Jade Bracelets(140 items)
Discover NOVICA's Jade Bracelets Gallery. Ranging from inlaid link bracelets to ornate cuffs, you will find distinctive handcrafted traditional and contemporary artisan designs showcasing this coveted stone that has been mined and carved since the stone age. Natural jade is found in green, lavender, red, orange, yellow, brown, gray, white and black.
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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 Jade Bracelets
The bracelet is well made and the contrasting shades of the green jade beads are so pretty as well as the cute jade elephant. Have received many compliments. Love this bracelet and highly recommend!
Unique, lovely, soft colors enhanced w/ gold
It was the soft, multiple colors that attracted me to this bracelet, along with the shimmering gold. This artist has other bracelets I purchased, one with yellow stones mixed in and also one with solid yellow stones with a yellow heart charm. I thought I could wear this bracelet with either of them to create interest, besides on its own. Usually I dont favor dangling bracelets, but this style works well because the hanging beads are close to the chain. Besides the perfect workwomanship on the jewelry I have from this artist, the cost has always been very reasonable.
Zandra Lorena Sajbin Jade jewelry
"I strongly believe that everything is possible if one has dreams, and that nothing is impossible if you work hard to achieve your goals."
Popular Jade Bracelets
Jade Beaded Bracelet Handmade in Thailand with Elephant, "Jade Elephant"$29.99
Thai jewelry artisan Somluck Komolmith pays tribute to Thailand's beloved symbol in this striking beaded bracelet. The stretch bracelet is crafted from round and disc-shaped jade beads and adorned with a carved jade elephant charm. The artisan secures the charm to the bracelet using polished 18k gold plated brass for an elegant accent.
Artisan Crafted Green Jade Link Bracelet, "Natural Connection"$144.99
Slightly curved to embrace the wearer's wrist, green Guatemalan jade is mesmerizing in a handcrafted bracelet. Zandra Lorena Sajbin sets the natural gem in sterling silver when she crafts the bracelet by hand.
.925 Sterling silver
Green and Black Jade on Sterling Silver Bracelet, "Natural Geometry"$169.99
Zandra Lorena Sajbin selects jade in a gorgeous spectrum of colors for the design of this bracelet. The bracelet is crafted by hand with sterling silver and jade in light green, dark green and black in a variety of shapes that includes squares, circles, rectangles and teardrops.
.925 Sterling silver
Handcrafted Heart Shaped Sterling Silver Link Jade Bracelet, "Soul Mates"$159.99
Historically worn to attract love, jade was regarded as a sacred stone by the ancient Maya. Zandra Lorena Sajbin carves green and lilac jade into voluptuous hearts for this elegant bracelet. She crafts the design by hand with sterling silver.
Lilac jade is a natural stone. Its color will vary due to its white, green, blue and rose veins.
The Jade Bracelet
Novica's collection of jade jewelry is impressive. Each item is handmade by an artisan wishing to share techniques of his or homeland with you. We invite you to peruse our lovely jade bracelets for a piece perfect for any occassion!
Subajika Veerasil offers a large assortment of jade bracelets. Born in Thailand, she marries other gemstones with jade in her pieces, her items are unusual and exotic. She also offers an assortment of turquoise jewelry and anklets in her collection.
Peruvian artist Milagros Freitas thought about a career in business before finding jewelry making was her true calling. Ms. Freita's is passionate about her designs and each jade bracelet she creates reflects this sentiment. She also produces silver and onyx jewelry.
Please take a look around our jade bracelet gallery!