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...
Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring from India
Block Party, Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring from India
US Ring Size: 5,6,9,11
Alok JainA substantial block of polished lapis lazuli graces this cocktail ring from Alok Jain in India. Artisans craft the ring by hand from sterling silver, adding slender rope motifs, wirework, and beaded...$29.99
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
Round Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from Peru
Swirling Moons, Round Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.7" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Tiberio GonzalesTwo swirling moons are carefully handcrafted of high-polish sterling silver wire, dangling from the ears with an ethereal elegance. Peruvian artisan Tiberio Gonzales designs this pair of dangle...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Silver Dangle Earrings with White Pearls and Lapis Lazuli
Bangalore Glam, Silver Dangle Earrings with White Pearls and Lapis Lazuli
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
BhaveshLapiz lazuli's celestial variegation combines beautifully with white cultured pearls in these earrings from Bhavesh in India. The pearls and gems are set in polished sterling silver and suspended from...
Deep Blue Majesty
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Gemstone Dangle Earrings
Deep Blue Majesty, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Gemstone Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelLapis lazuli gemstones are surrounded by intricate sterling silver work in these dangle earrings presented by Indian artisan Neeru Goel. Traditionally, lapis lazuli is thought to relieve negative...$39.99
Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Blue Lily, Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.5" W
Somluck KomolmithThought to purify the soul, lapis lazuli is a mesmerizing gem. It also represents September´s birthstone. Its deep, rich blue finds the perfect complement in sterling silver earrings by Somluck...$39.99
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Deep Blue Grandeur
Oval Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Deep Blue Grandeur, Oval Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.3" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelLapis lazuli gemstones are surrounded by traditional Indian sterling silver work in these dangle earrings presented by artisan Neeru Goel. Traditionally, lapis lazuli is thought to relieve negative...$44.99
Swirl Pattern Lapis Lazuli and Citrine Dangle Earrings
Gemstone Swirl, Swirl Pattern Lapis Lazuli and Citrine Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
ShankerJust above two swirl shapes in sterling silver, two petite citrine gemstones glisten in the light. Shanker of India presents these earrings, featuring round cabochons of deep blue lapis lazuli that...$39.99
Silver and Lapis Lazuli Earrings with Faceted Citrine
Two Teardrops, Silver and Lapis Lazuli Earrings with Faceted Citrine
Length: 1.4" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
ShankerCitrines totaling 2 carats nestle beside teardrops of lapis lazuli in a design that celebrates their differences. From Shanker in India, these beautiful earrings are handcrafted of sterling silver to...$54.99
Gold Accented Lapis Lazuli Beaded Bracelet from Peru
Golden Sea, Gold Accented Lapis Lazuli Beaded Bracelet from Peru
Marianela VargasCapturing the beauty of the sea, lapis lazuli becomes a bracelet by Marianela Vargas. She adds accents in 21k gold plated sterling silver for a handcrafted design of stunning beauty.
Artist: Marianela Vargas
Handcrafted Brass and Silver Earrings with Lapis Lazuli
Early Sun, Handcrafted Brass and Silver Earrings with Lapis Lazuli
Length: 1.1" x 0.4" W
Khun BoomLapis lazuli gems nestle in glowing brass halos in these petite earrings. Crafted by hand, this design by Thailand's Khun Boom is worn on sterling silver hooks.$39.99
Artist: Khun Boom
Colorful Men's Multi-Gemstone Beaded Stretch Bracelet
Colorful Planets, Colorful Men's Multi-Gemstone Beaded Stretch Bracelet
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Efrain EspinozaResembling planets, round gemstones of fiery carnelian, earthen tiger's eye, deep blue lapis lazuli, reconstituted turquoise, and gleaming hematite circle the wrist. Costa Rican artisan Efrain...
Artist: Efrain Espinoza
Lapis Lazuli Beaded Bracelet Crafted in Peru
Magical Gleam, Lapis Lazuli Beaded Bracelet Crafted in Peru
Adriana de GadeaGleaming with a natural magic, orbs of deep blue lapis lazuli alternate with shiny sterling silver beads as they circle the wrist. Peruvian artisan Adriana de Gadea creates this fascinating bracelet...
Artist: Adriana de Gadea
Tension-Set Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring from India
Lapis Glory, Tension-Set Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring from India
US Ring Size: 6,7
Neetu BarathiSuspended within a wrap-style band of high-polish sterling silver, a silver lapis lazuli cabochon is the focal point of this Indian cocktail ring. Neetu Barathi designs this glorious ring.$49.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Taxco Triangular Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Triangular Destiny, Taxco Triangular Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.8" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Guillermo ArreguiFramed by high-polish sterling silver, two triangles dangle below ovals of deep blue lapis lazuli. Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui creates these earrings, which are crafted in the artisanal...
Lapis Lazuli and Composite Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Enchanting Duo, Lapis Lazuli and Composite Turquoise Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.3" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
ShankerThe splendid pairing of lapis lazuli and composite turquoise makes this pair of dangle earrings a must-have for lovers of gemstones. Presented by India's Shanker, each earring features a round piece...$39.99
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from India
Royal Aesthetic, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.8" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainAdd an elegant, royal aesthetic to your wardrobe with this pair of dangle earrings from India. Bhavya Jain designs these earrings. She selects two teardrops of lapis lazuli, each of which is caressed...
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from India
Framed Blue, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from India
AparnaPresented by Aparna, this necklace from India features an oval pendant crafted of sterling silver with a combination of finishes, elaborated with spiral and rope motifs that frame an oval stone of...$44.99
Lapis Lazuli and Karen Silver Beaded Necklace from Thailand
Great Blue, Lapis Lazuli and Karen Silver Beaded Necklace from Thailand
Size: 18 to 20 inches
TipaFlanked by handcrafted beads of Karen hill tribe silver, a stone of lapis lazuli centers this necklace from Thailand. Tipa creates this necklace, which circles the neck with lapis lazuli disc beads....$67.99
Lapis Lazuli and Karen Silver Dangle Earrings with Leather
Spring Passion, Lapis Lazuli and Karen Silver Dangle Earrings with Leather
Length: 2" x 0.6" W
ChaloemphonBeaded on brown leather cord, two beads of lapis lazuli display deep blue hues. Chaloemphon presents these dangle earrings, which feature fish-stamped silver beads that are handcrafted by Karen tribe...$23.99
Flower Bed in Blue
Hand Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Agate Statement Necklace
Flower Bed in Blue, Hand Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Agate Statement Necklace
NareeratWear a garden of flowers around your neck with this exquisite statement necklace from Thailand's Nareerat. The artisan uses steel wire to hand thread the sprawling flower design, using cool-hued...$54.99
Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Necklace
Royal Sunset, Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Neeru GoelGlistening like a clear sky at dusk, a circular gemstone of precious lapis lazuli shines in this hand crafted sterling silver pendant. Neeru Goel of India presents this sterling silver pendant...$79.99
Lapis Lazuli Beaded Bracelet from Thafiland
Joyful Faith, Lapis Lazuli Beaded Bracelet from Thafiland
Samart TakhamCentering hand-knotted polyester cord, beads of deep blue lapis lazuli and Karen hill tribe combine their beauty. Thai artisan Samart Takham creates this adjustable bracelet, which features a silver...$34.99
Artist: Samart Takham
Garnet and Lapis Lazuli Dragonfly Drop Earrings from Mexico
Dragonfly Tails, Garnet and Lapis Lazuli Dragonfly Drop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.1" x 1.4" W x 0.2" D
Francisco SanchezTwo dragonflies bend their flower-tipped tails in this pair of drop earrings from Mexico. Stones of garnet and lapis lazuli adorn the bodies and heads of the dragonflies, which are crafted from...
Artist: Francisco Sanchez
Essence of Time
Peruvian Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace with Lapis Lazuli
Essence of Time, Peruvian Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace with Lapis Lazuli
Tiberio GonzalesLapis lazuli, a precious gift of the earth, brings its mystique and elegance to a design of timeless beauty. Tiberio Gonzales works in sterling silver, mined in the Andes, to craft this stunning...
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Earrings
Beautiful Glam, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.6" W
NareeratFalling below beaded clusters of lapis lazuli, cultured pearl, and glass, two faceted gemstones of white and blue lapis lazuli total 27 carats. Thai artisan Nareerat creates these beautiful earrings...
Protective Eyes in Blue
Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from India
Protective Eyes in Blue, Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelTwo stones of lapis lazuli are featured in this pair of dangle earrings. Presented by India's Neeru Goel, they are surrounded by handcrafted sterling silver motifs in the shape of watchful, protective...$29.99
Lapis Lazuli Stud Earrings from India
Morning Crowns, Lapis Lazuli Stud Earrings from India
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelFramed by sterling silver rope and dot motifs, this pair of stud earrings graces the ears with an elegant glow. Neeru Goel presents these crown-like button earrings from India, centered by lapis...$29.99
Drop-Shaped Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Glamorous Twist, Drop-Shaped Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Michael KrainerSterling silver creates a glamorous twist around a single drop-shaped stone of blue lapis lazuli, featured in the pendant of this necklace from Thailand. Michael Krainer designs the necklace, adorning...$99.99
Artist: Michael Krainer
Spark of Blue
Lapis Lazuli and 950 Silver Artisan Necklace
Spark of Blue, Lapis Lazuli and 950 Silver Artisan Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Alon DillerLapis lazuli is sublime in a necklace by Alon Diller in Mexico. Once prized over gold, lapis lazuli's energy fosters clarity of mind, love and protection. The rhombus pendant is crafted by hand of...
Artist: Alon Diller
Multi-Gemstone Beaded Chakra Anklet from India
Chakra Orbs, Multi-Gemstone Beaded Chakra Anklet from India
Rituu AgarwalRepresenting the seven chakras, beaded gemstones of garnet, carnelian, citrine, quartz, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, and amethyst center a strand of alternating beads of sterling silver and cultured...
Artist: Rituu Agarwal
Dolphin Themed Gemstone Bead Bracelet with 950 Silver
Dolphin Adventure, Dolphin Themed Gemstone Bead Bracelet with 950 Silver
TipaConjuring all the colors of the sea, Tipa in Thailand creates this multi-gemstone beaded bracelet. One strand features faceted rondelles of dyed purple quartz, while the other strand alternates beads...$67.99
Lapis Lazuli and 925 Silver Anklet from Indian Artisan
Royal Dewdrops, Lapis Lazuli and 925 Silver Anklet from Indian Artisan
ShankerTears of true-blue lapis lazuli surround the ankle in this elegant anklet from Shanker in India. The gems are set in polished sterling silver with a lobster claw clasp.$84.99
Deep Sea Charm
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Earrings India
Deep Sea Charm, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Earrings India
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Babun DeyThis captivating pair of earrings is crafted from 925 sterling silver and features a prominent set of lapis lazuli gemstones. Indian artisan Babun Dey designs and crafts each pair of earrings in a...$27.99
Artist: Babun Dey
Lapis Lazuli and Silver Llama Cocktail Ring from Peru
Andean Llama, Lapis Lazuli and Silver Llama Cocktail Ring from Peru
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9
Bertha VeraWith a torso of natural blue lapis lazuli, a charming llama from the Andean highlands is featured in this Peruvian cocktail ring. Designed by Bertha Vera, the ring is crafted of 950 silver.
Artist: Bertha Vera
Lapis Lazuli Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Fascinating Rose, Lapis Lazuli Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
SiranyaDesigned by Siranya, this bracelet is crafted by artisans from Thailand. They string the bracelet with lapis lazuli gems alongside round and curved beads of sterling silver. A Karen hill tribe silver...$39.99
Handmade Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace
Blue Lady, Handmade Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Somluck KomolmithThought to purify the soul, lapis lazuli is a mesmerizing gem; its deep, rich blue finds the perfect setting in this exquisite design. Somluck Komolmith crafts a necklace to showcase the elegant gem....$39.99
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Pearl and Lapis Lazuli Sterling Silver Toe Rings (Pair)
Perfection, Pearl and Lapis Lazuli Sterling Silver Toe Rings (Pair)
Length: 0.4" x 0.2" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainLapis lazuli and light grey pearls make for perfect companions in a pair of toe rings from India. Alok Jain sets the lovely gems within sterling silver spirals as he crafts the toe rings by hand..925...
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from India
Timekeeper, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.8" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelConjuring images of a grand pendulum in a magnificent clock, cabochons of luxurious lapis lazuli adorn these regal dangle earrings. Neeru Goel expresses her childhood passion for jewelry and...$39.99
Leaf-Themed Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from india
Teardrop Leaves, Leaf-Themed Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from india
Length: 1.1" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Alok JainFramed by leaves of sterling silver, two teardrop lapis lazuli cabochons are displayed in this pair of dangle earrings. Alok Jain presents these earrings, which are crafted by Indian artisans.$37.99
Lapis Lazuli Modern Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Modern Mood, Lapis Lazuli Modern Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Size: 18 to 20 inches
MattaSleek and modern, this necklace is the creation of Thai artisan Matta. A single polished globe of apis lazuli takes center stage, flanked only by two tiny sterling beads on a stainless steel wire. The...$25.99
Ornate Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings with Lapis Lazuli
Johari Treasure, Ornate Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings with Lapis Lazuli
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
BhaveshThe Johari Bazaar in Jaipur, often referred to as the 'jeweler's market', is a well-known venue for gemstone treasures. Bhavesh of India presents dangle earrings laden with deep blue lapis lazuli, a...$74.99
Blue Greek Key
Men's Lapis Lazuli Ring from India
Blue Greek Key, Men's Lapis Lazuli Ring from India
US Ring Size: 8,9,10,11,12,13
Tishita JainThe Greek key motif, also known as meander, makes a bold statement on this men's ring from Tishita Jain in India. The design is essentially one long line that continously doubles back on itself; the...$69.99
Artist: Tishita Jain
Lapis Lazuli and Crystal Beaded Necklace and Earring Set
Ocean Meditation, Lapis Lazuli and Crystal Beaded Necklace and Earring Set
Size: 16.25" Inner Circ. x 0.4" W
Alejandra TorresThe deep blue hue of lapis lazuli stands out against the bright gleam of sterling silver in this elegant jewelry set. Handcrafted by Mexican artisan Alejandra Torres, the set includes a pair of dangle...
Artist: Alejandra Torres
Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Necklace
Poem, Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Sandra and LilyBeautifully feminine, this necklace is the original design of Sandra and Lily in Peru. The sterling silver chain necklace showcases seven bezel-set teardrops of natural lapis lazuli. The polished...
Artist: Sandra and Lily
Basket of Flowers
Bird-Themed Lapis Lazuli Chandelier Earrings from Mexico
Basket of Flowers, Bird-Themed Lapis Lazuli Chandelier Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.7" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Mazahua FamilyCrafted of sterling silver, two loving birds hold a basket of flowers. Designed by the Mazahua Family of Mexico, these lavish chandelier earrings feature an array of petite lapis lazuli gems.
Artist: Mazahua Family
Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace
Proud Peacock, Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Neeru GoelEscorted by a strand of lapis gems, a royal peacock flaunts its sterling feathers. This elegant illusion becomes a necklace in a design from Neeru Goel.
.925 Sterling silver$159.99
Unique Lapis Lazuli, Quartz and Amethyst Bead Necklace
Twilight Symphony, Unique Lapis Lazuli, Quartz and Amethyst Bead Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
NareeratA rich variety of twilight-hued gemstones becomes a harmonious necklace in this original design from Thailand's Nareerat. The ensemble consists of lapis lazuli, smoky quartz, amethyst and dyed quartz...$57.99
Fair Trade Handmade Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Lady, Fair Trade Handmade Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.2" x 0.3" W
Khun BoomThree faceted lapis lazuli gems culminate in a beautiful teardrop. Cascading on sterling silver chains, they become modern earrings by Thailand's Khun Boom.
.925 Sterling silver$39.99
Artist: Khun Boom
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Earrings from Thailand
Elegant Flora, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.7" x 1" W
NareeratFeaturing an impressive array of lapis lazuli, dyed cultured pearl, and petite glass beads, this fascinating pair of beaded dangle earrings adorns the wearer with a cluster of color. Thai artisan...
Men's Multi-Gemstone Stretch Bracelet in Blue and Purple
Morpheus Colors, Men's Multi-Gemstone Stretch Bracelet in Blue and Purple
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Efrain EspinozaInspired by the colors of the morpheus butterfly, Costa Rican artisan Efrain Espinoza creates this men's stretch bracelet. Interspersed with shiny stainless steel beads, orbs of agate, amethyst, lapis...
Artist: Efrain Espinoza
Floral Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring from India
Lapis Flower, Floral Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring from India
US Ring Size: 6,8,9,10,11
Bhavya JainWreathed in five sterling silver petals, a petite lapis lazuli gemstone forms the center of a lovely flower. Indian artisan Bhavya Jain creates this stunning cocktail ring.$19.99
Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Handcrafted Button Earrings
Mexican Suns, Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Handcrafted Button Earrings
Length: 0.7" x 0.7" W x 0.1" D
Francisco SanchezThe September birthstone, lapis lazuli, centers Mexican suns in the stunning design of these earrings. By Francisco Sánchez, the earrings are crafted of sterling silver featuring oxidized contrasts...
Artist: Francisco Sanchez
Sodalite and Sterling Silver Star Necklace from Peru
Starlit Ocean, Sodalite and Sterling Silver Star Necklace from Peru
Size: 14 to 16 inches
Sandra and LilyA sterling silver star overlooks an ocean of sodalite, centering a length of snake chain. Sandra and Lily from Peru design this elegant pendant necklace, crafted of sterling silver with a high-polish...
Artist: Sandra and Lily
Lapis Lazuli and Brass Beaded Anklet from Thailand
Musical Wanderer, Lapis Lazuli and Brass Beaded Anklet from Thailand
Tiraphan HasubFor the wanderer in your life, this anklet is designed by Thai artisan Tiraphan Hasub. She beads the anklet with gleaming brass and deep blue lapis lazuli that circle the ankle. Dainty teardrop beads...$23.99
Artist: Tiraphan Hasub
Sun and Sea
Tasseled Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Sun and Sea, Tasseled Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Length: 3.1" x 0.3" W
Victoria ZurdoDangling from hooks of high-polish sterling silver, two oval beads of lapis lazuli are featured in these dangle earrings from Guatemala. Victoria Zurdo designs the earrings, completing them with...
Artist: Victoria Zurdo
Caress of an Angel
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Peru
Caress of an Angel, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Peru
Length: 0.9" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Tiberio GonzalesShining, elegant forms are crafted in sterling silver to drop below the ears, caressing round stones of dyed blue lapis lazuli. Working with his wife to realize his own designs, Peru's Tiberio...
Sterling Silver Earrings with Deep Blue Lapis Lazuli Gems
Indian Ocean, Sterling Silver Earrings with Deep Blue Lapis Lazuli Gems
Length: 1.7" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
ShankerThe September birthstone, lapis lazuli, emanates a deep blue mystique, showcased in argent settings. Surrounded by a sterling silver halo, the elegant stones grace handcrafted earrings from Shanker.$49.99
Blue Lunar Shadow
Taxco Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Blue Lunar Shadow, Taxco Sterling Silver and Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.5" W x 0.6" D
Guillermo ArreguiThe full moon and its mystical shadow cast a spell of modern elegance in earrings from Taxco. Guillermo Arregui creates the original design in sterling silver, featuring the deep blue beauty of lapis...
Lapis Lazuli on Artisan Crafted 925 Silver Hook Earrings
True Clarity, Lapis Lazuli on Artisan Crafted 925 Silver Hook Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelAssociated with the fifth chakra (throat), lapis lazuli is regarded as the gem of truth and clarity. The midnight blue stone is speckled with golden pyrite, creating a mystical effect. Showcased in...$49.99
Sky and Sea Cross
Handmade Lapis Lazuli Beaded Pendant Necklace
Sky and Sea Cross, Handmade Lapis Lazuli Beaded Pendant Necklace
TipaA decorative silver cross dangles gracefully from the center of this beaded pendant necklace from Thailand's Tipa. Crafted from sterling silver, the cross is surrounded by Karen silver beads on a...$54.99
Caressing Rain in Blue
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from India
Caressing Rain in Blue, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from India
Neeru GoelTeardrop stones of speckled blue lapis lazuli embrace the wrist in this link bracelet. Neeru Goel expresses her childhood passion for gemstones and jewelry, surrounding each stone with rope motifs...$104.99
Lapis Lazuli and Silver Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Blue Karen, Lapis Lazuli and Silver Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Samart TakhamCircling the wrist with petite beads of Karen hill tribe silver, this striking bracelet from Thailand features an original design by Samart Takham. He centers the bracelet with beads of deep blue...$49.99
Artist: Samart Takham
Modern Leaf Lapis Lazuli Jewelry Set from Peru
Leafy Glam, Modern Leaf Lapis Lazuli Jewelry Set from Peru
Carol NoriegaShaped like leaves, textured sterling silver pendants dangle alongside beads of deep blue lapis lazuli. Peru's Carol Noriega designs this jewelry set, which includes a waterfall necklace and matching...
Artist: Carol Noriega
Modern Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Silver 925 Earrings
Pacific Diamond, Modern Artisan Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Silver 925 Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Tiberio GonzalesThe rich tonalities of lapis lazuli evoke the Peruvian Pacific in this elegant design. Tiberio Gonzales sets the Andean gem in sterling silver earrings, giving the stone a bold diamond shape.
Hand Made Lapis Lazuli and Quartz Macrame Pendant Necklace
Boho Sea, Hand Made Lapis Lazuli and Quartz Macrame Pendant Necklace
KanjanaA deep blue lapis lazuli gemstone hangs at the center of this statement-making bohemian necklace designed by Thai artisan Kanjana. The artisan hand knots dark brown polyester cords in an elegant...$79.99
Handmade Lapis Lazuli and Hematite Dangle Earrings
Earth Orbit, Handmade Lapis Lazuli and Hematite Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.1" x 0.4" W
TipaA deep blue lapis lazuli orb dangles from a gleaming hematite bead in these cool-hued dangle earrings designed by Thai artisan Tipa. A row of reconstituted turquoise disks sits above the lapis...$39.99
Artisan Made Silver and Lapis Necklace
Floral Facets, Artisan Made Silver and Lapis Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
ShankerCrowned by a sterling flower, lapis lazuli is radiant. Shanker crafts an elegant necklace to showcase the faceted oval gem.
.925 Sterling silver$59.99
Single Strand Brass Bead Anklet with Lapis Lazuli
Cheerful Walk, Single Strand Brass Bead Anklet with Lapis Lazuli
Tiraphan HasubThailand's Tiraphan Hasub crafts a spectacular anklet of polished brass beads. Enhanced with lapis lazuli, the cheerful anklet fastens with tinkling bells.$19.99
Artist: Tiraphan Hasub
Rhodium Plated Lapis Lazuli Drop Earrings from Thailand
Gleaming Squares, Rhodium Plated Lapis Lazuli Drop Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.8" x 0.4" W
Michael KrainerGleaming with the deep blue hues of the ocean, two squares of lapis lazuli are featured in this pair of drop earrings from Thailand. Michael Krainer sets the fascinating stones in settings of rhodium...$59.99
Artist: Michael Krainer
Square Lapis Lazuli Button Earrings from Mexico
Watery Reflection, Square Lapis Lazuli Button Earrings from Mexico
Length: 0.6" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Alon DillerReflecting the light like ripples of water, sterling silver frames two square cabochons of deep blue lapis lazuli. Mexican artisan Alon Diller creates this contemporary pair of button earrings.
Artist: Alon Diller
Spiral Lapis Lazuli Filigree Dangle Earrings from Peru
Spiral Dance, Spiral Lapis Lazuli Filigree Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 2.1" x 0.4" W x 0.4" D
Nancy QuispeIntricate spirals of sterling silver filigree fall below the ears with grace, cradling orbs of blue lapis lazuli. This pair of dangle earrings is designed by Peruvian artisan Nancy Quispe, who works...
Artist: Nancy Quispe
Handcrafted Deep Blue Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace
Whimsical Tendrils, Handcrafted Deep Blue Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace
Length: 2" x 0.8" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelIndia's Neeru Goel presents a new awe-inspiring necklace. Whimsical sterling silver tendrils surround a sparkling lapis lazuli gemstone at the peak of a dramatic pendant. Below, a larger oval cabochon...$67.99
Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Earrings
Inspiration, Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.7" W
Neeru GoelAncient cultures prized lapis lazuli over gold and to the Egyptians it symbolized Truth. To India's Neeru Goel lapis lazuli offers a wealth of inspiration. Speckled with golden pyrite, lapis lazuli's...$79.99
Handcrafted Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Whimsical Tendrils, Handcrafted Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelIndia's Neeru Goel presents a new awe-inspiring pair of earrings. Whimsical sterling silver tendrils surround a sumptuous lapis lazuli gemstone at the peak of each dangle earring. Below, a larger oval...$49.99
Lapis Lazuli Beaded choker with Floral Pendant
Summer Nights, Lapis Lazuli Beaded choker with Floral Pendant
Size: 14 to 16 inches
SasinaMake a statement by wearing this stunning beaded pendant necklace presented by Thai artisan Sasina. Two strands of lapis lazuli and black glass beads come together at the center to reveal a flower...$67.99
Hand Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Hematite Pendant Bracelet
Earth Orbit, Hand Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Hematite Pendant Bracelet
TipaThree deep blue lapis lazuli orbs form the large pendant on this enchanting beaded bracelet designed by Thailand's Tipa. The artisan hand threads rows of reconstituted turquoise disks to create the...$49.99
Bird on a Branch
Nature-Themed Gold Plated Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Bird on a Branch, Nature-Themed Gold Plated Lapis Lazuli Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.6" x 0.5" W
MattaCrafted of sterling silver bathed in 22k gold, a bird hangs out on the branch of a tree in this pair of dangle earrings from Thailand. Matta designs the earrings, culminating in ovals of deep blue...$69.99
Unique Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring
Blue Tomorrow, Unique Lapis Lazuli Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 7
Aurea SandraThis stunning cocktail ring from Brazil's Aurea Sandra showcases the indigo beauty of lapis lazuli. The artisan sets a cabochon of the gemstone in sterling silver, with hand-wrought silver ribbons...
Artist: Aurea Sandra
Lapis Jewelry(980 items)
Explore NOVICA's Lapis Lazuli Jewelry Collection. Discover traditional and contemporary-style necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings handcrafted by global artisans to showcase this exquisite deep blue gemstone prized for over 6,000 years. Lapis has long been held as a symbol of truth and wisdom.
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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 jewelers 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, mens 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 mens 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, mens 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 mens jewelry with confidence. There are no rules when it comes to mens 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. Todays 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 mens 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, mens rings have carried tremendous significance throughout history. In West Africa, rings were originally used to represent Gods 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.
Featured Reviews on Lapis Jewelry
By Patricia M
Lovely and unusual
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.
I love unique hand made and designed things, now I am into jewelry and I just love these. The blue stone goes with anything and is rich looking. And design is unique and commented on. Came perfectly, only problem was the back “stud?” Or backing was stuck and hard to get of one of the. Oddly was loose afterwards. Always concerned about loosing good earrings I usually get rubberized backings that stay where I want them. So no problem. Love them...love the little dot on top too..nice touch.!
Neeru Goel Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
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