Inca Earrings(23 items)
Discover the unique collection of Inca 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 Inca Earrings
Lovely, beautifully made earrings
Lovely, beautifully made earrings. The little touch of color is delightful, and I love the silver emblems.
Love these earrings
These earrings are beautifully made. Their filigree is detailed. I like the colored stones, and I go through periods when I wear these daily.
I purchased these earrings for my granddaughter as a gift... She accompanied us to Peru a couple of years ago, so she loves the beauty, quality, and meaning. Very high quality art work in these earrings.
Patricia Jara Silver and gemstone jewelry
"It allows me to be in contact with my pueblo, people with a very special philosophy about life...."
"I was born in the city of Lima in 1962. Would you believe that almost a decade ago I was working in an office practicing my career as a lawyer? I never thought that life would lead me to the art of jewelry. What madness!
"I remember a very enjoyable... read more
Popular Inca Earrings
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver and Opal Hook Earrings, "Inca Tumi"$79.99
The ceremonial customs of the Inca people inspire the design of these earrings by Patricia Jara. Working with sterling silver, she crafts detailed knives, once reserved for rituals and now regarded as good luck talismans. Opal gems create a fabulous contrast with its verdant luminescence.
.925 Sterling silver
Sodalite Chakana Cross Filigree Dangle Earrings from Peru, "Blue Mountain Chakana"$69.99
Symbolizing the union of the spiritual and mortal worlds, the cross originates from several pre-Hispanic cultures, including the Inca. Nancy Quispe of Peru pays homage to the chakana, handcrafting it with intricate sterling silver filigree in this pair of dangle earrings. Each cross is set with a round stone of natural blue sodalite in the center, evoking the blue skies above the Andes.
Chrysocolla Chakana Cross Filigree Dangle Earrings from Peru, "Green Valley Chakana"$69.99
Symbolizing the union of the spiritual and mortal worlds, the cross originates from several pre-Hispanic cultures, including the Inca. Nancy Quispe of Peru pays homage to the chakana, handcrafting it with intricate sterling silver filigree in this pair of dangle earrings. Each cross is set with a round stone of natural chrysocolla in the center, evoking the green valleys of the Andes.