Smoky Quartz Bracelets(45 items)
Discover the unique designs in our Smoky Quartz 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 Smoky Quartz Bracelets
I love this!
I so appreciate this form of jewelry making. Beautifully done, I will be purchasing more from this artist for gifts.
Just as pictured
I received my bracelet yesterday and was really pleased that it looks just like the picture. Beautifully crafted- sturdy composition and beads are shiny with great integrity. Silver bamboo is very detailed and makes a great accent. I am very pleased with my purchase!
Very friendly and protective stones. Both the clear quartz and smoky quartz stones are large and clear for a bracelet this size. They have a substantial feel and heft to them. I do wish the bracelet was slightly larger as I have a broader wrist, but the elastic cord is sure to stretch over time.
Siriporn Hand-knotted gemstone bracelets
"Small grass flowers growing beside the road, the caterpillar on the tree brunch… butterflies. All of these serve as inspiration to create my jewelry."
"I actually have a younger sister of sorts that must be mentioned. She is our... read more
Popular Smoky Quartz Bracelets
Unique Smoky Quartz Shambhala-style Bracelet, "Enduring Peace"
Rituu honors Buddhist meditation practices with the design of this bracelet. Meaning "bliss" in Sanskrit, the Shambhala-style bracelet symbolizes tranquility, peace and happiness – the oneness of all. Rituu expertly knots the cotton bracelet by hand with macramé techniques and crowns it with smoky quartz, nature's stone of endurance.
Smoky Quartz Link Bracelet (7.5-inch), "Regal Elegance"
Cut in faceted spheres, smoky quartz sparkles with royal elegance in this design. The intricate sterling settings intensify the impact of the subtle gems. This handcrafted bracelet comes from Indonesian designer Zayd Makarim. The ornate silver patterns are inspired by the curls on the statues of Buddha in Borobudur Temple.
Beaded Carnelian Gemstone Bracelet from Thailand, "Autumn Symphony"$25.99
A rich variety of autumn-hued gemstones becomes a harmonious bracelet in this original design from Thailand's Nareerat. The ensemble consists of carnelian, smoky quartz, dyed yellow quartz, and white calcite; with glass beads added for extra sparkle. The bracelet is secured with a sterling silver plated lobster claw clasp.
.925 Sterling silver plated brass clasp and extender
Carnelian and smoky quartz wrap bracelet, "Sunny Shadows"
Siriporn orchestrates a powerful contrast of colors for the design of this wrap bracelet. She crafts it by hand with khaki cotton cords, where she ties sunny carnelians and smoky quartz. Adjustable in length, the bracelet fastens with an agate button adorned with silver.