Gold Accented Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Between Sunlight, Gold Accented Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1" x 0.4" W x 0.9" D
Ari GunawanBetween sunny bars of 18k gold, intricate curling vine patterns are crafted from sterling silver and detailed with a striking combination of finishes. Balinese artisan Ari Gunawan creates these hoop...$49.99
Artist: Ari Gunawan
Mexico Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Aztec Bird
Moonlight Dove, Mexico Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Aztec Bird
Length: 1.6" x 0.7" W x 0.1" D
Francisco SanchezFrancisco Sánchez crafts delightful earrings in the style of pre-Hispanic art. Present in Mexico's music and legend, the paloma, or dove comes to life in chic silver hoops. .925 Sterling silver...$69.99
Combination Finish Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Ebbing Light, Combination Finish Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 0.8" x 0.4" W x 0.7" D
Guillermo ArreguiCombining darkness with light, these hoop earrings are designed by Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui. He crafts each earring of sterling silver, featuring a textured surface that alternates between...$74.99
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver and 18k Gold Hoop Earrings
Floral Tendrils, Hand Crafted Sterling Silver and 18k Gold Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 0.2" W x 0.8" D
Diah AriniCrafted by hand, these enchanting hoop big earrings by Diah Arini host lavish floral tendrils. The Balinese artisan works in sterling silver, adding accents bathed in radiant 18k gold. .925 Sterling...$79.99
Artisan Crafted 22k Gold Plated Hoop Style Earrings
Golden Crescent, Artisan Crafted 22k Gold Plated Hoop Style Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 1.4" W x 0" D
Nyoman RenaElegant crescents feature rows of petite Balinese-style dots bathed in gleaming 22k gold. Nyoman Rena presents a hoop-style earring design in knockout gold plated sterling silver
Classic Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings
Minimalist Magic, Classic Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings
Marianela VargasSleek and beautiful, these earrings by Marianela Vargas are classic in style. The Andean artisan crafts gleaming hoops of polished sterling silver and bathes them in glowing 18k gold. .925 Sterling...
Hoop Earrings with Sterling Silver and Copper
Taxco Mix, Hoop Earrings with Sterling Silver and Copper
Length: 0.9" x 0.3" W x 0.8" D
Guillermo ArreguiHammered copper meets smooth Taxco sterling silver in these pretty hoop earrings. The earrings are designed by Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui.$54.99
18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Peru
Classic Sheen, 18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Peru
Length: 0.7" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Marianela VargasGleaming with a classic high-polish sheen, these hoop earrings from Peru are designed by Marianela Vargas. She crafts each earring from sterling silver bathed in 18k gold.
Swing and Sway
Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Sliding Rings from Peru
Swing and Sway, Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Sliding Rings from Peru
Length: 0.9" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Luis BandaPlayful yet sophisticated, this pair of sterling silver hoop earrings are sure to become one of your go-to accessories. Designed by Luis Banda of Peru, the earrings feature a row of sterling silver...
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Elegant Beauty, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.4" x 0.1" W x 0.8" D
Putu PutriElegant and beautiful, these hoop earrings from Bali are presented by Putu Putri. Crafted from sterling silver, each earring features swirl patterns and other designs that are accented by a...$39.99
Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings Crafted in Bali
Sukawati Crowns, Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings Crafted in Bali
Length: 0.6" x 0.4" W x 0.4" D
SukartiniNamed after Sukawati, a regency in Bali known for its arts, these drop earrings are presented by Sukartini. Baliese artisans craft intricate crowns of sterling silver that accentuate two gleaming...
Wings of the Butterfly
Openwork Pattern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Wings of the Butterfly, Openwork Pattern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 1.3" W x 0.1" D
Pablo RoquelInspired by the beauty of a butterfly's wings, Guatemalan artisan Pablo Roquel creates this pair of earrings. Crafted from sterling silver with a gleaming high-polish finish, each dangling earring...$59.99
Artist: Pablo Roquel
Love on the Wing
Heart Shaped Silver Hoop Earrings with Birds and Flowers
Love on the Wing, Heart Shaped Silver Hoop Earrings with Birds and Flowers
Length: 1.2" x 0.7" W
Francisco SanchezLovebirds alight on a rosebush and touch their beaks together in an avian kiss. Working in sterling silver, Francisco Sánchez creates handcrafted earrings that celebrate love. The delightful hoops...$77.99
Amethyst and Bone Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings from Bali
Sleeping Moons, Amethyst and Bone Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.4" x 0.2" W x 1.2" D
Made WardikaSleeping serenely, two crescent moons are carefully hand-carved from natural bone and caressed by intricate swirl and dot designs in sterling silver. Balinese artisan Made Wardika creates these...
Artist: Made Wardika
Rings of Freedom
Hammered Taxco Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Rings of Freedom, Hammered Taxco Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1" x 0.1" W x 0.9" D
Guillermo ArreguiWorking in the traditional style of Taxco handicrafts, Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui creates this fascinating pair of hoop earrings. Crafted from sterling silver, each simple earring showcases a...$84.99
Round Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Thailand
Wintry Orbs, Round Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.9" x 0.4" W
Pornsit MayuraksTwo glowing cultured pearls capture the wintry beauty of snow. Thai artisan Pornsit Mayuraks designs this pair of drop earrings, which loop below the ears on hoops of high-polish sterling silver.
Artist: Pornsit Mayuraks
22K Gold Plated Crescents Hoop Earrings with Cultured Pearls
Magnificent Crescents, 22K Gold Plated Crescents Hoop Earrings with Cultured Pearls
Length: 1.9" x 1.3" W x 0" D
Vivek NathanyTwo crescents of 22k gold plated sterling silver support dozens of small, natural cream freshwater cultured pearl beads, creating a look that dazzles with movement and shine. The crescents have a...
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Life of the Jaguar
Hand Made Sterling Silver Spot Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Life of the Jaguar, Hand Made Sterling Silver Spot Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.3" x 1.1" W x 0.5" D
Guillermo ArreguiGuillermo Arregui crafts beautiful pieces of jewelry from Mexico, inspired by the travels of his youth. He designs this pair of handcrafted earrings from sterling silver, elaborating them with jaguar...$97.99
18K Rose Gold Plated Hammered Copper Hoop Earrings
Radiant Reflections, 18K Rose Gold Plated Hammered Copper Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 0.1" W x 1.5" D
Nyoman NartawanThis stunning pair of hoop earrings designed by artisan Nyoman Nartawan of Bali features hammered moons of 18k rose gold plated copper. The saddle-back clasps connect to the copper hoops with pennants...
Artist: Nyoman Nartawan
Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Handcrafted Designs
Fashionable Bags, Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Handcrafted Designs
Length: 1" x 0.2" W x 0.8" D
Kadek SatyaResembling fashionable handbags, these Balinese hoop earrings are crafted from sterling silver. Kadek Satya creates these earrings, detailed with intricate wire and dot work that is crafted by hand.$29.99
Artist: Kadek Satya
22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from India
Mystic Loops, 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from India
Length: 2.2" x 1.3" W x 0.1" D
Vivek NathanyResembling horseshoes, elegant loops are crafted from sterling silver, bathed in 22k gold with a hammered finish that captures the light in intriguing ways. These hoop earrings are designed by India's...$29.99
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Classic 18k Gold Plated Hoop Earrings
Forever Classic, Classic 18k Gold Plated Hoop Earrings
Size: 0.8" Diam.
Marianela VargasAs Peruvian artisan Marianela Vargas knows, you simply can't go wrong with a classic pair of gold hoop earrings. The artisan crafts these hoops of 18k gold plated sterling silver with a high-polish...$59.99
Glimpse of Elegance
Swirl Pattern Garnet Hoop Earrings from Java
Glimpse of Elegance, Swirl Pattern Garnet Hoop Earrings from Java
Length: 1" x 0.4" W x 0.8" D
Rosalia TariganHandcrafted from sterling silver, intricate swirl patterns curl below the ears. Rosalia Tarigan of Java designs these hoop earrings, which are accented by petite faceted garnet gemstones.$59.99
Artist: Rosalia Tarigan
Contemporary Handcrafted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
In Motion, Contemporary Handcrafted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 1.6" W
Luis BandaPetite sterling silver cubes cluster along hoop earrings and move delightfully when the pair is worn. From Luis Banda, these novel contemporary earrings are crafted by hand in Peru.$67.99
High-Polish 925 Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Peru
Eternal Gleam, High-Polish 925 Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Peru
Size: 1" Diam.
Marianela VargasTwo gleaming hoops of sterling silver adorn the ears with a gleaming elegance. Peruvian artisan Marianela Vargas designs and crafts this pair of hoop earrings, giving them a high-polish finish.$39.99
Openwork Gold Plated Brass Drop Earrings from Indonesia
Fantastic Points, Openwork Gold Plated Brass Drop Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.5" x 0.1" W x 1.1" D
Made NuadaPresented by Made Nuada in Indonesia, these drop earrings are fantastic in their beauty. Each hoop-style earring is crafted from 18k gold plated brass, realized with intricate curling openwork.$29.99
Openwork Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Curved Elegance, Openwork Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.8" x 0.3" W x 0.6" D
Komang SuastraCrafted from sterling silver and given a combination of finishes, curved and square openwork patterns are resplendent. Balinese artisan Komang Suastra creates these hoop earrings, which hang like...$44.99
Artist: Komang Suastra
Hammered Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Crescent Swing, Hammered Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 2.7" x 2.4" W
Pakaon SojintaritAn oxidized, hammered texture distinguishes these stylish sterling silver hoop earrings from Pakaon Sojintarit in Thailand. The earrings are hand crafted by talented silversmiths from the Karen hill...
Artist: Pakaon Sojintarit
Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Crafted in India
Mystic Cradle, Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Crafted in India
Length: 1" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainResembling cradles, these hoop earrings from India are created by Bhavya Jain. She crafts each crescent-shaped earring from sterling silver, detailed with a lovely array of patterns that are treated...$39.99
Artist: Bhavya Jain
Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Crafted in Thailand (Set of 3)
Thai Patterns, Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Crafted in Thailand (Set of 3)
Length: 0.7" x 0.8" W
Wadarat SupasirisukCrafted by hand from sterling silver, three sets of hoop earrings add a touch of Thai tradition to any wardrobe. Wadarat Supasirisuk presents these earrings; the large pair features ring patterns that...$49.99
Fair Trade Gold Accented Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Cloud-Kissed Moon, Fair Trade Gold Accented Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.2" W x 1.1" D
Diah AriniClassic Balinese jewelry techniques are on full display in these elegant earrings handcrafted in the village of Celuk. Curling wirework and small silver droplets called jawan are delicately placed by...$79.95
Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Hoop Earrings
Lovely Lotus, Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 1.6" W x 0.1" D
RupadanaA symbol of purity, two lotus blossoms shine in these hoop earrings from Balinese artisan Rupadana. The earrings are crafted of sterling silver with lavish detail on both sides.$59.99
Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Mexican Romance, Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 1.2" W
Gianluca AnzaniGianluca Anzani transforms hearts into earrings of exquisite beauty. The hoop earrings are crafted by hand with sterling silver featuring subtle oxidized contrasts.$74.99
Artist: Gianluca Anzani
Cape of Flowers
Sterling Silver Floral Hoop Earrings from Bali
Cape of Flowers, Sterling Silver Floral Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 1.6" W
Dwi AdiastutiCape-like curves of sterling silver are adorned with flowers in lavish detail in these earrings from Dwi Adiastuti in Bali. The sterling silver hoop earrings are a feminine accessory for any occasion.$49.99
Artist: Dwi Adiastuti
Frilly Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Frilly Fans, Frilly Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1" x 0.1" W x 1.5" D
Nyoman RenaFrilly and feminine, these hoop earrings from Bali are crafted from sterling silver in fan shapes. Balinese artisan Nyoman Rena creates these earrings, which are decorated with intricate openwork.$39.99
Collectible Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Magical Mitla, Collectible Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.9" W
Francisco SanchezHigh in the sierra of Oaxaca, Mitla is a magical spot where the past is present. An ancient Zapotec ceremonial center, the ancient buildings reveal intricate ornamentation carved in stone. Recreating...$79.99
Sterling Silver and Copper Flower Earrings from Costa Rica
Vintage Flowers, Sterling Silver and Copper Flower Earrings from Costa Rica
Length: 1.7" x 1" W
Guisselle MoraHand-painted with floral motifs, these vintage-style dangle earrings are designed and crafted by Guisselle Mora. The Costa Rican artisan crafts the earrings of copper, dangling from sterling silver...$89.99
Artist: Guisselle Mora
Handcrafted Polished Sterling Silver Endless Hoop Earrings
Timeless Charm, Handcrafted Polished Sterling Silver Endless Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 1.8" W x 0.1" D
Neetu BarathiA timeless design from Neetu Barathi, these endless hoop earrings make a sleek addition to any style. The earrings are handcrafted in India from polished sterling silver.$34.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Unique Sterling Silver Twisted Hoop Earrings
Sleek Ribbon, Unique Sterling Silver Twisted Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 1.3" W x 0.1" D
Neetu BarathiThese subtle and versatile earrings are the design of India's Neetu Barathi. The earrings are crafted of polished sterling silver in the form of twisted ribbons.$47.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Hammered Hoop Earrings
Rustic Elegance, Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Hammered Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 1.4" W
Guillermo ArreguiFeaturing a rustic hammered finish, these simple and elegant sterling silver hoop earrings are the perfect complement to any ensemble. Guillermo Arregui presents this gorgeous set of earrings from...$67.99
Taxco Composite Turquoise Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Taxco Enchantment, Taxco Composite Turquoise Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.1" x 0.2" W x 0.6" D
Guillermo ArreguiTaxco artisan Guillermo Arregui of Mexico offers this enchanting pair of earrings. Curling below the ears, two hoops of sterling silver culminate in pointed drops of composite turquoise that gleam...$59.99
Fair Trade Gold Accent and Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Lotus Seed, Fair Trade Gold Accent and Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 0.2" W x 1" D
Diah AriniCrafted by hand, these enchanting big earrings by Diah Arini embrace a stylized lotus seed. The Balinese artisan works in sterling silver, adding accents in radiant 18k gold. .925 Sterling silver...$69.99
18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Rectangular Hoop Earrings
Golden Windows, 18k Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Rectangular Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 1.1" W x 0.1" D
Luis BandaAdd a sophisticated touch to your ensemble with this pair of rectangular hoop earrings designed by Luis Banda of Peru. The open, vertical rectangles are made of a band of 18k gold-plated sterling...$39.99
Patterned Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Beautiful Pattern, Patterned Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.1" W x 0.9" D
Putu PutriAccentuated by a combination of finishes, beautiful patterns decorate this flared pair of hoop earrings from Bali. Putu Putri presents these fantastic earrings.$34.99
Fan-Shaped Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Sukawati Fans, Fan-Shaped Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 1.2" W
Dwi AdiastutiThese delightful earrings are the creation of Dwi Adiastuti in Bali. The fan-shaped hoops are crafted of sterling silver with a high level of detail.$47.99
Artist: Dwi Adiastuti
Handcrafted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings (Set of 3)
Thai Intricacy, Handcrafted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings (Set of 3)
Length: 0.6" x 0.6" W
Wadarat SupasirisukCrafted by hand from sterling silver, three sets of hoop earrings add a touch of Thai style to any wardrobe. Wadarat Supasirisuk presents these earrings; the large and small pairs feature intricate...$47.99
Goddess of Health
Modern Handmade Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Goddess of Health, Modern Handmade Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Size: 1.7" Diam.
Luis BandaLuis Banda pays tribute to the profession of healing with these beautiful earrings. Crafted of polished Andean sterling silver, the shining hoops are enveloped in slender silver ropes. He names the...
Traditional Thai Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings (Set of 3)
Traditional Thailand, Traditional Thai Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings (Set of 3)
Length: 0.7" x 0.7" W
Wadarat SupasirisukCrafted by hand from sterling silver, three sets of hoop earrings add a touch of Thai tradition to any wardrobe. Wadarat Supasirisuk presents these earrings; a large and small pair feature intricate...
Basket Pattern Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Hanging Baskets, Basket Pattern Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.8" x 0.4" W x 0.6" D
Komang SuastraResembling hanging baskets, these hoop earrings are crafted from sterling silver, detailed with intricate openwork weave patterns in a combination of finishes. Komang Suastra creates this marvelous...$44.99
Artist: Komang Suastra
Sterling Silver Bar and Chain Hoop Earrings
Juxtapose, Sterling Silver Bar and Chain Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.3" x 0.1" W
LalanaArtisan Lalana of Thailand designs the unexpected in these sterling silver earrings. Her design creates a hoop earring from a bar that flows into a chain.
18K Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Wrapped Hoop Earrings
Sophisticated Twist, 18K Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Wrapped Hoop Earrings
Size: 1.6" Diam.
Luis BandaLuis Banda of Peru presents a sophisticated twist on the hoop earring. Made of 18k gold-plated sterling silver, these beautiful hoop earrings are wrapped in a fine, textured ribbon of 18k gold-plated...
Balinese Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Making Waves, Balinese Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.1" W x 1.1" D
Dewi PuteraBali's Dewi Putera presents these fascinating hoop earrings with saddleback clasps. Crafted from sterling silver using a combination of handwork and casting, and oxidized for contrast, the earrings...$39.99
Artist: Dewi Putera
Art Deco Shapes
Art Deco Gold Plated Brass Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Art Deco Shapes, Art Deco Gold Plated Brass Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.6" x 0.1" W x 1.2" D
Made NuadaEvoking the art deco aesthetic, these hoop earrings are presented by Made Nuada in Bali. Crafted from brass bathed in 18k gold, two crescent shapes are accentuated by triangle and circle patterns.$29.99
Ornate Balinese Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Floral Flame, Ornate Balinese Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0" W x 1.2" D
Nyoman AriawanLavish and lovely, these earrings evoke floral petals and dancing flames. Nyoman Ariawan works in sterling silver, transforming traditional Balinese design motifs into modern and feminine earrings.$59.99
Artist: Nyoman Ariawan
Taxco Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Flying Lobes, Taxco Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.2" x 0.9" W
Guillermo ArreguiResembling a pair of butterfly wings, these Mexican hoop earrings are crafted of sterling silver and elaborated with intricate openwork designs. Guillermo Arregui designs the earrings, working in the...$74.99
Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Crafted in Bali
Bold Glamour, Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Crafted in Bali
Size: 1.5" H x 1.4" W x 0.2" D
Nyoman RenaFor a truly eye-catching accessory, these bold hoop earrings come from Nyoman Rena. The Balinese artisan crafts the pair of sterling silver in circular shapes, accentuated by a high-polish finish.$49.99
Round Sterling Silver and Copper Hoop Dangle Earrings
Elegant Eclipse, Round Sterling Silver and Copper Hoop Dangle Earrings
Length: 0.8" x 0.4" W x 0.7" D
Guillermo ArreguiCrafted of sterling silver, two moons eclipse copper suns an elegant pair of dangle earrings from Mexico. Guillermo Arregui works in the time-honored tradition of Taxco silversmithing to create this...$39.99
Wing-Shaped Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Otherworldly Wings, Wing-Shaped Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.4" x 0.1" W x 0.6" D
Made MustikaOtherworldly in their beauty, two long, elaborate wings are crafted from high-polish sterling silver that is decorated with cutwork patterns. Balinese artisan Made Mustika creates this pair of hoop...$39.99
Artist: Made Mustika
Hand Crafted Taxco Silver Hoop Earrings
Taxco Marquee, Hand Crafted Taxco Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1" x 0.1" W x 0.9" D
Guillermo ArreguiPolished to a brilliant shine, small beads line the inside of classic Taxco sterling silver hoop earrings. Guillermo Arregui in Mexico creates the beautiful earrings.
Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Hoop Earrings (1 inch)
Elegant Padma, Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Hoop Earrings (1 inch)
Length: 1.1" x 0.1" W x 0.9" D
Putu PutriCrafted of sterling silver with elegant openwork, two padma, or lotus flowers, form beautiful hoops below the ears. Putu Putri presents this floral accessory.
Taxco Silver Hoop Earrings
Moon Landing, Taxco Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 1.4" W
Guillermo ArreguiGuillermo Arregui evokes the full moon with these dramatic earrings. Like lunar reflections, small circles repeat the hoop motif in polished sterling silver.
.925 Sterling silver$64.99
High-Polish Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Crafted in Peru
Gleaming Sunrise, High-Polish Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Crafted in Peru
Length: 0.9" x 0.8" W x 0" D
Joanne McKayInspired by the gleaming beauty of the sunrise, Peruvian artisan Joanne McKay designs an eye-catching pair of hoop earrings. Working in sterling silver, she crafts the earrings into creative hoops...
Artist: Joanne McKay
Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Handcrafted in Bali
Swirling Radiance, Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings Handcrafted in Bali
Length: 1" x 0" W x 1" D
RupadanaAdd an enchanting accent to your look with this beautiful pair of hoop earrings. Inspired by traditional Balinese openwork, artisan Rupadana handcrafts each earring from sterling silver with gorgeous...$37.99
Sterling silver hoop earrings
Enigma, Sterling silver hoop earrings
Size: 1.1" Diam.
Luis BandaThese modern hoops contrast textures and finishes in a design of assertive elegance. From Luis Banda, the sterling silver earrings are crafted by hand alternating smooth and shiny beads with rope...
Garden of Eden
Ornate 22k Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Garden of Eden, Ornate 22k Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.6" x 1.4" W x 0" D
Nyoman RenaGleaming 22k gold vermeil highlights florid details in these original hoop earrings from Bali's Nyoman Rena. The gold plated sterling silver earrings feature ornate openwork amid the stylized vines...$69.95
Unique Hoop Earrings in 22k Gold Vermeil from Bali
Moonlit Garden, Unique Hoop Earrings in 22k Gold Vermeil from Bali
Length: 1.5" x 1.3" W
Nyoman RenaOpenwork with delicate fern-like motifs adorns these hoop earrings by Nyoman Rena of Bali. The earrings feature 22k gold vermeil (22k gold plating over sterling silver).22k Gold plated .925 sterling...$57.99
Sterling Silver Floral Theme Hoop Earrings from Bali
Flame Flower, Sterling Silver Floral Theme Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.4" x 0" W x 1.2" D
Nyoman AriawanCentered by a lavish blossom, these earring reach upward in a crescent filled with swirling tendrils. Nyoman Ariawan works in sterling silver, transforming traditional Balinese design motifs into...
Artist: Nyoman Ariawan
Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Beads from Bali
Shiny Orbit, Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Beads from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W x 1.6" D
Cahya KrisnaAppearing to orbit gleaming hoops, petite planets are crafted from sterling silver, given a high-polish finish that captures the light. Bali's Cahya Krisna designs this marvelous pair of earrings.$39.99
Artist: Cahya Krisna
Sandblasted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Peru
Classic Gleam, Sandblasted Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Peru
Length: 0.6" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Marianela VargasGleaming with a classic flair, two hoops are crafted of sterling silver in this pair of earrings from Peru. Marianela Vargas designs and crafts this accessory, accentuated by a sandblasted finish.
Openwork Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Beautiful Curves, Openwork Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.1" W x 1.3" D
Nyoman RenaWithin beautiful curves, intricate openwork swirls are crafted in sterling silver. Balinese artisan Nyoman Rena creates these hoop earrings.$34.99
Twist and Shine
Hoop Earrings Handcrafted of Sterling Silver in Taxco
Twist and Shine, Hoop Earrings Handcrafted of Sterling Silver in Taxco
Size: 0.1" H x 1.1" Diam.
Guillermo ArreguiThe classic hoop earrings receive a modern twist with this design by Guillermo Arregui. Working with sterling silver, he combines a rope motif strand with a smooth polished one. The contrasting...$59.99
Sterling silver hoop earrings
Aztec Sun, Sterling silver hoop earrings
Length: 1.4" x 1.2" W
Francisco SanchezWorking in shining silver, Francisco Sánchez crafts elegant hoops. He adapts a motif discovered in Azcapotzalco in Mexico City to create dazzling earrings. The original seal can be seen in the...
Circle Pattern Gold Plated Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Circular Flares, Circle Pattern Gold Plated Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.4" x 0.1" W x 1.5" D
Made NuadaHandcrafted from brass bathed in 18k gold, circular solar flares enhance these majestic hoop earrings from Indonesia. Made Nuada presents this fabulous accessory.$29.99
Bubble Pattern Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Delightful Bubbles, Bubble Pattern Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.8" x 0.1" W x 0.6" D
SukartiniCrafted by hand, delightful bubble patterns decorate these hoop earrings from Bali. Sukartini presents this artisan-crafted pair of earrings.$25.99
Kiss of Peace
Doves Kiss on Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Kiss of Peace, Doves Kiss on Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 1.3" W
Gianluca AnzaniGianluca Anzani reveals doves of peace joined in a kiss over olive branches as he creates these inspired earrings. The sterling silver hoops are expertly crafted by hand in two crescents, adding...$97.99
Artist: Gianluca Anzani
Diamond Motif Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Fascinating Diamonds, Diamond Motif Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.3" x 1.1" W
Guillermo ArreguiTwo elegant hoop earrings are crafted of Taxco sterling silver, featuring a design by Mexico's Guillermo Arregui. He accentuates each earring with diamond motifs in relief, accentuated with a...$79.99
Classic Small 18k Gold Plated Hoop Earrings (.5 Inch)
Always Classic, Classic Small 18k Gold Plated Hoop Earrings (.5 Inch)
Length: 0.6" x 0.5" W x 0.1" D
Marianela VargasDeciding what earrings to wear will be easy once you acquire these pretty hoops--after all, they go with everything! Marianela Vargas in Peru designs and crafts the earrings from sterling silver with...$49.99
Taxco Silver Hoop Earrings with Copper
Taxco Orbit, Taxco Silver Hoop Earrings with Copper
Length: 1.3" x 1.3" W
Guillermo ArreguiFirst mined during the Spanish colonial period in Mexico, silver has long been a rich natural resource in the Taxco region. Today artisans like Guillermo Arregui merge traditional silver techniques...
Sterling Silver Scroll Openwork Circle Hoop Earrings
Curling Winds, Sterling Silver Scroll Openwork Circle Hoop Earrings
Length: 1" x 0.9" W x 0.1" D
Maria del Carmen VargasThese lovely hoop earrings have openwork scrolls of sterling silver that sweep and curl like a playful breeze. Peruvian artisan Maria del Carmen Vargas designs this gorgeous handcrafted earrings.$37.99
Artist: Maria del Carmen Vargas
Sterling Silver Dragonfly Hoop Earrings from Thailand
Dragonfly Reflection, Sterling Silver Dragonfly Hoop Earrings from Thailand
Size: 0.5" H x 0.5" Diam.
LalanaA set of twin dragonflies alight as mirror images of each other on these enchanting earrings by Lalana. Handcrafted from sterling silver, the petite hoop design fits close to the ear and closes on a...$47.99
Balinese Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Floral Curves, Balinese Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings
Length: 0.9" x 0" W x 1" D
Nyoman RenaBalinese artisan Nyoman Rena works with his family and a small group of assistants to produce these glorious hoop earrings. Crafted from sterling silver, the earrings feature delicate swirls and...$29.99
Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Golden Accents
Celuk's Kencana, Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Golden Accents
Length: 1.5" x 0.2" W x 1.5" D
Diah AriniMeaning "Celuk's golden treasure" in Bahasa Indonesia, the "Celuk Kencana" earrings are a lovely creation by Diah Arini. The big hoops are handcrafted of sterling silver and...$59.99
Antique Taxco Lace
Artisan Crafted Taxco Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Antique Taxco Lace, Artisan Crafted Taxco Silver Hoop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 2" x 0.1" W x 0.8" D
Guillermo ArreguiPaying tribute to antique Mexican jewelry designs, Guillermo Arregui creates beautifully modern earrings. Hoops of dark oxidized silver are punctuated by shining patterns in low relief. .925 Sterling...$109.99
Red Ruby and Sterling Silver Half Hoop Earrings from India
Red Hyacinth, Red Ruby and Sterling Silver Half Hoop Earrings from India
Length: 0.6" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
ParulClusters of faceted rubies emulate the natural beauty of hyacinth flowers in this design from Parul. Sterling silver forms the rest of the hoop earrings, with the rubies as the striking focal point....$79.99
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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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Love that theres a touch of gold. Really helps extend the number of tops I can wear with them - and I use them for casual, fancy, and professional occasions. I especially appreciate that theyre light and dont pull down my ear lobes like some other hoops!
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These earrings are absolutely stunning. I got compliments the first time I wore them. SO pleased. Thank you, Francisco. I love them.
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