Jewel of the Sand
Pink Chalcedony Beaded and Macrame Handmade Bracelet
Jewel of the Sand, Pink Chalcedony Beaded and Macrame Handmade Bracelet
SaranaratThis macrame and gemstone bracelet combines the casual comfort of a friendship bracelet with the opulent sophistication of a jeweled bangle. Designed by Thai artisan Saranarat, it incorporates woven...$37.99
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Tennis Bracelet
Jazzy Elegance, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Gemstone Tennis Bracelet
Babun DeyA rainbow of colors plays nicely with a beautiful motif of combination finish 925 sterling silver in this dazzling tennis bracelet by Indian artisan Babun Dey. A mix of alternating blue topaz...$67.99
Artist: Babun Dey
Jewel of the Meadow
Green Multigem Pendant Macrame Beaded Sliding Knot Bracelet
Jewel of the Meadow, Green Multigem Pendant Macrame Beaded Sliding Knot Bracelet
SaranaratThis macrame and gemstone bracelet combines the casual comfort of a friendship bracelet with the opulent sophistication of a jeweled bangle. Designed by Thai artisan Saranarat, it incorporates woven...
Handmade Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Blossoming Web, Handmade Beaded Wrap Bracelet
Size: 6.75" L (end to end) x 4.7" W
BusarinTranslucent flowers blossom amid a glistening web in an exclusive design by Thailand's Busarin. The flowers feature dyed white topaz petals that are surrounded by turquoise dyed calcite and glistening...$57.99
Silver and Blue Topaz Double Wave Bracelet from Mexico
Double Shockwaves, Silver and Blue Topaz Double Wave Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7.75" Inner Circ.
Ezequiel TapiaEzequiel Tapia sculpts this gorgeous cuff bracelet from twisting 925 sterling silver ribbons and finishes it with a small blue topaz gemstone for a lovely touch of color. The Mexican artisan learned...$149.99
Artist: Ezequiel Tapia
Silver and Blue Topaz Waves Bangle Bracelet from Mexico
Shockwaves, Silver and Blue Topaz Waves Bangle Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7.75" Inner Circ. x 0.4" W
Ezequiel TapiaEzequiel Tapia sculpts this gorgeous bangle bracelet from twisting sterling silver ribbons and finishes it with three blue topaz gemstones for a touch of color. The Mexican artisan learned...$229.99
Artist: Ezequiel Tapia
Ravishing Beauty in Blue
Hand Made Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Link Bracelet
Ravishing Beauty in Blue, Hand Made Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Link Bracelet
ShankerAdd a touch of understated elegance to your outfit with this ravishing link bracelet from India's Shanker. Linked by shining sterling silver, six rainbow moonstone globes alternate with five faceted...$79.99
Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet
Sky Bouquet, Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet
Size: 6.75" L (end to end) x 2.4" W
BusarinSky blue petals center a bouquet of buds and tendrils. Handcrafted of turquoise, the flower blooms on a circlet of glittering glass and topaz. The bracelet is wrapped about the wrist for a custom fit.$37.99
Women's Floral Quartz Bracelet
Sky Flower, Women's Floral Quartz Bracelet
BusarinThai designer Busarin masterminds the illusion of translucent dew bathing a daisy with transparent petals. For this bracelet, Busarin selects quartz, dyed topaz and reconstituted turquoise, which she...$47.99
Topaz Bracelet(9 items)
Discover NOVICA's Topaz Bracelet Collection, handcrafted by artisans from around the world. This brilliant stone, ranging in color from warm yellows to cool blues, is highly sought after for its natural brillance and luster.
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Your answers straight from the village experts
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.
"I love and enjoy making jewelry. I am lost in concentration whenever I'm designing jewelry. I never feel bored even though it may take a very long time to complete a piece."
The Topaz Bracelet
Topaz occurs in a range of colors. The clear gemstone is thought to take its name from the Sanskrit tapas, meaning fire. The traditional November birthstone, yellow topaz is a symbol of friendship and the state stone for Utah. Blue topaz is linked to spiritual growth and creative expression, and is the Texas state gemstone.
A favorite in topaz jewellery, it is especially lovely in bracelets. Paired with topaz earrings, they make a feminine fashion statement. Set in a bangle bracelet or beaded bracelet, blue topaz's delicate color is charming.
Novica is proud to offer a Topaz Bracelet Collection handcrafted by the world's most gifted artisans and jewelry designers. Our topaz bracelets are typically crafted of sterling silver and adorned with the golden glow or cool aqua tones of topaz. We hope you enjoy the chic styles of topaz bracelets we have to offer, including wrap, floral, and tennis bracelets!