Opal and Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet from Peru
Opal Elegance, Opal and Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet from Peru
Sandra and LilyDisplaying various finishes and sizes, beads of sterling silver alternate with orbs of natural opal. Sandra and Lily work together to design this bracelet, which is crafted by Peruvian artisans.
Pink Opal and Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from Peru
Seven Roses, Pink Opal and Sterling Silver Link Bracelet from Peru
Tiberio GonzalesSeven rectangular stones of Andean opal glisten with rosy pink hues along the length of this Peruvian link bracelet by Tiberio Gonzales. Sterling silver houses each stone, with petite dot and rope...
Andean Opal and Cultured Pearl Bracelet
Altiplano Breeze, Andean Opal and Cultured Pearl Bracelet
Sandra and LilyA lustrous white cultured pearl centers the pendant of this bracelet from Sandra and Lily in Peru. The sterling silver bracelet features the unique color and variegation of natural Andean opal, with...
Pink Opal Link Bracelet
Sweetheart, Pink Opal Link Bracelet
Tiberio GonzalesNatural pink opal brings its delicate color and feminine charm to a bracelet. Handcrafted of fine sterling silver, it links rounded rectangles and squares in a lovely sequence. The design comes from...
Opal and Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet from Peru
Stylish Teal, Opal and Sterling Silver Beaded Bracelet from Peru
Teodoro Melendez and FamilyTeodoro Melendez and Family convey the value of their culture, crafting this delicate beaded bracelet from Andean opal stones. They accentuate the Peruvian bracelet with beads of sterling silver, the...
Artist: Teodoro Melendez and Family
Opal link bracelet
Secrets, Opal link bracelet
Tiberio GonzalesAs though keeping secrets in their luminous depths, opals reveal fascinating veins of color. Tiberio Gonzáles selects the beautiful stones to grace a handcrafted bracelet. The delicate silver setting...
Cypress Motif Pendant Bracelet with Pink Opal
Cypress Treasure, Cypress Motif Pendant Bracelet with Pink Opal
Carlos YauriThis unique and beautiful bracelet is the original design of Carlos Yauri in Peru. A natural pink opal is set in a bezel between two remarkably realistic fronds of white cypress that have been...
Artist: Carlos Yauri
Sterling Silver Link Bracelet with Pink Opal Beads from Peru
Rose Radiance, Sterling Silver Link Bracelet with Pink Opal Beads from Peru
Sandra and LilyLustrous pink opal provides the perfect romantic touch for this sterling silver link bracelet from Peru's Sandra and Lily. The artisan pair are mother and daughter and both share a love of and...
Green Opal Beaded Bracelet Crafted in Peru
Andean Green, Green Opal Beaded Bracelet Crafted in Peru
Sandra and LilyBeaded with Andean opal that gleams with green, brown and clear hues, this magnificent bracelet is designed by Peruvian duo Sandra and Lily. Given a high-polish finish, sterling silver beads and discs...
Opal wristband bracelet
Sweetheart, Opal wristband bracelet
Tiberio GonzalesCaramel opal brings its golden color and feminine charm to a sleek, modern bracelet. Handcrafted of fine sterling silver, the design links rounded rectangles and squares in a lovely sequence. It comes...
Opal Bracelet(10 items)
Explore NOVICA's Opal Bracelet Collection. Discover traditional and contemporary styles, ranging from accented bangles to opal- encrusted cuffs, handcrafted by global artisans to showcase the many different plays of color that characterize this coveted stone. Opals are thought to attract wealth, health and happiness.
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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 jeweler's 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 women's 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. Women's 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 women's 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.
women's 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, women's 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 country's 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 Opal Bracelet
Very special bracelet
This bracelet is beautifully made by very skilled artisans. The pink opal stones are gorgeous. I love the wearing this piece which already attracts many compliments. Very grateful to have received this piece.
Amazing Beauty and Quality
This bracelet is simply beautiful! The stones are amazing quality and each one uniquely complementary to the whole. The colors vary from soft neutrals to soothing shades of blue and green. I enjoy stacking my bracelets and this one pairs nicely with my other beaded treasures.
Last pice to complete this set
This pieces are a great work of art. Have purchased necklace earrings an bracket. She loves this pieces thanks .
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."
The Opal Bracelet
Always mesmerizing, opal surrounds the user with an aura of mystery and charisma. Pure opal is colorless while black opal is quite rare and valuable. The Peruvian opal tends toward rose, blue and pale green, and figures prominently in many styles of opal jewelry. Many believe it to be the stone of visionaries.
The opal bracelet pairs beautifully with opal pendants, chokers and chandelier earrings. The stone's lucid beauty enhances the pearl ring or pendant. Novica presents its elegant Opal Bracelet Collection, made by talented jewelers and silversmiths around the planet. We have numerous types of opal bracelets available, including link, cuff, and charm. We hope you enjoy our elegant opal bracelets as much as we do!