver tube. A faceted blue topaz adds color to the handcrafted...$349.99
Artist: Putu Gede Darmawan
Tranquil Protection II
Protection Jewelry Cotton Beaded Onyx Bracelet
Tranquil Protection II, Protection Jewelry Cotton Beaded Onyx Bracelet
Rituu AgarwalRituu honors Buddhist meditation practices with the design of this black Shambhala-style bracelet. Meaning "bliss" in Sanskrit, the Shambhala-style bracelet symbolizes tranquility, peace and...$23.99
Artisan Crafted Indian Shambhala-style Bracelet with Onyx
Tranquil Protection, Artisan Crafted Indian Shambhala-style Bracelet with Onyx
Rituu AgarwalRituu honors Buddhist meditation practices with the design of this Shambhala-style bracelet. Meaning "bliss" in Sanskrit, the Shambhala-style bracelet symbolizes tranquility, peace and...$14.99
Sterling Silver Barong Pendant Bracelet from Bali
Barong Gaze, Sterling Silver Barong Pendant Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Nyoman RenaKnown as king of the spirits, the lion-like guardian Barong graces the pendant of this bracelet from Bali. Nyoman Rena designs the bracelet, which he crafts of sterling silver. A simple high-polish...$64.99
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Handcrafted Cotton Shambhala-style Green Onyx Bracelet
Protection, Handcrafted Cotton Shambhala-style Green Onyx Bracelet
Rituu AgarwalRituu honors Buddhist meditation practices with the design of this Shambhala-style bracelet. Meaning "bliss" in Sanskrit, the Shambhala-style bracelet symbolizes tranquility, peace and...$23.99
Handmade Onyx Shambhala-style Macrame Bracelet India
Moonlit Protection, Handmade Onyx Shambhala-style Macrame Bracelet India
Rituu AgarwalBright as the harvest moon, sterling silver orbs share their glow with onyx, gem of protection, in this Shambhala-style bracelet. India's Rituu expertly knots the cotton bracelet by hand with macramé...$34.99
Protection Bracelets(16 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Protection Bracelet Collection that NOVICA artisans have crafted for you:
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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.
Featured Reviews on Protection Bracelets
Bali Travel Reminder
Barong Gaze pendant bracelet is as pictured. It fits a wrist 6.25 and larger, adjustable. Good silver carving detail. Wear with Balinese Guardian ring and earring with same name, made by Nyoman Rena. Fun to wear. Good value. Happy with purchase.
This bracelet is beautifully designed and crafted. The onyx stones are high quality. Very please with my purchase.
This is a beautiful, substantial sterling and blue topaz bracelet. Unfortunately it was too large for my wrist and is the first item Ive had to return. I hope the artist will make a version to fit a womans 6-inch wrist. I love this piece but couldnt wear it because it is so large it slid off my hand.
Rituu Agarwal Sterling silver jewelry
"Slowly my husband encouraged to me create some jewelry… thus I started on my journey. I am greatly influenced by the ancient designs and I bring them to my work."
When I started my journey as an artisan, I was new in this craft world and started with just a few of my own jewelry designs. You gave me an opportunity to showcase my talent and work. It is because of you that I could establish myself and achieve my dreams, despite... read more