Chrysocolla Bracelets(25 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Chrysocolla Bracelet Collection that NOVICA artisans have crafted for you:
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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 Chrysocolla Bracelets
This is delicate, but sturdy. Its just gorgeous. I have no idea how shes able to get all of that detail in such small areas. Im not really a bracelet person, but I love this one!
This is such an adorable bracelet! The silver links are quite fine and dainty and the stone links are such a beautiful green/teal colour. Chrysocola is my new favourite gemstone.
I love my new Bracelet
all the hand work is beautifully executed ~ Just perfectly made~ I will wear it with pride ! And thank you to Tiberio Gonzales
Tiberio Gonzales Silver and gemstone jewelry
“My inspiration comes from the stones themselves. When I hold a gemstone in my hands, I see what that particular stone is best suited for and how to best develop it."
Popular Chrysocolla Bracelets
Chrysocolla and Cultured Pearl Bracelet from Peru, "Healing Clover"
Chrysocolla's calming, cleansing, and healing properties have been treasured by Native American tribes, the Ancient Greeks, and even Queen Cleopatra. For this elegant bracelet, Sandra and Lily combine a trio of oblong chrysocolla cabochons with creamy cultured pearls. They've stamped their signature on the back of the pendant and the chain's tag.
Peruvian mother-daughter team, Sandra and Lily are big believers in the magic of gemstones. Their designs are built to channel the positive energy of these gems into the lives of their wearers.
Chrysocolla Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from Peru, "Seven Desires"$229.99
Seven rectangular links of chrysocolla glisten with desirous green hues along the length of this Peruvian bracelet by Tiberio Gonzales. Sterling silver houses each stone, with petite dot and rope motifs adorning the ends of each bezel.
Artisan Crafted Obsidian and Chrysocolla Cuff Bracelet, "Natural Radiance"$139.99
Three gorgeous natural stones shine in this sterling silver cuff bracelet presented by Teodoro Melendez and Family. They use two circular obsidian gemstones to frame a beautiful cabochon of chrysocolla. This bracelet features an exquisite twist motif, making it a classic addition to any ensemble.
Chrysocolla wristband bracelet, "Sweetheart"$269.99
Chrysocolla brings its blue-green color and feminine charm to a sleek, modern bracelet. Handcrafted of sterling silver, the design links rounded rectangles and spheres in a lovely sequence. The bracelet comes from the talented master jeweler Tiberio Gonzáles.
.925 Sterling silver