Blue Topaz Bracelets(145 items)
Discover NOVICA's Blue Topaz Bracelets Collection. From simple accented bangles to blue topaz-encrusted cuffs, this unique collection showcases traditional and contemporary designs, handcrafted by global artisans.
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Artisans the world over utilize the natural materials at their disposal to create beautiful, sustainable jewelry. Wood, bamboo and dried gourds. Coconut shells, rattan and terra-cotta. Even natural grasses lend themselves to a jewelers creativity while art glass beads and pendants can be made from discarded bottles. Some artisans reclaim precious silver from photographic negatives. Colorful magazine pages can become tightly-rolled beads protected by a coat of varnish. Always creative, artists craft their bracelets out of innovative, eco-conscious materials.
Handmade womens bracelets each have their own unique characteristics. Color, texture, size and design all vary. Often, the technique alone will tell you, for example, hand-knotted, braided or woven bracelets. Leather bracelets with cutout motifs or embossing are usually crafted by hand.Thai jewelry by Karen silversmiths shows hand-stamped geometric or floral motifs and beads are usually made of fine silver, which is more malleable than sterling. Similarly, filigree jewelry is a meticulous handcrafted process. Most bracelets with natural, sustainable or recycled materials are handmade. Even some of the most sophisticated and modern gold and silver may be signed by the artist who made it.The most common indicator that a bracelet is handmade is the detailed and intricate design. Novica artisans demonstrate their techniques in the many videos on www.novica.com youll find the links on their product descriptions and also on the artisan bio page.
Traditional bracelet-making techniques have been passed down over generations around the world. Womens bracelets in gold and silver are usually crafted with the lost wax technique. The image is sculpted in wax and enveloped in a mold materia. As molten gold or silver is poured into the mold, the wax image melts and the metal takes its place. However coiling fine strands of metal results in Andean filigree jewelry. Balinese artistry applies polished spirals and tendrils as well as tiny globes known as jawan to sleek silver jewelry. And a few contemporary artisans even weave or crochet the slender silver strands.Jade was highly prized by the Maya and still has an important place in modern Guatemalan jewelry. Amber from the rich mines in southern Mexico adorns the womens bracelets, necklaces, and earrings of the area. Macrame and beading are popular everywhere for boho style. And West Africas handmade beadwork is renowned the world over.
Womens bracelets carried immense cultural significance in ancient times and they still do. In Perus pre-Hispanic societies, gold represented the sun, and jewelry indicated social status and identity, as it also did among the Maya of Mexico and Central America. In India, bangles or kangans showed a woman was married and are a part of the 16 adornments customarily worn by a Hindu bride. Traditional West African beads are a sign of cultural identity. Each one has a meaning and tells a story.Today, womens bracelets are still culturally significant. In India, jewelry often depicts religious symbols and meditative mantras. Balinese bracelets may also depict dragons, thought to be the protectors of the gods, or the Hindu Barong deity, also a protection symbol. Motifs stamped into Karen hill tribe silver encourage living in harmony with nature. The hand-knotted bracelets of Guatemala symbolize friendship but evolved from a silent protest for loved ones missing during the countrys armed conflict. Today, friends each tie a bracelet on the others arm and make a wish. The bracelet is worn until it wears out and falls off so the wish will come true.
Silver, gold, brass and copper have been popular for thousands of years and are often set with colorful gemstones. Artisans in different regions of the world take advantage of unique local resources, such as Brazilian golden grass, leather and coconut shell from Thailand, and carved bone jewelry from Bali. Intricate openwork carving, known as jali, can be seen in bangles from India. West Africa has a long tradition of beadwork, with beautiful beads made from recycled glass and even plastic becoming popular in recent years.
Featured Reviews on Blue Topaz Bracelets
I love it
My new everyday bracelet. I love that I can make is smaller or bigger by using a different link to latch it. Sometimes I like to wear bracelets on the same wrist as my watch and sometimes I dont, so the flexibility is great. It is just beautiful and subtle, matches any earrings or clothes.
A true work of art, absolutely beautiful with such incredible detail. Exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be back for more pieces. I have a small wrist about 5.75 and I was able to gently shape this to fit perfectly. Thank you Kadek!!
My bracelet is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much in your gift of art. I will treasure it always. sheri
Kadek Hendra Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"To be a master in this craft, I try to never give up and believe I am an artist, so whatever I make is a piece of art with great value. My wife helps me. We are a great couple in the world."
"They taught me to work with discipline and to do it seriously, with full responsibility. This lesson helped form my character, and I will teach my children the same things.
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Popular Blue Topaz Bracelets
Blue Topaz and Silver Floral Cuff Bracelet from Bali, "Floral Iridescence"
Capped at the ends by two carats of teardrop blue topaz gemstones, this Balinese cuff bracelet possesses an iridescent gleam. Rope designs encircle the wrist, with openwork floral motifs surrounding each stone. Local artisans use sterling silver to craft the bracelet, presented by Kadek Wijanegara. A hidden hinge allows this accessory to easily fit the wrist.
Balinese Blue Topaz Bracelet with Sterling Silver Naga Chain, "Double Naga"$109.99
Twin ropes of sterling silver naga chain are joined by a pendant in this bracelet by Balinese artisan Nyoman Rena. The pendant features open work and oxidization using patterns that are traditional to Indonesian jewelry. At the center, a bezel-set faceted blue topaz weighing over four carats sparkles brightly.
Multi-gemstone and Carved Bone Link Bracelet from Bali, "Noble Lady"$99.99
Over 6 carats of gemstones grace this elegant link bracelet from Bali's Dewi Putera. Amethyst, citrine, blue topaz and garnet flank a beautiful center pendant hand-carved of smooth cow bone. The dreamy face, crowned by another faceted blue topaz, seems to gaze serenely into the distance. Ornate Balinese-style silverwork completes the design.
.925 Sterling silver
Handcrafted Vermeil Accent Blue Topaz Bracelet from Bali, "Bedugul Temple"$164.99
This regal sterling silver bracelet exhibits the talents and craftsmanship of Wayan Neri. The chain features an awesome rope design, while the crown of the bracelet features inspiring and beautiful floral designs, accentuated with gold vermeil. Three blue topaz gems total 3.5 carats, and the naga chain bracelet is secured with an ornate box clasp.
The bracelet's essence and name takes inspiration from the mountain lakes of the Bedugul region in Bali. The artisan conveys the beauty of his homeland with this refined piece of jewelry.