Good Luck Necklaces(58 items)
Welcome to our Good Luck 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 Luck Necklaces
You cannot but help admire the craftsmanship that went into this delightful, airy piece of jewellery.
Love this!. Pendant is substantial, as is the chain. Solid feel, but not too heavy. Open work continues on the back. Absolutely beautiful.
My maya wisdom
Exactly what I was looking for! Wonderful,light green,mottled jade stones - they catch the eyes. The geometric shape of the stones gives a specific,unique maya impression what I really love but the small size and the precise cut of them makes the necklace fine and femenine. Maya and fine... Ancient and modern... Perfect combination! Thank you Jimenez Family!
Jantana Sterling silver jewelry
"Now that our parents have retired, they have more time to visit us. They are so happy that we are carrying on their silver jewelry tradition!"
Popular Good Luck Necklaces
Sterling Silver and Reconstituted Turquoise Necklace, "Chelonia Turtle"$97.99
Symbol of patience and wisdom, a chelonian turtle centers this fascinating necklace by Nyoman Rena. It is crafted by hand of sterling silver with elaborate detail, featuring a reconstituted turquoise shell to resemble the green hue that makes Chelonia turtles unique.
.925 Sterling silver
Unique Sterling Silver Pendant Jade Necklace, "Green Sacred Quetzal"$104.99
Resplendent in sterling silver, the quetzal bird was believed to be the god of air by the ancient Maya. Today it is Guatemala's national symbol. Classed as a near threatened species, a quetzal hides behind a green jade pendant. Zandra Lorena Sajbin handcrafts her original necklace in honor of ancient traditions.
.925 Sterling silver
Chalcedony and Silver Pendant Necklace, "Turtle Wisdom"$59.99
Blue chalcedony glows with fabled elegance on a turtle necklace from India's Shanker. Symbolizing endurance and strength, the turtle pendant is crafted by hand with chalcedony and sterling silver with a hammered finish.
.925 Sterling silver.
Four Leaf Clover Amazonite Necklace, "Lucky You"$117.99
Wish yourself luck with this excellent necklace from Peruvian designers Sandra and Lily. The necklace features a pendant that consists of a bezel-set stone of amazonite and a sterling silver four-leaf clover. The pendant centers a sterling silver cable chain. The artisans complete their original design with a toggle clasp and their trademark.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and... read more