Happiness Earrings(15 items)
Discover the unique collection of Happiness Earrings that NOVICA artisans have designed and crafted for you:
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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 humanity’s 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.
Featured Reviews on Happiness Earrings
By Susanne B.
Substantial, very pretty, lots of compliments
This is probably one of the 2 best earrings I have bought on this website. I get compliments on these. I do not like some of the others I have bought as they are very light, cheap looking. These, to me, do not look cheap. They tarnish like real silver. I do not like very shiny silver.
By Jane C.
Lapis Lazuli Earrings
These large Lapis earrings are truly a work of art. The exquisite silver detailing set off the deep color of the stones beautifully. I love the way they dangle from my ears and will be proud to show off the wonderful craftsmanship as I wear them. This was a stunning find!
Perfect combination of black and silver earrings!
These arrived exactly as pictured and I love them! I wore them today for the first time and they are great...light weight but substantial, wires are sturdy, and the length is perfect. I have a round face and these help lengthen me out somewhat...who wouldnt want that?
Neeru Goel Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"Collecting jewelry and gemstones has been my passion ever since childhood."
The artistry of Neeru Goel has been featured in Depth magazine.