Pearl Bracelets(267 items)
Explore NOVICA's Pearl Bracelets Collection. From delicate stretch bracelets to leather and pearl wrap bracelets, you will discover unique handcrafted artisan designs that showcase the lustre and the beauty of this treasured jewelry classic.
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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 Pearl Bracelets
This is a favorite. Garnet and pearl bracelet.
Love this bracelet. Garnet is my birthstone and pearls my favorite. Their jewelry is gorgeous and I support their artisans. I just purchased two sterling necklaces. Waiting to receive.
I wear these with matching earrings and they are not only fun, I get compliments every time I wear them.
Buana Handmade jewelry
"Since joining you in 2006, a lot has changed in my life. I now own a house… and this has been completely life-changing. One thing I can do to repay this is to give you my very best work."
My name is I Wayan Buana. I was born in Sukawati, Bali in 1974. My father was a civil servant while my mother was a food seller. I'm the oldest child of four children. I remember my childhood was so happy. My parents really loved and took care of their children well.... read more
Popular Pearl Bracelets
Gold Plated Multi Gem Braided Bracelet from Thailand, "Grey is for Balance"
Grey is the color of compromise and balance, beautifully showcased in this bracelet by Thailand's Khun Boom. The bracelet is braided by hand with a 24k gold plated chain and cotton threads held in place with golden metallic threads. Fastening at one of two lengths, the bracelet glistens with gemstone charms including a dyed grey pearl, labradorite, garnet and agate.
Bracelet with White Cultured Freshwater Pearls, "Pure Snow"$29.99
Glowing with the purity of newly-fallen snow, clusters of white cultured pearls become a bracelet from Sasina in Thailand. The artisan adds clear glass beads for sparkle, and completes the bracelet with a sterling silver plated brass clasp and extender chain.
Black Cultured Pearl and Garnet Hill Tribe Starfish Bracelet, "Dark Starfish Love"$47.99
Matta celebrates the sea with a stunning bracelet. Black cultured pearls evoke the night as they alternate with garnet globes. A silver starfish charm suspends elegantly, showcasing the fine craftsmanship of the Thailand's hill tribe silversmiths.
A few years ago, I bought a lovely pearl necklace from NOVICA from one their Thai artisans, Sasina. From the... read more
The Pearl Bracelet
Pearls have been worn since ancient times and an Arab legend tells how dewdrops filled with moonlight fell into the ocean. Oysters swallowed them and they became pearls. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born from the sea. When she emerged, the droplets of water on her body became pearls.
Thai designer Sasina clusters the luminous gems in lavish beaded bracelets while Khun Boom sets them on novel leather bracelets. India's Neeru Goel presents pearls on bangles with royal Mughal styling; Mariella selects Mabe pearl hemispheres for Balinese cuff bracelets and pendant necklaces.
Novica's Pearl Bracelet collection features unique treasures from skilled artisan designers worldwide. Our pearl bracelets are primarily crafted in sterling silver, and many feature garnet and amethyst embellishments. There's one for every style and taste.