Labradorite Necklace(97 items)
Welcome to Novica's Labradorite Necklace Collection! Please enjoy our selection of intriguing labradorite necklaces:
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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 Labradorite Necklace
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.
Beautiful and well made long necklace of varying shades of blue. Can be worn with Jeans or dressed up. I think it looks especially nice against a plain black or dark gray top. I have not tried it with white yet but it would really pop. Love it.
Neetu Barathi Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"What I like best about this craft is how it takes my mind in different directions to come up with new designs... I hope to keep going until I touch the sky!"
"When I started, I knew nothing about this art. I... read more
Popular Labradorite Necklace
Multi Gemstones on Gold Plated Long Station Necklace, "Color and Fantasy"
Thailand's Saranarat conjures a feast of color and fantasy with the design of this station necklace. The cheerful glow of enhanced ruby, blue apatite, yellow citrine, lilac amethyst, and orange carnelian are in perfect harmony with blue kyanite, iridescent labradorite, and translucent smoky quartz. 24k gold plated beads add an elegant touch of distinction to this long necklace. The necklace is long enough to wrap twice around the neck.
.925 Sterling silver
Amethyst and Labradorite Pendant Necklace from India, "Aurora Blossom"
Exuding elegance and grace, this pendant necklace presented by Neeru Goel of India features iridescent labradorite and an impressive 12 carats of amethyst. This sterling silver necklace is formed by joining delicate links together to create this radiant accessory.
Gold Plated Labradorite Station Necklace from India, "Misty Grace"$37.99
Encircling the neck with two strands of cable chain, this graceful necklace is designed by Vivek Nathany in India. One chain is accented by stations of natural labradorite and gold plated beads, while the shorter chain is centered by a labradorite pendant.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and... read more
Labradorite is known as the "black rainbow" gem that unleashes the imagination of talented artisans around the world. In Thailand, labradorite is favored in leather bracelets and necklaces of hill tribe inspiration. Labradorite creates a stunning contrast in carnelian necklaces worthy of admiration.
Skilled silversmiths in India treasure the uniqueness of labradorite necklaces in a variety of styles, including strands and chokers. Their timeless elegance can be admired by many as original handmade gifts.