Amazonite Bracelets(36 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Amazonite Bracelet Collection that NOVICA artisans have crafted for you:
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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 jewelers creativity while art glass beads and pendants can be made from discarded bottles. Some artisans reclaim precious silver from photographic negatives. Colorful magazine pages can become tightly-rolled beads protected by a coat of varnish. Always creative, artists craft their bracelets out of innovative, eco-conscious materials.
Handmade womens bracelets each have their own unique characteristics. Color, texture, size and design all vary. Often, the technique alone will tell you, for example, hand-knotted, braided or woven bracelets. Leather bracelets with cutout motifs or embossing are usually crafted by hand.Thai jewelry by Karen silversmiths shows hand-stamped geometric or floral motifs and beads are usually made of fine silver, which is more malleable than sterling. Similarly, filigree jewelry is a meticulous handcrafted process. Most bracelets with natural, sustainable or recycled materials are handmade. Even some of the most sophisticated and modern gold and silver may be signed by the artist who made it.The most common indicator that a bracelet is handmade is the detailed and intricate design. Novica artisans demonstrate their techniques in the many videos on www.novica.com youll find the links on their product descriptions and also on the artisan bio page.
Traditional bracelet-making techniques have been passed down over generations around the world. Womens bracelets in gold and silver are usually crafted with the lost wax technique. The image is sculpted in wax and enveloped in a mold materia. As molten gold or silver is poured into the mold, the wax image melts and the metal takes its place. However coiling fine strands of metal results in Andean filigree jewelry. Balinese artistry applies polished spirals and tendrils as well as tiny globes known as jawan to sleek silver jewelry. And a few contemporary artisans even weave or crochet the slender silver strands.Jade was highly prized by the Maya and still has an important place in modern Guatemalan jewelry. Amber from the rich mines in southern Mexico adorns the womens bracelets, necklaces, and earrings of the area. Macrame and beading are popular everywhere for boho style. And West Africas handmade beadwork is renowned the world over.
Womens bracelets carried immense cultural significance in ancient times and they still do. In Perus pre-Hispanic societies, gold represented the sun, and jewelry indicated social status and identity, as it also did among the Maya of Mexico and Central America. In India, bangles or kangans showed a woman was married and are a part of the 16 adornments customarily worn by a Hindu bride. Traditional West African beads are a sign of cultural identity. Each one has a meaning and tells a story.Today, womens bracelets are still culturally significant. In India, jewelry often depicts religious symbols and meditative mantras. Balinese bracelets may also depict dragons, thought to be the protectors of the gods, or the Hindu Barong deity, also a protection symbol. Motifs stamped into Karen hill tribe silver encourage living in harmony with nature. The hand-knotted bracelets of Guatemala symbolize friendship but evolved from a silent protest for loved ones missing during the countrys armed conflict. Today, friends each tie a bracelet on the others arm and make a wish. The bracelet is worn until it wears out and falls off so the wish will come true.
Silver, gold, brass and copper have been popular for thousands of years and are often set with colorful gemstones. Artisans in different regions of the world take advantage of unique local resources, such as Brazilian golden grass, leather and coconut shell from Thailand, and carved bone jewelry from Bali. Intricate openwork carving, known as jali, can be seen in bangles from India. West Africa has a long tradition of beadwork, with beautiful beads made from recycled glass and even plastic becoming popular in recent years.
Featured Reviews on Amazonite Bracelets
My granddaughter is delighted with this unusual bracelet. The workmanship is beautiful and the entire piece is very loved!
A colorful bracelet to wear.
This is an extremely pretty bracelet and also quite unusual. It displays the chakra colors in a doubled band, instead of a single one. I like that very much. I also like that the size is adjustable. It is a pleasure to wear.
Siriporn Hand-knotted gemstone bracelets
"Small grass flowers growing beside the road, the caterpillar on the tree brunch… butterflies. All of these serve as inspiration to create my jewelry."
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Popular Amazonite Bracelets
Multi-gemstone chakra bracelet, "Well-Being"$19.99
From Rituu's chakra jewelry collection, this hand-knotted bracelet captivates with glistening gems, each associated with a chakra. There are seven chakra or energy vortexes in the body, and their alignment results in a sense of well-being, with gemstones aiding the process. They are always present in multiples of seven, and for this necklace Rituu includes onyx, carnelian, tiger's eye, lapis, amethyst, amazonite, and rose quartz. The clear and light purple stones are associated with the 7th chakra (awareness and wisdom); the purple, violet and indigo gems with the 6th chakra (insight and perception), and the blue or light blue with the 5th chakra, that of communication and truth. Green and pink stones for love and compassion, linked to the heart, are on the 4th chakra. For inner power and will, the 3rd chakra is associated with yellow gems whereas emotion and sexuality are linked to red and orange gems for the 2nd chakra. Black gems are used to stimulate the 1st chakra, that of stability and security. Hematite beads help pull the sliding knot to the desired length.
Multi-Gemstone Beaded Cord Bracelet with Karen Silver, "Rainbow Sunset"
Thailand's Samart Takham twists waxed polyester cord, then hand-strings a rainbow of faceted beads that flank a pleated 950 Karen hill tribe 950 silver bead pendant. She uses faceted labradorite, tourmaline, lapis lazuli, amazonite, quartz, rainbow moonstone, and quartz beads to represent the ever-changing colors of the sunset, with a single amethyst bead gracing the end of the extender chain.
Gemstone chakra bracelet, "Inner Balance"$37.99
Knotted by hand on macrame cords, gemstones represent the seven chakras. The word means "wheel" and refers to the points of spiritual and physical energy in the human body. Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red represent the crown, brow, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral and root, and each is linked to a different mantra. By Rituu in India, this beautiful bracelet combines amethyst, lapis lazuli, pale blue amazonite and rose quartz with golden tiger's eye, carnelian and onyx. It is designed to foster balance and harmony in life. The bracelet can be adjusted in length by sliding the knot along the cords, and hematite adorns each end.