Modern Earrings(1,354 items)
Welcome to NOVICA's Modern Earrings Showcase! We hope you enjoy exploring our beautiful selection of modern earrings below:
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
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.
Featured Reviews on Modern Earrings
The photos do not do these earrings justice
These earrings are, in a word, lovely. Interesting design, beautifully crafted, just the right size. I am so glad that I ordered them. They have become an immediate favorite.
These make a statement but in a you can wear them everyday way. Just the right size, not too big, not too small. I love them!
Desi Antari Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"My mom and my dad have been good teachers in crafting jewelry. They taught me how to make it, to be patient... to feel the passion, feel the satisfaction, to do it with my heart."
I was born in a village known for its silverwork. Seeing... read more
Popular Modern Earrings
Modern Taxco Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings from Mexico, "Modern Perfection"
Working in the tradition of Taxco silversmithing, Mexican artisan Oscar Figueroa Escorcia designs a modern pair of dangle earrings. Two sterling silver baubles are cradled by gleaming wishbone shapes, and a combination of finishes creates an elegant gleam.
Geometric Cat Sterling Silver Stud Earrings from Thailand, "Cat Lover"$34.99
For the cat lover in you, these stud earrings are designed by Thai artisan Sarote Lochotinunt. He crafts each one from sterling silver, forming the cat's face with geometric shapes that are accentuated by a brushed-satin finish that gleams in the light.
Modern 18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Drop Earrings, "Urban Minimalism"$37.95
With a gently curved shape and a brushed satin finish, these modern, minimalist earrings can make a statement on their own or pair just as elegantly with more exuberant pieces in your jewelry collection. Handcrafted of 18k gold plate and sterling silver by Desi Antari in Bali.
Sterling silver ear cuff earrings (Pair), "Sleek Filigree"
From Wadarat Supasirisuk, these ear cuffs contrast minimalism with filigree-like lace. The silver pair slips on to the ear and can be worn together or separately. Each modern earring features a polished finish.
.925 Sterling silver