Dragonfly in the Field
Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet
Dragonfly in the Field, Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6.75" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Komang WijayanaSlip into luxury with this exquisite cuff bracelet from Bali's Komang Wijayana. Crafted from sterling silver, the bracelet features a pretty flower pattern, a dragonfly on one end, and a shimmering...$89.99
Artist: Komang Wijayana
Oval Dark Green Jade Link Bracelet from Guatemala
Maya Ovals, Oval Dark Green Jade Link Bracelet from Guatemala
Nicte MigliozziLinked by prong settings of high-polish sterling silver, ovals of dark green jade circle the wrist. Guatemalan artisan Nicte Migliozzi creates this bracelet that evokes the ancient Maya.$177.99
Artist: Nicte Migliozzi
Amethyst Single Stone Ring Crafted in Bali
Temple Heirloom, Amethyst Single Stone Ring Crafted in Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10,11
Made SudiariCircling the finger with fascinating swirl patterns in sterling silver, this Balinese ring is designed by Made Sudiari. She works with local artisans to give this ring a combination of finishes that...$34.99
Artist: Made Sudiari
Crescent of Old in Black
Jade Moon Pendant Necklace in Black from Guatemala
Crescent of Old in Black, Jade Moon Pendant Necklace in Black from Guatemala
Zuñiga Gomez FamilyEvoking the ancient Maya, natural black jade takes the shape of a crescent moon. The talented artisans of Guatemala's Zuñiga Gomez Family create craft this classic necklace, displaying the gemstone...
Artist: Zuñiga Gomez Family
Gemstone Beaded Necklaces (Set of 5) from Brazil
Five Colors, Gemstone Beaded Necklaces (Set of 5) from Brazil
Size: 34.5" Inner Circ. x 0.2" W
Joias do RioThis set of five beaded necklaces comes with infinite wearing options. The artisans at Joias do Rio create one each from amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, sodalite, and reconstituted turquoise beads....$69.99
Artist: Joias do Rio
Peppy in Purple
Rhodium-Plated Amethyst and Cubic Zirconia Jewelry Set
Peppy in Purple, Rhodium-Plated Amethyst and Cubic Zirconia Jewelry Set
Alok JainColor coordinated jewelry is a snap with Alok Jain's easy-breezy jewelry set. The Balinese artisan uses faceted amethyst gems in decorative prong settings to create a sleek pendant necklace and pair...$77.99
Taxco Style Turquoise Link Bracelet from Mexico
Morning Sky, Taxco Style Turquoise Link Bracelet from Mexico
Guillermo ArreguiInspired by Mexico's traditional Taxco jewelry designs, Guillermo Arregui hand crafts this stunning bracelet from sterling silver and bezel-set natural turquoise. The Taxco silver forms spirals that...
Labradorite and Citrine Beaded Pendant Necklace from Bali
Sunshine Days, Labradorite and Citrine Beaded Pendant Necklace from Bali
Laurent LegerSunshine will fill your days when you wear this pendant necklace from Bali's Laurent Leger. A large oval citrine gemstone shines brightly at the center of the necklace, while tiny peridot and...$189.99
Artist: Laurent Leger
Amber Bead Necklace from Mexico
Ancient Gold, Amber Bead Necklace from Mexico
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Luis ZuñigaMix and match this delicate necklace with other gold pieces in your collection. Luis Zuñiga handcrafts it from oval beads of golden Mexican amber. Luis Zuñiga grew up in Chiapas, where learned the art...$84.99
Artist: Luis Zuñiga
Mountains in Jade
Silver and Apple Green Jade Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Mountains in Jade, Silver and Apple Green Jade Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Length: 1.3" x 0.7" W x 0.5" D
Carolina QuiroaCarolina Quiroa echoes the colors of Guatemala's iconic mountains in this elegant pair of earrings. She designs them with a pair of smooth Guatemalan apple-green jade cabochons and textured 925...$124.99
Artist: Carolina Quiroa
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Owl Pendant Necklace
All Knowing, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Owl Pendant Necklace
Nyoman RenaStay sharp with Nyoman Rena's smart owl necklace. The Balinese artisan uses sterling silver in a combination finish to craft fine, feather-like details, while shining amethyst gemstones give the owl's...$69.99
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Handmade Blue Topaz and Amethyst Pendant Necklace
Sleeping Fairy, Handmade Blue Topaz and Amethyst Pendant Necklace
Komang SuastraSparkling gemstones decorate the serene face on this pendant necklace from Bali's Komang Suastra. Carved from bone, the pendant is embellished with a sterling silver headdress, an amethyst and a blue...$157.99
Artist: Komang Suastra
14k Gold Earrings with Cultured Pearl
Boardwalk, 14k Gold Earrings with Cultured Pearl
Length: 1.3" x 0.7" W x 0.1" D
Mary GeludaIrregular freshwater cultured pearls are showcased in this pretty pair of dangle earrings. Brazilian designer Mary Geluda creates the earrings, which are made with 14k gold.
Artist: Mary Geluda
Red Jasper Cocktail Ring
Red Shift, Red Jasper Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 7
Leslie GranthonNatural brick-red jasper distinguishes this unique cocktail ring from designer Leslie Granthon in Peru. The gemstone crowns a simple flat band of polished Andean sterling silver.$104.99
Artist: Leslie Granthon
Shades of Sunset
Natural Carnelian Pendant Necklace
Shades of Sunset, Natural Carnelian Pendant Necklace
Size: longer than 22 inches
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyGleaming sterling silver is beautifully complemented by the warm glow of carnelian in this original necklace from Teodoro Melendez and Family. Hammered round links alternate with the ruddy gemstone...$189.99
Artist: Teodoro Melendez and Family
Cultured Pearl Accented Fine Silver Jewelry Set (3 Pieces)
Jumay Beauty, Cultured Pearl Accented Fine Silver Jewelry Set (3 Pieces)
Jalapa Girl JewelsmithsThis delightful jewelry set is the creation of the Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths, an organization that promotes self-esteem and self-sufficiency through education and training. The three-piece set consists...
Artist: Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths
Garnet and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring
Garnet Glam, Garnet and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10
Harshita SharmaIndia's Harshita Sharma designs this shimmering cocktail ring from rows of deep red garnet. The artisan uses round and oval gemstones in decorative prong and bezel settings to create two rows of...$57.99
Artist: Harshita Sharma
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Wondrous Desire, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.9" x 1.2" W x 0.2" D
Gianluca AnzaniUsing the lost-wax technique, Mexico's Gianluca Anzani creates these charming dangle earrings. The earrings are each centered by an amethyst cabochon surrounded by an abstract design of sterling...$94.99
Artist: Gianluca Anzani
Sterling and Chrysocolla Pendant Bracelet
Simple Insight, Sterling and Chrysocolla Pendant Bracelet
Sandra and LilyJewelry designers Sandra and Lily in Peru create this beautiful pendant bracelet to feature three natural chrysocolla cabochons. Chrysocolla is considered by some to be a stone of empowerment, insight...$79.99
Artist: Sandra and Lily
Warrior K'abel in Dark Green
Dark Green Jade Pendant Necklace from Guatemala
Warrior K'abel in Dark Green, Dark Green Jade Pendant Necklace from Guatemala
Jimenez FamilyThis majestic design comes from the Jimenez Family in honor of K'abel, queen of the Maya. The necklace is hand crafted with seven tubular pendants in different sizes of dark green jade linked together...
Artist: Jimenez Family
Wild Dream in Green
Macrame Aventurine and Brass Statement Necklace
Wild Dream in Green, Macrame Aventurine and Brass Statement Necklace
KanjanaGaze into the tranquil beauty of the smooth aventurine gem on Kanjana's statement-making necklace. The Thai artisan hand knots black waxed polyester cord using macrame techniques to create an ornate...$74.99
925 Sterling Silver Carnelian Bead Dangle Earrings from Peru
Soul Fire, 925 Sterling Silver Carnelian Bead Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.5" x 0.4" W x 0.4" D
Patricia JaraFree up the fire within you with this bright set of earrings. Patricia Jara handcrafts them from 925 sterling silver and two carnelian beads on each side. Pair them with her 'Soul Fire' bracelet for a...$44.99
Artist: Patricia Jara
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring
Blue Breakthrough, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 9,10
Rakesh RanaEncourage self-awareness and expression with the properties of deep blue lapis lazuli. India's Rakesh Rana uses a smooth lapis lazuli gem in a bezel setting to craft the ring, framing the stone with...$69.99
Artist: Rakesh Rana
Piece of the Sky
Blue & White Topaz Sterling Silver Necklace from Brazil
Piece of the Sky, Blue & White Topaz Sterling Silver Necklace from Brazil
Liliam VivanTopaz takes center stage in this gemstone necklace by Liliam Vivan. She centers the sterling silver chain with a square-cut two-carat blue topaz and suspends a smaller white topaz beneath. Two more...$69.99
Artist: Liliam Vivan
Earthen Heart in Black
Dark Green Jade and Onyx Adjustable Bracelet from Guatemala
Earthen Heart in Black, Dark Green Jade and Onyx Adjustable Bracelet from Guatemala
Lorena CofiñoAdd a romantic detail to your arm with this delightful bracelet by Lorena Cofiño. She designs it with wood-colored jasper and green quartz beads and adds a heart-shaped dark green jade pendant. It...$49.99
Artist: Lorena Cofiño
Andean Arc in Green
Sterling Silver and Chrysocolla Earrings
Andean Arc in Green, Sterling Silver and Chrysocolla Earrings
Length: 2.2" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Jael SernaWonderfully contemporary, these dangle earrings are the original design of Jael Serna in Peru. The post earrings are crafted from polished sterling silver and feature petite beads of natural...$59.99
Artist: Jael Serna
Chrysocolla and Onyx Hummingbird Dangle Earrings from Peru
Azure Hummingbird, Chrysocolla and Onyx Hummingbird Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.6" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Bertha VeraAdd a touch of magic to your look with this whimsical set of dangle earrings. Bertha Vera handcrafts them from 950 silver and embellishes each hummingbird with blue-green chrysocolla and bright onyx...$59.99
Artist: Bertha Vera
Garnet and Sterling Silver Angel Dangle Earrings
Twin Angels, Garnet and Sterling Silver Angel Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.8" x 1.2" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaBali's Made Wardika hand carves a winged angel from pale bone to create these ethereal dangle earrings. The artisan uses a faceted garnet gem to add a pop of rich color, while sterling silver floral...$59.99
Gold-Accented Hematite Beaded Bracelet
Bright Globe, Gold-Accented Hematite Beaded Bracelet
TipaDark gems shine brilliantly on Tipa's beautiful beaded bracelet. The Thai artisan uses round and square hematite beads to create the necklace, while faceted reconstituted turquoise stones add color...$47.99
Gold-Plated Cultured Pearl and Onyx Dangle Earrings
Pandora's Treasure, Gold-Plated Cultured Pearl and Onyx Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.1" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neetu BarathiA petite cultured freshwater pearl hovers over a green, glowing onyx gemstone on Neetu Barathi's lovely dangle earrings. The two gems are connected by a long, 18k gold-plated sterling silver chain...
Handcrafted Quartz and Seed Bead Waterfall Earrings
Star Showers, Handcrafted Quartz and Seed Bead Waterfall Earrings
Length: 4.3" x 0.8" W
Ana MirezColorful seed beads in pink, red and espresso brown frame a scintillating globe of crystal quartz. Cascading beneath are five double strands of beads. Ana Mirez evokes a shower of stars with these...$57.99
Artist: Ana Mirez
Modern Taxco Silver and Obsidian Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Nighttime Diamond, Modern Taxco Silver and Obsidian Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W
Alon DillerThese earrings are the perfect minimalist design for a professional looks or mixing and matching with your other jewelry. Alon Diller handcrafts them from 950 silver and adds a pair of diamond-shaped...$57.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Macrame Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Fine Art, Macrame Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
KittiwanThai artisan Kittiwan hand knots purple and grey polyester cord to create these stunning dangle earrings. Using macrame techniques, the artisan braids a bezel setting around a smooth orange chalcedony...$54.99
Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Blue Quartz Pendant Necklace
Blue Illusion, Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Blue Quartz Pendant Necklace
Vivek NathanyGet lost in the mystical power of this enigmatic necklace designed by India's Vivek Nathany. A crystalline blue solar quartz gemstone peeks out from a hand crafted 22k gold-plated sterling silver...$39.99
Cultured Pearl Pointed Flower Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Moroccan Flower, Cultured Pearl Pointed Flower Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Dalia PascalDalia Pascal combines a Moroccan-style pointed flower with a luminous white cultured pearls. Her subtle and elegant necklace is meticulously crafted of sterling silver drop earrings.
Artist: Dalia Pascal
Amber and Amethyst Silver Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Golden Dragonflies, Amber and Amethyst Silver Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 0.8" x 0.4" W
Flora MariaFlora Maria captures the spirit of freedom and transformation of dragonflies in this delicate pair of earrings. She handcrafts two dragonfly shapes from 925 sterling silver and decorates them with a...$49.99
Artist: Flora Maria
Sweet Night in Purple
Amethyst and Karen Silver Beaded Bracelet
Sweet Night in Purple, Amethyst and Karen Silver Beaded Bracelet
MattaGive your wrist a reason to show off with this vibrant purple bracelet designed by Thailand's Matta. The artisan uses round, translucent amethyst beads to create the bracelet, adding a 950 Karen...$39.99
Statement Necklace with Caramel Agate
Caramel Ribbon, Statement Necklace with Caramel Agate
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Bruno WalterBrazilian artisan Bruno Walter creates artistic jewelry using his country's natural treasure trove of gemstones. To make this pendant necklace, he wraps a polished caramel agate stone in a ribbon of...$49.99
Artist: Bruno Walter
Jasper and Howlite Floral Pendant Necklace
Underground Flower, Jasper and Howlite Floral Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
SareeyakarnA delicate blue flower, crafted from jasper and reconstituted turquoise, centers this bohemian-style necklace designed by Thailand's Sareeyakarn. The artisan hand knots waxed polyester cord around...$49.99
Swordfish Pendant Necklace in Dark Green Jade from Guatemala
Breaching Swordfish, Swordfish Pendant Necklace in Dark Green Jade from Guatemala
Jorge LopezGuatemalan artisan Jorge Lopez hand crafts this necklace with an adjustable black cotton cord that features a pendant of natural dark green jade. Jorge etches the jade with the image of a swordfish....$49.99
Artist: Jorge Lopez
Gold-Plated Cubic Zirconia Cocktail Ring
Oval Cross, Gold-Plated Cubic Zirconia Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8
Suana YasaA petite cubic zirconia gemstone shines at the center of this sweet and simple ring from Bali's Suana Yasa. Hand crafted from 18k gold-plated brass, the ring features a stair-step design and a subtle...$29.99
Artist: Suana Yasa
Wandering Soul in Red
Handmade Red Onyx and Sterling Silver Bolo Necklace
Wandering Soul in Red, Handmade Red Onyx and Sterling Silver Bolo Necklace
Ritu MalpaniDare to wander off the beaten path with this adventurous bolo-style necklace designed by India's Ritu Malpani. The artisan uses a red onyx gemstone in a bezel setting to center a textured sterling...$44.99
Artist: Ritu Malpani
Small Star in Royal Blue
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Small Star in Royal Blue, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelLet twinkling gemstones and cool silver give your ears a colorful upgrade. Presented by Neeru Goel and crafted by Indian artisans, the pair feature a lapis lazuli gemstone framed with a thin copper...$39.99
Anklet with Agate Beads and Shellfish Pendant from Peru
Green Treasure, Anklet with Agate Beads and Shellfish Pendant from Peru
Marianela VargasPeru's Marianela Vargas handcrafts this dreamy anklet from nylon cord and decorates it with agate beads in green tones that evoke the ocean. The anklet is finished with a seashell pendant in sterling...$39.99
Artist: Marianela Vargas
Euphoria in Silver
Cubic Zirconia and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Euphoria in Silver, Cubic Zirconia and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 1.4" W x 0" D
Made SriMade Sri's beautiful silver earrings will give you a reason to sparkle. The Balinese artisan crafts the earrings from a narrow hoop of sterling silver in a subtle hammered finish, while a petite cubic...$39.99
Artist: Made Sri
Sunburst in Light Green
Light Green Jade Pendant Necklace
Sunburst in Light Green, Light Green Jade Pendant Necklace
Leonardo and JosueTreasured by the ancient Maya, natural light green jade is showcased in this pendant necklace from Guatemalan artisans Leonardo and Josue. The artisans center a hand-carved pendant of the gemstone on...$27.99
Artist: Leonardo and Josue
Circle of Love in Dark Green
Adjustable Circular Dark Green Jade Necklace from Guatemala
Circle of Love in Dark Green, Adjustable Circular Dark Green Jade Necklace from Guatemala
Ruben and Gilda PerezRuben and Gilda Perez handcraft this design from a circular dark green Guatemalan jade gemstone suspended from an adjustable black cotton cord.
Artist: Ruben and Gilda Perez
Carnelian and Composite Turquoise Dangle Earrings from India
Teardrop Glamour, Carnelian and Composite Turquoise Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.9" x 0.5" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainGlamorous in their beauty, two teardrops of composite turquoise display sky blue and fiery orange hues. Presented by India's Alok Jain, these sterling silver dangle earrings are completed with petite...$49.99
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
Artisan Crafted Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Everyday Pairs, Artisan Crafted Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainFramed by handcrafted sterling silver designs, various gemstones are displayed in this set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, carnelian, labradorite...
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
Citrine and Composite Turquoise Link Bracelet from India
Sunny Drops, Citrine and Composite Turquoise Link Bracelet from India
ShankerThis regal link bracelet is hand crafted from sterling silver, with over seven carats of citrine stones alongside composite turquoise. Working with Indian jewelry artisans, Shanker presents this...$114.99
Chalcedony and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from India
Blue Creativity, Chalcedony and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.7" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelCombining the sparkle of blue topaz with the gleam of blue chaldedony, these earrings from India are presented by Neeru Goel. The gemstones are framed by designs in sterling silver; a diamond shape...$49.99
Lapis Lazuli and Leather Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 4)
Boho Friends, Lapis Lazuli and Leather Bracelets from Guatemala (Set of 4)
WakamiPerfect for sharing with friends, this set of four bohemian bracelets is presented by Wakami as part of an effort to promote rural Guatemalan handicrafts. Two bracelets are hand-knotted from blue...$44.99
Garnet and Crescent Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sanur Crescents, Garnet and Crescent Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaNamed after the beautiful Sanur Beach in Bali, these dangle earrings are designed by Made Wardika. Two elegant crescents are hand-carved from white bone and wrapped with high-polish sterling silver. A...$27.99
Oval Sapphire Stud Earrings from Thailand
Oceanic Marvel, Oval Sapphire Stud Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.2" x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
NarineeIn this pair of stud earrings from Thailand, two faceted sapphire gems display their oceanic blue hues. Narinee designs and crafts these earrings, cradling each oval stone with a sterling silver prong...
15-Carat Rhodium Plated Citrine Pendant Necklace from India
Summer Waltz, 15-Carat Rhodium Plated Citrine Pendant Necklace from India
Size: 16 to 18 inches
HemaCheerful citrine captures the enchantment of summer sunshine in a beautiful design. Set in silver, the square gemstone is surrounded by graceful motifs in traditional jali, or cutout work. A sterling...$119.99
Square Carnelian Dangle Earrings from India
Honey Squares, Square Carnelian Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.3" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelDisplaying the red-orange hues of delicious honey, two square cabochons of natural rainbow moonstone are encased in frames of high-polish sterling silver. Neeru Goel presents these fantastic dangle...$34.99
Balinese Style Garnet Dangle Earrings
Beauty's Triumph, Balinese Style Garnet Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Eka DeviIn this stellar design from Balinese artisan Eka Devi, the polished gleam of sterling silver complements traditional jewelry motifs known as bun (wire) and jawan (dot). The artisan's design is crowned...$37.99
Artist: Eka Devi
Faceted Ruby Stud Earrings from Thailand
Sparkling Gems, Faceted Ruby Stud Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.2" x 0.2" W x 0.1" D
NarineeTwo ruby gems sparkle with elegant facets in this lovely pair of stud earrings from Thailand. Narinee carefully selects each gem, cradling them within prongs of sterling silver.$44.99
Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings from India (Set of 7)
Everyday Pairs, Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings from India (Set of 7)
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainFramed by different designs in sterling silver, various gemstones are displayed in this set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, lapis lazuli, labradorite...$69.99
Swirl-Shaped Garnet and Dark Horn Dangle Earrings from Bali
Shadow Swirls, Swirl-Shaped Garnet and Dark Horn Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaHand-carved from dark natural horn, shadowy swirls dangle with grace. Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs these earrings, which are crafted with sterling silver. A garnet teardrop sparkles in each...$29.99
Crescent Gleam in Pink
Dyed Pink Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace from Indonesia
Crescent Gleam in Pink, Dyed Pink Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace from Indonesia
Putu PutriInside a circular pendant made of sterling silver lies a bright and gleaming mabe pearl that is cultured and dyed pink. The stunning pendant hangs from a woven black leather cord, creating a striking...
Artist: Putu Putri
Ribbon Pattern Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sparkling Crest, Ribbon Pattern Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Giri TasmanaResembling a regal crest, ribbon-like patterns in sterling silver frame two oval gemstones of blue topaz. Balinese artisan Giri Tasmana creates these dangle earrings.$49.99
Artist: Giri Tasmana
Handmade 22k Gold Plated Chalcedony Dangle Earrings
Garden Glory, Handmade 22k Gold Plated Chalcedony Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Vivek NathanyA petite leaf and flower adorn these elegant 22k gold-plated dangle earrings by India’s Vivek Nathany. The faceted chalcedony gemstones are thought to absorb negative energy and bring the mind, body...$49.95
Garnet and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from India
Gemstone Moon, Garnet and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from India
US Ring Size: 6,10
Alok JainFramed by sterling silver, a cabochon of natural garnet is as radiant as the moon, itself. Alok Jain presents this Indian cocktail ring, which circles the finger with a simple band of sterling silver.$29.99
Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring from Bali
Beautiful Accompaniment, Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
BudihartaAccompanied by two faceted blue topaz gems, an oval of gleaming purple amethyst centers this cocktail ring from Bali. Budiharta designs ths ring, which is handcrafted with several thin bands of...$39.99
Lapis Lazuli and Taxco Silver Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Wintry Eye, Lapis Lazuli and Taxco Silver Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Guillermo ArreguiNatural blue lapis lazuli 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...
Brilliant Citrine Pendant Bracelet Handmade in Bali
Endless Facets, Brilliant Citrine Pendant Bracelet Handmade in Bali
Eka DeviSeemingly endless facets reflect the brilliant glow of citrine in this pendant bracelet from Eka Devi in Bali. The scintillating November birthstone, which weighs an impressive eight carats, centers a...$99.99
Artist: Eka Devi
Gate of Olympus
Garnet and Hand-Carved Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Gate of Olympus, Garnet and Hand-Carved Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.6" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaInspired by the Gate of Olympus from Greek mytology, Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs this elegant pair of dangle earrings. Feather-like half-coronas are hand-carved from bone, caressed by swirl...
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
Heart-Shaped Garnet and Horn Dangle Earrings from Bali
Dark Passion, Heart-Shaped Garnet and Horn Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaFramed by intricate designs in sterling silver, two passionate hearts are hand-carved from dark horn. Balinese artisan Made Wardika creates these dangle earrings, which are accented with faceted...$49.99
Taxco Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Huipil Style, Taxco Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.4" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Guillermo ArreguiInspired by the traditional huipil blouses of Mexico, Taxco artisan Guillermo Arregui creates this pair of dangle earrings. Ovals of deep blue lapis lazuli are framed against abstract designs in...$67.99
4.5-Carat Chalcedony Single-Stone Ring from India
Aqua Bliss, 4.5-Carat Chalcedony Single-Stone Ring from India
US Ring Size: 10
Neetu BarathiDisplaying blissful aqua hues, a faceted chalcedony gemstone weighs 4.5 carats. Designed by India's Neetu Barathi, this ring is crafted from high-polish sterlin gsilver. Two thin sterling bands circle...$29.99
Men's Blue Topaz Bird Ring Crafted in Bali
Falcon's Gaze, Men's Blue Topaz Bird Ring Crafted in Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10,11
Komang WijayanaConquer the skies with this bold and noble men's ring from Bali. Presented by Komang Wijayana, the ring is crafted of sterling silver in the shape of a bird with eyes of glistening blue topaz....$59.99
Artist: Komang Wijayana
Gold Accent Amethyst & Rose Quartz Cocktail Ring from India
Pretty Trio, Gold Accent Amethyst & Rose Quartz Cocktail Ring from India
US Ring Size: 10
Neetu BarathiFramed by 18k gold, a trio of faceted gems are displayed in this pretty cocktail ring from India. Neetu Barathi sets amethyst, pink quartz, and rose quartz on a slender sterling silver band.$37.99
Taxco Lapis Lazuli Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Rectangular Blue, Taxco Lapis Lazuli Cuff Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Guillermo ArreguiIn rectangular forms, three lapis lazuli gemstones center this bracelet from Mexico. Guillermo Arregui creates this fascinating bracelet in the traditional style of Taxco silversmithing. This bracelet...$104.99
Taxco Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Huipil Style, Taxco Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Guillermo ArreguiInspired by the traditional huipil blouses of Mexico, Taxco artisan Guillermo Arregui creates this pendant necklace. An oval of deep blue lapis lazuli is framed against abstract designs in...$64.99
Adjustable Red Jasper and Macrame Necklace
Bohemian Elegance, Adjustable Red Jasper and Macrame Necklace
KanjanaUsing her impressive macrame skills, Kanjana in Thailand creates this striking pendant necklace. The woven black cords are centered by a nicely veined red jasper stone and accented by small brass...$79.99
Hill Tribe Rainbow
Chalcedony Beaded Bracelet with Karen Silver Charm
Hill Tribe Rainbow, Chalcedony Beaded Bracelet with Karen Silver Charm
SiranyaDisplaying a rainbow of colors, petite chalcedony gems circle the wrist, interspersed with cylindrical silver beads that are handcrafted by Karen hill tribe artisans. Thailand's Siranya designs this...$34.99
Taxco Lapis Lazuli Drop Earrings from Mexico
Gleaming Gems, Taxco Lapis Lazuli Drop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 0.7" x 0.3" W x 0.5" D
Guillermo ArreguiFramed by sterling silver that gleams in the light, two rounded triangles of natural lapis lazuli showcase deep blue hues. Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui creates a fascinating pair of drop earrings...$37.99
Oval Opal Stud Earrings from Thailand
Bright Ovals, Oval Opal Stud Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.3" x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
NarineeWithin sterling silver prongs, two petite opal ovals display fascinating hues. Thai artisan Narinee creates these stud earrings, which are further accentuated with glittering cubic zirconia and beads...$37.99
Faceted Blue Topaz Stud Earrings from Thailand
London Ovals, Faceted Blue Topaz Stud Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.3" x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
NarineeWorking with "London blue" topaz, Thai artisan Narinee creates a dainty pair of stud earrings. The oval gems glitter with elegant facets, cradled by sterling silver prong settings.
Soft Pink Love
Pink Quartz and Cultured Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings
Soft Pink Love, Pink Quartz and Cultured Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W
NareeratCreating lovely clusters, beads of soft pink quartz and glowing cultured pearl culminate in faceted quartz orbs, weighing two carats each. Thai artisan Nareerat designs these dangle earrings, which...
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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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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.
These earrings are delicate yet bold in their own way. I love the garnet on them as it is my birthstone! I feel a special energy with these earrings and I love to shop NOVICA because I love touching a part of this beautiful world we share! Thank you!
By Patricia M
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Very pretty - beautiful craftsmanship - nice Lapis piece. The only problem I had was with the clasp on the chain, which was so small it was hard to clasp when putting necklace on - at least for me.
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