Onyx Earrings(253 items)
Discover NOVICA's Onyx Earrings Collection, handcrafted by artisans from around the world. Ranging in color from white to black, onyx has long been held to have protective powers.
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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 Onyx Earrings
These earrings are sweet and pretty, just what I was. They came beautifully packaged. I love that the artist sent a note and there was a description of the oirigin as well.
Reminds me of my Grandmother
Love these earrings - my Grandmother always wore marcasite so these are very special ! Beautiful work , thank you Wadarat Supasirisuk.
Glowing with an inner light
These delicate earrings almost seem to be lit from within. The color is a rich emerald green and the silver above the stones is ornate and elegant.
Made Sugi Handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
"Our motifs are Balinese and include jawan (silver bubbles) and bun (swirls). These motifs are challenging because they require a delicate hand for an intricate process."
"After finishing my education, I got married and had two daughters and two sons. My children made me more responsible and... read more
Popular Onyx Earrings
Handcrafted Sterling Silver Onyx Drop Earrings Indonesia, "Midnight Spell"
Two faceted onyx stones glimmer in these beautifully patterned sterling silver drop earrings. Balinese artisan Wirabhuwana contrasts the dark shine of the onyx stones with the elegant, detailed circle motif on the silver body of each earring, which shines like raindrops on leaves at midnight.
Hand Crafted Tiger's Eye and Onyx Dangle Earrings, "Mystic Green"
Add a bit of mystery to your day with these mystical green and black dangle earrings designed by Thailand's Tipa. The artisan hand threads large, green tiger's eye globes, faceted onyx gemstones, and sterling silver flower beads to create the earrings, then finishes them off with sterling silver hooks.
Pearls and Onyx Earrings Artisan Crafted Thai Jewelry, "Frangipani Nights"
Rich with Indonesian artistry, the spectacular design of these earrings is by Buana. The earrings are handcrafted of sterling silver featuring florid frangipanis. Buana contrasts the beauty of onyx with the silvery white iridescence of pearls.
.925 Sterling silver
Onyx and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings Handmade in Bali, "Beauteous"
This beautiful pair of drop earrings come from artisan Rupadana who is inspired by traditional Balinese motifs in his design. Each sterling silver earring features a smooth round cabochon of onyx that shimmers with mystical wonder from within a bezel setting. Intricate dots and swirling rope motifs adorn the sides of the earrings, enhanced through oxidization.
Known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty for bowls and decorative items. You'll even find the stone in distinctive chess sets. It takes pride of place in Novica's Onyx Earrings Gallery.
Onyx is found abundantly in Chihuahua, Oaxaca and Puebla, providing Novica's Mexico artisans with sleek black onyx to combine with silver for maximum contrast. For a stylish ensemble, chic black handbags accentuate onyx earrings, bracelets or a handcrafted necklace.
Novica's onyx earrings reflect distinct, artistic styles by gifted designers and artisans worldwide. Our onyx earrings are generally made from sterling silver and many feature styles such as dangle, drop, chandelier, and floral. We hope you enjoy them!