Marcasite Earrings(49 items)
Explore NOVICA's Marcasite Earrings Collection. Discover traditional and contemporary-style earrings handcrafted by global artisans to showcase the natural metallic lustre of this distinctive gemstone. Since ancient times, marcasite has been used in jewelry and decorative objects. Marcasite jewelry of this type was very popular in the Victorian and Art Nouveau periods, and is still created by contemporary jewelry artisans.
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
Featured Reviews on Marcasite Earrings
Delicate, very high quality work, looks great, small enough for practicality, yet very noticeable. Thank you, for this masterpiece!
These are really pretty. Quity seems good. Be careful with the posts..seems they could break if not handled carefully.
Another perfect gift for mom!
This set of earrings were my fifth purchase from Narinee as a gift for my mother. The quality and attention to detail is always phenomenal thanks to this wonderful artisan! These earrings in particular are simple and beautifully accent all of her other marcasite pieces. Thank you again, to both Narinee and Novica!
Narinee Hand-crafted silver and marcasite jewelry
"Did you know that in Asia, earrings symbolize strength? Some people regard earrings as fetishes that tell of their individual personalities and identities"
Popular Marcasite Earrings
Hand Crafted Marcasite and Sterling Silver Button Earrings, "The Dearest"$47.99
With a sinuous curve design, these sterling silver earrings reminiscent of leafy vines are sure to impress. These elegant button earrings feature an oxidized finish and natural marcasite gemstones, which add a unique touch to these stunning earrings.