Adjustable Square Ceramic Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Beautiful Labyrinth, Adjustable Square Ceramic Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Cida MatosAs mesmerizing as it is beautiful, this necklace from Brazil is designed by Cida Matos. She handcrafts a square pendant from ceramic, featuring intricate labyrinth patterns. Two cord strands center...$37.99
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
Circular Modern Gold-Plated Brass Drop Earrings from Bali
Surface Waves, Circular Modern Gold-Plated Brass Drop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.9" x 1.9" W x 0.1" D
Rilya KrisnawatiResembling small ripples and waves on the surface of a lake, handcrafted designs in 18k gold-plated brass are framed by gleaming circles. These modern drop earrings come from the mind of Rilya...$89.99
Artist: Rilya Krisnawati
Macrame Chrysocolla and Brass Statement Necklace
Pilgrimage, Macrame Chrysocolla and Brass Statement Necklace
KanjanaGaze into the mesmerizing beauty of the smooth chrysocolla gem on Kanjana's statement-making necklace. The Thai artisan hand knots black and brown waxed polyester cord using macrame techniques to...$74.99
Passion of My Heart
Heart-Shaped Wood Braided Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Passion of My Heart, Heart-Shaped Wood Braided Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Marcela VicenteDesigning this passionate accessory, Mexican artisan Marcela Vicente crafts a heart-shaped pendant of copal wood and paints it with lovely floral motifs. This necklace circles the neck with...$47.99
Artist: Marcela Vicente
Hand Carved Gourd Necklace
Tribal Stars, Hand Carved Gourd Necklace
Cida MatosIncorporating natural elements into her jewelry pieces, artisan Cida Matos in Brazil creates this original statement necklace. The long pendant is dried calabash gourd that has been hand carved with...$29.99
Garnet and Crescent Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sanur Crescents, Garnet and Crescent Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaNamed after the beautiful Sanur Beach in Bali, these dangle earrings are designed by Made Wardika. Two elegant crescents are hand-carved from white bone and wrapped with high-polish sterling silver. A...$27.99
Artist: Made Wardika
Hand-Painted Bone and Amethyst Feather Dangle Earrings
Antique Feathers, Hand-Painted Bone and Amethyst Feather Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.2" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Ayu AryPainted by hand, two feathers are carved from bone, dangling below petite beads of amethyst. Ayu Ary designs these Balinese earrings, which swing from hooks of sterling silver.$19.99
Artist: Ayu Ary
Balinese Style Garnet Dangle Earrings
Beauty's Triumph, Balinese Style Garnet Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Eka DeviIn this stellar design from Balinese artisan Eka Devi, the polished gleam of sterling silver complements traditional jewelry motifs known as bun (wire) and jawan (dot). The artisan's design is crowned...$37.99
Artist: Eka Devi
Gate of Olympus
Garnet and Hand-Carved Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Gate of Olympus, Garnet and Hand-Carved Bone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.6" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaInspired by the Gate of Olympus from Greek mytology, Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs this elegant pair of dangle earrings. Feather-like half-coronas are hand-carved from bone, caressed by swirl...$49.99
Artist: Made Wardika
Handmade Sterling Silver Filigree Dangle Earrings
Diamond Fountains, Handmade Sterling Silver Filigree Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.6" x 0.6" W
Wadarat SupasirisukCrafted by hand, sterling silver diamond shapes are filled with intricate filigree work. Thailand's Wadarat Supasirisuk presents these earrings, which feature sterling teardrops that dangle elegantly...$39.99
Pointed 925 Silver Jade Statement Necklace from Guatemala
Mayan Elite, Pointed 925 Silver Jade Statement Necklace from Guatemala
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Zandra Lorena SajbinAn impressive, pointed stone of dark green jade is flanked by two smaller stones. This striking statement necklace from Guatemala features a design by Zandra Lorena Sajbin, who draws inspiration from...$149.99
Artist: Zandra Lorena Sajbin
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
Colorful Recycled CD Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Celebrate Creativity, Colorful Recycled CD Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Length: 2.2" x 0.8" W
Rosario LeivaWith a concern for the environment, Rosario Leiva of Guatemala works to recycle CDs, giving the material a special treatment that results in this unique and original pair of dangle earrings. The...$49.99
Adjustable Red Jasper and Macrame Necklace
Bohemian Elegance, Adjustable Red Jasper and Macrame Necklace
KanjanaUsing her impressive macrame skills, Kanjana in Thailand creates this striking pendant necklace. The woven black cords are centered by a nicely veined red jasper stone and accented by small brass...$79.99
Modern Sterling Silver and Copper Dangle Earrings from Bali
Half-Circle Modernity, Modern Sterling Silver and Copper Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2" x 1.3" W x 0.1" D
Nyoman NartawanHandcrafted from copper, two half-circles dangle below patterned bars of sterling silver. Balinese artisan Nyoman Nartawan creates these modern earrings.$37.99
Soft Pink Love
Pink Quartz and Cultured Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings
Soft Pink Love, Pink Quartz and Cultured Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W
NareeratCreating lovely clusters, beads of soft pink quartz and glowing cultured pearl culminate in faceted quartz orbs, weighing two carats each. Thai artisan Nareerat designs these dangle earrings, which...
Gold Peacock Feather
18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings
Gold Peacock Feather, 18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 1.1" W x 0.1" D
Desi AntariSpreading outward in a flamboyant display like a peacock's feathered plume, these chandelier earrings from Bali artisan Desi Antari are every bit as dramatic. Delicate polished paillettes dangle from...$59.95
Artist: Desi Antari
Artisan Crafted 22k Gold Plated Hoop Style Earrings
Golden Crescent, Artisan Crafted 22k Gold Plated Hoop Style Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 1.4" W x 0" D
Nyoman RenaElegant crescents feature rows of petite Balinese-style dots bathed in gleaming 22k gold. Nyoman Rena presents a hoop-style earring design in knockout gold plated sterling silver$74.99
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Bone Seahorse Dangle Earrings with Pearl and Amethyst
Happy Seahorses, Bone Seahorse Dangle Earrings with Pearl and Amethyst
Length: 2.2" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Ayu AryCarved from bone and painted by hand, two happy seahorses dangle below petite beads of cultured pearl and amethyst. Ayu Ary creates this pair of Balinese earrings, which swing from hooks of sterling...
Artist: Ayu Ary
Sterling Silver Cat Earrings
Filigree Kitten, Sterling Silver Cat Earrings
Length: 1.3" x 0.7" W
PichayaCrafted by hand, filigree kittens come to life as earrings by Pichaya. She works in shining silver to craft cheerful kitty cats that swing on sterling hooks.
.925 Sterling silver$29.95
Mexican Artisan Crafted Sunflower Beaded Pendant Necklace
Sunlit Flower, Mexican Artisan Crafted Sunflower Beaded Pendant Necklace
Size: longer than 22 inches
Adriana TrejoThis eye-catching pendant necklace from Mexican artisan Adriana Trejo has a touch of the bohemian in its design which places a sunflower at the center of a round pendant with a waterfall of beaded...$39.99
Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Buddha Hoops, Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 0.9" H x 0.3" W x 0.5" D
Zayd MakarimZayd Makarim of Bali crafts two half-hoops of sterling silver, elaborated with his characteristic "Buddha's curl" motifs. From the elegant hoops dangle five carats of blue topaz for a...$99.99
Artist: Zayd Makarim
Drop-Shaped Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Glorious Teardrops, Drop-Shaped Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.9" x 1.1" W x 0.1" D
Ari GunawanShaped like teardrops, these glorious dangle earrings from Bali are filled with handcrafted petal shapes and openwork in sterling silver. Ari Gunawan creates this wonderful accessory.$49.99
Artist: Ari Gunawan
Rain of Color
Blue and Pink Art Glass Dangle Earrings from Costa Rica
Rain of Color, Blue and Pink Art Glass Dangle Earrings from Costa Rica
Length: 1.6" x 0.3" W
Guisselle MoraBeautiful and elegant, these dangle earrings are created by Guisselle Mora in Costa Rica. She hand-blows each teardrop earring from glass, detailed with blue and pink pigment. Each drop swings from...$59.99
Sky Blue Art Glass Dangle Earrings from Costa Rica
Sky Lake, Sky Blue Art Glass Dangle Earrings from Costa Rica
Length: 1.6" x 0.3" W
Guisselle MoraEvoking the beauty of a sky over a vast lake, these dangle earrings are created by Guisselle Mora in Costa Rica. She hand-blows each teardrop earring from glass, detailed with light blue pigment. Each...$59.99
Blue and Green Art Glass Dangle Earrings from Costa Rica
Ocean Reflection, Blue and Green Art Glass Dangle Earrings from Costa Rica
Length: 1.6" x 0.3" W
Guisselle MoraEvoking the beauty of ocean waters, these dangle earrings are created by Guisselle Mora in Costa Rica. She hand-blows each teardrop earring from glass, detailed with blue and green pigment. Each drop...$59.99
Balinese Sterling Silver Half-Hoop Earrings
Radiant Shine, Balinese Sterling Silver Half-Hoop Earrings
Size: 0.9" H x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Nyoman AriawanCrafted by hand, these earrings reveal a radiant glow. Hammered textures enhance the wide half-hoops by Nyoman Ariawan. The Balinese artisan works in sterling silver.$49.99
Artist: Nyoman Ariawan
Carnelian and Composite Turquoise Sterling Silver Earrings
Colorful Kites, Carnelian and Composite Turquoise Sterling Silver Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 0.7" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainAlok Jain evokes colorful kites on a summer day with these earrings. Set in sterling silver, carnelian radiates warmth while composite turquoise reveals intriguing veins and golden lights.$49.99
Taxco Sterling Silver Wing Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Untamed, Taxco Sterling Silver Wing Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 2.3" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaCrafted of sterling silver, two wings add an untamed energy to any wardrobe. Working in the tradition of Taxco silversmithing, Mexican artisan Oscar Figueroa Escorcia creates this pair of dangle...$59.99
Artist: Oscar Figueroa Escorcia
Windows of History
Geometric Turquoise Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Windows of History, Geometric Turquoise Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.6" x 0.8" W x 0" D
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaOpening like windows into history, this pair of Mexican dangle earrings is crafted of silver, featuring circular shapes with openwork designs. Working in the style of Taxco silversmithing, Oscar...$39.99
Artist: Oscar Figueroa Escorcia
Drop-Shaped Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Droplet Orbits, Drop-Shaped Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.6" x 1.2" W x 0.4" D
Cahya KrisnaResembling planets of descending size that follow drop-shaped orbits, these sterling silver dangle earrings feature several individual segments that swing within one another. Balinese artisan Cahya...$49.99
Artist: Cahya Krisna
Queen of the Morning
Gold Plated Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings from Bali
Queen of the Morning, Gold Plated Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.8" x 1" W x 0.1" D
Desi AntariCrafted by hand, elegant rope work of sterling silver bathed in 18k gold fills these queenly chandelier earrings from Bali. Desi Antari creates these circular earrings, featuring accents that dangle...$49.99
Artist: Desi Antari
Patterned Gold Plated Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Original Elegance, Patterned Gold Plated Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 1.3" W x 0.1" D
Ari GunawanOriginal and elegant, these dangle earrings are created by Ari Gunawan in Bali. Two lithe shapes are crafted from sterling silver bathed in 18k gold, revealing intricate openwork patterns.$59.99
Artist: Ari Gunawan
22K Gold Plated Crescents Hoop Earrings with Cultured Pearls
Magnificent Crescents, 22K Gold Plated Crescents Hoop Earrings with Cultured Pearls
Length: 1.9" x 1.3" W x 0" D
Vivek NathanyTwo crescents of 22k gold plated sterling silver support dozens of small, natural cream freshwater cultured pearl beads, creating a look that dazzles with movement and shine. The crescents have a...
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Karen Silver Dangle Earrings with Spiral Motifs
Sunshine Diamonds, Karen Silver Dangle Earrings with Spiral Motifs
Length: 2.9" x 1.2" W
Chanatip Na LampoonThis mesmerizing pair of dangle earrings is handcrafted of silver to form diamond shapes. Thai artisan Chanatip Na Lampoon designs the earrings, stamped with radiant patterns that frame spiral motifs...$87.99
Artist: Chanatip Na Lampoon
Triangular Karen Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Exotic Triangles, Triangular Karen Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 2.9" x 1.1" W
Wadarat SupasirisukHandcrafted by Karen hill tribe artisans, this pair of Thai dangle earrings is made of 950 silver, featuring triangular shapes imprinted with lovely motifs. Presented by Wadarat Supasirisuk, these...$49.99
Gold Plated Natural Amber Beaded Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Ancient Colors, Gold Plated Natural Amber Beaded Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W
Paola LopezPossessing an ancient beauty, two stacks of natural amber beads dangle. Mexican artisan Paola Lopez creates these beautiful earrings, which feature lever-back rings of 14k gold plated stainless steel.$19.99
Artist: Paola Lopez
Diamond Shapes Sterling Silver and Azure Malachite Necklace
Silver Diamonds, Diamond Shapes Sterling Silver and Azure Malachite Necklace
Michael KrainerFive squares turn on their sides, each hosting four more diamond shapes in this bold design. Working in sterling silver, Michael Krainer creates a Y-necklace of dramatic beauty. The medallions host...$87.99
Multicolored Resin and Paper Stud Earrings from Costa Rica
Multicolored Splendor, Multicolored Resin and Paper Stud Earrings from Costa Rica
Size: 0.2" H x 0.5" Diam.
Katherine VargasPrinted onto paper and coated in resin, splendorous floral motifs in multicolor decorate this pair of stud earrings from Costa Rica. Katherine Vargas designs the earrings, which adorn the wearer on...$19.99
Artist: Katherine Vargas
Circular Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings from Bali
Mesmerizing Discs, Circular Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings from Bali
Length: 2" x 1.2" W x 0.1" D
RupadanaMesmerizing in their beauty, sterling silver discs display intricate patterns in this pair of chandelier earrings from Bali. Rupadana creates these earrings, accentuated by a combination of finishes.$47.99
Flower Bed in Blue
Hand Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Agate Statement Necklace
Flower Bed in Blue, Hand Crafted Lapis Lazuli and Agate Statement Necklace
NareeratWear a garden of flowers around your neck with this exquisite statement necklace from Thailand's Nareerat. The artisan uses steel wire to hand thread the sprawling flower design, using cool-hued...$54.99
Rainbow Moonstone and Composite Turquoise Silver Earrings
Celestial Light, Rainbow Moonstone and Composite Turquoise Silver Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.4" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainSerene gemstones reveal golden veins in earrings of extraordinary beauty. From Alok Jain, the design features elongated ovals of composite turquoise crowned by rainbow moonstone.$39.99
Multi-Gemstone Pendant Necklace From Indonesia
Beautiful Moon, Multi-Gemstone Pendant Necklace From Indonesia
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Komang SuastraA piece fit for royalty, this ornate necklace will look just as beautiful around your neck as it will displayed in your jewelry box. Komang Suastra carves a sleepy moon from cow's bone and surrounds...$199.99
Artist: Komang Suastra
Oval Roman Glass Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Romantic Ovals, Oval Roman Glass Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.8" x 0.4" W
Michael KrainerFormed into oval shapes, ancient pieces of glittering blue Roman glass adorn the ears as studs and dangle below. Thai artisan Michael Krainer creates these sterling silver dangle earrings, working...$49.99
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Buddha Hoops, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 0.9" H x 0.4" W x 0.5" D
Zayd MakarimBali’s Zayd Makarim transforms sterling silverhalf-hoops into something truly special by addinga three-carat, faceted amethyst to each. The oxidized sterling silver pattern, known as "Buddha’s...$119.95
Artist: Zayd Makarim
Handcrafted Karen Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Gentle Breeze, Handcrafted Karen Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 3.1" x 0.6" W
Wadarat SupasirisukWavy shapes are handcrafted of 950 silver, capturing the beauty of a gentle breeze. Presented by Thailand's Wadarat Supasirisuk, these dangle earrings celebrate the craftsmanship of Karen hill tribe...$49.99
Labyrinth Motif Ceramic Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Labyrinth Squares, Labyrinth Motif Ceramic Pendant Necklace from Brazil
Cida MatosHandcrafted from ceramic, a square pendant is detailed with intricate labyrinth motifs. Brazilian artisan Cida Matos creates this stunning statement necklace, crafted with a suede ribbon that connects...$29.99
Gold Accented Swarovski Crystal Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Starry Destiny, Gold Accented Swarovski Crystal Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Alejandra AcevesDisplaying gleaming facets, two briolettes of scarlet Swarovski crystal dangle. Mexican artisan Alejandra Aceves creates these earrings, adorning the earrings with studs of 14k gold plated stainless...$29.99
Artist: Alejandra Aceves
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Earrings
Beautiful Glam, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.6" W
NareeratFalling below beaded clusters of lapis lazuli, cultured pearl, and glass, two faceted gemstones of white and blue lapis lazuli total 27 carats. Thai artisan Nareerat creates these beautiful earrings...
Hammered Sterling Silver and Copper Dangle Earrings
Summer Glisten, Hammered Sterling Silver and Copper Dangle Earrings
Length: 3.3" x 0.4" W x 0" D
Nyoman NartawanDescending from sterling silver, six handcrafted leaves of copper with a hammered finish dangle. Balinese artisan Nyoman Nartawan creates these modern earrings.$29.99
Floral Huichol Glass Beaded Necklace from Mexico
Huichol Trio, Floral Huichol Glass Beaded Necklace from Mexico
Size: longer than 22 inches
Adriana TrejoMexican artisan Adriana Trejo works in the traditional style of Huichol artistry, designing this pendant necklace. A trio of lovely flowers is handcrafted of petite glass beads, centering a rainbow...$59.99
Abstract Sterling Silver and Dark Copper Dangle Earrings
Dark Lakes, Abstract Sterling Silver and Dark Copper Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 0.8" W x 0.1" D
Nyoman NartawanHandcrafted from copper and given a darkly oxidized finish, two abstract shapes with openwork dangle. Balinese artisan Nyoman Nartawan designs this modern pair of dangle earrings, crafted with...$29.99
White Lily Waterfall
Handcrafted Cultured Pearl and Silver Statement Necklace
White Lily Waterfall, Handcrafted Cultured Pearl and Silver Statement Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
AngelsLuminous pearls evoke white lily buds that tumble joyously down a flowing waterfall. In this elegant necklace, Angels of Thailand creates a dramatic design using the sterling silver ball chains that...
Multi-Gemstone Hamsa Chakra Pendant Necklace from India
Hamsa Chakra, Multi-Gemstone Hamsa Chakra Pendant Necklace from India
Alok JainRepresenting the seven chakras, petite faceted gemstones of amethyst, iolite, garnet, blue topaz, carnelian, citrine, and peridot decorate the pendant of this necklace from India. Alok Jain presents...$54.99
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
Pink Triangular Recycled CD Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Pink Triangles, Pink Triangular Recycled CD Dangle Earrings from Guatemala
Length: 2.1" x 0.8" W
Rosario LeivaWorking to promote ecological preservation, Guatemalan artisan Rosario Leiva uses recycled CDs to create a lovely pair of dangle earrings. The recycled material is formed into triangular shapes with...$39.99
Sterling Silver and Lava Stone Pointed Earrings from Bali
Dotted Arrows, Sterling Silver and Lava Stone Pointed Earrings from Bali
Size: 2" H x 0.9" W x 0.1" D
RupadanaRupadana designs an elegant pair of dangle earrings from Bali. Working with local artisans, he crafts two pieces of lava stone in the shape of arrowheads, accented with elegant dot motifs in sterling...$25.99
Thai Waterfall Earrings Handcrafted in Polished 925 Silver
Rivers Intertwined, Thai Waterfall Earrings Handcrafted in Polished 925 Silver
Length: 2.6" x 0.4" W
AngelsTwo wide rivers intertwine as they flow swiftly to culminate in a graceful cascade. Thai artisan Angels creates these unique waterfall earrings with petite sterling silver ball chains.$79.99
Glass Beaded Dangle Earrings in Orange from Mexico
Orange Stars, Glass Beaded Dangle Earrings in Orange from Mexico
Length: 2.2" x 1.3" W x 0.1" D
Adriana TrejoMexican artisan Adriana Trejo uses petite glass beads with a bright orange hue to diligently handcraft two stars that dangle from the ears with magnificence. Hanging from hooks of sterling silver...$23.99
Square Roman Glass Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Triple Frame, Square Roman Glass Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 3.6" x 0.8" W
Michael KrainerRecovered from dig sites that are thousands of years old, ancient Roman glass displays its beautiful blue hues in this pair of dangle earrings from Thailand. Michael Krainer designs these earrings...$89.99
Teardrop Sterling Silver and Resin Dangle Earrings from Bali
Bali Tears, Teardrop Sterling Silver and Resin Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.7" W x 0.1" D
Kadek SatyaShaped like teardrops, these dangle earrings are crafted from sterling silver, featuring an array of intricate, regal patterns that are accentuated by a combination of finishes. Balinese artisan Kadek...$23.99
Artist: Kadek Satya
Rhodium Plated Chrysocolla Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Peaceful Rain, Rhodium Plated Chrysocolla Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.4" x 0.4" W
Michael KrainerSet in rhodium-plated sterling silver bezels, drop-shaped chrysocolla stones mesmerize the eye with their deep blue-green hue and natural patterns. Artisan Michael Krainer from Thailand designs these...$69.99
Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings with Gold Mica Accent
Beautiful Textures, Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings with Gold Mica Accent
Length: 2.6" x 0.4" W x 0.1" D
Pertiwi CollectionHandcrafted from sterling silver, these modern dangle earrings feature intricate textures and folded patterns that are formed by hand. Part of the Pertiwi Collection, they are accentuated by gold mica...$49.99
Artist: Pertiwi Collection
Gold Plated Roman Glass Earrings
Roman Mirror, Gold Plated Roman Glass Earrings
National Geographic Classic CollectionWear a piece of history with this conversation-starting pair of earrings made with pieces of Roman glass. Uncovered from ancient Roman sites in modern-day Israel, and sourced from a reputable antique...$179
Handmade Multi-Gemstone Sterling Silver Waterfall Earrings
Jeweled Drizzle, Handmade Multi-Gemstone Sterling Silver Waterfall Earrings
Length: 2.8" x 0.3" W x 0.3" D
Ketut SulastriSince childhood, Balinese artisan Ketut Sulastri has been designing jewelry that blends Indonesian tradition with modern style. These waterfall earrings, dripping with gems, combine the natural beauty...
Artist: Ketut Sulastri
Ornate Fan Shaped Balinese Silver Dangle Earrings
Fan Dance, Ornate Fan Shaped Balinese Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 1.4" W x 0.1" D
Made SugiIntricate and beautiful, these earrings take the shape of a fan. Made Sugi pays tribute to Bali's rich cultural traditions with her original design. She works in sterling silver.$49.99
Artist: Made Sugi
Peruvian Gold-Plated Filigree Chandelier Earrings
Crescent Drop, Peruvian Gold-Plated Filigree Chandelier Earrings
Length: 2.8" x 0.9" W x 0" D
Giuliana Valz-GenFive petite beads hang below each of these dangle earrings, designed by Giuliana Valz-Gen of Peru. The earrings are crafted from sterling silver in connected crescent and drop shapes, with intricate...$134.99
Artist: Giuliana Valz-Gen
Art Deco Shapes
Art Deco Gold Plated Brass Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Art Deco Shapes, Art Deco Gold Plated Brass Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.6" x 0.1" W x 1.2" D
Made NuadaEvoking the art deco aesthetic, these hoop earrings are presented by Made Nuada in Bali. Crafted from brass bathed in 18k gold, two crescent shapes are accentuated by triangle and circle patterns.$29.99
Artist: Made Nuada
Macrame Pendant Necklace with Agate and Quartz
Bohemian Treasure, Macrame Pendant Necklace with Agate and Quartz
KanjanaUsing her impressive macrame skills, Kanjana in Thailand creates this striking pendant necklace. The woven cords are centered by a cool blue agate gem as well as a small blue quartz bead. Brass beads...$79.99
Green Quartz and Glass Bead Chandelier Style Earrings
Brilliant Meteor, Green Quartz and Glass Bead Chandelier Style Earrings
Length: 2.6" x 0.8" W
NareeratBlazing a brilliant trail, these earrings from Nareerat in Thailand make a sparkling fashion statement. Globes of green quartz are set within tiers of silver chain that suspend sparkling glass beads...$19.99
Sterling Silver Medallion Statement Necklace from India
Regal Medallions, Sterling Silver Medallion Statement Necklace from India
Neetu BarathiCrafted from sterling silver, a series of regal medallions are linked together in the pendant of this statement necklace from India. Neetu Barathi designs this fascinating necklace, displaying...$209.99
Artist: Neetu Barathi
Mosaic in Rose
18k Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Half Hoop Earrings
Mosaic in Rose, 18k Rose Gold Plated Sterling Silver Half Hoop Earrings
Length: 0.9" x 0.1" W x 0.1" D
Nyoman AriawanThis luminous pair of earrings is handcrafted in sterling silver and plated with rose gold for a chic, modern look. These earrings are created by Bali's Nyoman Ariawan and feature a neat hexagon motif...$59.99
Artist: Nyoman Ariawan
Collar Necklace with Cultured Pearl
Modern Taxco, Collar Necklace with Cultured Pearl
Size: 14 to 16 inches
Guillermo ArreguiThis breathtaking necklace is designed by Guillermo Arregui in Mexico, who creates jewelry with silver from the famed Taxco mines. The sleek, collar-style necklace features a modern pendant set with a...
Artist: Guillermo Arregui
Circle Motif Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Ring Triplets, Circle Motif Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 2.8" x 0.8" W x 0.1" D
Yus SwarmanaCrafted from sterling silver, six rings of descending size dangle. Balinese artisan Yus Swarmana designs and crafts these earrings.$44.99
Artist: Yus Swarmana
Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace
Proud Peacock, Lapis Lazuli Pendant Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Neeru GoelEscorted by a strand of lapis gems, a royal peacock flaunts its sterling feathers. This elegant illusion becomes a necklace in a design from Neeru Goel.
.925 Sterling silver$159.99
Artist: Neeru Goel
Artisan Crafted Recycled CD Hook Earrings from Guatemala
Rising Sun, Artisan Crafted Recycled CD Hook Earrings from Guatemala
Size: 2.4" L x 0.8" W
Rosario LeivaThe rising sun in Guatemala inspires the exquisite design of these earrings. Concerned for the environment, Rosario Leiva recycles CDs and treats them with acrylic stained glass, resulting in unique...$44.99
Sterling Silver Teardrop Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Disco Party, Sterling Silver Teardrop Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.9" x 1" W x 0.3" D
Hapy HariCrafted by hand from sterling silver, these scintillating dangle earrings sparkle with sophisticated and festive flair. Hapy Hari of Indonesia presents this pair of earrings adorned with circle motifs...$49.99
Artist: Hapy Hari
Peach and Aqua Waterfall
Huichol Beadwork Peach-Aqua-Tangerine Waterfall Earrings
Peach and Aqua Waterfall, Huichol Beadwork Peach-Aqua-Tangerine Waterfall Earrings
Length: 4.7" x 1.4" W
Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and TraditionA cascade of aqua, tangerine, peach and espresso is transformed into earrings almost five inches long. By skilled artisans from Mexico's Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts...$87.95
Garnet and Sterling Silver Statement Necklace from India
Crimson Princess, Garnet and Sterling Silver Statement Necklace from India
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Alok JainAlok Jain of India presents a garnet necklace that is truly worthy of royalty. He sets a stunning 25 carats of the faceted crimson stones in gleaming rhodium plated sterling silver, and suspends the...$207.99
Rose Gold Accent Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Modern Fall, Rose Gold Accent Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.8" x 0.7" W x 0.1" D
Nyoman NartawanFeaturing modern leaves of 18k rose gold plated brass that are crafted by hand, these dangle earrings from Bali evoke the beauty of fall. Nyoman Nartawan designs these earrings, crafted of sterling...$37.99
Garden of Eden
Ornate 22k Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Garden of Eden, Ornate 22k Gold Vermeil Hoop Earrings from Indonesia
Length: 1.6" x 1.4" W x 0" D
Nyoman RenaGleaming 22k gold vermeil highlights florid details in these original hoop earrings from Bali's Nyoman Rena. The gold plated sterling silver earrings feature ornate openwork amid the stylized vines...$69.95
Artist: Nyoman Rena
950 Silver Necklace Karen Hill Tribe Style Thai Jewelry
Karen World, 950 Silver Necklace Karen Hill Tribe Style Thai Jewelry
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Sasithon SaisukThis necklace is stylized with the ethnic elegance unique to the Karen hill tribe. They are known for their extraordinary jewelry and their remarkable silversmiths. Sasithon Saisuk crafts the necklace...$139.99
Artist: Sasithon Saisuk
Modern Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Guatemala
Subtle Nature, Modern Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Guatemala
Length: 1.8" x 0.4" W x 0.1" D
Pablo RoquelInspired by nature, Guatemalan artisan Pablo Roquel creates this modern pair of drop earrings. Two leafy shapes are handcrafted from sterling silver, treated with a brushed-satin finish that captures...$49.99
Artist: Pablo Roquel
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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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These earrings are delicate yet bold in their own way. I love the garnet on them as it is my birthstone! I feel a special energy with these earrings and I love to shop NOVICA because I love touching a part of this beautiful world we share! Thank you!
I got these for a friend, but I have a pair of my own in green. They are not only fun and well made, but they just make me feel good...knowing I am not using new resources. The photos cannot show the beauty of Rosarios work. I am a loyal fan and customer!
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These earrings were perfect for my granddaughters birthday. They are delicate and very feminine and she was really pleased with them. I also have other earrings by Nareerat which I love. She does an excellent job.
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