Sterling Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Dancing Starfish, Sterling Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.8" x 0.9" W
LalanaLimbs coiled in a dancing pose, two starfish are crafted of sterling silver in a pair of dangle earrings from Thailand. Lalana designs these earrings, elaborating the starfish with petite bubble...$74.99
Dark Starfish Love
Black Cultured Pearl and Garnet Hill Tribe Starfish Bracelet
Dark Starfish Love, Black Cultured Pearl and Garnet Hill Tribe Starfish Bracelet
MattaMatta celebrates the sea with a stunning bracelet. Black cultured pearls evoke the night as they alternate with garnet globes. A silver starfish charm suspends elegantly, showcasing the fine...
Sterling Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sanur Starfish, Sterling Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.8" W x 0.1" D
Wayan AsmanaNamed after the beautiful Sanur Beach in Bali, these dangle earrings are presented by Wayan Asmana. Local artisans craft the earrings from sterling silver to depict beautiful starfish with intricate...$25.99
Artist: Wayan Asmana
Taxco Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Starfish Earrings
Starfish Friendship, Taxco Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Starfish Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 1.1" W x 0.2" D
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaStarfish stretch out in this beautiful pair of earrings from Mexico. Oscar Figueroa's marine earrings is crafted of sterling silver with an oxidized finish.
.925 Sterling silver$64.99
Sterling Silver Starfish Stud Earrings from Thailand
Starfish Charm, Sterling Silver Starfish Stud Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.3" x 0.2" W
Wadarat SupasirisukTwo charming starfish are crafted of sterling silver and elaborated with a combination of finishes for an excellent addition to your wardrobe. These stud earrings are presented by Wadarat Supasirisuk...$14.99
Stars of the Canaries
Taxco Sterling Silver Starfish Drop Earrings from Mexico
Stars of the Canaries, Taxco Sterling Silver Starfish Drop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.3" x 1.2" W x 0.1" D
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaInspired by the starfish at the Canary Islands, Mexican artisan Oscar Figueroa Escorcia designs a pair of drop earrings that carries on the tradition of Taxco silversmithing. Two starfish with...$47.99
Sterling Silver Starfish Button Earrings from Peru
Starfish Delight, Sterling Silver Starfish Button Earrings from Peru
Length: 0.6" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Adriana de GadeaCrafted from sterling silver, two delightful starfish adorn the ears. Peruvian artisan Adriana de Gadea creates this pair of button earrings.$23.99
Blue Agate and 925 Silver Starfish Bracelet from Thailand
Homeward Starfish, Blue Agate and 925 Silver Starfish Bracelet from Thailand
Size: 7" Inner Circ.
TipaEvoking the beauty of the sea, dyed blue agate stones are beaded along this stretch bracelet from Thailand. A single bead of natural hematite hides among the blue agate. Tipa designs and crafts the...$47.99
Sterling Silver Starfish Cocktail Ring from Bali
Bali Starfish, Sterling Silver Starfish Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,11
Suar DwipayanaDesigned by Suar Dwipayana, a sterling silver starfish wraps itself around the finger in this cocktail ring from Bali. Curling vine patterns accentuate the starfish.$47.99
Artist: Suar Dwipayana
Artisan Crafted Sea Theme Silver Hook Earrings from Thailand
Starfish, Artisan Crafted Sea Theme Silver Hook Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.1" x 0.7" W
Wadarat SupasirisukPetite silver starfish dance on these charming earrings from Wadarat Supasirisuk. Crafted by hand, they are a perpetual reminder of days at the seashore.
.925 Sterling silver$25.99
Sea Life at Night
Cultured Pearl Starfish Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Sea Life at Night, Cultured Pearl Starfish Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.3" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
Guillermo ArreguiTwo lovely starfish are crafted of sterling silver, hugging cultured pearls that glow like the moon. Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui designs this pair of dangle earrings, working in the time-honored...
Artist: Guillermo Arregui
Cultured Pearl Starfish Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Loving Starfish, Cultured Pearl Starfish Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Guillermo ArreguiHugging a glowing cultured pearl, a starfish is crafted of sterling silver in the traditional style of Taxco silversmithing. Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui designs this charming addition to your...
Artist: Guillermo Arregui
Stars of the Canaries
Sterling Silver Starfish Choker Necklace from Mexico
Stars of the Canaries, Sterling Silver Starfish Choker Necklace from Mexico
Size: 14 to 16 inches
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaInspired by the starfish at the Canary Islands, Mexican artisan Oscar Figueroa Escorcia designs a choker necklace that carries on the tradition of Taxco silversmithing. Three starfish with...$74.99
Starfish at Night
Larimar Marcasite Starfish Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Starfish at Night, Larimar Marcasite Starfish Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Michael KrainerThai artisan Michael Krainer creates the illusion of night shadows on the arms of a lovely starfish in this handcrafted pendant necklace. In the pendant, a round cabochon of larimar is set in sterling...$49.99
Deep Sea Star
Onyx Beaded Stretch Bracelet with Sterling Silver Starfish
Deep Sea Star, Onyx Beaded Stretch Bracelet with Sterling Silver Starfish
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.2" W
Asmara PutraAsmara Putra of Indonesia creates this onyx beaded stretch bracelet with sterling silver accent beads and a sterling silver starfish charm with a black tassel. About his work, the artisan notes: “I...$39.99
Artist: Asmara Putra
Taxco Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Ring with Starfish
Starfish Friendship, Taxco Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Ring with Starfish
US Ring Size: 7
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaA starfish stretches out atop this beautiful ring. Oscar Figueroa's marine design is crafted of sterling silver, contrasting the oxidized finish of the starfish with the polished sheen of the...$59.99
Sea-Themed Starfish Charm Karen Silver Beaded Bracelet
Sea Charm, Sea-Themed Starfish Charm Karen Silver Beaded Bracelet
SiranyaThis sea-themed charm bracelet is made with Karen hill tribe silver from Thailand, a high quality silver that can be easily stamped and formed into interesting shapes. Artisan Siranya of Thailand...$84.99
Quartz Silver and Onyx Starfish Bracelet from Thailand
Starfish Ocean, Quartz Silver and Onyx Starfish Bracelet from Thailand
TipaWith an oceanic beauty, alternating quartz and calcite beads decorate the length of this beautiful bracelet from Thailand. Tipa designs and crafts the bracelet, adding petite beads of Karen silver and...$57.99
Artisan Crafted Silver Bracelet with Starfish Charm
Sparkling Waves, Artisan Crafted Silver Bracelet with Starfish Charm
Withaya CheunjitA starfish charm meticulously crafted from high quality silver, turquoise blue calcite beads, and silvery white cultured pearls dangle daintily from this radiant beaded bracelet. Withaya Cheunjit of...
Artist: Withaya Cheunjit
Larimar and Sterling Silver Starfish Pendant Necklace
Starfish Sparkle, Larimar and Sterling Silver Starfish Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Michael KrainerA lovely starfish, arms in fluid motion, is the star of this pendant necklace handcrafted by Thai artisan Michael Krainer. Set in sterling silver, the arms of the starfish are larimar lined with a row...$77.99
Starfish Companion in Black
950 Silver Starfish Wristband Bracelet by Thai Artisans
Starfish Companion in Black, 950 Silver Starfish Wristband Bracelet by Thai Artisans
NapapatBring an oceanic companion on your journeys with this wristband bracelet from Thailand, featuring a starfish pendant of Karen hill tribe silver on a length of braided black cord. Napapat works with...$29.99
Handcrafted Sterling Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings
Starfish Spin, Handcrafted Sterling Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 0.5" W
Alida NunezWith five curving arms, starfish come to life in brushed sterling silver. Alida Nunez designs delightful sterling silver dangle earrings.
.925 Sterling silver$49.99
Artist: Alida Nunez
Hand-Painted Bone and Amethyst Starfish Dangle Earrings
Happy Starfish, Hand-Painted Bone and Amethyst Starfish Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 1.1" W x 0.2" D
Ayu AryCarved from bone and painted by hand, two happy starfish dangle below petite beads of amethyst. Ayu Ary creates this pair of Balinese earrings, which swing from hooks of sterling silver.$25.99
Artist: Ayu Ary
Purple Iridescent Pearl and Sterling Silver Necklace
Menjangan Starfish, Purple Iridescent Pearl and Sterling Silver Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Desi AntariA sparkling starfish guards the timeless beauty of a pearl in the fabulous design of this necklace by Desi Antari. Known as a peacock pearl, its iridescent effect is captivating. The sterling silver...
Sterling Silver Starfish Necklace with Black Leather Cords
Starfish Spin, Sterling Silver Starfish Necklace with Black Leather Cords
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Alida NunezWith five curving arms, a starfish comes to life in brushed sterling silver. Alida Nunez designs this sterling silver and leather pendant necklace.
.925 Sterling silver$89.99
Artist: Alida Nunez
Galang Starfish in Black
Cultured Pearl Starfish Necklace in Black from Bali
Galang Starfish in Black, Cultured Pearl Starfish Necklace in Black from Bali
Desi AntariCentered by a black cultured pearl, a sterling silver starfish spreads its limbs in the pendant of this necklace. Desi Antari designs the necklace, circling the neck on a sterling rope chain. Desi...
Sterling Silver Starfish Stud Earrings from Bali
Cute Starfish, Sterling Silver Starfish Stud Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.2" x 0.2" W x 0.1" D
AnyaCrafted from sterling silver, two cute starfish add a nautical beauty to any ensemble. Balinese artisan Anya creates these stud earrings, their designs accentuated by a combination of finishes.$23.99
Jasper and Calcite Starfish Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Lively Starfish, Jasper and Calcite Starfish Beaded Bracelet from Thailand
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ.
TipaA lively starfish charm is crafted in sterling silver with a pleasing texture and a combination of finishes, dangling from the wrist in this bracelet from Thailand. Tipa designs and crafts it, beading...$49.99
Starfish Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Ocean Angel, Starfish Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 0.6" W
Wadarat SupasirisukCrafted of silver, starfish dance on sterling hooks. Thailand's Wadarat Supasirisuk presents delightful earrings she describes as angels of the ocean.
.925 sterling silver$29.99
Starfish Companion in Grey
950 Silver Grey Starfish Pendant Bracelet by Thai Artisans
Starfish Companion in Grey, 950 Silver Grey Starfish Pendant Bracelet by Thai Artisans
NapapatBring an oceanic companion on your journeys with this wristband bracelet from Thailand, featuring a starfish pendant of Karen hill tribe silver on a length of braided grey cord. Napapat works with her...$29.99
Beaded Cultured Freshwater Pearl Garnet Starfish Bracelet
Starfish Love, Beaded Cultured Freshwater Pearl Garnet Starfish Bracelet
MattaMatta pays homage to the sea in this exquisite bracelet. Natural pearls are paired with garnet beads which form the band, while a hill tribe silver starfish charm dangles below. The charm exhibits the...
Larimar and Textured Sterling Silver Starfish Cocktail Ring
Seaside Starfish, Larimar and Textured Sterling Silver Starfish Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
Michael KrainerThis ring features a beautiful sterling silver starfish with a realistic stippled texture curls its arms around a cabochon of larimar, the serene blue of the sea. This cocktail ring is handcrafted by...$49.99
Cultured Pearl and Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings
Delightful Starfish, Cultured Pearl and Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W
MattaCrafted of Karen hill tribe silver with a combination of finishes and textures, two delightful starfish dangle from the ears in a pair of earrings from Thailand. Matta creates the earrings, adding a...
Red and Orange Ocean
Gold Red and Orange Charm Wristband Bracelets (Pair)
Red and Orange Ocean, Gold Red and Orange Charm Wristband Bracelets (Pair)
Novica India Market PicksThese bracelets from India celebrate the ocean's diverse life. Fish, conches and a starfish each adorn wristbands that are crafted by hand with golden zari threads. One bracelet is finished in red...$9.99
Artist: Novica India Market Picks
You're a Star
Sterling Silver Starfish Band Ring
You're a Star, Sterling Silver Starfish Band Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10,11
Putu PutriSnatch up this adorable starfish ring from Bali's Putu Putri before it swims away. Crafted from polished sterling silver, the ring features a darling starfish duo who will keep you company on solo...$59.99
Artist: Putu Putri
Ocean-Themed Amber Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Amber Sea, Ocean-Themed Amber Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 0.8" x 0" W
Flora MariaMexican artisan Flora Maria hand crafts these lovely dangle earrings that depict the beauty of the ocean. The earrings feature sea shells and a starfish accentuated by two small beads of natural amber...$69.99
Artist: Flora Maria
Handcrafted Larimar Sterling Silver Starfish Cocktail Ring
Starfish Beauty, Handcrafted Larimar Sterling Silver Starfish Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 6
Michael KrainerWear the beauty of the sea with this starfish cocktail ring handcrafted by Thai artisan Michael Krainer. The five arms of this lovely starfish are larimar set in sterling silver rimmed in a bead...$59.99
Sterling Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings Crafted in Bali
Starfish Happiness, Sterling Silver Starfish Dangle Earrings Crafted in Bali
Length: 1.4" x 0.7" W x 0" D
Suar DwipayanaCrafted of sterling silver, two lovely starfish are surrounded by circular frames that read "happiness." These inspirational dangle earrings are designed by Balinese artisan Suar Dwipayana.$39.99
Artist: Suar Dwipayana
Recycled Paper Starfish Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Yellow Starfish, Recycled Paper Starfish Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Somyot SawasdeeCrafted of recycled paper and painted by hand in tones of yellow and blue, a delightful starfish forms the pendant of this necklace from Thailand. Somyot Sawasdee creates this nautical necklace, which...$27.99
Artist: Somyot Sawasdee
Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Silver Starfish Charm Bracelet
Sea Star, Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Silver Starfish Charm Bracelet
Cahya KrisnaFour oval cultured freshwater pearls float gracefully next to a cute starfish in this pretty charm bracelet from Bali. Artisan Cahya Krisna crafts the design by hand from sterling silver, closing the...
Artist: Cahya Krisna
Karen Silver and Cultured Pearl Starfish Pendant Necklace
Joyful Starfish, Karen Silver and Cultured Pearl Starfish Pendant Necklace
MattaMatta celebrates the allure of the ocean with this charming necklace. The 950 silver pendant bears the unique work of Thailand's hill tribe silversmiths, with a single cultured pearl adorning the...
Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring
Balinese Starfish, Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Jenny SetiawanFaceted blue topaz, the birthstone of December, evokes Bali's sparkling sea. Crowning a sterling silver starfish, the gem graces a very unique wrap ring designed by Jenny Setiawan. .925 Sterling...$79.99
Artist: Jenny Setiawan
Silver Sea Life Theme Earrings
Baby Starfish, Silver Sea Life Theme Earrings
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W x 0.5" D
Wadarat SupasirisukPerched on sterling posts, petite starfish whisper of the sea. Wadarat Supasirisuk presents these handcrafted earrings from Thailand.
.925 Sterling silver$23.99
Hand-Painted Recycled Paper Starfish Necklace from Thailand
Pink Starfish, Hand-Painted Recycled Paper Starfish Necklace from Thailand
Somyot SawasdeeCrafted of recycled paper and painted by hand in tones of blue, gold, and purple, a delightful starfish forms the pendant of this necklace from Thailand. Somyot Sawasdee creates this nautical...$25.99
Artist: Somyot Sawasdee
18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Starfish Anklet from Peru
Moonlit Starfish, 18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Starfish Anklet from Peru
Adriana de GadeaPeru's Adriana de Gadea designs a stylish anklet featuring a torsade crafted with snake and ball chains. With a luminous starfish as a charm, the 18k gold plated sterling silver anklet is of...$59.99
Artisan Crafted Silver and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings
Balinese Starfish, Artisan Crafted Silver and Blue Topaz Dangle Earrings
Length: 1" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Jenny SetiawanFaceted blue topaz evokes Bali's sparkling sea. Accenting sterling silver starfish, the gems total 2 carats in earrings designed by Jenny Setiawan.
.925 Sterling silver$79.99
Artist: Jenny Setiawan
Cultured Pearl and Silver Heart Earrings from Thailand
Fabulous Hearts, Cultured Pearl and Silver Heart Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.2" x 0.5" W
MattaCrafted of Karen hill tribe silver with a combination of finishes and textures, two fabulous hearts dangle from the ears in a pair of earrings from Thailand. Matta creates the earrings, adding a small...
Andean Sterling Silver Starfish Earrings 2.8 Inches Long
Pacific Starfish, Andean Sterling Silver Starfish Earrings 2.8 Inches Long
Length: 2.8" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Fernando Angel MezaWhimsical and beautiful, starfish sing of rhythmic waves and whispering sea winds. They grace a design by Fernando Angel Meza. He selects sterling silver for original earrings that are almost three...$34.99
Artist: Fernando Angel Meza
White Starfish Love
Cultured Pearl Garnet Hill Tribe Silver Starfish Bracelet
White Starfish Love, Cultured Pearl Garnet Hill Tribe Silver Starfish Bracelet
MattaMatta captures the allure of the sea in this stylish bracelet. The band is comprised of white cultured pearls and tiny garnets, while a 950 starfish charm dangles below. The charm bears the marks of...
Silver dangle earrings
Urban Starfish, Silver dangle earrings
Length: 2" x 0.6" W
NapapatCrafted of silver, cheerful starfish dance on delightful earrings. Bright beads from Thailand's Karen hill tribe grace the hand-knotted cords. Napapat creates this original design. .950 silver, .925...$47.99
950 Silver and Cultured Pearl Charm Bracelet
Open Sea, 950 Silver and Cultured Pearl Charm Bracelet
AcharaLured by the magical treasures of the open sea, Achara designs a fascinating bracelet. It is crafted by hand featuring cultured freshwater pearls, shiny 950 silver pendants that include fish and...
Amethyst and onyx earrings
Starfish, Amethyst and onyx earrings
Length: 3.2" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Diah AyuFashioned of silver, a starfish reveals the sandy textures of a Balinese beach. Diah Ayu suspends each one on drop earrings. She crafts the pair of silver chains set with amethyst and onyx. .925...$79.99
Artist: Diah Ayu
Sterling Silver and Pearl Pendant Necklace
Sparkling Starfish, Sterling Silver and Pearl Pendant Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Desi AntariA sparkling starfish guards the timeless beauty of a pearl in the fabulous design of this necklace by Desi Antari. The sterling silver pendant is expertly crafted by hand, masterfully achieving a...
Fair Trade Hill Tribe Silver Anklet
Starfish, Fair Trade Hill Tribe Silver Anklet
Sasithon SaisukA cheerful pla dao, or "starfish," dances upon the fringe of this delightful silver anklet. It is designed and handcrafted by Sasithon Saisuk.
Artist: Sasithon Saisuk
Fair Trade Sterling Silver Hand Crafted Anklet from Peru
Moonlit Starfish, Fair Trade Sterling Silver Hand Crafted Anklet from Peru
Adriana de GadeaPeru's Adriana de Gadea designs a stylish anklet featuring a torsade crafted with snake and ball chains. With a luminous starfish as a charm, the sterling silver anklet is of adjustable length..925...$57.99
Galang Starfish in White
Cultured Pearl Starfish Necklace in White from Bali
Galang Starfish in White, Cultured Pearl Starfish Necklace in White from Bali
Desi AntariCentered by a glowing white cultured pearl, a sterling silver starfish spreads its limbs in the pendant of this necklace. Desi Antari designs the necklace, circling the neck on a sterling rope chain....
Handmade Agate Anklet with Starfish Pendant from Peru
Starfish Dream, Handmade Agate Anklet with Starfish Pendant from Peru
Marianela VargasPeru's Marianela Vargas handcrafts this dreamy anklet from nylon cord and decorates it with agate beads in green tones that evoke the ocean. The anklet is finished with a starfish pendant in sterling...$39.99
Artist: Marianela Vargas
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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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