Bollywood Necklaces(112 items)
Welcome to our Bollywood Necklace Collection, each piece crafted by NOVICA artisans who carry on ancestral traditions in contemporary designs.
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Handmade necklaces are incomparable works of wearable art. Each one is unique in shape, color, size and design. Artisans from across the globe offer their own distinctive style of craftsmanship. In India, the vibrant colored gemstones have become a signature fashion statement. Balinese jewelry is characterized by ornate sterling tendrils set with tiny silver spheres. In Brazil, womens necklaces are often sleek and contemporary, with gemstones chosen for their particular energies. Many jewelry designs from Bali and Central America feature hand-knotted macram, such as that used in Guatemalas popular friendship bracelets. Handmade finishes may show variations in metal patterns. No two natural gemstones share the same characteristics. Each necklace holds its own individualistic sense of beauty, making it evident that it was crafted by hand. Some even bear the artisans signature.
Sustainable necklaces are designed with reusable materials, and each culture makes use of the objects and materials most readily at hand. For example, many Andean, Central American and Thai artists use repurposed wood. West African artisans use recycled paper, and beads of recycled glass or plastic. In Thailand, Mexico and Bali, coconut shells are often used. Indian artists sometimes repurpose silk from saris. And Brazilian artists collect discarded zippers and soda pop-tops to crochet into stunning, eco-friendly designs.
Many artisans the world over work in lost wax. They sculpt the image they want in wax, encase it in a mold, and pour molten silver or gold into it. The wax melts and flows out, leaving only the precious metal. However some artisans in Peru specialize in handmade silver and gold filigree, and some Balinese necklaces feature chains that are handwoven from slender metal strands. Karen hill tribe artisans in Thailand often use manual tools to stamp decorative motifs on fine silver. Other techniques include macram, beaded or gemstone strands, hammered metals, and carved wood or bone.
Womens necklaces are versatile and come in many styles and lengths. They can be layered or worn alone as a statement piece. Many designs go with everything from jeans to office wear or an evening out on the town. The best thing about jewelry is that its a customizable form of expression that provides a sense of luxury and individuality.
When assessing the workmanship of a necklace, its helpful to pay attention to certain characteristics. For example, quality necklaces are balanced designs that rest comfortably around the neck. Clasps are secure and work well, and gemstones and beads are properly set. The precious metals should be nicely finished, and beads should not be too tightly strung. Well-made necklaces reflect excellent craftsmanship and attractive materials.
Each culture celebrates its rich jewelry-making history through specific symbols and styles. For example, traditional West African beads, which adorn many necklaces from the region, each have a story and a specific occasion when they are worn. Others may feature the Ghanian adinkra symbols, which convey popular wisdom. In ancient Andean civilizations, the leaders apparel and jewelry showed their rank and also incorporated religious symbols. Similarly, necklaces from Bali often depict deities from the Hindu pantheon. In India, a womans jewelry is linked to her status in society and may depict Hindu gods as well as mantra symbols such as the omkara, the root of all sounds and the emblem of the Most High. Angel necklaces and harmony ball necklaces are often worn by pregnant women in Bali and in Mexico. The pendant makes a delicate bell sound, thought to soothe the mother and the baby she is carrying. Some believe it summons a guardian angel, thus making it a symbol of loving protection.
Featured Reviews on Bollywood Necklaces
Eye Catching Pendant
I have purchased quite a few pieces by Neeru Goel and this is one of my favorites. A friend calls this my angel pendant because the silver work reminds her of an angel. The stone is polished, smooth, and a stand out example of true carnelian color. It is a good size but not overpowering. Nice for both casual or dressier wear. Looks great on a black top or with a summer tan!
This statement piece plays with you. If you glance quickly, its dull brown. The flashes of blue from the labradorite are striking. Best of all, it sits beautifully on my neck and length can be adjusted slightly for clothing variations.
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 Bollywood Necklaces
Hand Crafted Women's Sterling Silver Peridot Jewelry, "Sunflower Green"$69.99
Radiant with green intrigue, a necklace takes the form of a sunflower. In this original design by Neeru Goel, the pendant features sterling silver settings, embellished with 10 carats of peridot gems, which represent August´s birthstone.
.925 Sterling silver
Onyx Choker Sterling Silver Necklace Handmade India, "Regal India"
Neeru Goel shares the legendary elegance of Indian design with this mesmerizing necklace. It is crafted by hand featuring ornate sterling silver cylinders and spacers. Onyx teardrops create a fascinating contrast with their dark translucent glow.
.925 Sterling silver.
Purple Turquoise and Amethyst Handmade Necklace from India, "Dew Blossom"
Caressed by sterling leaves, purple composite turquoise gems nestle in silver settings. They mingle with faceted amethyst totaling 3 carats. Crafted by hand, this extraordinary necklace is designed by India's Neeru Goel.
.925 Sterling silver
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and... read more