Opal Earrings(48 items)
Explore NOVICA's Opal Earrings Collection. Discover traditional and contemporary styles, ranging from simple studs to cascading chandeliers, handcrafted by global artisans to showcase the many different plays of color that characterize this coveted stone. Opals are thought to attract wealth, health and happiness.
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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.
Seeming to possess an inner light, opal is a gemstone of luminous beauty. Its play of light is fascinating and the stone occurs in a vast range of natural colors. Most opal comes from Australia, but the Aztecs made use of opal deposits in Mexico and Andean opal has been mined for more than a thousand years.
Novica's Collection of Opal Earrings showcases handcrafted opal earrings from talented artisans around the world. Heart earrings in rare pink Andean opal vie with dangle earrings in shades of blue, green and aqua. Combined with bright jasper or sodalite earrings, the gem transmits sensations of calm. Pearl earrings with opal combine with pearl bracelets and necklaces in extraordinary heirloom jewelry sets.
Our Collection of Opal Earrings features gold vermeil and sterling silver in styles that include fine filigree, sleek, modern opal earrings and designs with pre-Hispanic, Thai, Mughal and Balinese influence. There's something for every occasion. Enjoy!