Calcite Necklaces(190 items)
Welcome to our Calcite 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 Calcite Necklaces
Moon & Starlight, pendant necklace is eye catching even though appears small and delicate. The cultured pearl is illuminance. The silver crescent is stamped with motif that is traditional of the Thai hill tribes. Happy with purchase.
My friend is going to love this!
How can I explain how pretty it is and how meaningful it will be to my friend? It is so beautifully made and so carefully packaged...I am really impressed. Thank you so much for having this gift available for me to choose and my friend to receive.
This beauty of this necklace is incredible, especially with the matching earrings and bracelet! Their design is truly special and I will enjoy these pieces for a very long time!
Nareerat Hand crafted gemstone and pearl jewelry
"To create my jewelry, I like to sit in the middle of the materials – colorful stones and pearls in many shapes. Nature is a reference for my designs."
"I have opened a small workshop to create handmade jewelry made of gemstones... read more
Popular Calcite Necklaces
Multi-gemstone chakra necklace, "Well-Being"$29.99
From Rituu's chakra jewelry collection, this hand-knotted necklace captivates with glistening gems, each associated with a chakra. There are seven chakra or energy vortexes in the body, and their alignment results in a sense of well-being with gemstones aiding the process. They are always present in multiples of seven, and for this beige necklace Rituu includes onyx, carnelian, tiger's eye, lapis, amethyst, amazonite, clear and rose quartz. The clear and light purple stones are associated with the 7th chakra (awareness and wisdom); the purple, violet and indigo gems with the 6th chakra (insight and perception), and the blue or light blue with the 5th, that of communication and truth. Green and pink stones are for love and compassion, linked to the heart, on the 4th chakra. For inner power and will, the 3rd chakra is associated with yellow gems, whereas emotion and sexuality are linked to red and orange gems for the 2nd chakra. Black gems are used to stimulate the 1st chakra, that of stability and security. Hematite beads help pull the sliding knot to the desired length.
Hand Crafted Necklace with Brass and Blue Calcite Elephants, "Blue Elephant Charm"$47.99
By Tiraphan Hasub in Thailand, this delightful necklace hosts beads and charms. Gleaming brass spheres, jingling bells and golden elephants mingle with blue calcite, all knotted by hand on a slender brown cord.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and... read more