Brazilian Earrings(216 items)
Welcome to the Brazilian Earring Collection at NOVICA.
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
While modern shapes and patterns may be new, earrings have actually been in existence for more than 7,000 years. In ancient cultures throughout Asia and Northern Africa, these pieces were traditionally worn by the wealthy elite who relied on accoutrements to communicate their status and position in society. In the Mesoamerican region of what is now Central America, earrings had religious significance and were worn by both men and women to honor pre-Hispanic deities. In ancient Peru, leaders adorned themselves in ceremonial garb, including earrings, which may have been used to indicate rank, function, religious codes, as well as emblems of power and prestige. Throughout history, earrings have been markers of social position and identity. While we may forget that this tremendous history lies behind a pair of modern earrings, global artisans work to keep ancient traditions alive.
Attention to detail, patience and expert craftsmanship are the essential ingredients that go into every pair of traditional earrings. Whether the style involves hand-beading, copal wood carving, metal work, fabric or filigree, processes often date back generations, and are handed down through families and artisan communities. One of the oldest methods of earring-making is jewelry casting. It is an art form that has been in existence for thousands of years. From the time that ancient civilizations learned to melt metal, they have been pouring molten gold and silver into cavities of stone, plaster, sand, and cuttlefish bone. Once hardened, castings were then broken free from their encasings and tooled into shape. While much has changed since these primitive forays, much remains the same. Around the world, artisans still use metal casting as an important process in jewelry making. Many cultures also make use of metal threads in their jewelry. Silver alloy, for example, is made in sheets or fine threads using a range of tools. Filigree, a delicate and beautiful art form, uses a process of weaving thin metal threads into a particular pattern or design. Regardless of the method of production, each pair of traditional earrings reflects the artisans unique vision combined with processes passed down through generations.
Featured Reviews on Brazilian Earrings
Pretty. A pair is hard to close and open. But prefer this over clamp that opens and you loose an earing.
I love these earrings, they are stunning. The craftsmanship is amazing, and they are so unique. Ive had so many compliments. Beautiful art.
This is now a cherished gift!
I bought this gift for my best friend, Stephanie, who is the kindest and sweetest person I know. She LOVED the earrings and went right home to change her earrings and to put on clothes to match them. Thank you so much. They are beautiful!!
Wagner and Cassia Golden grass and gold plate jewelry
"The crafting of capim dorado is an art form that has been passed down from parents to their children."
When he was 15 years old he... read more
Popular Brazilian Earrings
Tricolor 10k Gold Drop Earrings from Brazil, "Zigzag Elegance"$259.99
With elegant diamond-cut zigzag patterns against a brushed-satin finish, these Brazilian drop earrings celebrate the beauty of gold. Using 10k yellow, rose, and white gold, Mozeleski handcrafts this gorgeous accessory with tricolor stripes that glitter brilliantly in the light.
Floral Yellow and Black Wood and Horn Dangle Earrings, "Striking Rose"$23.99
For a striking addition to any ensemble, these dangle earrings are designed by Brazilian artisan Claudia Castelao. Against stark black squares of bone, yellow flowers are crafted by hand from shavings of eucalyptus wood. Accents of 18k gold plated metal complete these earrings.
Brazilian Purple Jade & Aqua Apatite Dangle Earrings, "Springtime Colors"$29.99
Cool and beautiful, Brazilian gemstones bring their allure to earrings by Liliam Vivan. She combines sleek droplets of purple jade with globes of lilac jade, and places faceted aqua apatite between them. The hooks are sterling silver.
Gold Plated Golden Grass Dangle Earrings with Rhinestones, "Fields of Hope"$19.99
Fibers of golden grass spiral in two spheres in these exotic dangle earrings. Studded with rhinestones, the earrings are handcrafted by Wagner and Cassia of Brazil. Brass plated with 18 karat gold adds a glimmer to the design.