Handcrafted Amethyst Stretch Bracelet
Nature's Wisdom, Handcrafted Amethyst Stretch Bracelet
Size: 6.75" Inner Circ. x 0.2" W
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyTeodoro Melendez and Family share the natural beauty of amethyst, gem of spiritual wisdom, with the design of this bracelet. The stretch bracelet is crafted by hand with chip cut amethysts.$27.99
Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings from India
Lilac Radiance, Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.7" x 0.8" W x 0.3" D
ShankerHand crafted from sterling silver and tear-drop amethyst stones by Indian artist Shanker using silver crafting techniques unique to India, these earrings mimic radiant stalks of grass glistening...$54.99
Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings Peridot Amethyst from India
Natural Glamour, Multi-Gemstone Dangle Earrings Peridot Amethyst from India
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelThis complex pair of dangle earrings features a medley of peridot, amethyst, and rainbow moonstone for a multicolored design. India's Neeru Goel is proud to present the earrings, hand crafted from...$49.99
Garden Bliss in Purple
Purple Quartz and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings with Copper
Garden Bliss in Purple, Purple Quartz and Glass Bead Dangle Earrings with Copper
Length: 1.4" x 0.6" W
NareeratA lush flower garden blooms with vibrant purple hues in earrings that bring a bouquet of natural beauty to your outfit. Thai artist Nareerat crafts these dangle earrings from dyed oval quartz and...$19.99
Dragon Betta Fin
Purple Titanium and Sterling Silver Necklace from Mexico
Dragon Betta Fin, Purple Titanium and Sterling Silver Necklace from Mexico
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Diana SolisDiana Solis draws inspiration from the dragon betta fish's graceful colors and shapes to create this gorgeous statement necklace. She hand-sculpts the pendant from a titanium sheet colored in plum...$59.99
Artist: Diana Solis
Star Shaped Amethyst and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
Bright Star, Star Shaped Amethyst and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
ChintanChintan of India presents lovely stud earrings to add charm and sparkle to any style. Handcrafted of sterling silver, each star-shaped earring is centered with a sparkling amethyst.$19.99
Original Design Amethyst Earrings Set in Sterling Silver
Purple Fusion, Original Design Amethyst Earrings Set in Sterling Silver
Length: 1.3" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
ChintanCleverly melding old-world artistry with contemporary style, Chintan in India presents this striking pair of earrings. Beaded sterling silver motifs, both large and small, flank pear-shaped amethysts...$37.99
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Amethyst Whirl, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.8" W x 0.1" D
Eka DeviThe diamond-shaped outline of the sterling silver dangle earrings feature a glittering amethyst in the midst of a playful swirl motif. Eka Devi of Bali presents these sterling silver earrings that...$27.99
Handcrafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Modern Earrings
Cocoa Pods, Handcrafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Modern Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 0.7" W x 0.7" D
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyAmethyst globes crown sterling beads that evoke the cocoa pods grown in many regions of Peru. Working in silver, Teodoro Melendez handcrafts modern dangle earrings.
.925 Sterling silver$59.99
Bougainvillea Love in Purple
Gold Accented Natural Flower Dangle Earrings in Purple
Bougainvillea Love in Purple, Gold Accented Natural Flower Dangle Earrings in Purple
Length: 2.4" x 1.2" W
DanaiShowcasing a regal purple hue, two petals from the lovely bougainvillea flower are framed in 22k gold. Danai presents this nature-inspired pair of dangle earrings from Thailand. Swinging from a hook...$29.99
Rainbow Moonstone Earrings with Amethyst And Silver
Yours Forever, Rainbow Moonstone Earrings with Amethyst And Silver
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
ShankerSterling silver swirls in seductive curves to embrace radiant gemstones. From Shanker in India, these earrings showcase rainbow moonstone and two faceted amethysts that together total 1 carat. .925...$59.99
8 Carat Amethyst and Polished Silver Dangle Earrings
Cool Sabarmati, 8 Carat Amethyst and Polished Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neetu BarathiGemstones as cool as the waters of the Sabarmati River glow within these dangle earrings from Neetu Barathi. Artisans use faceted amethyst and polished sterling silver to craft the shapely earrings...$47.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Contemporary Sterling Silver Earrings with Amethysts
Purple Ice, Contemporary Sterling Silver Earrings with Amethysts
Length: 2.4" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
BhaveshSterling silver offsets amethyst's cool sparkle in the exclusive design of these earrings. From Bhavesh, this spectacular design fuses the allure of India's classic elegance with modern vogue.$49.99
Amethyst and 925 Silver Face Shaped Ring from Bali
Moonlight Prince, Amethyst and 925 Silver Face Shaped Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Komang SuastraOver one carat of purple amethyst decorates the crown of this cocktail ring, which features the face of a noble prince, hand-carved of bone. Balinese artisan Komang Suastra designs the ring, framing...$69.99
Sumatran Amethyst Floral Earrings
Sumatran Blossom, Sumatran Amethyst Floral Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Rosalia TariganSpiral petals boast ornate motifs created with Bali's legendary silver granules. By Rosalia Tarigan, these enchanting floral earrings feature faceted amethysts.
.925 Sterling silver$34.99
Artist: Rosalia Tarigan
925 Sterling Silver Butterfly Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Eden Butterflies, 925 Sterling Silver Butterfly Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Komang WijayanaIndonesia's Komang Wijayana presents this stunning pair of dangle earrings. Crafted from 925 sterling silver, these earrings feature a butterfly motif and 1.5 carats of amethyst.$47.99
Cultured Mabe Pearl and Amethyst Link Bracelet from Bali
Wangi Trio, Cultured Mabe Pearl and Amethyst Link Bracelet from Bali
BuanaHandcrafted of sterling silver with two petite lengths of chain, this Balinese bracelet features a design by Buana. He centers the beautiful accessory with three links of dyed pink cultured mabe...
Modern Minimalist Silver Dangle Earrings with Amethyst
Raindrops, Modern Minimalist Silver Dangle Earrings with Amethyst
Length: 1.6" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaMinimalist in style, these beautiful earrings come to life in sleek sterling silver. Bali's Wirabhuwana crafts the pair by hand, suspending a single faceted amethyst inside each polished raindrop.$39.99
Sacred Garden in Purple
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia
Sacred Garden in Purple, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet from Indonesia
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.6" W
Kadek HendraFeaturing an amethyst stone with deep purple hues, this cuff bracelet is charming and delightful. Indonesian artisan Kadek Hendra handcrafts the bracelet from sterling silver, depicting majestic...$179.99
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Face Cocktail Ring from Bali
Janger Crown, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Face Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Komang SuastraThe serene face of a traditional janger dancer is captured in bone at the crown of this Balinese cocktail ring. Komang Suastra designs the ring, handcrafting the dancer's ornate headdress of sterling...$69.99
Eye of Amlapura
Sterling Silver and Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from Indonesia
Eye of Amlapura, Sterling Silver and Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from Indonesia
Eka DeviAn oval stone of purple amethyst weighing over seven carats adorns this pendant bracelet from Indonesia. Eka Devi designs the bracelet, setting the stone in handcrafted sterling silver, flanked by...$87.99
Lilac Rainforest Frog
Amethyst and Silver Frog Cocktail Ring
Lilac Rainforest Frog, Amethyst and Silver Frog Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13
BuanaA tropical frog perches happily on a lily pad of sterling silver in this charming ring by Balinese artisan Buana. On his back he cradles a faceted lilac-hued amethyst, and florid swirls embellish the...$37.99
Amethyst and 925 Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Perfect Orbs, Amethyst and 925 Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.2" x 0.5" W
Duanpen TajuninDangling from hooks of sterling silver, two round orbs of purple amethyst are featured in this pair of earrings from Thailand. Designed by Duanpen Tajunin, each earring is finished with petite stones...$29.99
Artist: Duanpen Tajunin
Handcrafted Silver Cocktail Ring with Sparkling Purple Drusy
Purple Dazzle, Handcrafted Silver Cocktail Ring with Sparkling Purple Drusy
US Ring Size: 5,6,9
AparnaCrowning a feminine cocktail ring, sparkling purple drusy quartz is dazzling. Aparna presents this elegant design, meticulously handcrafted of polished sterling silver.$19.99
Bali Amethyst and Blue Topaz Multi-Stone Silver Ring
Lolly, Bali Amethyst and Blue Topaz Multi-Stone Silver Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,11
Jenny SetiawanSparkling amethyst and blue topaz meet a cubic zirconia, composing a stunning formation in this intriguing ring. Designed by Jenny Setiawan, this modern Balinese cocktail ring is crafted from sterling...$69.99
Artist: Jenny Setiawan
Multi-Metal Amethyst Rotating Meditation Spinner Ring
Eclectic Harmony, Multi-Metal Amethyst Rotating Meditation Spinner Ring
US Ring Size: 8
Babun DeyIndia's Babun Dey employs complex layers of rotating bands to craft this exquisite meditation ring. Rotatable sterling silver, brass and copper rings lay atop a sterling silver band, featuring...$39.99
Artist: Babun Dey
Turtle in Paradise
Artisan Crafted Balinese Turtle Theme Ring with Gemstones
Turtle in Paradise, Artisan Crafted Balinese Turtle Theme Ring with Gemstones
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10
Kadek HendraRealistically sculpted of sterling silver, a Balinese sea turtle finds paradise in the warm waters of the Balinese sea. Two baby turtles swim alongside. Kadek Hendra adorns the handcrafted ring with...$89.99
Floral Loop in Purple
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Floral Motif Dangle Earrings
Floral Loop in Purple, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Floral Motif Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Alok JainFrom India's Alok Jain come these amethyst and sterling silver dangle earrings which sparkle with a high polish finish. The artisan comments, "Lately, I have been much more involved in the design...$39.99
Handmade Sterling Silver and Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Passionate Hope, Handmade Sterling Silver and Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaFrom Balinese artisan Wirabhuwana come these spectacular, handmade sterling silver and 2.5 carat amethyst dangle earrings. The sun captures the splendor of the stone as the delicate leaves dance in...$49.99
Amethyst Floral Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Bali
Petaled Om, Amethyst Floral Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Bali
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Ketut SulastriRound beads of purple amethyst circle the wrist in this Balinese stretch bracelet, centered by a floral sterling silver pendant with the omkara symbol for om, a mantra representing universal...$49.99
Multi-Gemstone Floral Pendant Necklace from India
Floral Chakra, Multi-Gemstone Floral Pendant Necklace from India
Alok JainPresented by Alok Jain, a colorful flower centers a length of sterling silver cable chain in this pendant necklace from India. Local artisans craft it with petals of garnet, carnelian, citrine...$67.99
Hand Made Purple Turquoise Dangle Earrings from India
Purple Glory, Hand Made Purple Turquoise Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.4" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
AparnaThis pair of handcrafted sterling silver dangle earrings from Indian artisan Aparna is inspired by the work of her father, who was also an expert jeweler. Featuring two stones of composite turquoise...$23.99
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Violet Swirls, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Size: 1.6" H x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Dewa ArimbawaBalinese artisan Dewa Arimbawa demonstrates his expert craftsmanship with carefully fashioned swirl motifs on these dangle earrings. Made from sterling silver, each hoop-shaped earring holds a...$47.99
Artist: Dewa Arimbawa
Seven-Gemstone Dangle Earrings in 925 Sterling Silver
Chakra Balance, Seven-Gemstone Dangle Earrings in 925 Sterling Silver
Length: 1.8" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainIn Sanskrit, chakra refers to an energy vortex through which vital universal forces are channeled, and there are believed to be seven in the human body. When all seven are aligned, the person feels a...$79.99
Citrine and Composite Turquoise Teardrop Dangle Earrings
Two Teardrops, Citrine and Composite Turquoise Teardrop Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
ShankerCitrines totaling 1.5 carats nestle beside teardrops of sky blue composite turquoise in a design that celebrates their differences. From Shanker in India, these beautiful earrings are handcrafted of...$39.99
Floral Heart Amethyst and Sterling Silver Earrings from Bali
Heartfelt Vines, Floral Heart Amethyst and Sterling Silver Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.6" H x 1.1" W x 0.2" D
Putu PutriHeart-shaped earrings are handcrafted of sterling silver, accentuated with floral motifs. Within each heart dangles a teardrop stone of purple amethyst for a truly heartfelt pair of accessories....$37.99
Artist: Putu Putri
Rhodium Plated Amethyst Stud Earrings from Thailand
Lavender Brilliance, Rhodium Plated Amethyst Stud Earrings from Thailand
Size: 0.2" H x 0.2" Diam.
Michael KrainerThis pair of stud earrings from Thailand features two petite stones of amethyst with sparkling purple hues. Michael Krainer designs the earrings, working with local artisans to craft them in the shape...$29.99
Artist: Michael Krainer
18k Gold Accent Amethyst Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Altar Teardrops, 18k Gold Accent Amethyst Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Kadek WijanegaraShining bubble and weave motifs in sterling silver with 18k gold accents decorate the wrist, crafted by local artisans with elegant openwork and a combination of finishes. Capped at the ends by 8...$147.99
Artist: Kadek Wijanegara
Amethyst and Silver Cross Necklace with Rhodium Plating
Holy Trinity, Amethyst and Silver Cross Necklace with Rhodium Plating
Alok JainArtisan Alok Jain alludes to the Holy Trinity in this pretty cross pendant necklace from India. Rhodium plated sterling silver forms a cross adorned with leafy stems that blossom into 3 precious...$49.99
Multi-Gemstone Chakra Meditation Pendant Necklace from India
Harmonious Mind, Multi-Gemstone Chakra Meditation Pendant Necklace from India
Alok JainChakras align in the form of seven faceted gemstones held within a sterling silver figure in a meditative pose. Alok Jain's pendant necklace is simple yet elegant in its design as it represents the...$59.99
Gazing at the Moon
Amethyst Thailand Handcrafted Sterling Silver Ring
Gazing at the Moon, Amethyst Thailand Handcrafted Sterling Silver Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
JantanaFaceted amethyst draws the eye toward the moon, inviting the soul to look skyward. Working in sterling silver with an enchanting brushed finish, Jantana in Thailand crafts this original ring. .925...$23.99
Pearl and Amethyst Silver Cocktail Ring
Lavender Myths, Pearl and Amethyst Silver Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Dewi PuteraSoft lavender hues crown this sterling silver ring by Dewi Putera. The handcrafted ring is centered by the unique beauty of a dyed Biwa pearl in lavender flanked by faceted teardrop amethysts..925...
Artist: Dewi Putera
Garnet and Opal Teardrop Pendant Necklace from India
Two Teardrops, Garnet and Opal Teardrop Pendant Necklace from India
ShankerA 1.5-carat garnet nestles beside a teardrop of soft pink opal in a design that celebrates their differences. From Shanker in India, this beautiful necklace is handcrafted of sterling silver to...$59.99
Hand Made Amethyst and Quartz Dangle Earrings
Nosegay, Hand Made Amethyst and Quartz Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 1" W
SasinaDelicate flowers with gemstone petals gather in a colorful nosegay. Crafted by hand, these earrings by Sasina feature amethyst and quartz in white and green.
.925 Sterling silver hooks$37.99
Black Onyx Leaf Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Lucky Manggis, Black Onyx Leaf Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Size: 1.8" H x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
Made SugiHandcrafted from sterling silver by local artisans, this pair of Indonesian dangle earrings features spherical stones of black onyx above leaves, designed by Made Sugi. She names them manggis, the...$27.99
Artist: Made Sugi
6.3 Cts Multi-gemstone Medallion Necklace
Om Magnificence, 6.3 Cts Multi-gemstone Medallion Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Alok JainA glistening gemstone halo surrounds the legendary Om symbol in the beautiful medallion of this necklace. From Alok Jain, the seven gems total 6.3 carats and are chosen by virtue of their color, each...$54.99
Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Bedugul Temple, Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Wayan NeriBy Wayan Neri, this beautiful bracelet features three faceted amethysts. They grace an ornate pendant with traditional Balinese styling that centers a thick sterling silver braid. Tiny globes bathed...$159.99
Artist: Wayan Neri
Amethyst Blue Topaz and Garnet Multi-Band Ring from Bali
Eternal Majesty, Amethyst Blue Topaz and Garnet Multi-Band Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,9,10,11
Ketut SulastriStones of amethyst, blue topaz, and garnet achieve a sleek, yet complex look atop this multi-band sterling silver ring. Indonesia's Ketut Sulastri designs this brilliant accessory with four...$47.99
Handmade 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings
Vibrant Shimmer, Handmade 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 1.2" W x 0" D
Vivek NathanyAn array of stunning gemstones and cultured pearls shine and sway from brilliant sterling silver hoops covered with 22k gold. Designed by Vikek Nathany of India, these dazzling dangle earrings...
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Amethyst Handcrafted Silver Earrings from India
Lilac Color, Amethyst Handcrafted Silver Earrings from India
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelSet in sterling silver, gemstones reveal subtle nuances of violet colors. Amethyst cabochons meets faceted amethysts totaling six carats in handcrafted dangle earrings from Neeru Goel.$39.99
Singaraja Sunflower Purple
Amethyst Sunflower Drop Earrings from Bali
Singaraja Sunflower Purple, Amethyst Sunflower Drop Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.9" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
SukartiniCheerful sunflowers with centers of rich purple amethyst grace these pretty earrings from Balinese artisan Sukartini. The drop earrings feature contrasting silver finishes and over 2 carats of...$44.99
22k Gold Vermeil Dangle Earrings with Three Amethysts
Lilac Triad, 22k Gold Vermeil Dangle Earrings with Three Amethysts
Length: 1.7" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainBrilliant 22k gold vermeil hosts ethereal lilac gemstones in these dangle earrings from India's Alok Jain. The trio of gems, which represents February´s birthstone, features oval, round, and...$89.99
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from Bali
Winter Halo, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
SukartiniCalling to mind the winter sun, these stud earrings from Bali's Sukartini evoke memories of short days and long evenings. The earrings feature faceted amethyst, February´s birthstone, and sterling...$29.99
Amethyst and Reconstituted Turquoise Handmade Cocktail Ring
Purple Allure, Amethyst and Reconstituted Turquoise Handmade Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Neeru GoelA stunning trio of diamond shaped bezels feature plum purple amethyst and dyed reconstituted turquoise in this beautiful cocktail ring. Neeru Goel of India presents this exquisite sterling silver ring...$54.99
925 Silver Earrings with Amethyst Total 8 Carats from Bali
Sparkling Dew, 925 Silver Earrings with Amethyst Total 8 Carats from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
Komang WijayanaShining sterling settings feature gleaming silver granules, traditional in Balinese jewelry. Embracing teardrop gemstones, they become earrings by Komang Wijayana. Faceted amethyst, February's...$54.95
Amethyst and Calcite Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Succulent Vines, Amethyst and Calcite Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 2.2" x 0.8" W
BusarinA gleaming cluster of succulent amethyst, calcite, and petite glass beads is strung along vines of stainless steel wire, dangling from the ears with distinction. Busarin of Thailand designs the...$29.99
Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver with Two Amethyst Beads
Andean Emotion, Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver with Two Amethyst Beads
Length: 1.7" x 0.2" W x 0.2" D
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyAmethyst's rich hues have always elicited a passionate response. Teodoro Melendez and Family of Peru create an irresistible focal point for their artisan-crafted accessories by using two amethyst...$23.99
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Pleasing Violet, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Babun DeyIndian artisan Babun Dey creates this pair of radiant, 925 sterling silver earrings with a motif that evokes graceful, twisting vines. A stunning, purple amethyst gemstone sits proudly among the...$29.99
Artist: Babun Dey
Hand Crafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Precious Heart, Hand Crafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
ShankerShow your adoration for beautiful gemstones with this absolutely stunning pendant necklace from India's Shanker. Shimmering sterling silver is expertly hand crafted into an elegant heart shape, which...$69.99
Fair Trade Gold Plated Earrings with Amethysts
Lilac Suns, Fair Trade Gold Plated Earrings with Amethysts
Length: 1.1" x 0.3" W
Khun BoomThailand's Khun Boom orchestrates a melodious contrast of colors for the design of these earrings. Crafted by hand of 24 gold plated brass, the earrings feature hammered loops over amethyst briolettes...$39.99
Artist: Khun Boom
Amethyst and Cultured Pearl Earrings in Sterling Silver
Amethyst Tear, Amethyst and Cultured Pearl Earrings in Sterling Silver
Length: 1.4" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
ShankerFrom Shanker, these contemporary earrings reveal the influence of classic Mughal art. Crowned by glowing cultured pearls, faceted amethysts total three carats, all embraced by sterling silver.
Multi-Gem Peridot Amethyst and Rainbow Moonstone Necklace
Majestic Harmony, Multi-Gem Peridot Amethyst and Rainbow Moonstone Necklace
Neeru GoelCrafted of sterling silver with broad, swooping shapes, this multi-gemstone pendant necklace features over one carat of peridot and amethyst stones, accompanied by an oval rainbow moonstone. Centering...$54.99
Balinese Amethyst and Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Opulent Nature, Balinese Amethyst and Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Wayan SarjanaFour dazzling faceted amethyst gemstones adorn this beautiful link bracelet by artisan Wayan Sarjana. Abstract leaf motifs are crafted from sterling silver and sit between the gemstones known as the...$49.99
Artist: Wayan Sarjana
Dragon Themed Sterling Silver and Amethyst Cuff Bracelet
Dragon Duel, Dragon Themed Sterling Silver and Amethyst Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.7" W
Nyoman RenaTwo fierce dragons square off, their enormous jaws spewing fire. They grace a handcrafted sterling silver cuff bracelet designed by Bali artisan Nyoman Rena. Centering the cuff are two pear-shaped...$109.99
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Amethyst Modern Silver 950 Cuff Bracelet
Taxco Dusk, Amethyst Modern Silver 950 Cuff Bracelet
Size: 5.75" L (end to end) x 0.8" W
Alon DillerAmethyst glows with mystical allure in a design by Alon Diller. The silver cuff bracelet is crafted by hand with lost wax techniques, creating a formidable game of contrasts between textures and...$167.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Rectangular Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Mystical Sanctuary, Rectangular Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.6" W x 0.4" D
Eka DeviArtisan Eka Devi creates this sophisticated pair of dangle earrings with time-honored techniques and traditional Balinese design. She uses sterling silver to craft the rectangular earrings, decorating...$59.99
Garnet and Crystal Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Red Coquetterie, Garnet and Crystal Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 2.5" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Pacheco Gold and SilversmithsWith a red, sparkling elegance, glistening crystals decorate these Mexican dangle earrings. Designed by Orfebrería Pachecos, each earring is handcrafted with elegant sterling silver filigree...
Artist: Pacheco Gold and Silversmiths
Floral Fair Trade Silver Earrings with Amethyst
Flower Halo, Floral Fair Trade Silver Earrings with Amethyst
Length: 1.4" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Komang WijayanaKomang Wijayana presents open flowers centered with sparkling amethyst teardrops. Handcrafted of sterling silver, these feminine earrings feature faceted gems that total 1.5 carats. .925 Sterling...$37.99
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cross Necklace from Bali
Chapel Drops, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cross Necklace from Bali
YuniatiA sterling silver cross is elaborated with drop motifs, handcrafted by Yuniati and other Balinese artisans. Giving the pendant a combination finish, the artisans elaborate the pendant with petite...$59.99
Kite Shaped Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Sanguine, Kite Shaped Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Eka DeviIdeal for a beautifully bold look, this pair of stunning dangle earrings comes from talented artisan Eka Devi. Handcrafted in Bali, the earrings are adorned with over one carat of faceted square...$25.99
Amethyst and Embossed Leaves on Sterling Silver Earrings
Purple Autumn, Amethyst and Embossed Leaves on Sterling Silver Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.8" W
Carolina and JorgeAn autumnal breeze brings with it dancing leaves and amethyst dewdrops in earrings of a fantastical nature. Designed by Carolina and Jorge, the slightly curved sterling silver earrings are crafted by...$69.99
Artist: Carolina and Jorge
Multigem Stamped Sterling Silver Banyan Tree Cord Necklace
Banyan Tree, Multigem Stamped Sterling Silver Banyan Tree Cord Necklace
Ketut SulastriBalinese jewelry designer Ketut Sulastri, an artisan who combines traditional Indonesian motifs with modern styles, handcrafts this necklace using leather cord, stamped sterling silver, and amethyst...
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from Bali
Kintamani Twilight, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9
Kadek HendraLike twilight on the magical island of Bali, this cocktail ring from Kadek Hendra glows with lilac light. An oval-cut amethyst of over 4 carats centers the design, and resplendent sterling silver...$89.99
Center of Hope
Gold Accent 925 Silver Amethyst Pendant Bracelet form Bali
Center of Hope, Gold Accent 925 Silver Amethyst Pendant Bracelet form Bali
Komang SuastraCentering a length of Naga chain, a sterling silver pendant is handcrafted with rope and dot motifs that flank an oval stone of faceted amethyst. Bali's Komang Suastra designs and crafts this pendant...$97.99
Balinese Cultured Pearl and Moonstone Amethyst Earrings
Sky Empress, Balinese Cultured Pearl and Moonstone Amethyst Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 0.8" W x 0.7" D
BuanaLuminous and lovely, rainbow moonstone nestles in ornate silver settings. Buana adds faceted amethyst totaling 1 carat, and cultured peacock pearls. He meticulously crafts these earrings by hand. .925...
Amethyst and 925 Sterling Silver Spiral Motif Cuff Bracelet
Spiral Engagement, Amethyst and 925 Sterling Silver Spiral Motif Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.3" W
Komang WijayanaBringing a natural charm to the wearer, this cuff bracelet from Indonesia features over three carats of purple amethyst stones, presented by Komang Wijayana. Local artisans craft the bracelet from...$99.99
Amethyst Minimalist Collar Necklace from Brazil
Crystalline Magnitude, Amethyst Minimalist Collar Necklace from Brazil
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Bruno WalterBrazil's Bruno Walter expresses his love for art, designing a minimalist, yet striking collar necklace. It features a single band of stainless steel that wraps the neck, coiled at one end around a...$69.99
Artist: Bruno Walter
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
Amethyst and Aventurine Flower Necklace
Lilac Sonata, Amethyst and Aventurine Flower Necklace
Size: 14 to 16 inches
SasinaFabulous lilac flowers center this necklace by Sasina. She surrounds the pearl blooms with a pearl and a spray of aventurine, garnet, peridot, dyed green quartz and tiger's eye. Sasina crafts the...
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Purple Monoliths, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.6" x 0.3" W
Somluck KomolmithChips of amethyst are stacked like monoliths, accompanied by round beads in this pair of dangle earrings from Thailand. Working to realize her own visions, Somluck Komolmith is proud to present these...$34.99
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Amethyst Leather and Fine Silver Beaded Wristband Bracelet
Feminine Sweetness, Amethyst Leather and Fine Silver Beaded Wristband Bracelet
Size: 7.75" L (end to end) x 0.9" W
Jalapa Girl JewelsmithsBeaded amethyst strands adorn the wrist alongside lengths of brown leather cord. The young artisans at Guatemala's Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths handcraft this wristband bracelet, adding a petite charm of...$69.99
Artist: Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths
Amethyst Sterling Silver Ring with Gold Accents
Tropical Frogs, Amethyst Sterling Silver Ring with Gold Accents
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10
Kadek HendraCrafted by hand in a novel ring by Kadek Hendra, shining silver frogs sing of summer rain. They cling to a lily pad of mystical amethyst and feature eyes bathed in 18k gold. Faceted amethyst surrounds...$109.99
On Silver Wings
Amethyst dangle earrings
On Silver Wings, Amethyst dangle earrings
Length: 2.2" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
Alon DillerLike mighty wings, silver triangles ripple in graceful earrings. Alon Diller crafts the pair by hand with fine Taxco silver, and suspends amethyst teardrops beneath.
Artist: Alon Diller
Artisan Crafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
Purple Trinity, Artisan Crafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
KenariScintillating trillion-cut amethyst gems are the center of attention in these simple stud earrings from Kenari in Bali. The gemstones, which total one carat, are set in polished sterling silver...$25.99
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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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