Cultured Pearl and Glass Bead Station Necklace
Perfect White, Cultured Pearl and Glass Bead Station Necklace
Size: 20 to 22 inches
Sukanya ThongpermYou'll glow like an angel in Sukanya Thongperm's ethereal strand of pearls. Thai artisans use petite glass beads to craft seven white strands that join at a sterling silver lobster claw clasp. Plenty...
Artist: Sukanya Thongperm
Swimming Sea Turtle
Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Turtle Earrings
Swimming Sea Turtle, Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Turtle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W x 0.1" D
Made MustikaTwo turtles chases a pair of pearls on Made Mustika's charming dangle earrings. The Balinese artisan crafts the turtles from sterling silver in a combination finish, while cultured freshwater pearls...
Artist: Made Mustika
Charmed Sea in Silver
Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Charmed Sea in Silver, Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.3" x 0.9" W x 0.1" D
Made SriCapture the sea's shimmering beauty with Made Sri's elegant dangle earrings. The Balinese artisan suspends a cultured freshwater pearl from the center of a sterling silver hoop, finishing the pair...
Artist: Made Sri
Artisan Crafted Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Everyday Pairs, Artisan Crafted Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainFramed by handcrafted sterling silver designs, various gemstones are displayed in this set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, carnelian, labradorite...
Handmade Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Harmonious Pairs, Handmade Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings (Set of 7)
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W x 0.1" D
Bhavya JainFramed by handcrafted sterling silver designs, various gemstones are displayed in this harmonious set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, lapis lazuli...$79.95
Cultured Pearl Dolphin Dangle Earrings from Bali
Dolphin Gift, Cultured Pearl Dolphin Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.3" H x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaTwo loving dolphins are crafted in sterling silver in this pair of dangle earrings from Bali. Accentuated with openwork swirling designs, the dolphins share beautiful cultured pearl gifts cradled by...
Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings from India (Set of 7)
Everyday Pairs, Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings from India (Set of 7)
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainFramed by different designs in sterling silver, various gemstones are displayed in this set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, lapis lazuli, labradorite...$67.99
Light and Dark Hexagons
Onyx and Cultured Pearl Hexagonal Dangle Earrings from Bali
Light and Dark Hexagons, Onyx and Cultured Pearl Hexagonal Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 2" H x 0.7" W x 0.2" D
Mutiara CollectionDark hexagons of onyx fall below petite glowing cultured pearls in this pair of dangle earrings. Expressing their passion for gemstones, Balinese artisans design the earrings for the Mutiara...
Artist: Mutiara Collection
Round Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Thailand
Wintry Orbs, Round Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Thailand
Length: 0.9" x 0.4" W
Pornsit MayuraksTwo glowing cultured pearls capture the wintry beauty of snow. Thai artisan Pornsit Mayuraks designs this pair of drop earrings, which loop below the ears on hoops of high-polish sterling silver.
Artist: Pornsit Mayuraks
Swirl Pattern Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Swirling Magnificence, Swirl Pattern Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 2.4" x 0.2" W x 0.7" D
Alon DillerDetailed with openwork swirl patterns, these magnificent earrings from Mexico are handcrafted from sterling silver that forms elegant half-hoops. Alon Diller creates these earrings, which display...
Silver Dangle Earrings with White Pearls and Lapis Lazuli
Bangalore Glam, Silver Dangle Earrings with White Pearls and Lapis Lazuli
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
BhaveshLapiz lazuli's celestial variegation combines beautifully with white cultured pearls in these earrings from Bhavesh in India. The pearls and gems are set in polished sterling silver and suspended from...
Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings
Ever After, Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings
Length: 1.9" x 0.3" W x 0.3" D
Diah AriniCreamy cultured pearls summon fairy tale fantasies as they dangle from shining silver bars. Featuring a handcrafted design from sterling silver, this pair of drop earrings is presented by Indonesian...
Artist: Diah Arini
Cultured Pearl Mermaid Dangle Earrings Crafted in Bali
Mermaid Pose, Cultured Pearl Mermaid Dangle Earrings Crafted in Bali
Size: 1.7" H x 0.9" W x 0.1" D
Made MustikaArching her back in the quintessential "mermaid" yoga pose, a beautiful mermaid is crafted of sterling silver in this pair of dangle earrings from Bali. Designed by Made Mustika, each...
Artist: Made Mustika
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...
Emerging Beauty in White
White Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Bali
Emerging Beauty in White, White Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.3" H x 0.3" W x 0.4" D
Dewi PuteraCultured pearls with an elegant white beauty emerge from the forms of two Balinese drop earrings. Dewi Putera designs the earrings, crafting them by hand of sterling silver with a combination finish...
Artist: Dewi Putera
Soft Pink Love
Pink Quartz and Cultured Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings
Soft Pink Love, Pink Quartz and Cultured Pearl Beaded Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W
NareeratCreating lovely clusters, beads of soft pink quartz and glowing cultured pearl culminate in faceted quartz orbs, weighing two carats each. Thai artisan Nareerat designs these dangle earrings, which...
Agate and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Pendant Necklace
Fascinating Cluster, Agate and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Pendant Necklace
NareeratCombining their beauty, fascinating black agate gemstones and glowing white cultured pearl unite with glimmering glass beads, forming the lavish cluster pendant of this necklace. Thai artisan Nareerat...
Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Mexico
Glowing Coral, Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 0.9" x 0.6" W
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaElegant coral bunches are crafted of sterling silver with a combination of finishes and centered by glowing cultured pearls. Mexico's Oscar Figueroa Escorcia designs the earrings, working in the...
Artisan Handcrafted Pearl Brooch Pin from Bali
Budding Cotton, Artisan Handcrafted Pearl Brooch Pin from Bali
Length: 2.2" x 2.2" W x 0.4" D
Wayan AsmanaThis elegant brooch from Balinese artisan Wayan Asmana features curving branches carefully rendered in sterling silver. Oxidized areas emphasize the meticulous detail given to every leaf and bud....
Cultured Pearl Hummingbird Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Hummingbird Mamas, Cultured Pearl Hummingbird Dangle Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.3" x 0.7" W x 0.5" D
Flora MariaCrafted from sterling silver, two mama hummingbirds tend their nests. These dangle earrings are created by Mexican artisan Flora Maria. She selects glowing white cultured pearls to fill the nests and...
Artist: Flora Maria
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings
Moonlight Seeds, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings
Size: 1.2" H x 0.3" Diam.
WirabhuwanaWhen you lay your eyes on the beautiful, freshwater cultured pearls that adorn the shining 925 sterling silver of these dangle earrings, there will be no doubt in your mind why they are called...
Catch the Moon
Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings Indonesia
Catch the Moon, Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings Indonesia
Length: 2" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
WirabhuwanaThe glowing beauty of the full moon is captured in this pair of dangle earrings by Indonesia's Wirabhuwana. Each luminous cultured pearl is surrounded by Balinese motifs in sterling silver for an...
Heart Shaped Pink Mabe Pearl Pendant Necklace with Citrine
Hearts Aglow, Heart Shaped Pink Mabe Pearl Pendant Necklace with Citrine
BuanaMaster silversmith Buana of Bali presents an original necklace design that will send hearts aflutter. Two naturally rosy heart-shaped cultured mabe pearls grace an ornate pendant of sterling silver...
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...
Cultured Pearl and Garnet Stud Earrings from Bali
Sparks Fly, Cultured Pearl and Garnet Stud Earrings from Bali
Size: 0.5" H x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Wayan LastiSparks fly in this pair of stud earrings from Bali. Designed by Wayan Lasti, the earrings are crafted of high-polish sterling silver, centered by cultured pearls that are surrounded by faceted garnet...
Artist: Wayan Lasti
Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings
Exquisite Jaipur, Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings
Length: 3.3" x 0.9" W x 0.2" D
Sehal AgarwalSehal Agarwal creates a beautiful pair of chandelier earrings that would be the perfect accessory for an elegant look. Handcrafted from sterling silver, each gorgeous earring features a traditional...
Artist: Sehal Agarwal
Citrine and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from Bali
Jepun Janger, Citrine and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 2.4" H x 0.9" W x 0.4" D
BuanaInspired by the traditional janger dancers of Indonesia, Balinese artisan Buana designs a strikingly beautiful pair of dangle earrings. The faces of the dancers are carved by hand of bone, framed by...
Handmade Opal Freshwater Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace
Sea Symphony, Handmade Opal Freshwater Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace
Mutiara CollectionThis sterling silver pendant necklace from Bali's Mutiara Collection features a beautiful trio of gemstones, reminiscent of the colors of the sea. A cultured pearl sits atop two cabochon opals that...
Artist: Mutiara Collection
Cultured Pearl Spiral Motif Dangle Earrings from Bali
Rising Swirls, Cultured Pearl Spiral Motif Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.6" H x 0.3" W x 0.3" D
WirabhuwanaSterling silver is handcrafted into drop shapes that grace the ears. Accented with rising spiral motifs, the earrings host round cultured pearls that hang below. Wirabhuwana crafts this pair of dangle...
Cultured Pearl Band Ring Crafted in Bali
Glowing Band, Cultured Pearl Band Ring Crafted in Bali
US Ring Size: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Kadek SatyaGlowing at the center of this ring, a cultured pearl is white and luminous. Balinese artisan Kadek Satya creates this ring, which circles the finger with a simple, contemporary band of sterling...
Artist: Kadek Satya
Dark Starfish Love
Black Cultured Pearl and Garnet Hill Tribe Starfish Bracelet
Dark Starfish Love, Black Cultured Pearl and Garnet Hill Tribe Starfish Bracelet
MattaMatta celebrates the sea with a stunning bracelet. Black cultured pearls evoke the night as they alternate with garnet globes. A silver starfish charm suspends elegantly, showcasing the fine...
White Orb of Energy
Thai Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace
White Orb of Energy, Thai Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace
Size: 14 to 16 inches
MattaFeaturing a glowing white cultured pearl cradled within a swirling pendant of sterling silver, this beautiful necklace possesses a magical energy. Crafted from sterling silver by local Thai artisans...
Loop Motif Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings from Bali
Cute Glow, Loop Motif Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings from Bali
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
SukartiniFramed by handcrafted sterling silver loops and dots with a combination of finishes, two glowing white cultured pearls are featured in this pair of stud earrings from Bali. Sukartini presents this...
Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings Crafted in Bali
Sukawati Crowns, Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings Crafted in Bali
Length: 0.6" x 0.4" W x 0.4" D
SukartiniNamed after Sukawati, a regency in Bali known for its arts, these drop earrings are presented by Sukartini. Baliese artisans craft intricate crowns of sterling silver that accentuate two gleaming...
Petal Motif Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from Peru
Chic Beauty, Petal Motif Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from Peru
Length: 2.2" x 0.6" W x 0.6" D
Maria del Carmen VargasLinked together, elegant swirl patterns in sterling silver culminate in dangling cultured pearls. These earrings are crafted by Peru's Maria del Carmen Vargas.
Artist: Maria del Carmen Vargas
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from India
Royal Aesthetic, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.8" x 0.6" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainAdd an elegant, royal aesthetic to your wardrobe with this pair of dangle earrings from India. Bhavya Jain designs these earrings. She selects two teardrops of lapis lazuli, each of which is caressed...
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
Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Floral Brooch
Starlight Flower, Handmade 925 Sterling Silver Cultured Pearl Floral Brooch
Length: 2.6" x 2.6" W x 0.4" D
Wayan AsmanaThis stunning floral pattern brooch is beautifully rendered by Indonesian artisan Wayan Asmana in 925 sterling silver, with intricately engraved floral motif on each flower petal. A stunning cultured...
Dot Pattern Cultured Pearl Cocktail Ring from Bali
Dotted River, Dot Pattern Cultured Pearl Cocktail Ring from Bali
US Ring Size: 6,7,8
Wayan AsmanaFramed by sterling silver dot patterns in a combination of finishes, a single white cultured pearl centers this Balinese cocktail ring. Wayan Asmana presents this ring, circling the finger with three...
Gold Plated Cultured Pearl Aries Earrings from Thailand
Radiant Aries, Gold Plated Cultured Pearl Aries Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.5" x 0.7" W
MattaInspired by the zodiac, Thai artisan Matta designs this pair of dangle earrings to depict the symbol for Aries. Two rams are crafted in 18k gold plated sterling silver, accompanied by cultured pearls...
Set of 7 Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings from India
Elegant Pairs, Set of 7 Multi-Gemstone Stud Earrings from India
Length: 0.4" x 0.3" W x 0.2" D
Bhavya JainFramed by elegant designs in sterling silver, various gemstones are displayed in this set of seven stud earrings from India. Bhavya Jain works with green and black onyx, carnelian, labradorite...
22K Gold Plated Crescents Hoop Earrings with Cultured Pearls
Magnificent Crescents, 22K Gold Plated Crescents Hoop Earrings with Cultured Pearls
Length: 1.9" x 1.3" W x 0" D
Vivek NathanyTwo crescents of 22k gold plated sterling silver support dozens of small, natural cream freshwater cultured pearl beads, creating a look that dazzles with movement and shine. The crescents have a...
Artist: Vivek Nathany
Swirl Pattern Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings from India
Exquisite Glow, Swirl Pattern Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings from India
Length: 0.5" x 0.5" W x 0.4" D
Maria del Carmen VargasCrafted by hand, lovely petals of sterling silver cradle two glowing cultured pearls. Maria del Carmen Vargas of Peru designs this pair of stud earrings.
Artist: Maria del Carmen Vargas
Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from India
Glossy Charm, Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.2" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Alok JainThe glossy glow of cultured pearl is captured in these dangle earrings from Alok Jain. Two polished gems hang inside sterling silver frames, adorned with rope and dot motifs in classic style. A...
Artist: Alok Jain
Artisan Crafted Pink Mabe Pearl Cocktail Ring from Bali
Purely Pink, Artisan Crafted Pink Mabe Pearl Cocktail Ring from Bali
BuanaPretty in pink, this cocktail ring from Buana in Bali boasts a gorgeous cultured mabe pearl in a naturally rosy shade. The pearl is set in sterling silver with ornate details on the bezel and the wide...
Iolite and Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Lunar Allure, Iolite and Cultured Pearl Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelNatural square iolite gems flank round cultured freshwater pearls in intricate sterling silver settings in this elegant design presented by Neeru Goel of India. In a classic color palette of silver...
Artist: Neeru Goel
Heart-Shaped Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Peru
Heart Glow, Heart-Shaped Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Peru
Length: 1.2" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
Kocchiu BrothersNicolas and Roberto, Peru's Kocchiu Brothers, work together to create jewelry designs with an ethereal beauty. These drop earrings feature sterling silver hearts with a glistening stippled finish. At...
Artist: Kocchiu Brothers
Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings High Polish from Thailand
Pure Lily, Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings High Polish from Thailand
Length: 0.3" x 0.3" W
MattaHandcrafted from cultured freshwater pearl with sterling silver lever-back hooks, these drop earrings shine and glow brilliantly with a natural white hue. With a simple design by Thai artist Matta...
Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Snail Earrings from Bali
Traditional Snails, Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Snail Earrings from Bali
Length: 1.4" x 0.4" W x 0.4" D
Rosalia TariganCrafted from sterling silver with traditional swirl openwork patterns, two snail shells dangle. These earrings are designed by Rosalia Tarigan in Bali. Local artisans craft the earrings, which reveal...
Artist: Rosalia Tarigan
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
Cultured Pearl Cluster Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Night Glamour, Cultured Pearl Cluster Dangle Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.3" x 0.8" W
NareeratA glamorous cluster of green cultured pearl and glass beads decorates each earring in this Thai accessory, accentuated with copper wire to hang from hooks of sterling silver. Nareerat designs an...
Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
Celuk Nobility, Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
Kadek HendraCeluk, the region in Bali from which artisan Kadek Hendra hails, is the inspiration for this dazzling women's bracelet. Celuk is well-known for its talented silversmiths. The bracelet features a mabe...
Artist: Kadek Hendra
Cultured Pearl Dolphin Pendant Necklace from Bali
Dolphin Gift, Cultured Pearl Dolphin Pendant Necklace from Bali
Size: 18 to 20 inches
WirabhuwanaSharing a loving embrace, two dolphins are crafted in sterling silver at the pendant of this necklace from Bali. Accentuated with openwork swirling designs, the dolphins share a beautiful cultured...
Dark Amazon Nest
Abstract Style Sterling Silver Grey Pearl Cocktail Ring
Dark Amazon Nest, Abstract Style Sterling Silver Grey Pearl Cocktail Ring
US Ring Size: 5,8
Carmen AnocibarA solitary pearl exudes vibrant energy in the magnificent design of this sterling silver cocktail ring. Carmen Anocibar contrasts the pearl's dark grey iridescence with the brushed-satin finish of...
Artist: Carmen Anocibar
Modern Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Modern Semicircles, Modern Cultured Pearl Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 14 to 16 inches
Alon DillerThis pendant necklace from Mexico adds a modern touch to any wardrobe. Designed by Alon Diller, the pendant features two sterling silver circles, crafted so that half of each circle gleams with a...
Pearl of Hope
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Necklace
Pearl of Hope, Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver and Cultured Pearl Necklace
Size: 18 to 20 inches
YuniatiBalinese artisan Yuniati presents this alluring necklace. A teardrop cultured pearl is ensconced in the center of the pendant and is surrounded by a stunning sterling silver jawan motif. The artist...
Cultured Pearl and Calcite Dangle Earrings from India
Leafy Muse, Cultured Pearl and Calcite Dangle Earrings from India
Length: 1.6" x 0.4" W x 0.2" D
Neeru GoelCrafted of sterling silver, leafy shapes caress sky blue calcite ovals alongside glowing white cultured pearls in a pair of dangle earrings from India. Neeru Goel presents the earrings, crafted by...
Artist: Neeru Goel
Gold Plated Cultured Pearl Scorpio Earrings from Thailand
Radiant Scorpio, Gold Plated Cultured Pearl Scorpio Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.6" x 0.5" W
MattaInspired by the zodiac, Thai artisan Matta designs this pair of dangle earrings to depict the symbol for Scorpio. Two scorpions are crafted in 18k gold plated sterling silver, accompanied by a...
Heart Full of Paws
Cultured Pearl Paw Print Charm Bracelet from Bali
Heart Full of Paws, Cultured Pearl Paw Print Charm Bracelet from Bali
Bali Animal Welfare AssociationA beautiful heart charm dangles from a length of cable chain, crafted of sterling silver and accompanied by a cultured pearl and a paw print charm. This charm bracelet is handcrafted by the artisans...
Artist: Bali Animal Welfare Association
Pearl and Silver Pendant Necklace
White Symphony, Pearl and Silver Pendant Necklace
Desi AntariA silvery-white pearl poises on the threshold, as if ready to leap forth from its haven. Desi Antari creates this classically elegant pearl pendant necklace, featuring gleaming sterling silver and a...
Artist: Desi Antari
Heart in Bloom
Sterling Silver and Heart-Shaped Pearl Pendant Necklace
Heart in Bloom, Sterling Silver and Heart-Shaped Pearl Pendant Necklace
Size: 20 to 22 inches
BuanaTrue love makes the heart blossom, as evidenced in this romantic pendant necklace from Balinese artisan Buana. The sterling silver necklace features a heart-shaped cultured mabe pearl in a...
Handmade 925 Silver Cultured Pearl Balinese Dangle Earrings
Ballroom Dance, Handmade 925 Silver Cultured Pearl Balinese Dangle Earrings
Length: 2.4" x 1.3" W x 0.2" D
Ketut SulastriBalinese artisan Ketut Sulastri crafts these earrings in a unique, circular design. The disk is created with an eye-catching design of sterling silver swirls that resemble fine lace. Two white...
Artist: Ketut Sulastri
Amethyst and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from Bali
Sunshine Princes, Amethyst and Cultured Pearl Dangle Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.1" H x 0.6" W x 0.3" D
BuanaThe serene faces of two sunshine princes are hand-carved of bone, featured in a stunning pair of Balinese dangle earrings. Designed by Buana, each earring is crafted with a crown of sterling silver...
Feminine Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Silver Earrings
Blossom Pearl, Feminine Cultured Freshwater Pearl and Silver Earrings
Length: 0.4" x 0.4" W
YingDelicate sterling silver blossoms with a frosty sandblasted finish have a treasure at their center, in the form of snowy white freshwater pearls. The feminine button earrings are the original creation...
Romance in Pink
Romantic Heart Shaped Pink Cultured Mabe Pearl Ring
Romance in Pink, Romantic Heart Shaped Pink Cultured Mabe Pearl Ring
US Ring Size: 9,10
BuanaDelightfully romantic, this sterling silver cocktail ring from Buana in Bali features a naturally pink heart-shaped cultured mabe pearl. The artisan surrounds the pearl with an intricate bead and rope...
Hand Crafted Sterling Silver and Birthstone Flower Charms
Birthday Flowers, Hand Crafted Sterling Silver and Birthstone Flower Charms
Nyoman RenaCelebrate your birthday by choosing one of a dozen floral birthstone charms designed by Bali's Nyoman Rena. Crafted from shining sterling silver, each of the 12 charms features a distinct gemstone...$29.95
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Earrings from Thailand
Elegant Flora, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Earrings from Thailand
Length: 1.7" x 1" W
NareeratFeaturing an impressive array of lapis lazuli, dyed cultured pearl, and petite glass beads, this fascinating pair of beaded dangle earrings adorns the wearer with a cluster of color. Thai artisan...
Saint Patrick's Love
Taxco Cultured Pearl Heart Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Saint Patrick's Love, Taxco Cultured Pearl Heart Pendant Necklace from Mexico
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaInspired by Saint Patrick, Mexican artisan Oscar Figueroa Escorcia designs a striking pendant necklace. Sterling silver hearts form a clover shape at the pendant, hosting a single cultured pearl that...
Gold Plated Cultured Pearl Half-Hoop Dangle Earrings
Royal Hoops, Gold Plated Cultured Pearl Half-Hoop Dangle Earrings
Length: 1.2" x 0.2" W x 0.1" D
Marianela VargasCurling below the ears, two royal half-hoops are crafted of gold plated sterling silver in this pair of earrings by Peru's Marianela Vargas. She adds two glowing white cultured pearls that dangle...
Hand Crafted Cultured Freshwater Pearl Cuff Bracelet
Precious Dewdrops, Hand Crafted Cultured Freshwater Pearl Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6.25" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Wayan NeriTwo silvery white freshwater pearls glow at the ends of this sterling silver cuff bracelet. An ornate floral motif conceals a hinge for easy wear in this handcrafted bracelet by Wayan Neri of Bali.
Artist: Wayan Neri
950 Silver Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Mexico
Curvy Beauty, 950 Silver Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings from Mexico
Length: 1.8" x 0.5" W x 0.3" D
Alon DillerMexican artisan Alon Diller, with an appreciation for contemporary styles, spends his time crafting inspired pieces of jewelry. He presents these contemporary drop earrings, which feature curved...
Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Earrings
Beautiful Glam, Lapis Lazuli and Cultured Pearl Beaded Cluster Earrings
Length: 1.7" x 0.6" W
NareeratFalling below beaded clusters of lapis lazuli, cultured pearl, and glass, two faceted gemstones of white and blue lapis lazuli total 27 carats. Thai artisan Nareerat creates these beautiful earrings...
Beautiful Butterfly in Pink
Cultured Pearl Y-Necklace in Pink from Thailand
Beautiful Butterfly in Pink, Cultured Pearl Y-Necklace in Pink from Thailand
Size: longer than 22 inches
Somluck KomolmithBeaded with lovely pink cultured pearls, this Y-necklace from Thailand is designed and crafted with love by Somluck Komolmith. She crafts two butterflies of 18k rose gold plated brass, studded with...
Artist: Somluck Komolmith
Dragon-Themed Multi-Gemstone Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Dragon Empire, Dragon-Themed Multi-Gemstone Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 1.3" W
BuanaRegal in its beauty, this cuff bracelet is designed by Buana in Bali. Elegant dragons and intricate swirl patterns are handcrafted from sterling silver, framing a face that is carved by hand from...
Blissful Woman in Pink
Cultured Pearl Beaded Long Necklace in Pink from Thailand
Blissful Woman in Pink, Cultured Pearl Beaded Long Necklace in Pink from Thailand
Size: longer than 22 inches
Duanpen TajuninGlowing blissfully, elegant cultured pearls showcase hues of peach, lavender, and white. Thai artisan Duanpen Tajunin designs this glamorous necklace, which can be worn long or wrap-style.
Artist: Duanpen Tajunin
Dark Amazon Nest
Modern Silver Necklace with a Dark Grey Cultured Pearl
Dark Amazon Nest, Modern Silver Necklace with a Dark Grey Cultured Pearl
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Carmen AnocibarA solitary cultured pearl exudes vibrant energy in this magnificent pendant. Carmen Anocibar's design contrasts the pearl's deep grey iridescence with brushed-satin sterling silver ribbons. A sleek...
Artist: Carmen Anocibar
Peach Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Peach Bloom, Peach Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace
Size: 16 to 18 inches
Marianela VargasSterling silver petals cradle a generous round peach-toned cultured freshwater pearl in this pendant necklace. Peruvian artisan Marianela Vargas handcrafts this gorgeous necklace.
Circular Cultured Pearl Link Bracelet from Mexico
Dark Circles, Circular Cultured Pearl Link Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7.75" L (end to end) x 0.8" W
Guillermo ArreguiCrafted of sterling silver, dark circles encircle the wrist in this link bracelet from Mexico. Mexican artisan and designer Guillermo Arregui creates the bracelet, fitting each circle with a glowing...
Artist: Guillermo Arregui
Emerging Beauty in Peach
Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Bali
Emerging Beauty in Peach, Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings from Bali
Size: 1.3" H x 0.3" W x 0.4" D
Dewi PuteraCultured pearls with an elegant beauty emerge from the forms of two Balinese drop earrings. Dewi Putera designs the earrings, crafting them by hand of sterling silver with a combination finish...
Artist: Dewi Putera
Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Anklet from Peru
Leisurely Walk, Cultured Pearl and Sterling Silver Anklet from Peru
Marianela VargasThis lightweight, breezy anklet by Marianela Vargas brings the glowing beauty of cultured pearl. Sterling silver chain connects the pearls for a cool and elegant accessory.
Purity and Elegance
Handcrafted Cultured Pearl Pendant Bracelet from Mexico
Purity and Elegance, Handcrafted Cultured Pearl Pendant Bracelet from Mexico
Size: 7.5" H x 0.1" W x 0.1" D
Oscar Figueroa EscorciaIn celebration of traditional Taxco silversmithing, Oscar Figueroa Escorcia designs a flawless bracelet from Mexico. A sterling silver chain circles the wrist, featuring a handcrafted pendant at the...
Multi-Gemstone Beaded Chakra Anklet from India
Chakra Orbs, Multi-Gemstone Beaded Chakra Anklet from India
Rituu AgarwalRepresenting the seven chakras, beaded gemstones of garnet, carnelian, citrine, quartz, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, and amethyst center a strand of alternating beads of sterling silver and cultured...
Artist: Rituu Agarwal
Long Cultured Pearl and Gemstone Strand Necklace
Sweetness, Long Cultured Pearl and Gemstone Strand Necklace
Size: longer than 22 inches
TipaCool white cultured pearls are punctuated by candy-hued gemstones in this long strand necklace from Tipa in Thailand. The artisan selects blue chalcedony and pink quartz beads for her design, which is...
Sterling Silver Cultured Freshwater Pearl Dangle Earrings
Bulan Hoops, Sterling Silver Cultured Freshwater Pearl Dangle Earrings
Size: 2.1" H x 0.5" W x 0.2" D
Ni Wayan AstitiInvite the classic look of cultured pearl to your jewelry collection with these exquisite earrings. Handcrafted by Ni Wayan Astiti in Bali, they feature sterling silver hoops and six luminous...
Artist: Ni Wayan Astiti
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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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