Tourmaline Bracelet(18 items)
Discover NOVICA's Tourmaline Bracelets Collection. Discover traditional and contemporary styles, ranging from elegant bangles to gemstone-encrusted cuffs, handcrafted by global artisans to showcase this semi-precious stone that occurs naturally in a wide range of colors, including black. Tourmaline has long been held to balance yin and yang energies.
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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 Tourmaline Bracelet
One of the Prettiest Beaded Bracelets Yet
The artist crocheted the waxed cord/thread into a nice, wide band in purple and brown. I would have never imagined someone making a crocheted bracelet - so clever. She also made several openings to push the beads through to make the bracelet adjustable. The amethyst and multi-colored jasper beads are breathtaking. Chuleekorn is a talented artist.
By Ana lila
This is a soft,delicate,piece I can wear it with expensive jewelry as well anything complement this jewelry
The Bangkok Orchid bracelet is gorgeous. The stones are beautiful & really compliment each other. The quality is very good too, its definitely well made. I cant wait to wear it this spring/summer!!!
Chuleekorn Beaded gemstone jewelry
"Some days I sit and enjoy late-night knitting sessions because I can't wait to see how the necklace looks when finished."
"Another activity I enjoyed doing was going with my mom to buy... read more
The Tourmaline Bracelet
Popular throughout the ages, the bracelet dates back to the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Charm bracelets were first seen in ancient Egypt and the amulets were thought to protect the wearer. They have been found in the ruins of Pompeii, and leather bracelets were also worn by Grecian warriors. Along with the cuff bracelet and bangle, these styles remain fashionable in the 21st century.
Novica presents a Tourmaline Bracelet Collection handcrafted by skilled jewelry artisans and silversmiths from around the world. Known as the "rainbow gemstone," tourmaline comes in more colors than any other gemstone. In fact, the name refers to a group of several closely related minerals. The lighter colored stones are considered more valuable, and no two are exactly alike.
Our tourmaline bracelets are generally comprised of sterling silver and are set with tourmaline gemstone accents. We offer them in various designs and styles such as modern and abstract, bangles, and wrap, with tourmaline jewelry to mix and match. Please take a moment to browse through our Tourmaline Bracelet Collection.