Nautical Earrings(27 items)
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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 Nautical Earrings
Lovely Drop Earrings
The workmanship on these drop earrings is exquisite.Their style, almost like a modern Art Deco, works well with various modes of dress. I know that I ll wear these often. When I first saw these earrings, I saw the talent of Mr. Wijayana. I will definitely be looking at his other works.
These earrings are for my Granddaughter?s thirteenth birthday. These earrings will always be a special reminder of this special birthday. The craftsmanship is flawless.
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Ive been fascinated by octopuses ever since reading The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery. Theres no shortage of octopus-themed jewelry, but these appealed to me most, and when they arrived, they looked even better than in the photos. Ive been wearing them every day since!
Oscar Figueroa Escorcia Sterling silver jewelry
"My collections are based in the origin and traditions of our culture - some are entirely classic, while others also incorporate highly stylized elements."
“I now have more than 30 years as a jewelry designer; silverwork is iconic where I live in Taxco, Guerrero. I am very passionate about my work, and it gives me an incredible pleasure to capture the traditions that have given us identity, through a creation in... read more
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Taxco Sterling Silver Seashell Dangle Earrings from Mexico, "Mediterranean Shells"$34.99
Gleaming with intricate patterns, two sterling silver seashells form this pair of dangle earrings from Mexico. Oscar Figueroa Escorcia designs the earrings, which carry on the tradition of Taxco silversmithing.