Topaz Necklace(31 items)
Welcome to Novica's Topaz Necklace Collection! Please take a moment to explore our topaz necklaces showcased below:
The Village Council
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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 Topaz Necklace
Dolphin Harmony, is a flat pendant on a round chain. The chain complements the silver decoration on the dolphins. The silver decoration is carried on to the back. The decoration on the front will look like the photo depending on how the light hits it. Nevertheless, the silver decoration makes for an interesting texture. The tiny blue topaz stone, even though, does not sparkle, does add to character and texture to a flat design. The reconstituted turquoise stone is a little darker which is okay. Pendant hangs somewhat low, looks good at chain length, but may depend on cut and color of top of outfit to be well coordinated. I like the overall graceful shape of the pendant. The pendant is pretty. Happy with purchase.
Gorgeous dolphin pendant!
I applaud Mr. Krainer?s artistry and craftsmanship on this pendant. I have seen smaller, less detailed pendants for $180! Not only is the detail on the front gorgeous - the back has a beautiful filagree design that allows you to see the larimar there as well. Few artists demonstrate such care and detail on the back of a pendant! It is not too heavy and just the right size if you don?t want a huge pendant. This was given to me as a birthday present. I chose this over the inferior and overpriced pendants in department stores because of the attention to detail and knowing that this purchase will help Mr. Krainer?s work. This certainly would make a great heirloom piece.
This was a present for my daughter. It arrived quickly and has a brushed silver finish. It is really pretty and she loves it.
Sarote Lochotinunt Wood and silver jewelry
"I believe in giving others and myself the opportunity to learn and move forward steadily."
"My name is Sarote and I'm from Bangkok, where I grew... read more
Popular Topaz Necklace
Circular Faceted Topaz Pendant Necklace from Thailand, "Blue Brilliance"$79.99
Weighing over eight carats, a single stone of faceted topaz sparkles with blue hues at the center of this necklace from Thailand. Michael Krainer designs the necklace, which adorns the wearer on a sterling silver ball chain.
Larimar and Sterling Silver Leaping Dolphin Pendant Necklace, "Dolphin Leap"$99.95
Let this playful dolphin leap into your heart. In this pendant necklace handcrafted by Thai artisan Michael Krainer, the dolphin's body is larimar set in sterling silver, with faceted white topaz and sterling silver dots in its tail and a faceted black spinel gemstone for its eye.
Sterling Silver Reconstituted Turquoise Dolphin Necklace, "'Dolphin Harmony'"$127.99
Bali artist Kadek Hendra hand crafts this exquisite 925 sterling silver necklace featuring a pendant with two dolphins, reconstituted turquoise stone and blue topaz gemstones. The pendant hangs from a sterling silver naga chain with an ornately detailed clasp.
Gemini Zodiac Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver and Topaz, "Constellation: Gemini"$47.99
Etched in brushed silver, the constellation Gemini graces this pendant necklace from Thai artisan Sarote Lochotinunt. The 'twins' Castor and Pollux, the brightest stars in Gemini, are both adorned with a sparkling white topaz. The pendant is centered on a waxed nylon cord.
People born under the sign of Gemini (May 22 - June 21) are considered to be quick-minded, energetic, and indecisive, with a need for variety and excitement.
.925 Sterling silver
The Topaz Necklace
Topaz occurs in a range of colors. The clear gemstone is thought to take its name from the Sanskrit tapas, meaning "fire." Blue topaz is linked to spiritual growth and creative expression, and is the Texas state gemstone. The traditional November birthstone, yellow topaz is a symbol of friendship and the state stone for Utah.
Novica's topaz necklace comes in a variety of styles. From the chain and pendant necklace to sumptuous beaded necklaces, topaz goes everywhere with refinement and style. Naturally, you'll find topaz bracelets, rings and earrings to complement them, all designed and crafted by hand.
Our Topaz Necklace Collection is meticulously created by talented artisans and silversmiths from around the world. The majority of these necklaces incorporate sterling silver settings with topaz accents. They are available in a wide range of designs and styles, including trendy chokers and Y necklaces for your enjoyment.