Gold Plated Necklaces(428 items)
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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.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and brass all provide durability as well as beauty. Artisans also utilize local materials that can include coconut shells, bamboo, bright African print fabrics, ceramic beads, natural amber, carved bone and bull horn. Both Peru and Mexico have rich silver mines and silver is used for traditional jewelry as well as contemporary designs.
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 Gold Plated Necklaces
So very beautiful it hurt my eyes to look at it
I had been looking at this necklace for a long time and knew this artist did impeccable work. So I planned during a sale to use every credit I had to make it as affordable as possible. Labradorites luminescense is hard to pick up in photos, so dont be fooled that this is just a translucent grey stone. This necklace has very nice quality stones which shimmer in light with gorgeous silvery, grey-blue hues. Wearing an entire necklace of these stones is like creating a constant, subtle light show. I am so glad I was able to order one before they sold out. This necklace is continuous and slips on over the head. It hangs to a nice length, not too short or long. The gold vermeil wires are expertly twisted and create a striking contrast with the grey-blue stones. This goes down as one of the finest pieces of jewelry I have purchased from Novica and will be forever treasured.
Happy wife; Happy life
My wife of 44 years was very happy with this Valentine gift of the necklace and matching earrings. Thank you Novica and to the artesano who beautifully crafted this jewelry.
Gorgeous and artistic!
I needed a perfect gift for my beloved daughter-in-laws graduation and this magnificent necklace was absolutely the right choice. I looked at many websites searching for a piece of Roman glass set in a necklace - and this was by far the best piece of this type of the many I looked at. Not only that - it was less expensive than other Roman glass jewelry offerings.
Giuliana Valz-Gen Silver filigree jewelry
"In a way, my work deals with the richness of nature. My motivation comes from a desire to complement female beauty with my designs, which are infused with Peruvian artistry."
“I am Giuliana Valz Gen Rivera. If my friends and close family had to describe me, I am more than sure they would say that I am a staunch and fair woman, a woman impatient with what I hope to achieve both personally and professionally.
“Since I was a... read more
Popular Gold Plated Necklaces
Mixed Finish Sterling and Gold Plated Necklaces (Set of 3), "Glamorous Medley"$99.95
Change up your look in an instant with this stylish set of three chain necklaces by Giuliana Valz-Gen in Peru. The popcorn-style box chains are presented in three different finishes — polished sterling silver, "burnt" or oxidized silver, and 21k yellow gold plated silver. They close with spring ring clasps.
Gold Plated Gemstone Necklace with Prasiolite and Amethyst, "Golden Age"$260.10
The golden age of Indian jewelry arrived with the Mughal emperors in the 16th century. From turban to toe, rulers and their courtiers wore countless gemstones. So-called "sumptuary laws" even prevented anyone who wasn't a member of the royal family from wearing jewels. This necklace captures a small facet of that splendor with a collection of dazzling gems encircled in 14k gold plated sterling silver. Blue topaz, amethyst, prasiolite and smoky quartz are joined in an intriguing and subtle color combination.