Good Fortune Necklaces(26 items)
Welcome to our Good Fortune 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 Good Fortune Necklaces
Very surprised and pleased with my purchase!
I was very impressed with the process of my first purchase. I had some concerns because I was unfamiliar with this organization. From the order confirmation to the delivery it was efficient and reassuring. The necklace is very beautiful and exceeded my expectations. As I learned more about this organization and the very skilled artists I was so pleased to know how it began and how it is making these great works available. I will recommend this site to friends and family and continue to support the great work that it does. Thanks to all who have made it available to us.
More beautiful than the picture
Very solid. The details are amazing in the silver work. The moonstones are a pretty iridescent blue/grey in color. I will definitely be looking to buy from this artist again.
My new favorite necklace!
The pendant is stunning & beautifully crafted. Love the chain that came with it. Arrived very nicely packaged. I am very pleased!
Alok Jain Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"My journey into handicrafts has been great, yet the highlight came in 1995, when the Sultan of Brunei placed an order for my designs!"
Lately, I have been much more involved in the... read more
Popular Good Fortune Necklaces
Artistic Hamsa Pendant Necklace in Horn and Black Leather, "Hamsa Art"$47.99
Andi Rachmansyah transforms buffalo horn into a beautiful or the pendant. The Balinese artisan's excellent carving skills are evident in the detailed artistry that adorns the Hamsa hand. In Jewish and Muslim traditions, Fatima or Miriam's hand is regarded as a good luck amulet and protector from wrath, catastrophe and jealousy. The black pendant is worn on a black braided leather cord.
Artisan Jewelry Moonstone and Sterling Silver Necklace, "Dancing Moonlight"$79.99
The luminous mystique of rainbow moonstone lends its enchantment to a beautiful necklace. Clasped in sterling silver beams, the gem is thought to protect women, and is a sacred stone of the moon goddess. India's Alok Jain presents this original necklace.
.925 Sterling silver
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