Sun and Moon Amber Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Honey Eclipse, Sun and Moon Amber Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Juan GarciaGlowing with the hues of the sun, a honey-colored dome of natural amber is featured in the pendant of this necklace from Mexico. Juan Garcia uses the artisanal skills that he has been developing from...
Artist: Juan Garcia
Dried Gourd Statement Necklace
Marajo Lore, Dried Gourd Statement Necklace
Size: 20 to 22 inches
Cida MatosInspired by the Mararajoara culture of Northern Brazil, artisan Cida Matos creates this fabulous statement necklace. The chevron-patterned pendant is carved from dried calabash gourd, and suspended...$29.99
Handmade 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings
Sunset Raindrops, Handmade 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W x 0.4" D
Vivek NathanyThis eye-catching pair of dangle earrings is designed by Vivek Nathany of India. Drops of pale-yellow, shimmering, faceted citrine are accented by garnet and peridot beads and hang from a lustrous, 22...$39.95
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Handmade Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Harmonious Pairs, Handmade Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
Bhavya JainFramed by handcrafted sterling silver designs, various gemstones are displayed in this harmonious set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, lapis lazuli...$79.95
Artist: Bhavya Jain
Composite Turquoise and Taxco Silver Pendant Necklace
Wintry Eye, Composite Turquoise and Taxco Silver Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Guillermo ArreguiA blue-green gemstone is framed by slender strands of polished sterling silver. By Guillermo Arregui, this elegant pendant necklace is crafted of precious silver from Taxco, Mexico and set with...$109.95
Marcasite and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Thailand
Bold Connection, Marcasite and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.6" x 0.4" W
NarineeThai artisan Narinee creates unique and glamorous drop earrings. Crafted of sterling silver, the pair features two rings linked together and studded with sparkling marcasite.$49.99
Larimar and Sterling Silver Leaping Dolphin Pendant Necklace
Dolphin Leap, Larimar and Sterling Silver Leaping Dolphin Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Michael KrainerLet this playful dolphin leap into your heart. In this pendant necklace handcrafted by Thai artisan Michael Krainer, the dolphin's body is larimar set in sterling silver, with faceted white topaz and...$99.95
Artist: Michael Krainer
Fair Trade Mint Green Jade and Silver Earrings
Maya Mint, Fair Trade Mint Green Jade and Silver Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.5" W
Zandra Lorena SajbinShowcased in earrings with a minimalist design, pale green jade flaunts a minty color. Zandra Lorena Sajbin crafts the magnificent pair of polished sterling silver.
.925 Sterling silver
.925 Silver Necklace with Citrine and Composite Turquoise
Golden Sky, .925 Silver Necklace with Citrine and Composite Turquoise
Size: 16 to 18 inches
ShankerLike golden suns surrounding a mystical planet, the design of this necklace remains forever captivating. India's Shanker presents this elegant sterling silver necklace crafted with sparkling citrine...$79.95
Taxco Sterling Silver and Copper Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Hammered Abstraction, Taxco Sterling Silver and Copper Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 2.2" x 0.4" W x 0.5" D
Guillermo ArreguiAbstract shapes of sterling silver and copper, treated with a hammered finish, combine their beauty in these dangle earrings from Mexico. Guillermo Arregui creates these earrings, which are crafted in...
.925 Silver Earrings with Citrine and Composite Turquoise
Golden Sky, .925 Silver Earrings with Citrine and Composite Turquoise
Length: 1.5" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
ShankerLike golden suns surrounding a mystical planet, the design of this pair of earrings remains forever captivating. India's Shanker presents these elegant sterling silver earrings crafted with sparkling...$59.95
Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant on Silk Necklace
Blue Octopus, Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant on Silk Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Rosalia TariganDenizen of the sea's depth, this extraordinary octopus captivates with the blue iridescence of a Mabe pearl. As a water creature, the octopus is associated with the psyche, intuition and emotion. From...
Artist: Rosalia Tarigan
Garnet and Marcasite Elephant Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Glistening Elephants, Garnet and Marcasite Elephant Pendant Necklace from Thailand
NarineeThis sterling silver necklace by Thai artisan Narineespeaks to the bond between mother and child. With glittering marcasite decorating their bodies and garnets for eyes this pair makes a touching...$79.95
Artisan Handcrafted Pearl Brooch Pin from Bali
Budding Cotton, Artisan Handcrafted Pearl Brooch Pin from Bali
Length: 2.2" x 2.2" W x 0.4" D
Wayan AsmanaThis elegant brooch from Balinese artisan Wayan Asmana features curving branches carefully rendered in sterling silver. Oxidized areas emphasize the meticulous detail given to every leaf and bud....
Bali Obsidian and Sterling Silver Cord Unity Bracelet
Silver Handshake, Bali Obsidian and Sterling Silver Cord Unity Bracelet
Henry Anthony SannyCrafted of sterling silver, hands come together to clasp an orb of obsidian. They seem to share both its weight and responsibility in a single gesture of friendship. Henry Anthony Sanny displays the...$44.99
Artist: Henry Anthony Sanny
Cat in the Moonlight
Handmade Silver and Copper Cat Earrings from Taxco
Cat in the Moonlight, Handmade Silver and Copper Cat Earrings from Taxco
Length: 1.4" x 0.6" W
Guillermo ArreguiIlluminated by a sterling moon, copper kitties are kings of the night. By Guillermo Arregui, these delightful earrings are handcrafted of Taxco silver.
.925 Sterling silver$34.99
Taxco Silver Earrings with Cultured Pearl
Moon Intrigue, Taxco Silver Earrings with Cultured Pearl
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Guillermo ArreguiThe pristine glow of cultured pearl finds a complement in silver, mined in Taxco. Juxtaposing polished sterling with dark "burnt" textures, Guillermo Arregui creates earrings of contemporary...
Pampered Puppy Dog
Dog Garnet Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings Mexico
Pampered Puppy Dog, Dog Garnet Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings Mexico
Length: 1.1" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Guillermo ArreguiColorful garnet crowns earrings of sterling silver. By Guillermo Arregui, these whimsical earrings depict two pampered puppy dogs.
.925 Sterling silver$54.99
Cultured Pearl Spiral Motif Dangle Earrings from Bali
Rising Swirls, Cultured Pearl Spiral Motif Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.6" H x 0.3" W x 0.3" D
WirabhuwanaSterling silver is handcrafted into drop shapes that grace the ears. Accented with rising spiral motifs, the earrings host round cultured pearls that hang below. Wirabhuwana crafts this pair of dangle...
Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Floral Dangle Earrings
Twinkling Flowers, Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Floral Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
YuniatiTwinkling flowers swing from 18k rose gold plated hooks in this pair of ravishing dangle earrings by Balinese artisan Yuniati. Crafted from sterling silver, the floral earrings are plated in warm rose...$39.95
Sterling Silver NecklaceTaxco Artisan Jewelry
Infinity, Sterling Silver NecklaceTaxco Artisan Jewelry
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaOscar Figueroa choreographs movement and harmony for the original design of this necklace. Interlocking circles suggest infinite elegance in a sterling silver necklace that is crafted by hand in...$47.99
Amber Dragonfly Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Age-Old Dragonflies, Amber Dragonfly Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 14 to 16 inches
Jacqueline and EddyWith wings and a body crafted from natural amber cabochons, this dragonfly possesses an age-old beauty. Mexican duo Jacqueline and Eddy design this pendant necklace, crafted with sterling silver.$39.99
Artist: Jacqueline and Eddy
Peridot Hawk Motif Cuff Bracelet in Sterling Silver
Spirit Hawk, Peridot Hawk Motif Cuff Bracelet in Sterling Silver
Size: 5.75" L (end to end) x 1.2" W
Nyoman RenaA brilliantly detailed hawk crowns a cuff bracelet from Bali's Nyoman Rena. The cuff is crafted by hand from sterling silver, with details emphasized by oxidation. A faceted apple-green peridot...
Handcrafted Brass and Silver Earrings with Lapis Lazuli
Early Sun, Handcrafted Brass and Silver Earrings with Lapis Lazuli
Length: 1.1" x 0.4" W
Khun BoomLapis lazuli gems nestle in glowing brass halos in these petite earrings. Crafted by hand, this design by Thailand's Khun Boom is worn on sterling silver hooks.$39.99
Artist: Khun Boom
Hand Crafted Birthstone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Birthday Flowers, Hand Crafted Birthstone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
Nyoman RenaCelebrate your birthday by choosing one of a dozen charming floral birthstone earrings designed by Bali's Nyoman Rena. Crafted from shining sterling silver, each of the 12 pairs of earring features a...$39.95
Frida Kahlo Glass Beaded Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Frida Beads, Frida Kahlo Glass Beaded Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 2.6" x 1.1" W
Adriana TrejoCombining the style of Huichol handicrafts with Mexican culture, Adriana Trejo creates this iconic pair of dangle earrings. The renowned artist Frida Kahlo is depicted with colorful beads of glass...$29.99
Artist: Adriana Trejo
Blue Topaz and Silver Floral Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Floral Iridescence, Blue Topaz and Silver Floral Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Kadek WijanegaraCapped at the ends by two carats of teardrop blue topaz gemstones, this Balinese cuff bracelet possesses an iridescent gleam. Rope designs encircle the wrist, with openwork floral motifs surrounding...
Artist: Kadek Wijanegara
Handcrafted Filigree Gold Vermeil Earrings
Emerging, Handcrafted Filigree Gold Vermeil Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W
Giuliana Valz-GenIntricately handcrafted of sterling silver strands, curved forms evoke emerging petals. Peru's Giuliana Valz-Gen creates these stunning filigree earrings of 21k gold vermeil. .925 Sterling silver...$79.99
Artist: Giuliana Valz-Gen
Handcrafted Sterling Silver Bat Cocktail Ring from Bali
Beautiful Bat, Handcrafted Sterling Silver Bat Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,11
Dewa ArimbawaThis sterling silver bat cocktail ring is the perfect accessory for the person for whom night is the best time of day. Artisan Dewa Arimbawa of Bali handcrafts this exquisitely detailed bat, with its...$29.99
Artist: Dewa Arimbawa
Rectangular Ceramic Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Rectangular Labyrinth, Rectangular Ceramic Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Cida MatosHandcrafted from ceramic, a rectangular pendant is detailed with intricate labyrinth motifs. Brazilian artisan Cida Matos creates this stunning statement necklace, crafted with a suede ribbon that...
Oval Amber Dangle Earrings Crafted in Mexico
Fascinating Ovals, Oval Amber Dangle Earrings Crafted in Mexico
Length: 1.4" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Jacqueline and EddyOval in shape, two fascinating pieces of amber are displayed in these Mexican dangle earrings. Jacqueline and Eddy work together to create these earrings, crafted with frames of sterling silver.$49.99
Artist: Jacqueline and Eddy
Heart Shaped Jade Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Love Immemorial, Heart Shaped Jade Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Zandra Lorena SajbinHistorically worn to attract love, jade was regarded as a sacred stone by the ancient Maya. Zandra Lorena Sajbin carves light green jade into voluptuous hearts for this elegant bracelet. She crafts...$149.99
Obsidian Pendant Necklace in Taxco Silver from Mexico
Night's Edge, Obsidian Pendant Necklace in Taxco Silver from Mexico
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Alon DillerEmbracing a teardrop of black obsidian, polished silver is radiant. Alon Diller celebrates their contrast with this stunning handcrafted necklace.$99.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Sterling silver ear cuff earrings (Pair)
Sleek Filigree, Sterling silver ear cuff earrings (Pair)
Length: 1.3" x 0.4" W
Wadarat SupasirisukFrom Wadarat Supasirisuk, these ear cuffs contrast minimalism with filigree-like lace. The silver pair slips on to the ear and can be worn together or separately. Each modern earring features a...
Silvery Beaded Wristband Bracelet from Guatemala
Silver Reflection, Silvery Beaded Wristband Bracelet from Guatemala
Size: 7.25" L x 1.2" W
Weaving Hands of AtitlanThis gorgeous wristband bracelet is crafted by the Weaving Hands of Atitlan, a group of female artisans in Guatemala. The artisans thread assorted sizes and shapes of silvery and clear glass beads on...$79.95
Artist: Weaving Hands of Atitlan
Thai Hill Tribe & Sterling Silver Black Cord Unity Bracelet
We Unite, Thai Hill Tribe & Sterling Silver Black Cord Unity Bracelet
NapapatA sterling silver pendant urges us to unite in this original bracelet by Napapat. It depicts a square knot. She displays it on a black macramé cord and adds beads of 950 silver from Thailand's hill...$39.99
Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Bedugul Temple, Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Wayan NeriBy Wayan Neri, this beautiful bracelet features three faceted amethysts. They grace an ornate pendant with traditional Balinese styling that centers a thick sterling silver braid. Tiny globes bathed...$159.99
Artist: Wayan Neri
Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Waterfall Earrings
Pearl Stream, Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Waterfall Earrings
Length: 2.8" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Olga HinojosaOlga Hinojosa of Mexico hand crafts these sterling silver and cultured pearl earrings. In the top portion of the earrings, pearls set in sterling silver form a flower, from which fall a cascade of...
Artist: Olga Hinojosa
Balinese Dragon Half-hoop Earrings
Anantaboga Dragon, Balinese Dragon Half-hoop Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.2" W x 0.8" D
Komang WijayanaIn the Wayang (traditional Javanese puppet theater), Anantaboga is the king of the dragons in the underworld and holds the world of the dead as his domain. Indonesian artisan Komang Wijayana pays...$54.99
Artist: Komang Wijayana
Sterling Silver and Polymer Clay Pendant Choker Necklace
Summery Dots, Sterling Silver and Polymer Clay Pendant Choker Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Pertiwi CollectionCrafted by hand from polymer clay, a patterned red-orange half-moon is framed by a crescent that displays dotted patterns. Part of the Pertiwi Collection in Bali, this pendant necklace is crafted with...$84.95
Artist: Pertiwi Collection
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver and Birthstone Flower Charms
Birthday Flowers, Hand Crafted Sterling Silver and Birthstone Flower Charms
Nyoman RenaCelebrate your birthday by choosing one of a dozen floral birthstone charms designed by Bali's Nyoman Rena. Crafted from shining sterling silver, each of the 12 charms features a distinct gemstone...$29.95
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Buddha Hoops, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 0.9" H x 0.4" W x 0.5" D
Zayd MakarimBali’s Zayd Makarim transforms sterling silverhalf-hoops into something truly special by addinga three-carat, faceted amethyst to each. The oxidized sterling silver pattern, known as "Buddha’s...$119.95
Artist: Zayd Makarim
Labyrinth Motif Ceramic Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Labyrinth Squares, Labyrinth Motif Ceramic Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Cida MatosHandcrafted from ceramic, a square pendant is detailed with intricate labyrinth motifs. Brazilian artisan Cida Matos creates this stunning statement necklace, crafted with a suede ribbon that connects...$29.99
Blue Topaz and Bone Face Cocktail Ring from Bali
Sparkling Face, Blue Topaz and Bone Face Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,11
BuanaAlongside a sparkling gem of faceted blue topaz, a serene face is hand-carved from white bone in this cocktail ring from Bali. Buana creates this accessory, circling the finger with a handcrafted band...$49.99
Skulls of Tradition
Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Skulls from Mexico
Skulls of Tradition, Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Skulls from Mexico
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.1" W
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaAccentuated with a combination of styles, two skulls are crafted of sterling silver in the style of Taxco silversmithing. Designed by Mexican artisan Oscar Figueroa Escorcia, this cuff bracelet...$67.99
Sterling Silver Paper Lantern Dangle Earrings
Paper Lanterns, Sterling Silver Paper Lantern Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.2" x 0.9" W x 0" D
Dwi AdiastutiA combination of engraving and openwork mimic the design of celebratory paper lanterns in these dangle earrings by Bali's Dwi Adiastuti. Crafted from sterling silver, they feature elongated silver...$42.95
Artist: Dwi Adiastuti
Multicolor Tourmaline and Pearls on Gold Plated Earrings
Thai Vineyard, Multicolor Tourmaline and Pearls on Gold Plated Earrings
Length: 2.5" x 0.6" W
SaranaratA cascade of tourmaline in shades of chardonnay, merlot, and more showers a large freshwater pearl in these playful, dangly earrings by Thai artisan Saranarat. The earrings feature 24k gold-plated...$99.95
Chiang Mai Chimes
Modern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Chiang Mai Chimes, Modern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.6" x 1.2" W
PichayaPichaya designs earrings that swirl like melodious chimes. The earrings are expertly crafted by hand with the luminous elegance of sterling silver.
.925 Sterling silver
Octopus of the Deep
Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings Octopus from Indonesia
Octopus of the Deep, Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings Octopus from Indonesia
Length: 1.4" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Nyoman RenaFeaturing octopuses with swirling legs, this pair of dangle earrings is designed by Indonesian artisan Nyoman Rena. Beginning his career as a sculptor, he puts his creative abilities to work in these...$29.99
White Rose and Yellow 10k Gold Star Ring
Starlit Horizon, White Rose and Yellow 10k Gold Star Ring
US Ring Size: 6,9,10
Biason FamilyStars shine brightly in the fabulous design of this band ring from the Biason Family of Brazil. The dazzling wide ring is crafted in yellow, rose and white 10k gold for a spectacular tri-color effect.$319
Artist: Biason Family
Realistic Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet with 18k Gold Eyes
Earth Serpent, Realistic Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet with 18k Gold Eyes
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Putu Gede DarmawanInspired by the story of Anantaboga, the great earth serpent, Putu Gede Darmawan designs a bracelet of graceful curves. A slender and realistic sterling silver snake wraps around the wrist, ever...$89.95
Artist: Putu Gede Darmawan
Modern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Movement, Modern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.6" x 0.5" W
PichayaPairing a pendulum with a helix, Pichaya designs earrings with an elegant sense of movement. The earrings are expertly crafted by hand with the luminous elegance of sterling silver..925 Sterling...$39.99
Amethyst and 925 Sterling Silver Spiral Motif Cuff Bracelet
Spiral Engagement, Amethyst and 925 Sterling Silver Spiral Motif Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Komang WijayanaBringing a natural charm to the wearer, this cuff bracelet from Indonesia features over three carats of purple amethyst stones, presented by Komang Wijayana. Local artisans craft the bracelet from...$99.99
Artist: Komang Wijayana
Hand Made Sterling Silver and Birthstone Flower Charms
Birthday Flowers, Hand Made Sterling Silver and Birthstone Flower Charms
Length: 0.8" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
0.8" L x 0.6" W x 0" D
0.8" L x 0.5" W x 0" D
Nyoman RenaCelebrate your birthday by choosing one of a dozen floral birthstone pendants designed Bali's Nyoman Rena. Crafted from shining sterling silver, each of the 12 pendants features a distinct gemstone...$29.95
Small Sterling Silver Sun Flower Post Earrings from Thailand
Sunflower Love, Small Sterling Silver Sun Flower Post Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.5" x 0.5" W
Wadarat SupasirisukWho doesn't love sunflowers, with their cheerful aspect and brazen beauty? Especially when they are as realistic as these stud earrings from Thailand's Wadarat Supasirisuk. The earrings are crafted...
Light Of The Universe
Sun Themed Carnelian and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring
Light Of The Universe, Sun Themed Carnelian and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8,9,9.5
Nyoman RenaA fiery sun of carnelian seems to glow from within on this cocktail ring from Nyoman Rena. The cabochon stone is set in sterling silver and surrounded by embellishments resembling sun rays and solar...
Handmade Modern Taxco Silver Earrings
Modern Mobius, Handmade Modern Taxco Silver Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaA gleaming silver ribbon bends in an elegant curve to create the semblance of a Mobius strip. Handcrafted by Oscar Figueroa, these elegant earrings showcase the legendary art of Taxco jewelry. .925...$39.99
Carnelian and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from India
Radiant Allure, Carnelian and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.3" x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
Babun DeyUsing round and rectangular gemstones, artisan Babun Dey of India creates this striking pair of dangle earrings. They feature the glow of alluring carnelian set in a sterling silver bezel.$34.95
Artist: Babun Dey
Maya Lance of Afterlife
Handmade Jade Dangle Earrings
Maya Lance of Afterlife, Handmade Jade Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.3" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Zandra Lorena SajbinZandra Lorena Sajbin follows in the footsteps of her Maya ancestors as she preserves the millenary art of jade jewelry. Known as Ya'ax Chich, jade was regarded as a sacred symbol of life, fertility...$57.99
Chandelier Earrings Crafted from Sterling Silver
Infinite Joy, Chandelier Earrings Crafted from Sterling Silver
Length: 2.6" x 1.1" W x 0.1" D
Gianluca AnzaniA stylized infinity symbol distinguishes these interesting chandelier earrings by Gianluca Anzani in Mexico. They are crafted with sterling silver using the lost wax technique, which dates back to the...$69.95
Artist: Gianluca Anzani
Foral Faceted Ruby Pendant Necklace from India
Snow Flower, Foral Faceted Ruby Pendant Necklace from India
ParulCentered by a glamorous ruby oval, a gleaming flower of sterling silver forms the pendant of this necklace from India. Parul presents this magnificent necklace, which circles the neck with sterling...$79.99
Modern Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Organic Form, Modern Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Alon DillerCrafted of sterling silver with a high-polish finish, this pendant necklace is designed by Mexican artisan Alon Diller. He elaborates the rectangular pendant with organic cutwork motifs that result in...$89.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Twirling, Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 1" W
PichayaPichaya designs modern earrings that seem to dance and twirl. The earrings are expertly crafted by hand with the luminous elegance of sterling silver.
.925 Sterling silver
Circular Turquoise Link Bracelet from Mexico
Turquoise Eternity, Circular Turquoise Link Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7.75" L (end to end) x 0.9" W
Guillermo ArreguiCrafted of oxidized and polished sterling silver, this link bracelet is a conversation piece. Mexican artisan and designer Guillermo Arregui creates the bracelet, fitting each circle with a piece of...$249
Freeform Blue Apatite Link Bracelet
Modern Harmony, Freeform Blue Apatite Link Bracelet
Harshita SharmaFreeform nuggets of cool blue apatite distinguish this link bracelet from Harshita Sharma in India. The artisan sets the stones in polished sterling silver to create the contemporary design. Venetian...$54.95
Artist: Harshita Sharma
Colorful Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala
Country River, Colorful Glass Beaded Wrap Bracelet from Guatemala
Size: 21" L x 0.5" W
Cristobal RamirezPossessing the beauty of a countryside river, this wrap bracelet is designed by Guatemalan artisan Cristóbal Ramírez. He crafts it by hand, meticulously stringing petite beads of blue glass on a...$39.99
Artist: Cristobal Ramirez
Hand Crafted Owl Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver 925
Owl Love, Hand Crafted Owl Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver 925
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W
Wadarat SupasirisukAn endearing couple of wide-eyed owls invite admiration in these earrings from Wadarat Supasirisuk of Thailand. Crafted of sterling silver, the earrings feature beautiful etched details and oxidized...$29.99
Beaded Pendant Necklace with Recycled Glass and Wood
Eco Anonyam, Beaded Pendant Necklace with Recycled Glass and Wood
Size: 20 to 22 inches
Tina QuayeCentering this necklace, a pendant of recycled plastic resembles amber. Ghanaian artisan Tina Quaye designs and crafts this boho necklace, circling the wearer with beads of green recycled glass and...$89.95
Artist: Tina Quaye
31 Bits Bracelets
31 Bits Blue Recycled Paper Stacking Bracelets (Pair)
31 Bits Bracelets, 31 Bits Blue Recycled Paper Stacking Bracelets (Pair)
Love Goodly CollectionTwo assorted bracelets handmade in Uganda. The beads are made from recycled paper - one size fits most. Keep one and give to a friend, or wear both! Perfect for stacking. Feel good supporting 31 Bits'...$24
Artist: Love Goodly Collection
Padang Galak Beauty
Faceted Purple Amethyst Single Stone Ring from Bali
Padang Galak Beauty, Faceted Purple Amethyst Single Stone Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Wayan AsmanaA rectangular stone of sparkling purple amethyst that weighs over two carats crowns this single stone ring from Bali. Presented by Wayan Asmana, the ring features a design by local artisans, who craft...$29.99
Handmade Sterling Silver and Turquoise Cuff from Bali
Dragon Beauty, Handmade Sterling Silver and Turquoise Cuff from Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Wayan AsmanaBeautiful, wavy braid motifs are crafted in sterling silver, given a combination of finishes for a design that truly pops. Inspired by tales of majestic dragons, Balinese artisans design this cuff...
Sterling Silver Hoop Dangle Earrings by Mexican Artisans
Satellite Spheres, Sterling Silver Hoop Dangle Earrings by Mexican Artisans
Length: 2.9" x 0.7" W x 0.3" D
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaFour hoops are crafted of sterling silver with a high-polish finish, accented with little baubles. Designed by Mexico's Oscar Figueroa Escorcia, these dangle earrings carry on the traditions of Taxco...$34.99
Garden of Eden
Dragonfly and Frog on Silver Blue Topaz Stacking Rings (3)
Garden of Eden, Dragonfly and Frog on Silver Blue Topaz Stacking Rings (3)
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10
Kadek HendraKadek Hendra conjures the Garden of Eden, centered by a blue topaz pond where a frog and a dragonfly hold court. Surrounded by flowers, the three stacking rings are crafted of sterling silver with...
Artist: Kadek Hendra
Copper on Sterling Silver Square Earrings from Taxco Jewelry
Square Spark, Copper on Sterling Silver Square Earrings from Taxco Jewelry
Length: 0.2" x 0.2" W x 0.1" D
Guillermo ArreguiElegantly minimalist, these earrings are the creation of Guillermo Arregui in Mexico. The stud earrings are crafted by hand with sterling silver mined in Taxco. Copper squares center the innovative...$29.99
Bali Jewelry Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Amethyst
Bali Splendor, Bali Jewelry Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet with Amethyst
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Wayan NeriHearts surround amethyst gems in an extraordinary bracelet from Bali. Wayan Neri designs and crafts this ornate sterling silver hinged cuff bracelet that totals 2.5 gemstone carats..925 Sterling...
Artist: Wayan Neri
Lapis lazuli cocktail ring
Tide Pool, Lapis lazuli cocktail ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9
Olga HinojosaSterling silver softly surrounds lapis lazuli, the September birthstone, in this stunning cocktail ring by Olga Hinojosa. The azure hue of the stone is magnificently showcased, achieving a delicate...$129.99
Artist: Olga Hinojosa
Peach and Aqua Waterfall
Huichol Beadwork Peach-Aqua-Tangerine Waterfall Earrings
Peach and Aqua Waterfall, Huichol Beadwork Peach-Aqua-Tangerine Waterfall Earrings
Length: 4.7" x 1.4" W
Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and TraditionA 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...$87.95
Secret of the Earth
Dark Green Jade on Sterling Silver Artisan Crafted Ring
Secret of the Earth, Dark Green Jade on Sterling Silver Artisan Crafted Ring
US Ring Size: 5,7,8,9,10,12
Jimenez Family"Jade originates within the earth to dazzle all who wear it. The mixture of minerals and time make of jade a highly valued treasure. The design of this ring symbolizes how jade emerges from the...$79.99
Artist: Jimenez Family
Romantic 10k Yellow and White Gold Band Ring from Brazil
Child's Love, Romantic 10k Yellow and White Gold Band Ring from Brazil
US Ring Size: 7,8,9
Biason FamilyCelebrating love, the Brazilian artisans of the Biason Family create this stunning ring. Bands of 10k gold circle the finger, centered by the image of a boy and a girl that flanks a petite heart of...$189.99
Artist: Biason Family
Cultured Pearl Cocktail Ring Dragonfly from Indonesia
Rafflesia Flower, Cultured Pearl Cocktail Ring Dragonfly from Indonesia
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
Kadek HendraFeaturing cultured freshwater pearl and blue topaz, this cocktail ring is simply magnificent. Handcrafted by Indonesian artisan Kadek Hendra, this ring is made from sterling silver, depicting a...
Artist: Kadek Hendra
Elegant Sea Turtle
Sea Turtle Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from Bali
Elegant Sea Turtle, Sea Turtle Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
Nyoman RenaFramed by openwork swirl patterns, an elegant sea turtle is crafted from sterling silver openwork, accentuated by a combination of finishes. Balinese artisan Nyoman Rena designs this cocktail ring...$39.99
Feminine Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Silver Earrings
Blossom Pearl, Feminine Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Silver Earrings
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W
YingDelicate sterling silver blossoms with a frosty sandblasted finish have a treasure at their center, in the form of snowy white freshwater pearls. The feminine button earrings are the original creation...
Half of My Soul
Handcrafted Garnet and Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Half of My Soul, Handcrafted Garnet and Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 2.3" H x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaTwo halves of a serene face are hand-carved from bone, dangling from the ears in a pair of earrings by Made Wardika. Working with other Balinese artisans, he creates the earrings with intricate...$59.99
Artist: Made Wardika
High-Polish Copper Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Brilliant Gleam, High-Polish Copper Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 6.5" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Rosy and DanielCopper gleams with a brightly polished finish in this striking cuff bracelet. Simple yet elegant, the cuff is handcrafted by Mexican artisans Rosy and Daniel.$19.99
Artist: Rosy and Daniel
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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 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.
Handmade necklaces are incomparable works of wearable art. Each one is unique in shape, color, size and design. Artisans from across the globe offer their own distinctive style of craftsmanship. In India, the vibrant colored gemstones have become a signature fashion statement. Balinese jewelry is characterized by ornate sterling tendrils set with tiny silver spheres. In Brazil, womens necklaces are often sleek and contemporary, with gemstones chosen for their particular energies. Many jewelry designs from Bali and Central America feature hand-knotted macram, such as that used in Guatemalas popular friendship bracelets. Handmade finishes may show variations in metal patterns. No two natural gemstones share the same characteristics. Each necklace holds its own individualistic sense of beauty, making it evident that it was crafted by hand. Some even bear the artisans signature.
Sustainable necklaces are designed with reusable materials, and each culture makes use of the objects and materials most readily at hand. For example, many Andean, Central American and Thai artists use repurposed wood. West African artisans use recycled paper, and beads of recycled glass or plastic. In Thailand, Mexico and Bali, coconut shells are often used. Indian artists sometimes repurpose silk from saris. And Brazilian artists collect discarded zippers and soda pop-tops to crochet into stunning, eco-friendly designs.
Many artisans the world over work in lost wax. They sculpt the image they want in wax, encase it in a mold, and pour molten silver or gold into it. The wax melts and flows out, leaving only the precious metal. However some artisans in Peru specialize in handmade silver and gold filigree, and some Balinese necklaces feature chains that are handwoven from slender metal strands. Karen hill tribe artisans in Thailand often use manual tools to stamp decorative motifs on fine silver. Other techniques include macram, beaded or gemstone strands, hammered metals, and carved wood or bone.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and brass all provide durability as well as beauty. Artisans also utilize local materials that can include coconut shells, bamboo, bright African print fabrics, ceramic beads, natural amber, carved bone and bull horn. Both Peru and Mexico have rich silver mines and silver is used for traditional jewelry as well as contemporary designs.
Womens necklaces are versatile and come in many styles and lengths. They can be layered or worn alone as a statement piece. Many designs go with everything from jeans to office wear or an evening out on the town. The best thing about jewelry is that its a customizable form of expression that provides a sense of luxury and individuality.
When assessing the workmanship of a necklace, its helpful to pay attention to certain characteristics. For example, quality necklaces are balanced designs that rest comfortably around the neck. Clasps are secure and work well, and gemstones and beads are properly set. The precious metals should be nicely finished, and beads should not be too tightly strung. Well-made necklaces reflect excellent craftsmanship and attractive materials.
Each culture celebrates its rich jewelry-making history through specific symbols and styles. For example, traditional West African beads, which adorn many necklaces from the region, each have a story and a specific occasion when they are worn. Others may feature the Ghanian adinkra symbols, which convey popular wisdom. In ancient Andean civilizations, the leaders apparel and jewelry showed their rank and also incorporated religious symbols. Similarly, necklaces from Bali often depict deities from the Hindu pantheon. In India, a womans jewelry is linked to her status in society and may depict Hindu gods as well as mantra symbols such as the omkara, the root of all sounds and the emblem of the Most High. Angel necklaces and harmony ball necklaces are often worn by pregnant women in Bali and in Mexico. The pendant makes a delicate bell sound, thought to soothe the mother and the baby she is carrying. Some believe it summons a guardian angel, thus making it a symbol of loving protection.
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.
More than a mere fashion statement, men's jewelry, including bracelets, have been worn throughout history to communicate cultural, religious, and social beliefs. Prehistoric man adorned his wrists with bones and shells to ward off evil spirits. Wealthy men wore bracelets made of gold and silver to display their power and status. Bracelets evolved over time from good luck charms to status symbols to modern style accessories. All the while, they pick up and preserve meaning from the past. In Peru, gold and silver bracelets were meant to complement each other symbolically. Gold represented the sun, the day, and the masculine. Silver represented the moon, the night, and the feminine. These two bright, powerful metals held one another in balance. In Central America, natural materials decorated men's jewelry to signify a connection to place. Metals, bone, shells, bird feathers (especially the beautiful quetzal bird), and carved stones (particularly jade for its power of fertility and life) protected and decorated the wearer.
Global artisans use all sorts of materials in their handcrafted jewelry for men. In the Andes, sterling silver, leather, and combinations of natural stones are frequently used. In Bali, silver, gold, bone, wood, brass, and stainless copper adorn handmade jewelry. In West Africa, men's jewelry honors the cow, where bone and horns are incorporated into unique pieces.
Excellent question! There is no simple test that can tell you whether an artisan hand-crafted your jewelry or not. No easy way to know if an item is handmade or factory-produced. But there are details that you can look out for, and hopefully a discerning eye will guide you right. First, look at materials. If a bracelet is made of leather with embossed detailing, or sterling silver with intricate carvings or stone settings, you are entering the realm of the handmade. If a bracelet is made from bone, or makes use of complicated beadwork, if there is evidence of welding or carving, then you can feel good about your purchase. Any true artisan will tell you: no two pieces of jewelry will come out identical if they are made by hand. Beware of sameness. Celebrate the idiosyncrasies of the artists hand and help preserve the techniques and traditions of the past.
The materials that comprise handmade artisan necklaces are as varied as the makers themselves. Craftspeople all over the world use metals, like sterling silver, gold, copper and brass, to perfect their designs. Cotton or nylon cord and leather are also common materials used in traditional mens jewelry. Wooden beads, cow bones, coconut shells, bamboo, and gemstones all adorn mens necklaces from across the globe.
Unique, stylish, and handcrafted. These are the guiding principles of wearing men's jewelry with confidence. There are no rules when it comes to men's bracelets. You can wear simple leather, or a combination of metals. You can go understated or bold. Colorful or subdued. However you choose to display your handmade jewelry, what matters most is that you discover pieces that attest to your own originality.
Many traditional artisans employ the handcrafted techniques of their ancestors, which favored a slow, methodical approach in a small workshop, as opposed to mass production. Today, they preserve these methodologies while intentionally distinguishing their approaches from those of large factories. Respect for the environment, and for animal and human life drive the artwork itself. Natural materials are often a sign that a product is eco-friendly. Additionally, many artisans look for ways to reuse or recycle in their artwork. Some choose to repurpose old wood or fabric. Some recycle glass beads or up-cycle plastic and discarded paper. Others follow practices that conserve resources, like water and energy, and are mindful of the pollutants they release into the environment. Shopping from organizations that promote eco-friendly products is the best way to ensure that you are receiving a unique item that does not damage the world through its making.
Handcrafted mens jewelry captures our undying passion for symbols and meaning through a variety of designs, emblems, and carvings. In ancient Peru, men wore necklaces adorned with pendants of human, animal, and divine characters. A common symbol that has withstood the test of time is the Andean Chakana, or the staggered cross, that attests to the relationship between humankind and the cosmos. In Bali, mens jewelry integrated the cross, the sign of freedom, and Ongkara symbol for oneness and spirituality. In Central America, carved glyphs were commonly used. Animal figures and bird feathers (like the quetzal and macaw) had special significance, as did natural stones. In India, Om and Ganesha symbols are used for protection, prosperity and purity. In West Africa, Gye nyame, symbolizing Gods deep power and infinite knowledge, is still used on necklaces.
There is no right way to wear mens rings. Right hand, left hand, ring finger or thumb, where you place your ring is as much a matter of preference and comfort as it is style. Besides the common ring finger to signify love or marriage, other fingers of note are the index finger, which symbolizes power, leadership, and authority in some cultures, and the thumb, which can signify wealth. Wherever you choose to don it, a handmade ring should be as unique as the man who wears it.
Like many things, when it comes to great craftsmanship, the evidence is in the details. We asked artisans what they look for in a good necklace, and heres what they told us. Keep your eye out for the smooth functioning of the lock. It should clasp easily and cleanly. Examine the weldings of the chain joints, and pay attention to the surface of the jewelry. Is it finished in high polish? Are handcrafted details evident? Are engravings handmade? Artisans also look for uniqueness in design, integrity of workmanship, and high-quality materials. Necklaces should be free from dents, and beads should stay fastened in place. No chips in the gemstones, no cuts in the bezel, and no obvious glue marks of any kind. While these standards may seem high, we believe that artisan jewelry should aim for the stars.
Since time immemorial, jewelry has been used as a personal ornament, religious signification, or tastes in fashion. Today's handcrafted artisan jewelry is no different. In West Africa, leather is prized by certain tribes and connotes a connection to culture. In Indonesia, black coral, or Akar Bahar, is believed to protect the wearer from witchcraft and evil, and so it is used in many jewelry items for men. In Peru, leaders adorned themselves with garments that were exclusive to their rank, so men's jewelry not only indicated their function, but was also steeped in iconography, religious code, and emblems of power and prestige. In India, artisan jewelry incorporates the motifs of Om, a spiritual symbol signifying the essence of consciousness, and Lord Ganesha, the god of beginnings who is honored at the start of rites and ceremonies. Today, artisans working in these classical styles preserve the heritage that was passed down to them over time.
To understand the significance of traditional, handcrafted men's rings, we need to talk about stones. All over the world, stones reveal deep cultural connections to the land, belief systems, and aspirations. In Peru, artisan jewelry makes use of chrysocolla (also known as "Peruvian turquoise"), which was used by the Incas as an inlay in their goldwork. They believed it calmed their emotions and strengthened their immune defenses because it had medicinal powers. In Bali, kecubung (Amethyst) is incorporated into handmade rings because it brings peace to those who wear it. Kalimaya (Opal) is believed to stabilize the mental well-being of the wearer. In Guatemala, jade is the stone of choice, as the Mayans attributed special powers to it, believing it symbolized life, fertility, and power. In India, onyx is a stone of vigor and stamina, which strengthens self-confidence, banishes grief, and stimulates wise decision-making. Lapis lazuli relieves anger and negative thoughts and eases frustrations. Tigers eye stone aids harmony and balance and helps release fear and anxiety. The list of unique stones is as long as the master craftspeople who use them in their traditional jewelry.
From wedding rings to religious symbols, men's rings have carried tremendous significance throughout history. In West Africa, rings were originally used to represent God's unmatched power and the authority of mankind on earth. In India, handcrafted rings have been used to symbolize everything from devotion and fidelity to eternity and belief in a deity. Today, like in many cultures, Indian rings represent love, engagement and marriage. Pre-Hispanic cultures in Central America and South America used handmade jewelry to denote social position, rank, as well as personal adornment. Metal, bone, shell, and stoneparticularly jadewere chosen for beauty and durability. Even the choice of metal has meaning in particular cultures. The Incas, for example, believed that gold was a sacred metal sent by the sun god, Inti, and all mines belonged to the emperor, who protected his metals with great zeal.
Men have worn rings since ancient times as a personal ornament, a sign of social position, official rank, or a symbol of religious beliefs. Handmade jewelry may reflect changes in fashion, but it remains rooted in the history and culture of a people and place. Each unique ring reveals the artistic sensibility of its maker, yet certain symbols and motifs appear frequently. In India, the Om motif has special cultural significance as a sacred spiritual symbol. It signifies ultimate reality, or consciousness. In Bali, the Om Kara, or Ongkara, represents five elements: wind, fire, ether, water, air, and earth, which correspond to different aspects of the human body. Religion and mythology are also manifest in traditional jewelry. Lord Ganesha, one of the most worshipped deities in the Hindu pantheon, is revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, and the god of intellect and wisdom. In Bali, Barong is a lion-like mythical creature that symbolizes victory and spiritual protection. These symbols and others can be found on handmade rings from around the world and are ways of honoring history, culture, and spirituality.
Techniques that rely on handmade craftsmanship honor the cultures and regions from which they come. In Bali, repouss, or the art of silver filigree, is still preserved by artisans today. In Central America, jewelry-makers work with natural stones, especially jade, in order to celebrate the techniques and materials used by their ancestors. In India, sterling silver jewelry is made through intricate jali carving or rawa (silver beading). Hand-casting and gemstone-cutting have also been passed down through the generations, and today, make their way into unique works of wearable art. In West Africa, fabrication (including soldering or welding) is a technique that has stood the test of time, as has leather twisting, which adorns mens jewelry from bracelets to necklaces.
The traditional techniques used to create artisan jewelry are as diverse as the cultures from which they come. In Peru, the ancient technique of handmade goldsmithing continues in the work of filigree, the art of weaving silver threads together. Originally brought to the Andes during the colonial period, filigree acquired local nuances and incorporated designs inspired by nature and daily life. In Bali, handmade jewelry makes use of a method called repouss, a decorative, detail-oriented artform that uses hammers and punches to raise metal in relief from the background of the ring. In West Africa, fabrication, casting, and forging are common handcrafted techniques, whereas in India, it is common to see cut gemstones intricately fitted within silver segments.
Traditional artisans handcraft jewelry using the techniques and materials of their ancestors. In Indonesia, the most common mens bracelet is made from Akar Baharnatural, or black, coral. In the Andes, sterling silver, leather, waxed cotton threads, or natural stones adorn handmade jewelry. In Central America, the list includes: gold, brass, cord, wood, or glass. West Africa also makes use of these materials, plus wooden beads. And India incorporates gemstones into its rich history of jewelry.
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Sterling Silver Vine Half-Hoop Earrings "Garden Waves" Earrings are one of our oldest forms of jewelry, used to signal status, rank, and function, as well as for ornamentation. Today, we may forget the rich history and meaning behind some of... read more
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Gorgeous Bat ring
I love bats, normally you have the generic bat shape but this one is very intricate with its wings and face. I love it and wear it everyday. Beautifully made
I was not expecting the fine detailed work with these earrings. The different colored stones provide choices for a variety of outfits. I showed the earrings to my husband when they arrived. A man of few words, he surprised me by his enthusiastic reaction as to what a pretty set of earrings I had gotten. These would make a wonderful gift for any special occasion.
Nyoman Rena Sterling silver jewelry
"I give thanks to God because, after having children, there was somehow always extra income to be found. I expect that my children can continue this workshop someday. "
After learning to craft silver jewelry, I borrowed capital from my parents to start my own workshop. Things weren't as easy as I thought they would be, but I have overcome many problems and difficulties with the help of my parents and God. I think we have to... read more
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