Culture Earrings(216 items)
Discover the unique collection of Culture 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 Culture Earrings
Such gorgeous and amazing earrings--simply beautifully crafted with nice leather backing, or some other backing. If I had more money, Id buy these in every color as Ive seen others online. Anyone who purchases these will not be disappointed. Thank you to all the majorly talented artists at Novica!
Love these earrings!
These work perfectly with a dress or a pair of jeans and T-shirt. They are very light so they are not pulling at my ears.
I keep buying them
These are all different, so I keep buying them as gifts. I love that they are wood and signed on the back. While they are as colorful as the photos, I wear them with anything, any color. Actually, last time I bought them, I believe I got the last of the stock they had on hand. Everyone loves them...
Adriana Trejo Handcrafted seed bead jewelry
"I craft jewelry with tiny colorful seed beads we call 'chaquira.' I learned from my parents and they were taught by their grandparents; this family art has been handed down for generations."
I am very grateful because you allow me to give work to members of my family and to continue supporting their growth. This is vitally important to me. That, and having time with my daughters.
You have helped our sales grow, and they now represent 50 percent... read more
Popular Culture Earrings
Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings Handmade in Armenia, "Ancient Beauty"
Designed and crafted by Tsolak Koshtoyan in Armenia, these earrings feature motifs of Armenian ornaments represented in ancient illuminated manuscripts. The earrings are crafted by hand from sterling silver with an oxidized finish.
Huichol Beadwork Peach-Aqua-Tangerine Waterfall Earrings, "Peach and Aqua Waterfall"$87.95
A cascade of aqua, tangerine, peach and espresso is transformed into earrings almost five inches long. By skilled artisans from Mexico's Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts, these bold waterfall earrings make a dramatic fashion statement. The lovely seed beads and faceted globes dance on sterling silver hooks.
Sterling Silver Cultural Dangle Earrings from Bali, "Shining Songket"$39.95
The waving shapes of cloth is captured in sterling silver, handcrafted by Balinese artisan Dewa Arimbawa to dangle from the ears. Songket is a traditional type of decorative cloth woven from silk or cotton with shimmering metallic threads. The elegant nature of songket is captured in these earrings, featuring designs accented by a combination of finishes.
Hand Crafted Balinese Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings, "Dreamy Wanderer"$39.99
Add a cultural flair to your outfit with this stunning pair of dangle earring from artisan Wirabhuwana. Hand crafted from sterling silver, each beautiful earring features a large crescent that has been decorated with Balinese floral openwork which surrounds a smaller circular pendant with its traditional dotted motifs.