Garnet Bracelets(252 items)
Welcome to Novica's Garnet Bracelet Gallery! We hope you enjoy our lovely garnet bracelets below:
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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 Garnet Bracelets
Garnet leaves bracelet,Garnet leaves bracelet
This is gorgeous! I love it! Features a lobster clasp, which I much prefer over toggle clasps--those tend to fall off, but the lobster clasps stay clasped nicely. Wouldnt want to lose such a beautiful bracelet! I saved up for a long time for this--my present to myself! ,This is gorgeous! I love it! Features a lobster clasp, which I much prefer over toggle clasps--those tend to fall off, but the lobster clasps stay clasped nicely. Wouldnt want to lose such a beautiful bracelet! I saved up for a long time for this--my present to myself!
Adding to my collection
I bought this bracelet to go with a pendant I received last year as a present. I received in the time period that the email said it would. It looks even better in person. It is a sturdy bracelet without being heavy. It complements my pendant very nicely. I love the work of Komang Suastra. His items are lovely and and the details are amazing. Well worth the cost. Good knowing that I am helping someone to be self-sufficient as well.
Neeru Goel Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"Collecting jewelry and gemstones has been my passion ever since childhood."
The artistry of Neeru Goel has been featured in Depth magazine.
Popular Garnet Bracelets
Black Cultured Pearl and Garnet Hill Tribe Starfish Bracelet, "Dark Starfish Love"$47.99
Matta 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 craftsmanship of the Thailand's hill tribe silversmiths.
Multi-Gemstone Sterling Silver Bracelet from India, "Colorful Charm"$34.99
A multi-gem linked strand of onyx, garnet, rainbow moonstone, and amethyst is displayed along sterling silver cable chain in this charming bracelet from India. Neetu Barathi designs this bracelet, which culminates in two round charms; one is crafted entirely of sterling silver and features a combination of finishes, while the other frames a labradorite gemstone with high-polish sterling silver.
Artisan Crafted Carved Bone and Silver Cuff with Garnets, "Jungle Princess"$149.99
Surrounded by curling vines, the face of a princess emerges. Her serene visage is carved from smooth cow bone and she wears an ornate crown that is centered by a one-carat garnet teardrop. Additional garnets adorn the surrounding wire motifs.
Hand Made Jade and Garnet Gemstone Beaded Bracelet, "Honey Jade"$39.99
Thai artisan Tipa hand threads the honey-colored jade beads on this sweet beaded bracelet in warm hues. The jade beads are crafted with a subtle lotus flower motif, and alternate with tiny round garnet gemstones on a stretchable elastic cord.
The Garnet Bracelet
The Maya, Aztecs and Inca, as well as Native Americans and certain African tribes used garnet to enhance the potency of fire. Heirs to their country's beliefs and customs, today's jewelrysmiths showcase this mythical gem in silver necklaces, bracelets, cufflinks and rings.
Garnet is predominantly featured in diverse Indian customs, such as bullets in the rebellion of 1892, believing in the severity of its effects. In eastern India, people would rub garnet on themselves to obtain the gem's glowing qualities. In the arts, garnet is crushed for its color in Patachitra paintings and to decorate jewelry boxes.