Crescent of Old in Black
Jade Moon Pendant Necklace in Black from Guatemala
Crescent of Old in Black, Jade Moon Pendant Necklace in Black from Guatemala
Zuñiga Gomez FamilyEvoking the ancient Maya, natural black jade takes the shape of a crescent moon. The talented artisans of Guatemala's Zuñiga Gomez Family create craft this classic necklace, displaying the gemstone...$54.99
Artist: Zuñiga Gomez Family
Leather and Fine Silver Jewelry Set with Amethyst (3 Pieces)
Jumay Magic, Leather and Fine Silver Jewelry Set with Amethyst (3 Pieces)
Jalapa Girl JewelsmithsThis delightful jewelry set is the creation of the Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths, an organization that promotes self-esteem and self-sufficiency through education and training. The three-piece set consists...$119.99
Artist: Jalapa Girl Jewelsmiths
Dark Crescent Moon
Silver and Garnet Moon Necklace with Water Buffalo Horn
Dark Crescent Moon, Silver and Garnet Moon Necklace with Water Buffalo Horn
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Made WardikaMeticulously carved by hand, the crescent moon nestles amid sterling tendrils and silver granules known as jawan. Made Wardika creates a universal image in buffalo horn for this mesmerizing necklace....$64.99
Sterling Silver Crescent-Shaped Dangle Earrings from Bali
Crescent Vines, Sterling Silver Crescent-Shaped Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.9" H x 0.9" W x 0" D
Eka DeviBubbling vines bend and curl within the crescent shapes of two moons, dangling from hooks in this pair of Balinese earrings. Designed by Eka Devi, each earring is handcrafted of sterling silver by...$29.99
Artist: Eka Devi
Dark Crescent Moon
Silver and Garnet Moon Earrings with Water Buffalo Horn
Dark Crescent Moon, Silver and Garnet Moon Earrings with Water Buffalo Horn
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaMeticulously carved by hand, the crescent moon nestles amid sterling tendrils and silver granules known as jawan. Made Wardika creates a universal image in buffalo horn for these mesmerizing earrings....$49.99
Moon Pendant Necklace with Amethyst and Garnet
Peaceful Evening, Moon Pendant Necklace with Amethyst and Garnet
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Made WardikaA peacefully slumbering crescent moon centers this elegant pendant necklace from Bali's Made Wardika. The moon is hand carved of smooth cow bone and set in sterling silver. Accenting the design are...$69.99
Quetzal Lord Eclipse
Reversible Silver Pendant Necklace with 2 Shades Green Jade
Quetzal Lord Eclipse, Reversible Silver Pendant Necklace with 2 Shades Green Jade
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Zandra Lorena SajbinGuatemala's Zandra Lorena Sajbin designs a pendant of extraordinary beauty in honor of Maya astronomy. She crafts the pendant by hand with sterling silver featuring the quetzal bird and a temple over...$169.99
Amethyst and Bone Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings from Bali
Sleeping Moons, Amethyst and Bone Crescent Moon Hoop Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.4" x 0.2" W x 1.2" D
Made WardikaSleeping serenely, two crescent moons are carefully hand-carved from natural bone and caressed by intricate swirl and dot designs in sterling silver. Balinese artisan Made Wardika creates these...$74.99
Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Moon Duo, Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 1.2" W
BuanaMoon lovers rejoice: This exquisite cuff bracelet from Bali's Buana features not one, but two crescent moons carved from white bone. The moons center the sterling silver bracelet, which is encrusted...$179.99
Multi-Gemstone Moon Pendant Necklace
Moon Courtship, Multi-Gemstone Moon Pendant Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
BuanaDesigned by Buana in Bali, this sterling silver pendant necklace is wonderfully romantic. Two dreamy crescent moons, carved of smooth white bone, face each other. Surrounding the moons are cabochons...$129.99
Face of Midnight
Garnet and Black Horn Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings
Face of Midnight, Garnet and Black Horn Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.2" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaCarved by hand from dark natural horn, the faces of two crescent moons are cradled in handcrafted sterling silver bezels. Balinese artisan Made Wardika accentuates these elegant dangle earrings with...$79.99
Peridot and Garnet Moon Pendant Necklace from Bali
Moon Ancestor, Peridot and Garnet Moon Pendant Necklace from Bali
Made WardikaIn a fantastic design, two crescent moons lovingly caress the full moon, carefully hand-carved from a single piece of natural bone. Balinese artisan Made Wardika creates this pendant necklace, which...$77.99
Taxco Crescent Moon Amber Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Caring Moons, Taxco Crescent Moon Amber Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.7" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Guillermo ArreguiCrafted from sterling silver, two stoic crescent moons caress round pieces of amber that display beautiful natural colors. Mexican artisan Guillermo Arregui works in the time-honored tradition of...$89.99
Artist: Guillermo Arregui
Sun and Moon Amber Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Honey Eclipse, Sun and Moon Amber Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Juan GarciaGlowing with the hues of the sun, a honey-colored dome of natural amber is featured in the pendant of this necklace from Mexico. Juan Garcia uses the artisanal skills that he has been developing from...$77.99
Artist: Juan Garcia
Keeper of the Moon
Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Keeper of the Moon, Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 1.5" W
BuanaHand-carved from natural bone, the crescent moon caresses a face at the center of this amazing cuff bracelet from Bali. Buana designs this bracelet, which is handcrafted of sterling silver to feature...$169.99
Three Moon Faces
Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
Three Moon Faces, Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
BuanaWorking in sterling silver, Buana in Bali creates this beautiful pendant bracelet. Flanked by faceted blue topaz, the pendant is carefully carved of smooth bone into three faces, representing the...$117.99
Gold Plated Sterling Silver Moon and Star Necklace
Celestial Gleam, Gold Plated Sterling Silver Moon and Star Necklace
Size: 14 to 16 inches
Vivek NathanyDesigned by Vivek Nathany in India, this necklace adds a celestial beauty to any wardrobe. This fantastic necklace circles the neck with two lengths of 22k gold plated sterling silver cable chain; one...$44.99
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Lilac Quetzal Eclipse
Maya Eclipse Lilac and Dark Green Jade Pendant Necklace
Lilac Quetzal Eclipse, Maya Eclipse Lilac and Dark Green Jade Pendant Necklace
Zandra Lorena SajbinZandra Lorena Sajbin creates a pendant of extraordinary beauty in honor of Maya astronomy. She crafts it by hand of sterling silver. A quetzal bird and a temple appear on one side, superimposed on a...$99.99
Amethyst and Bone Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace from Bali
Resting Moon, Amethyst and Bone Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace from Bali
Made WardikaCaressed by handcrafted swirls and dot patterns in sterling silver, a lovely crescent moon is hand-carved from a piece of natural bone. Balinese artisan Made Wardika creates this lunar pendant...$67.99
Balinese Handcrafted Silver Necklace with Bone Inlay
Moon Romancing, Balinese Handcrafted Silver Necklace with Bone Inlay
Size: 18 to 20 inches
BuanaCaught in a sterling embrace, full moon and new moon thrill to their secret romance. Buana sets the hand-carved pendant in a silver medallion to grace a handcrafted necklace for romantics. .925...$69.99
Thai Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Crescent Moon Charm Anklet
Moon Slice, Thai Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Crescent Moon Charm Anklet
AoyTiny crescent moons alternate with shining silver beads in this pretty anklet from Thai artisan Aoy. Hand crafted from sterling silver, the anklet's charms are joined together by long links in...$27.99
Face of the Moon
Jade dangle earrings
Face of the Moon, Jade dangle earrings
Length: 1.4" x 1" W
Zandra Lorena SajbinFor the ancient Maya, the sun was a living being. Caught in the moon's embrace, the sun moves from darkness to pale green in these elegant earrings. Zandra Lorena Sajbin crafts the pair with dark...$109.99
Taxco Sterling Silver Gemini Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Gemini Moon, Taxco Sterling Silver Gemini Pendant Necklace from Mexico
MikeloHanging from an adjustable length of brown leather cord, three crescent moons form an elegant shape inspired by the Gemini zodiac sign. Carrying on his family's traditions of Taxco silvers work...$89.99
Cheek to Cheek
Peridot and Sterling Silver Moon Dangle Earrings
Cheek to Cheek, Peridot and Sterling Silver Moon Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaCheek to cheek, the half moon and the crescent moon dream away the night. Made Wardika designs these wonderful dangle earrings, crafting them from sterling silver with hand-carved inlays of bone....$64.99
Taxco Sterling Silver Cancer Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Taxco Cancer, Taxco Sterling Silver Cancer Pendant Necklace from Mexico
MikeloA large crescent moon hosts two petite ones on each end, thus suggesting a crab with snapping claws. Inspired by the zodiac sign of Cancer, Mikelo crafts the pendant of sterling silver with a polished...$94.99
Artisan Crafted Amethyst and Bone Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Stellar Embrace, Artisan Crafted Amethyst and Bone Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 1.4" W
BuanaThe sun and the moon share a loving embrace, carved by hand of bone at the center of this Balinese cuff bracelet. Buana designs it, flanking the center image with three carats of amethyst stones in a...
Crescent Moon Garnet and Bone Pendant Bracelet
Happy Crescent, Crescent Moon Garnet and Bone Pendant Bracelet
Made WardikaHand-carved from a single piece of bone, a crescent moon looks out enigmatically from the pendant of this Balinese bracelet. Made Wardika selects marquise gemstones of faceted garnet that flank the...$49.99
Place of the Moon
Guatemalan Jade Dangle Earrings
Place of the Moon, Guatemalan Jade Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.3" x 0.6" W
Zandra Lorena SajbinFor the ancient Maya, the sun was a living being. Caught in the moon's embrace, the sun moves from darkness to fertile green in these elegant sterling silver earrings. Zandra Lorena Sajbin crafts the...$87.99
Hand Carved Bone, Silver, and Gemstone Cuff Bracelet
Moon Empress, Hand Carved Bone, Silver, and Gemstone Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 1.5" W
BuanaSerenely beautiful, the milky face of the moon appears to glow from within. Buana of Bali presents this beautiful cuff bracelet, crafted from sterling silver and set with a cameo of hand-carved cow...$167.99
Waxing and Waning Moon
Andean Artisan Crafted 950 Silver Crescent Moon Earrings
Waxing and Waning Moon, Andean Artisan Crafted 950 Silver Crescent Moon Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.8" W
Cristian DavilaSeen in profile, the moon waxes and wanes, always with a thoughtful face. Craters cover his aged countenance as Cristian Davila depicts him in silver 950. These mystical dandle earrings are crafted by...$59.99
Artist: Cristian Davila
Cool Crescent Moon
Light Green Jade Moon Eclipse Handcrafted Earrings
Cool Crescent Moon, Light Green Jade Moon Eclipse Handcrafted Earrings
Length: 1.4" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Zandra Lorena SajbinFor the ancient Maya, the sun was a living being. Caught in the moon's embrace, the sun moves from darkness to pale green in these elegant earrings. Zandra Lorena Sajbin crafts the pair with apple...$109.99
Handmade Cuff Bracelet with Gemstones, Bone, and Silver
Moon Queen, Handmade Cuff Bracelet with Gemstones, Bone, and Silver
Size: 6" Inner Circ. x 1.5" W
BuanaCrowned with stars, the milky face of the moon appears to glow from within. Buana of Bali presents this beautiful cuff bracelet, crafted from sterling silver and set with a cameo of hand-carved cow...$167.99
Sun & Moon Sterling Silver Green Black Jade Pendant Necklace
Quetzal Eclipse, Sun & Moon Sterling Silver Green Black Jade Pendant Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Zandra Lorena SajbinZandra Lorena Sajbin designs a pendant of extraordinary beauty in honor of Maya astronomy. She crafts the pendant by hand with sterling silver featuring the quetzal bird on the light green jade side...$159.99
Taxco Sterling Silver Scorpio Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Taxco Scorpio, Taxco Sterling Silver Scorpio Pendant Necklace from Mexico
MikeloInspired by the zodiac sign Scorpio, Mikelo crafts a pendant from sterling silver with crescent moon shapes. It centers a brown leather cord. The artisan carries on his family's history of Taxco...$89.99
Sterling silver hoop earrings
Aztec Sun, Sterling silver hoop earrings
Length: 1.4" x 1.2" W
Francisco SanchezWorking in shining silver, Francisco Sánchez crafts elegant hoops. He adapts a motif discovered in Azcapotzalco in Mexico City to create dazzling earrings. The original seal can be seen in the...$134.99
Cultured Pearl Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace from India
Cratered Moon, Cultured Pearl Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace from India
Alok JainA cratered moon is crafted in sterling silver, featuring dot motifs with a striking combination of finishes. Cradled within the moon's crescent is a round cultured pearl with an ethereal glow. Alok...
Artist: Alok Jain
Garnet and Silver Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings from Bali
Natural Moonlight, Garnet and Silver Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.7" H x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaBalinese artisan Made Wardika diligently hand-crafts crescent moon earrings from bone and sterling silver. The faceted marquise garnet represents the approaching sunrise.$54.95
950 Silver and Pearl Moon Earrings Mexico Taxco Jewelry
Iridescent Moon, 950 Silver and Pearl Moon Earrings Mexico Taxco Jewelry
Size: 0.2" H x 0.5" Diam.
Alon DillerAlon Diller beautifully captures the magic of a pearly midnight moon with the design of these button earrings. From Taxco, the earrings shape shining sterling silver crescent moons surrounding a...$39.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Garnet and Bone Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace from Bali
Natural Moonlight, Garnet and Bone Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace from Bali
Made WardikaBalinese artisan Made Wardika diligently hand-crafts crescent moons from bone and sterling silver. The faceted marquise garnet represents the approaching sunrise.$59.95
Sleeping Moon in Purple
Cow Bone Moon and Amethyst Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Sleeping Moon in Purple, Cow Bone Moon and Amethyst Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2" x 0.2" W x 1" D
BuanaThe crescent moon, made of smooth, milky white cow bone, slumbers peacefully in this pair of dangle earrings designed by Buana of Bali. The crescents are capped in sterling silver that frames an...$47.99
Sun and Moon Sterling Silver Pendant Jade Necklace
Quetzal Eclipse, Sun and Moon Sterling Silver Pendant Jade Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Zandra Lorena SajbinZandra Lorena Sajbin designs a pendant of extraordinary beauty in honor of Maya astronomy. She crafts the pendant by hand with sterling silver featuring the quetzal bird and a temple over the black...$154.99
Maya Eclipse Pendant Green and Black Jade on Silver Jewelry
Quetzal Eclipse, Maya Eclipse Pendant Green and Black Jade on Silver Jewelry
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Zandra Lorena SajbinZandra Lorena Sajbin designs a pendant of extraordinary beauty in honor of Maya astronomy. She crafts the pendant by hand with sterling silver featuring the quetzal bird and a temple over the dark...$97.99
Garnet and Bone Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings from Bali
Glittering Crescents, Garnet and Bone Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.6" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaFramed by elegant dotted rawa and bun wire work in sterling silver, two crescent moons are carved by hand from bone. Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs these dangle earrings, accentuated by...$47.99
Taxco Sterling Silver Aries Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Aries Moon, Taxco Sterling Silver Aries Pendant Necklace from Mexico
MikeloThree shining crescent moons hang from an adjustable length of brown leather cord, inspired by the Aries zodiac sign, which is represented by a ram. Mikelo crafts this necklace from sterling silver...$89.99
Sterling Silver and Onyx Earrings Fair Trade Jewelry
Crescent Moons, Sterling Silver and Onyx Earrings Fair Trade Jewelry
Length: 1.3" x 0.8" W x 0.4" D
Manuel Fredebrecht"These earrings are inspired by simple geometric shapes and feature a combination of cold colors," says Manuel Fredebrecht of his design. Resembling crescent moons, the sterling silver...$59.99
Artist: Manuel Fredebrecht
Rainbow Moonstone Jewelry Indian Sterling Silver Necklace
Lavish Moon, Rainbow Moonstone Jewelry Indian Sterling Silver Necklace
Length: 1" x 0.7" W
ShankerThe full moon casts a spell of inspired elegance in a necklace from Shanker. The sterling silver necklace glows with Indian artistry as it hosts the lavish beauty of rainbow moonstone. .925 Sterling...$49.99
Moon Goddess Sterling Silver Earrings with Amethysts
Ixchel Goddess, Moon Goddess Sterling Silver Earrings with Amethysts
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W x 0.9" D
Francisco SanchezWife of the sun god, Ak Kin, the Maya moon goddess Ixchel graces earrings by Francisco Sanchez. He crafts the pair of sterling silver and adds faceted amethysts to dance beneath.$69.99
Garnet Moon Dangle Earrings Crafted in Bali
Bun Crescents, Garnet Moon Dangle Earrings Crafted in Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaCarved by hand from bone, two crescent moons are displayed within this pair of dangle earrings from Bali. Made Wardika frames each moon with elegant dotted rawa and bun wire work in handcrafted...$49.99
Moonstone and Sterling Silver Necklace Indian Jewelry
Rainbow Sun, Moonstone and Sterling Silver Necklace Indian Jewelry
Size: 16 to 18 inches
ShankerRainbow moonstone brings its allure to this necklace by Shanker. Depicting a stylized sun, he crafts a sleek silver pendant to wear on a sterling chain.
.925 Sterling silver
950 Silver and Pearl Moon Ring Mexico Taxco Jewelery
Iridescent Moon, 950 Silver and Pearl Moon Ring Mexico Taxco Jewelery
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
Alon DillerAlon Diller beautifully captures the magic of a pearly midnight moon with the design of this cocktail ring. From Taxco, the ring is crowned with a shining sterling silver crescent moon surrounding a...$64.99
Artist: Alon Diller
Incan Sun God
925 Sterling Silver and Ceramic Inca Sun Necklace from Peru
Incan Sun God, 925 Sterling Silver and Ceramic Inca Sun Necklace from Peru
Size: longer than 22 inches
DinaKnown as Inti Raymi, the Incan sun god is depicted at the center of this necklace. Peruvian artisan Dina designs the pendant, handcrafted of ceramic and painted. A beaded strand of ceramic with...
Crescent of Old in Green
Jade Moon Pendant Necklace in Green from Guatemala
Crescent of Old in Green, Jade Moon Pendant Necklace in Green from Guatemala
Zuñiga Gomez FamilyEvoking the ancient Maya, natural green jade takes the shape of a crescent moon. The talented artisans of Guatemala's Zuñiga Gomez Family create craft this classic necklace, displaying the gemstone...$49.99
Artist: Zuñiga Gomez Family
Blue Moon Eclipse
Moon-Themed Sodalite Pendant Necklace from Peru
Blue Moon Eclipse, Moon-Themed Sodalite Pendant Necklace from Peru
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Yan Fredy BoliviaFramed against a circle of natural sodalite, the gleaming crescent moon is crafted of high-polish sterling silver, adorning the wearer with a midnight beauty in this Peruvian pendant necklace. Yan...$99.99
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Rainbow Moonstone Earrings
Lavish Moons, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Rainbow Moonstone Earrings
Length: 0.8" x 0.6" W
ShankerThe full moon casts a spell of inspired elegance in earrings from India's Shanker. The sterling silver earrings glow with Indian artistry as they host the lavish beauty of rainbow moonstone. .925...$49.99
Garnet and Carved Bone Silver Ring
Moon Dream, Garnet and Carved Bone Silver Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
BuanaCombining deep red garnet, which represents January´s birthstone, and gleaming silver, Buana crafts an enchanting ring. It frames a portrait of the moon drifting off to sleep. The Balinese artisan...$44.99
Owl and Moon Bone Pendant Necklace Handmade in Bali
Magic Night, Owl and Moon Bone Pendant Necklace Handmade in Bali
Made WardikaThis enchanting pendant necklace is from Made Wardika in Bali. The pendant, which depicts an owl perched on a crescent moon, is carved by hand from cow bone with great detail. It centers a dark brown...$19.99
Peridot and Bone Moon Pendant Necklace from Bali
Moonlight Stare, Peridot and Bone Moon Pendant Necklace from Bali
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Made WardikaThe staring face of a glowing moon is carved by hand of smooth cowbone to center the pendant of this impressive Balinese necklace. Made Wardika presents the necklace, which is elaborated with sterling...$59.99
Face of the Moon in Dark Green
Guatemalan Jade Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace
Face of the Moon in Dark Green, Guatemalan Jade Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace
Zandra Lorena SajbinFor the ancient Maya, the sun was a living being. Caught in the moon's embrace, the sun transforms into green in this elegant necklace. Zandra Lorena Sajbin crafts the pendant with dark green jade on...$137.99
Taxco Sterling Silver Virgo Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Virgo Moon, Taxco Sterling Silver Virgo Pendant Necklace from Mexico
MikeloMexican artisan Mikelo crafts the pendant of this necklace from sterling silver in his family's style of Taxco silver work. Crescent moon shapes with a high-polish finish are inspired by the zodiac...$89.99
Crescent Moon Owl
Sterling Silver Crescent Owl Pendant Necklace
Crescent Moon Owl, Sterling Silver Crescent Owl Pendant Necklace
NarayaniPerched within the crescent of the moon, a charming owl is crafted from sterling silver, given a combination of finishes. Narayani presents this pendant necklace from India.$49.99
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Earrings Peruvian Jewelry
Mystical Moon, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Earrings Peruvian Jewelry
Length: 0.8" x 0.6" W x 0.1" D
Yan Fredy BoliviaYan Fredy Bolivia captures the mythical beauty of the crescent moon with the artistic design of these earrings. He crafts the earrings by hand and finishes them with stippled textures achieving...$39.99
Rays of Sunshine
Indian Sterling Silver Yellow Citrine Sunny Dangle Earrings
Rays of Sunshine, Indian Sterling Silver Yellow Citrine Sunny Dangle Earrings
Length: 0.8" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
Alok JainIndia's Alok Jain presents a pair of earrings for the optimist. Two carats of dazzling yellow citrine shine beneath a pair of jovial sterling silver suns. Capture these sparkling rays of sunshine by...
Artist: Alok Jain
Taxco Sterling Silver Taurus Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Taurus Moon, Taxco Sterling Silver Taurus Pendant Necklace from Mexico
MikeloA proud bull stands with poise beneath a length of brown leather in this necklace from Mexico. Inspired by the zodiac sign Taurus, Mikelo carries on the Taxco silver work traditions of his family...$89.99
Fair Trade Sterling Earrings
Indonesian Sun, Fair Trade Sterling Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 0.9" W x 0.1" D
Komang WijayanaNamed Matahari, these earrings take their name for the Indonesian word meaning "sun." Komang Wijayana presents this lovely design, crafted by hand in sterling silver. .925 Sterling silver...$39.99
Artist: Komang Wijayana
Moon in Shadow
Handcrafted Ebony Wood Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings
Moon in Shadow, Handcrafted Ebony Wood Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings
Length: 3.1" x 1" W
Ali MohammedCrescent moons of ebony wood, with beautiful grain in varying colors of rich brown to deep black, hang from brass hooks. Ali Mohammed of Ghana designs this pair of handcrafted dangle earrings.$23.99
Artist: Ali Mohammed
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Garnet Owl Pendant Necklace
Owl's Night, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Garnet Owl Pendant Necklace
Made WardikaGuided only by the radiant glow of moonlight, the nocturnal owl takes to the sky, led by her natural instinct to seek a quick meal for her and her young. The fly-by-night nature of the wise bird is...$79.99
Serene Crescent Moon
Hand Carved Balinese Moon Necklace in Leather and Bone
Serene Crescent Moon, Hand Carved Balinese Moon Necklace in Leather and Bone
Size: longer than 22 inches
Made WardikaThe crescent moon smiles mysteriously as it drifts in the unseen heavens. Realistically carved by hand, the bone pendant graces a necklace by Made Wardika. He colors the carving by bathing it in tea...$29.99
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Garnet Cat Pendant Necklace
Kitty's Night, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Garnet Cat Pendant Necklace
Made WardikaThe alley cat does her best to stay in the shadows. Contending with other night creatures, the feline also prefers to be neither seen nor heard. No wonder they call them "cat burglars!" The...$89.99
Handcrafted Sun and Moon Bone Pendant Necklace from Bali
Stellar Guardians, Handcrafted Sun and Moon Bone Pendant Necklace from Bali
Made WardikaSharing a loving embrace, the blazing sun and the glowing crescent moon are hand-carved of bone. Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs this pendant necklace, capturing the duo's faces with intricate...$23.99
Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Filigree Moon, Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Thailand
Size: 18 to 20 inches
AoyThis luminous necklace from Aoy conjures moonlight. Crafted of silver with filigree motifs, a lacy crescent emits radiant beams.
.925 Sterling silver$29.99
Twin Crescents Smile
Twin Crescent Moons on 925 Silver and Gold Plated Earrings
Twin Crescents Smile, Twin Crescent Moons on 925 Silver and Gold Plated Earrings
Size: 0.1" H x 0.7" Diam.
Carlos MuñozSurrounded by a sparkling halo, crescent moon twins smile a loving smile in the design of this pair of earrings. Cubic zirconia sparkles in the sterling silver and 22k gold plated earrings by the...
Artist: Carlos Muñoz
Garnet and Bone Crescent Moon Stud Earrings from Bali
Awake Moons, Garnet and Bone Crescent Moon Stud Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.7" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaHand-carved from natural bone, two crescent moons gaze serenely. Balinese artisan Made Wardika creates these stud earrings, framing each moon with sterling silver. A petite, sparkling garnet gemstone...$34.99
Sun and Crescent Moon Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Celestial Duo, Sun and Crescent Moon Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Bhavya JainCrafted of sterling silver, the flaming sun is caressed by the crescent moon in this pendant necklace from India. Bhavya Jain designs this accessory, which features dot patterns on the sun's tendrils...$49.99
Artist: Bhavya Jain
Peridot Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings from Bali
Bun Moons, Peridot Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.7" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaCarved by hand from bone, two crescent moons are displayed within this pair of dangle earrings from Bali. Made Wardika frames each moon with elegant dotted rawa and bun wire work in handcrafted...$47.99
Citrus Crescent Moon
Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Citrine Moon Theme Necklace
Citrus Crescent Moon, Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Citrine Moon Theme Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Sarote LochotinuntArtisan Sarote Lochotinunt of Thailand creates a sterling silver pendant necklace in the shape of a crescent moon. Seven faceted citrines add a sunny sparkle to this pretty handcrafted design.$57.99
Artist: Sarote Lochotinunt
Wirikuta Eclipse in Yellow
Hand Beaded Huichol Long Waterfall Earrings
Wirikuta Eclipse in Yellow, Hand Beaded Huichol Long Waterfall Earrings
Length: 4.9" x 2" W x 0.2" D
Adriana TrejoArtisan Adriana Trejo upholds the traditions of her Huichol culture by creating beautiful beaded jewelry like these long and colorful waterfall earrings. To create the eclipse-motif earrings, tiny...$34.99
Artist: Adriana Trejo
Wirikuta Eclipse in Grey
Long Waterfall Earrings Handcrafted in Mexico
Wirikuta Eclipse in Grey, Long Waterfall Earrings Handcrafted in Mexico
Length: 4.9" x 2" W x 0.2" D
Adriana TrejoAdriana Trejo creates these long and colorful waterfall earrings, upholding the traditions of her cherished Huichol culture. The eclipse-themed earrings are crafted of tiny glass beads on a base of...$34.99
Artist: Adriana Trejo
Floral and Moon Sterling Silver Band Rings (Pair)
Heavenly Combination, Floral and Moon Sterling Silver Band Rings (Pair)
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Bhavya JainFor a heavenly combination, a lotus flower combines with the crescent moon and a star in this pair of band rings from India. Bhavya Jain designs these rings, crafted of sterling silver. This pair is...$29.99
Artist: Bhavya Jain
Kae Me Moon
Wood and Recycled Plastic Beaded Pendant Necklace from Ghana
Kae Me Moon, Wood and Recycled Plastic Beaded Pendant Necklace from Ghana
Size: longer than 22 inches
Cynthia Danquah"I draw inspiration from the traditions of my Akuapim culture," explains artisan Cynthia Danquah, who creates this beautifully vivid beaded necklace from her home in West Africa. The...$54.99
Artist: Cynthia Danquah
Hand Crafted Modern Sterling Silver Ring from Thailand
Silver Eclipse, Hand Crafted Modern Sterling Silver Ring from Thailand
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9
JantanaAn eclipse in sterling silver crowns this ring from Thailand. Designed by Jantana, the ring is crafted by hand with a brushed satin finish.
.925 Sterling silver$29.99
Sterling Silver and Bone Sun and Moon Necklace from Bali
Stellar Lovers, Sterling Silver and Bone Sun and Moon Necklace from Bali
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Made WardikaThe sun and the moon join in a loving embrace, hand-carved of bone as the pendant of this Balinese necklace. Made Wardika designs the accessory, framing the duo with sterling silver to center a length...$47.99
Rainbow Moonstone and Sterling Silver Wrap Ring from Mexico
Lunar Phases, Rainbow Moonstone and Sterling Silver Wrap Ring from Mexico
US Ring Size: 6,7
Francisco SanchezCelebrating the cycles of the moon, Mexico's Francisco Sanchez designs a beautiful wrap ring. Crafted of high-polish sterling silver, the band is elaborated with creative openwork that depicts the...$109.99
Moon-Themed Sodalite Charm Bracelet from Peru
Andean Midnight, Moon-Themed Sodalite Charm Bracelet from Peru
Yan Fredy BoliviaDangling from a circular stone of natural sodalite, the gleaming crescent moon is crafted of sterling silver, adorning the wearer with grace in this Peruvian charm bracelet. Yan Fredy Bolivia designs...$74.99
Gold Plated Amethyst Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings from Bali
Regal Crescents, Gold Plated Amethyst Crescent Moon Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.5" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Made WardikaHand-carved from bone, two regal crescents are framed by handcrafted sterling silver bathed in 18k gold. Balinese artisan Made Wardika designs these earrings, accentuated by faceted amethyst gems.$49.99
Sun and Moon Jewelry(202 items)
NOVICA's Sun and Moon Jewelry Collection is filled with imaginative interpretations of these beloved celestial motifs. You'll discover necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings in unique designs that will have you reaching for the stars.
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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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It was a long time coming
I ve looked at that necklace for over a year, I think it s a wonderful craftsmanship, I was really amazed, I will order often and when I can afford it??
Peaceful Evening Necklace
I received the necklace when promised and was not disappointed. Its beautiful. I just love the jewelry from Novica.
Beautiful and unique
These earrings are nice and light. They are very different and get compliments on them all the time. Highly recommend.
Made Wardika Carved bone and leather jewelry
"My designs are inspired by the rich cultures and art of Bali traditions."
I'm the second of three children and, due to my family's economic situation, I started working when I was 11 years old to pay for school.... read more
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