Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Moon Duo, Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 1.2" W
BuanaMoon lovers rejoice: This exquisite cuff bracelet from Bali's Buana features not one, but two crescent moons carved from white bone. The moons center the sterling silver bracelet, which is encrusted...$179.99
Three Moon Faces
Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
Three Moon Faces, Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Pendant Bracelet
BuanaWorking in sterling silver, Buana in Bali creates this beautiful pendant bracelet. Flanked by faceted blue topaz, the pendant is carefully carved of smooth bone into three faces, representing the...$117.99
Keeper of the Moon
Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Keeper of the Moon, Rainbow Moonstone and Blue Topaz Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 1.5" W
BuanaHand-carved from natural bone, the crescent moon caresses a face at the center of this amazing cuff bracelet from Bali. Buana designs this bracelet, which is handcrafted of sterling silver to feature...$169.99
Crescent Moon Garnet and Bone Pendant Bracelet
Happy Crescent, Crescent Moon Garnet and Bone Pendant Bracelet
Made WardikaHand-carved from a single piece of bone, a crescent moon looks out enigmatically from the pendant of this Balinese bracelet. Made Wardika selects marquise gemstones of faceted garnet that flank the...$49.99
Artist: Made Wardika
Artisan Crafted Amethyst and Bone Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Stellar Embrace, Artisan Crafted Amethyst and Bone Cuff Bracelet from Bali
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 1.4" W
BuanaThe sun and the moon share a loving embrace, carved by hand of bone at the center of this Balinese cuff bracelet. Buana designs it, flanking the center image with three carats of amethyst stones in a...
Hand Carved Bone, Silver, and Gemstone Cuff Bracelet
Moon Empress, Hand Carved Bone, Silver, and Gemstone Cuff Bracelet
Size: 6" L (end to end) x 1.5" W
BuanaSerenely beautiful, the milky face of the moon appears to glow from within. Buana of Bali presents this beautiful cuff bracelet, crafted from sterling silver and set with a cameo of hand-carved cow...$164.99
Moon-Themed Sodalite Charm Bracelet from Peru
Andean Midnight, Moon-Themed Sodalite Charm Bracelet from Peru
Yan Fredy BoliviaDangling from a circular stone of natural sodalite, the gleaming crescent moon is crafted of sterling silver, adorning the wearer with grace in this Peruvian charm bracelet. Yan Fredy Bolivia designs...
Artist: Yan Fredy Bolivia
Ancient Crescent Moons
Natural Amber Crescent Moon Link Bracelet
Ancient Crescent Moons, Natural Amber Crescent Moon Link Bracelet
Size: 7" L (end to end) x 0.4" W
Jacqueline and EddyGolden crescent moons crafted of genuine amber adorn this pretty link bracelet from Mexican artisans Jacqueline and Eddy. The moons are set in polished sterling silver bezels and separated by silver...
Artist: Jacqueline and Eddy
Sterling Silver and Cow Bone Cuff Bracelet
Moon Goddess, Sterling Silver and Cow Bone Cuff Bracelet
Size: 5.75" L (end to end) x 0.7" W
SukartiniA luminous face centers a cuff, its delicate features carved by hand. Surrounded by sterling ropes, it radiates serenity. Sukartini creates a peaceful design of exceptional beauty, transformed into a...$84.99
Moon in the Stars
Deep Blue Agate with Sterling Silver Moon Pendant Bracelet
Moon in the Stars, Deep Blue Agate with Sterling Silver Moon Pendant Bracelet
Size: 6.5" Inner Circ. x 0.2" W
Alejandra AcevesMexican artisan Alejandra Aceves handcrafts a pendant bracelet that captures the feel of a moonlit night sky. Round, smooth beads of agate, deep blue with sparkles like stars, surround a crescent moon...
Artist: Alejandra Aceves
Hand Made Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Barong Moon, Hand Made Blue Topaz and Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Size: 5.5" L (end to end) x 1.6" W
BuanaMoon lovers rejoice: This exquisite cuff bracelet from Bali's Buana features not one, but two crescent moons carved from white bone. A bone barong, or panther-like creature of Balinese myth, centers...$169.99
Golden Huichol Sun
Huichol Sun Motif Blue Beadwork Bracelet
Golden Huichol Sun, Huichol Sun Motif Blue Beadwork Bracelet
Size: 6.5" L (end to end) x 1.8" W
Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and TraditionSending our exuberant rays, the golden sun shines in a sky of blue violet, black and iridescent purple. Artisans of the Huichol Center for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts combine tiny seed...
Crescent of Beauty
Crescent Moon Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet
Crescent of Beauty, Crescent Moon Reconstituted Turquoise Beaded Bracelet
Size: 7" Inner Circ. x 0.3" W
Alejandra AcevesCentering this stretch bracelet, the lovely face of the crescent moon is crafted in sterling silver. Mexican artisan Alejandra Aceves designs this lunar bracelet, which circles the wrist with colorful...
Artist: Alejandra Aceves
Moon and Sun
Gold Accented Moon and Sun Charm Bracelet
Moon and Sun, Gold Accented Moon and Sun Charm Bracelet
Carlos MuñozThe sun rises and sets, the moon waxes and wanes. Interpreting the beauty of the night sky in silver, Carlos Muñoz fashions each charm in exquisite detail. He crafts a bracelet of celestial allure...
Artist: Carlos Muñoz
Brown Moons and Roses
Handmade Brown Leather Crescent Moon and Rose Charm Bracelet
Brown Moons and Roses, Handmade Brown Leather Crescent Moon and Rose Charm Bracelet
KhanitthaRoses and moon charms made of 950 silver glide along loops of brown leather cord. Khanittha of Thailand designs and handcrafts this bracelet, an accessory you can pair with both casual and more dressy...
Black Moons and Roses
Thai Handmade Moon and Rose Charm Bracelet with Leather Cord
Black Moons and Roses, Thai Handmade Moon and Rose Charm Bracelet with Leather Cord
KhanitthaRoses and crescent moon charms made of 950 silver glide along loops of black leather cord. Khanittha of Thailand designs and handcrafts this bracelet, an accessory you can pair with both casual and...
Silver Button and Pale Green Macrame on Leather Bracelet
Hemlock Suns, Silver Button and Pale Green Macrame on Leather Bracelet
SiripornThe lovely design of this bracelet is by Thailand's Siriporn. She crafts the wristband by hand, surrounding the tan leather bracelet with hemlock green macramé. The bracelet fastens at one of two...$29.99
Handmade Cuff Bracelet with Gemstones, Bone, and Silver
Moon Queen, Handmade Cuff Bracelet with Gemstones, Bone, and Silver
Size: 6" Inner Circ. x 1.5" W
BuanaCrowned with stars, the milky face of the moon appears to glow from within. Buana of Bali presents this beautiful cuff bracelet, crafted from sterling silver and set with a cameo of hand-carved cow...$164.99
Sun and Moon Bracelets(18 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Sun and Moon 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 Sun and Moon Bracelets
Moon Duo Cuff Bracelet
This bracelet is too Gorgeous for words!! Soooo much detail in the silver work!! Carved double moons are stunning!! Rainbow moonstones and blue topaz are perfect!!! I love unique jewelry and this definitely is unique!!! Such a head turner!!! Incredibly well made and sturdy bracelet!! As pictured!!!
Gorgeous and unique
This is a very substantial bracelet. A bit big f pi r my smaller wrist but doesnt fall of. Beautiful I love it
My bracelet is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much in your gift of art. I will treasure it always. sheri
Buana Handmade jewelry
"Since joining you in 2006, a lot has changed in my life. I now own a house… and this has been completely life-changing. One thing I can do to repay this is to give you my very best work."
My name is I Wayan Buana. I was born in Sukawati, Bali in 1974. My father was a civil servant while my mother was a food seller. I'm the oldest child of four children. I remember my childhood was so happy. My parents really loved and took care of their children well.... read more