Bird Earrings(229 items)
Discover the unique collection of Bird Earrings that NOVICA artisans have designed and crafted for you:
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
Featured Reviews on Bird Earrings
I love these petite little birds. The earrings are well made. I wear them more often than anticipated. They are just so sweet.
These earrings are just adorable. The detail is magnificent and even from a distance it is clear what they are. I normally where long and large earrings and I bought these for the times I want to walk on the beach in the wind without my earrings blowing everywhere. These are perfect as, although smaller than my usual earrings, they are still weighty and feel substantial. I love them!
By Helen K
Beautiful Silver Birds
I have admired these beautiful earrings for a long time and have now received them as a Christmas gift. Their free movement remind me of times when I traveled around the world to wonderful countries. I hope that I will see these places again soon and this time these beautiful birds will be flying with me! Helen, Wales UK
"Designing jewelry has become my passion, and it grows with each passing day. It is my way of expressing what I love and believe in, such as ecosystems, nature and world cultures."
Popular Bird Earrings
Sterling Silver Swan Earrings with Mexican Amber, "Golden Swan Pond"$79.99
Swans glide on yellow ponds of amber in earrings by Flora Maria. The minimalist design of these sterling silver earrings is crafted by hand in Mexico.
Natural amber is a fossilized resin, and no two pieces are alike in shape and color. Bits of moss and plant life may be seen within droplets of true amber.
.925 Sterling silver
18k Gold-Flashed Chandelier Earrings with Nazca Images, "Nazca Heritage"$19.99
Images of two famous Nazca geoglyphs appear on dramatic chandelier earrings by Eda Arroyo. This design conveys the precise, fluid movements and mystical rhythms of the Marinera dance. It recreates the sea of emotions surrounding flirtation, attraction and falling in love, and is considered Peru's national folkloric dance form. The elegant pair is crafted of bronze and flashed in 18k gold.
Sinuous and beautiful, the Nazca monkey appears in three tiers. The tightly coiled tail glows; to pre-Hispanic man, the spiral was a magical symbol. Hummingbirds with rapid wings and long, slender beaks alternate with the playful primates.
The Nazca figures were created about 2,000 years ago by people of the Nazca culture. The mysterious lines of the Nazca Plain, located about 200 miles south of Lima, are a variety of geometrical figures, plus animal and bird shapes believed to have been created by the Nazca culture, a pre-Inca civilization, between 200 BC and 600 AD. Probably the best-known examples of geoglyphs in the world, the figures can only be seen in their entirety from the air and cover an area of almost 190 square miles. The Nazca monkey alone covers an extension of some 360 feet. UNESCO added the Nazca site to its World Heritage List in 1994.
Garnet and Bone Owl Themed Dangle Earrings, "Owl Protector"$47.99
A tranquil silhouette is watched over by a wary owl in these intriguing earrings from Made Wardika in Bali. The figures are hand-carved of smooth cow bone with rich detail. Set in sterling silver, the earrings feature marquise-cut garnets.