Handmade Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Royal Wings, Handmade Amethyst and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.2" W
Dwi AdiastutiFour faceted purple gemstones shine brilliantly in silver settings. Bali's Dwi Adiastuti uses glimmering amethyst stones to adorn the ends of her stunning cuff bracelet, which she crafts from sterling...$119.99
Artist: Dwi Adiastuti
Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet from Mexico
Dragonfly Embrace, Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0" W
Flora MariaFlora Maria from Mexico designs this charming bracelet with two lovely dragonflies crafted from sterling silver and beads of reconstituted turquoise accentuated by two small beads of amber and...$114.99
Artist: Flora Maria
Sterling and Amethyst Cocktail Ring
Joyful Journey, Sterling and Amethyst Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 9
Leonardo and JosueAmethyst, birthstone of the February-born, crowns this pretty cocktail ring from Guatemalan artisans Leonardo and Josue. The gemstone cabochon is set in gleaming sterling silver with a rope-edged...$57.99
Artist: Leonardo and Josue
Cultured Pearl and Amethyst Beaded Bracelet
Sea Throne, Cultured Pearl and Amethyst Beaded Bracelet
TipaWearing Tipa's lovely bracelet is an easy way to look effortlessly elegant. The Thai artisan centers a strand of cultured freshwater pearls with a single purple amethyst, held in place by sterling...$49.99
Hand Made Amethyst and Bone Link Bracelet
Sleeping Baby, Hand Made Amethyst and Bone Link Bracelet
Made WardikaBali's Made Wardika centers his pretty link bracelet with a diamond-shaped piece of hand-carved bone in a sterling silver setting. On either side, faceted amethyst gems twinkle on a sterling silver...$54.99
Treasures of Brazil
Beaded Multigem Necklace
Treasures of Brazil, Beaded Multigem Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Joias do RioJoias do Rio creates this pretty necklace, which showcases several of Brazil's gemstone treasures. The double-strand necklace is strung with polished clear quartz, amethyst, citrine and peridot chips....$37.99
Artist: Joias do Rio
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
Gold Accent Amethyst & Rose Quartz Cocktail Ring from India
Pretty Trio, Gold Accent Amethyst & Rose Quartz Cocktail Ring from India
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10
Neetu BarathiFramed by 18k gold, a trio of faceted gems are displayed in this pretty cocktail ring from India. Neetu Barathi sets amethyst, pink quartz, and rose quartz on a slender sterling silver band.$37.99
Multi-Gemstone and Scrolling Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Dancing Rainbow, Multi-Gemstone and Scrolling Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.2" x 0.4" W x 0.1" D
Neeru GoelRound, faceted gemstones of garnet, blue topaz, citrine, peridot dance across a swirling ribbon of sterling silver, culminating in a teardrop of faceted amethyst. The gemstones are set in sterling...$59.99
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...$67.99
4-Carat Elephant-Themed Amethyst Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Elephant's Treasure, 4-Carat Elephant-Themed Amethyst Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Giri TasmanaArtisan Giri Tasmana of Bali handcrafts a sterling silver cuff bracelet that showcases the regal purple glow of amethyst. Each end of the cuff features an elephant head beneath a pair of faceted...$137.99
Artist: Giri Tasmana
Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring from Bali
Beautiful Accompaniment, Amethyst and Blue Topaz Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,9
BudihartaAccompanied by two faceted blue topaz gems, an oval of gleaming purple amethyst centers this cocktail ring from Bali. Budiharta designs ths ring, which is handcrafted with several thin bands of...$39.99
Handcrafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Modern Earrings
Cocoa Pods, Handcrafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Modern Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 0.7" W x 0.7" D
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyAmethyst globes crown sterling beads that evoke the cocoa pods grown in many regions of Peru. Working in silver, Teodoro Melendez handcrafts modern dangle earrings.
.925 Sterling silver$59.99
Artist: Teodoro Melendez and Family
925 Sterling Silver Butterfly Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Eden Butterflies, 925 Sterling Silver Butterfly Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Komang WijayanaIndonesia's Komang Wijayana presents this stunning pair of dangle earrings. Crafted from 925 sterling silver, these earrings feature a butterfly motif and 1.5 carats of amethyst.$44.99
Sumatran Amethyst Floral Earrings
Sumatran Blossom, Sumatran Amethyst Floral Earrings
Length: 1.1" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Rosalia TariganSpiral petals boast ornate motifs created with Bali's legendary silver granules. By Rosalia Tarigan, these enchanting floral earrings feature faceted amethysts.
.925 Sterling silver$34.99
Artist: Rosalia Tarigan
Cultured Pearl Amethyst Quartz Necklace from Thailand
Zinnia Garden, Cultured Pearl Amethyst Quartz Necklace from Thailand
Size: 18 to 20 inches
SasinaThis amazing necklace is made from an incredible medley of cultured pearl, amethyst, peridot, citrine, and natural and enhanced quartz. With extensive wire work to create beautiful floral patterns...$59.99
Modern Minimalist Silver Dangle Earrings with Amethyst
Raindrops, Modern Minimalist Silver Dangle Earrings with Amethyst
Length: 1.6" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaMinimalist in style, these beautiful earrings come to life in sleek sterling silver. Bali's Wirabhuwana crafts the pair by hand, suspending a single faceted amethyst inside each polished raindrop.$39.99
Dot Motif Amethyst Cocktail Ring from Bali
Enshrined, Dot Motif Amethyst Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Ketut SulastriEnshrined within a sterling silver bezel, a cabochon of amethyst gleams in this cocktail ring from Bali. Featuring a design by Ketut Sulastri, the ring is crafted of sterling silver. Expertly crafted...$47.99
Contemporary Sterling Silver Earrings with Amethysts
Purple Ice, Contemporary Sterling Silver Earrings with Amethysts
Length: 2.4" x 0.8" W x 0.2" D
BhaveshSterling silver offsets amethyst's cool sparkle in the exclusive design of these earrings. From Bhavesh, this spectacular design fuses the allure of India's classic elegance with modern vogue.$49.99
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Violet Swirls, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Indonesia
Size: 1.6" H x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Dewa ArimbawaBalinese artisan Dewa Arimbawa demonstrates his expert craftsmanship with carefully fashioned swirl motifs on these dangle earrings. Made from sterling silver, each hoop-shaped earring holds a...$44.99
Artist: Dewa Arimbawa
Amethyst and Silver Cross Necklace with Rhodium Plating
Holy Trinity, Amethyst and Silver Cross Necklace with Rhodium Plating
Alok JainArtisan Alok Jain alludes to the Holy Trinity in this pretty cross pendant necklace from India. Rhodium plated sterling silver forms a cross adorned with leafy stems that blossom into 3 precious...$47.99
Lilac Rainforest Frog
Amethyst and Silver Frog Cocktail Ring
Lilac Rainforest Frog, Amethyst and Silver Frog Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13
BuanaA tropical frog perches happily on a lily pad of sterling silver in this charming ring by Balinese artisan Buana. On his back he cradles a faceted lilac-hued amethyst, and florid swirls embellish the...$37.99
Sparkling Amethyst Stud Earrings from Bali
Glistening Swirl, Sparkling Amethyst Stud Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.5" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Yus SwarmanaFramed by swirling wire and dot patterns in sterling silver, two amethyst gemstones glisten with purple hues. Balinese artisan Yus Swarmana designs these elegant stud earrings.$39.99
Artist: Yus Swarmana
Cultured Mabe Pearl and Amethyst Link Bracelet from Bali
Wangi Trio, Cultured Mabe Pearl and Amethyst Link Bracelet from Bali
BuanaHandcrafted of sterling silver with two petite lengths of chain, this Balinese bracelet features a design by Buana. He centers the beautiful accessory with three links of dyed pink cultured mabe...$84.99
Eye of Amlapura
Sterling Silver and Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from Indonesia
Eye of Amlapura, Sterling Silver and Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from Indonesia
Eka DeviAn oval stone of purple amethyst weighing over seven carats adorns this pendant bracelet from Indonesia. Eka Devi designs the bracelet, setting the stone in handcrafted sterling silver, flanked by...$87.99
Artist: Eka Devi
Amethyst Stud Earrings Sterling Silver Thai Jewelry
Sparkling, Amethyst Stud Earrings Sterling Silver Thai Jewelry
Length: 0.3" x 0.2" W
NarineeAmethysts are dazzling in dainty stud earrings from Thailand. Totaling 2 gemstone carats, the faceted amethysts are set in sterling silver earrings by Narinee.$49.99
Rainbow Moonstone Earrings with Amethyst And Silver
Yours Forever, Rainbow Moonstone Earrings with Amethyst And Silver
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
ShankerSterling silver swirls in seductive curves to embrace radiant gemstones. From Shanker in India, these earrings showcase rainbow moonstone and two faceted amethysts that together total 1 carat. .925...$59.99
Sterling Silver Gemstone Pendant Necklace from India
Glamour Burst, Sterling Silver Gemstone Pendant Necklace from India
Size: 18 to 20 inches
BhaveshAmethyst, peridot, blue topaz, and citrine glitter in beautiful pastels in a colorful cluster that showcases 17 gemstone carats. Hanging neatly on a polished cable chain, it graces a sparkling pendant...$109.99
The Life Within
Amethyst Solitaire Sterling Silver Ring
The Life Within, Amethyst Solitaire Sterling Silver Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,11,12
Dwi AdiastutiMuch the way the stillness on the surface of a pond belies the flurry of activity below, this sleek, modern amethyst solitaire ring by Bali's Dwi Adiastuti features intricate oxidized swirl detail on...$54.99
Artist: Dwi Adiastuti
20-Carat Amethyst Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sparkling Buddha, 20-Carat Amethyst Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.9" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Zayd MakarimWeighing an impressive 20 carats, two gemstones of checkerboard-faceted amethyst dangle with elegance. Balinese artisan Zayd Makarim creates these earrings, crafted with the artisan's characteristic...$59.99
Artist: Zayd Makarim
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Glowing Paws, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
Bali Animal Welfare AssociationElegant amethyst stones totaling one carat glow with purple hues at the bottom of two dangle earrings, designed by Bali's Janice Girardi. With a passion for helping animals, she handcrafts each...$49.99
Artist: Bali Animal Welfare Association
Floral Amethyst Single-Stone Ring from Bali
Floral Glint, Floral Amethyst Single-Stone Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
Ni Wayan AstitiFramed by intricate floral designs in sterling silver, a single stone of amethyst glints in the light. Balinese artisan Ni Wayan Astiti creates this single-stone ring, which circles the finger with a...$39.99
Artist: Ni Wayan Astiti
Turtle in Paradise
Artisan Crafted Balinese Turtle Theme Ring with Gemstones
Turtle in Paradise, Artisan Crafted Balinese Turtle Theme Ring with Gemstones
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9
Kadek HendraRealistically sculpted of sterling silver, a Balinese sea turtle finds paradise in the warm waters of the Balinese sea. Two baby turtles swim alongside. Kadek Hendra adorns the handcrafted ring with...$89.99
Artist: Kadek Hendra
Hand Crafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Precious Heart, Hand Crafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
ShankerShow your adoration for beautiful gemstones with this absolutely stunning pendant necklace from India's Shanker. Shimmering sterling silver is expertly hand crafted into an elegant heart shape, which...$69.99
8 Carat Amethyst and Polished Silver Dangle Earrings
Cool Sabarmati, 8 Carat Amethyst and Polished Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Neetu BarathiGemstones as cool as the waters of the Sabarmati River glow within these dangle earrings from Neetu Barathi. Artisans use faceted amethyst and polished sterling silver to craft the shapely earrings...$44.99
Bali Amethyst and Blue Topaz Multi-Stone Silver Ring
Lolly, Bali Amethyst and Blue Topaz Multi-Stone Silver Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,11
Jenny SetiawanSparkling amethyst and blue topaz meet a cubic zirconia, composing a stunning formation in this intriguing ring. Designed by Jenny Setiawan, this modern Balinese cocktail ring is crafted from sterling...$69.99
Artist: Jenny Setiawan
Amethyst and 925 Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Perfect Orbs, Amethyst and 925 Silver Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.2" x 0.5" W
Duanpen TajuninDangling from hooks of sterling silver, two round orbs of purple amethyst are featured in this pair of earrings from Thailand. Designed by Duanpen Tajunin, each earring is finished with petite stones...$29.99
Artist: Duanpen Tajunin
Handmade Sterling Silver and Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Passionate Hope, Handmade Sterling Silver and Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.8" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaFrom Balinese artisan Wirabhuwana come these spectacular, handmade sterling silver and 2.5 carat amethyst dangle earrings. The sun captures the splendor of the stone as the delicate leaves dance in...$49.99
Seashell-Shaped Amethyst Dangle Earrings from Bali
Seashore Shells, Seashell-Shaped Amethyst Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Komang WijayanaCrafted from sterling silver, two seashells are elegant in their radiance. Komang Wijayana presents this pair of Balinese dangle earrings, showcasing petite gemstones of glittering amethyst.$37.99
Multi-Metal Amethyst Rotating Meditation Spinner Ring
Eclectic Harmony, Multi-Metal Amethyst Rotating Meditation Spinner Ring
US Ring Size: 8
Babun DeyIndia's Babun Dey employs complex layers of rotating bands to craft this exquisite meditation ring. Rotatable sterling silver, brass and copper rings lay atop a sterling silver band, featuring...$39.99
Artist: Babun Dey
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Pleasing Violet, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Amethyst Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.5" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Babun DeyIndian artisan Babun Dey creates this pair of radiant, 925 sterling silver earrings with a motif that evokes graceful, twisting vines. A stunning, purple amethyst gemstone sits proudly among the...$29.99
Artist: Babun Dey
Artisan Crafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Shimmering Kite, Artisan Crafted Amethyst and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaHand crafted from sterling silver, these kite-shaped dangle earrings are sure to impress. Two gemstones of translucent purple amethyst shimmer in the sunlight, surrounded by an intricately crafted...
Heart-Shaped Multi-Gemstone Chakra Necklace from India
Balanced Heart, Heart-Shaped Multi-Gemstone Chakra Necklace from India
ChintanBringing balance to the body's chakras, this pendant necklace is presented by Chintan in India. A heart pendant is crafted from high-polish sterling silver, accentuated by petite gemstones of...
Amethyst Handcrafted Silver Earrings from India
Lilac Color, Amethyst Handcrafted Silver Earrings from India
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelSet in sterling silver, gemstones reveal subtle nuances of violet colors. Amethyst cabochons meets faceted amethysts totaling six carats in handcrafted dangle earrings from Neeru Goel.$39.99
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from Bali
Winter Halo, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
SukartiniCalling to mind the winter sun, these stud earrings from Bali's Sukartini evoke memories of short days and long evenings. The earrings feature faceted amethyst, February´s birthstone, and sterling...$29.99
Hand Crafted Birthstone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Birthday Flowers, Hand Crafted Birthstone Dangle Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
Nyoman RenaCelebrate your birthday by choosing one of a dozen charming floral birthstone earrings designed by Bali's Nyoman Rena. Crafted from shining sterling silver, each of the 12 pairs of earring features a...$39.95
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Beaded Amethyst and Citrine Handcrafted Necklace
Purple Honey, Beaded Amethyst and Citrine Handcrafted Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Duanpen TajuninThailand's Duanpen Tajunin creates the powerful design of this necklace with natural gems. Citrine glows at the center of a strand of amethysts, each separated by glistening glass beads. .950 Silver...$79.99
Artist: Duanpen Tajunin
Amethyst Floral Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Bali
Petaled Om, Amethyst Floral Beaded Stretch Bracelet from Bali
Size: 7.5" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Ketut SulastriRound beads of purple amethyst circle the wrist in this Balinese stretch bracelet, centered by a floral sterling silver pendant with the omkara symbol for om, a mantra representing universal...$49.99
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...$69.99
6.3 Cts Multi-gemstone Medallion Necklace
Om Magnificence, 6.3 Cts Multi-gemstone Medallion Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
Alok JainA glistening gemstone halo surrounds the legendary Om symbol in the beautiful medallion of this necklace. From Alok Jain, the seven gems total 6.3 carats and are chosen by virtue of their color, each...
Handmade 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings
Vibrant Shimmer, Handmade 22k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 1.2" W x 0" D
Vivek NathanyAn array of stunning gemstones and cultured pearls shine and sway from brilliant sterling silver hoops covered with 22k gold. Designed by Vikek Nathany of India, these dazzling dangle earrings...$29.99
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Pearl and Amethyst Silver Cocktail Ring
Lavender Myths, Pearl and Amethyst Silver Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10
Dewi PuteraSoft lavender hues crown this sterling silver ring by Dewi Putera. The handcrafted ring is centered by the unique beauty of a dyed Biwa pearl in lavender flanked by faceted teardrop amethysts..925...$37.99
925 Silver Earrings with Amethyst Total 8 Carats from Bali
Sparkling Dew, 925 Silver Earrings with Amethyst Total 8 Carats from Bali
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W x 0.3" D
Komang WijayanaShining sterling settings feature gleaming silver granules, traditional in Balinese jewelry. Embracing teardrop gemstones, they become earrings by Komang Wijayana. Faceted amethyst, February's...$54.95
Gold Accent Multi-Gemstone Bamboo Half-Hoop Earrings
Bamboo Glitter, Gold Accent Multi-Gemstone Bamboo Half-Hoop Earrings
Length: 0.8" x 0.4" W x 0.6" D
Kadek HendraGlittering marquise-cut blue topaz combines with square amethyst and round citrine gemstones. Balinese artisan Kadek Hendra displays the gemstones on curved bamboo segments crafted from sterling...$79.99
Artist: Kadek Hendra
Multi-gemstone and Carved Bone Link Bracelet from Bali
Noble Lady, Multi-gemstone and Carved Bone Link Bracelet from Bali
Dewi PuteraOver 6 carats of gemstones grace this elegant link bracelet from Bali's Dewi Putera. Amethyst, citrine, blue topaz and garnet flank a beautiful center pendant hand-carved of smooth cow bone. The...$99.99
Floral Heart Amethyst and Sterling Silver Earrings from Bali
Heartfelt Vines, Floral Heart Amethyst and Sterling Silver Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.6" H x 1.1" W x 0.2" D
Putu PutriHeart-shaped earrings are handcrafted of sterling silver, accentuated with floral motifs. Within each heart dangles a teardrop stone of purple amethyst for a truly heartfelt pair of accessories....$37.99
Artist: Putu Putri
Silver and Amethyst Harmony Ball Necklace with Brass
Angelic Guardian, Silver and Amethyst Harmony Ball Necklace with Brass
Size: longer than 22 inches
SukartiniFrom Sukartini, this intriguing pendant evokes an ancient lantern decorated with angel wings. It opens to reveal a shining brass sphere. The silver pendant is crowned with amethyst and a long sterling...$117.99
Amethyst Marcasite and Sterling Silver Heart Necklace
Spectacular Romance, Amethyst Marcasite and Sterling Silver Heart Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
NarineeNarinee fuses antique elegance with romantic abstraction for the unique design of this sterling silver necklace. Crafted by hand, the heart-shaped pendant is studded with marcasites on one side, and...$69.99
Ornate Balinese Silver and Amethyst Ring with Gold Accents
Checkerboard Teardrop, Ornate Balinese Silver and Amethyst Ring with Gold Accents
US Ring Size: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Dewi PuteraAmethyst's lilac sparkle takes center stage in this dramatic ring. By Dewi Putera, it features a sumptuous checkerboard-cut pear-shaped gem. Silver granules called jawan and graceful tendrils...$54.99
Ornate Amethyst Necklace with 18k Gold Accents
Badung Wreath, Ornate Amethyst Necklace with 18k Gold Accents
Dewi PuteraWreathed with sterling silver blossoms centered by 18k gold accents, a faceted amethyst weighing over three carats takes center stage. The ornate pendant centers two lengths of sterling silver naga...$164.99
Gazing at the Moon
Amethyst Thailand Handcrafted Sterling Silver Ring
Gazing at the Moon, Amethyst Thailand Handcrafted Sterling Silver Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
JantanaFaceted amethyst draws the eye toward the moon, inviting the soul to look skyward. Working in sterling silver with an enchanting brushed finish, Jantana in Thailand crafts this original ring. .925...$23.99
Sterling Silver Rainbow Moonstone Floral Dangle Earrings
Goddess Blooms, Sterling Silver Rainbow Moonstone Floral Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 1" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelChanneling her feminine energy, Neeru Goel presents exquisite earrings. Sterling silver floral bezels feature rainbow moonstone, peridot and amethysts that sparkle in the light.$79.99
Calm and Tranquil
Floral Amethyst and Karen Silver Beaded Bracelet
Calm and Tranquil, Floral Amethyst and Karen Silver Beaded Bracelet
Samart TakhamEnjoy the calm and tranquil purple color of this pendant wristband bracelet handcrafted by Thai artisan Samart Takham. The bracelet features a sweet flower made of sterling silver, flanked by small...$29.99
Artist: Samart Takham
Regal Sterling Silver and Amethyst Earrings from India
Regal Allure, Regal Sterling Silver and Amethyst Earrings from India
Length: 1.8" x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
Neeru GoelPossessing a regal beauty, two cabochons of composite turquoise showcase purple hues. Designer Neeru Goel showcases the oval stones in sterling silver earrings. Beneath, teardrops of faceted amethyst...$57.99
Garland of Joy
Modern Sterling Silver and Amethyst Anniversary Ring
Garland of Joy, Modern Sterling Silver and Amethyst Anniversary Ring
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
NarineeSeven faceted amethysts align like memories to crown a scintillating ring by Narinee. Working in sterling silver, the Thai artisan reinterprets a classic design. The style is popular as an anniversary...$67.99
Rhodium Plated Amethyst Stud Earrings from Thailand
Lavender Brilliance, Rhodium Plated Amethyst Stud Earrings from Thailand
Size: 0.2" H x 0.2" Diam.
Michael KrainerThis pair of stud earrings from Thailand features two petite stones of amethyst with sparkling purple hues. Michael Krainer designs the earrings, working with local artisans to craft them in the shape...$29.99
Artist: Michael Krainer
Seven-Gemstone Dangle Earrings in 925 Sterling Silver
Chakra Balance, Seven-Gemstone Dangle Earrings in 925 Sterling Silver
Length: 1.8" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
Alok JainIn Sanskrit, chakra refers to an energy vortex through which vital universal forces are channeled, and there are believed to be seven in the human body. When all seven are aligned, the person feels a...
Multi-Gemstone Floral Pendant Necklace from India
Floral Chakra, Multi-Gemstone Floral Pendant Necklace from India
Alok JainPresented by Alok Jain, a colorful flower centers a length of sterling silver cable chain in this pendant necklace from India. Local artisans craft it with petals of garnet, carnelian, citrine...
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Paw Print Necklace from Bali
Purple Paw, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Paw Print Necklace from Bali
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Bali Animal Welfare AssociationTwo lengths of cable chain adorn the neck. Janice Girardi designs this wonderful necklace, adding a teardrop amethyst stone and a circular pendant of sterling silver with the image of a paw print....$64.99
Artist: Bali Animal Welfare Association
Amethyst and Reconstituted Turquoise Handmade Cocktail Ring
Purple Allure, Amethyst and Reconstituted Turquoise Handmade Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Neeru GoelA stunning trio of diamond shaped bezels feature plum purple amethyst and dyed reconstituted turquoise in this beautiful cocktail ring. Neeru Goel of India presents this exquisite sterling silver ring...$49.99
Circular Amethyst Dangle Earrings Crafted in Thailand
Elegant Orbit, Circular Amethyst Dangle Earrings Crafted in Thailand
Length: 1.5" x 0.8" W
Wadarat SupasirisukOrbiting elegant planets, two rings of sterling silver surround a dangling amethyst gemstone. Thai artisan Wadarat Supasirisuk creates this cosmic pair of dangle earrings.$29.99
Artist: Wadarat Supasirisuk
Amethyst and 925 Silver Face Shaped Ring from Bali
Moonlight Prince, Amethyst and 925 Silver Face Shaped Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Komang SuastraOver one carat of purple amethyst decorates the crown of this cocktail ring, which features the face of a noble prince, hand-carved of bone. Balinese artisan Komang Suastra designs the ring, framing...$69.99
Artist: Komang Suastra
Modern Amethyst and Tourmaline Earrings from Thailand
Modern Enchantment, Modern Amethyst and Tourmaline Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.7" x 0.3" W
JantanaAdding a modern touch to your wardrobe, two bars are crafted of sterling silver to form this enchanting pair of dangle earrings. Thailand's Jantana designs the earrings, adding petite gems of amethyst...$77.99
Floral Loop in Purple
Amethyst and Sterling Silver Floral Motif Dangle Earrings
Floral Loop in Purple, Amethyst and Sterling Silver Floral Motif Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Alok JainFrom India's Alok Jain come these amethyst and sterling silver dangle earrings which sparkle with a high polish finish. The artisan comments, "Lately, I have been much more involved in the design...$39.99
Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Bedugul Temple, Handcrafted Bali Gold Accent Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Wayan NeriBy Wayan Neri, this beautiful bracelet features three faceted amethysts. They grace an ornate pendant with traditional Balinese styling that centers a thick sterling silver braid. Tiny globes bathed...$157.99
Artist: Wayan Neri
Amethyst Blue Topaz and Garnet Multi-Band Ring from Bali
Eternal Majesty, Amethyst Blue Topaz and Garnet Multi-Band Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,9,10
Ketut SulastriStones of amethyst, blue topaz, and garnet achieve a sleek, yet complex look atop this multi-band sterling silver ring. Indonesia's Ketut Sulastri designs this brilliant accessory with four...$47.99
Amethyst and Calcite Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Succulent Vines, Amethyst and Calcite Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 2.2" x 0.8" W
BusarinA gleaming cluster of succulent amethyst, calcite, and petite glass beads is strung along vines of stainless steel wire, dangling from the ears with distinction. Busarin of Thailand designs the...$29.99
3.5-Carat Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from India
Magical Prism, 3.5-Carat Amethyst Pendant Bracelet from India
Neetu BarathiRegal amethyst beads flank a gleaming prism, decorating the wrist with over three carats of the gemstone altogether. Indian artisan Neetu Barathi designs this magical pendant bracelet, hosting the...$25.99
Glittering Purple Charm
Rhodium Plated Amethyst Stud Earrings from India
Glittering Purple Charm, Rhodium Plated Amethyst Stud Earrings from India
Length: 0.6" x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Alok JainWeighing 1.5 carats together, two gemstones of faceted amethyst are featured in this pair of stud earrings from India. Alok Jain presents the earrings, which are crafted by hand with vines and leaves...$34.99
Multi-Gemstone Chakra Meditation Pendant Necklace from India
Harmonious Mind, Multi-Gemstone Chakra Meditation Pendant Necklace from India
Alok JainChakras align in the form of seven faceted gemstones held within a sterling silver figure in a meditative pose. Alok Jain's pendant necklace is simple yet elegant in its design as it represents the...
Amethyst and Rhodium Plated Silver Link Bracelet from India
Lavender Sparkle, Amethyst and Rhodium Plated Silver Link Bracelet from India
Alok JainPresented by Alok Jain, this impressive link bracelet features 48 carats of amethyst stones that sparkle with lavender hues. Skilled artisans craft the band, linking the stones together with sterling...$179.99
Hook Earrings with Amethyst and Cultured Pearl
Gracious Offering, Hook Earrings with Amethyst and Cultured Pearl
Length: 1.6" x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Wayan LastiInspired by the flora and the traditions of her island home, Bali's Wayan Lasti creates beautiful jewelry. She creates these dangle earrings from sterling silver, with round amethyst gems at the top...$37.99
Artist: Wayan Lasti
Floral Multi-Gemstone Beaded Statement Necklace
Lavender Garden, Floral Multi-Gemstone Beaded Statement Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
NareeratShowcasing lavender hues, quartz and rose quartz petals combine with beads of amethyst, quartz, and glass to create the floral composition at the center of this statement necklace from Thailand....$49.99
Hand Made Sterling Silver and Birthstone Flower Charms
Birthday Flowers, Hand Made Sterling Silver and Birthstone Flower Charms
Length: 0.8" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
0.8" L x 0.6" W x 0" D
0.8" L x 0.5" W x 0" D
Nyoman RenaCelebrate your birthday by choosing one of a dozen floral birthstone pendants designed Bali's Nyoman Rena. Crafted from shining sterling silver, each of the 12 pendants features a distinct gemstone...$29.95
Artist: Nyoman Rena
Amethyst Jewelry(2,847 items)
Explore NOVICA's Amethyst Jewelry Collection. Discover unique designs handmade and handcrafted by global artisans. From simple purple studs to beautifully embellished statement necklaces, you will find traditional and contemporary designs designed to delight those seeking every shade of this rich purple color.
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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 women's 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. Women's 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 women's 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.
women's 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, women's 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 country's 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.
Women's 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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Beautifully crafted. Gems are beautiful color and they are the perfect size for either bottom or top peircing of ear.
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These earrings were my first order from Novica and I am delighted. The jewelry comes so beautifully and carefully packaged and even comes with a note from the artisan. These earrings were extremely affordable and would make and absolutely stunning gift for anyone.
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I have a small wrist and this looks very nice on it. It is a little dainty and smaller than I pictured but I still like it.
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