Chalcedony Necklace(31 items)
Discover NOVICA's Chalcedony Necklace Collection, handcrafted by artisans from around the world. This natural stone occurs in many varieties and colors. Used for centuries in jewelry, it is believed to be a protective stone that absorbs negative energy.
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Handmade necklaces are incomparable works of wearable art. Each one is unique in shape, color, size and design. Artisans from across the globe offer their own distinctive style of craftsmanship. In India, the vibrant colored gemstones have become a signature fashion statement. Balinese jewelry is characterized by ornate sterling tendrils set with tiny silver spheres. In Brazil, womens necklaces are often sleek and contemporary, with gemstones chosen for their particular energies. Many jewelry designs from Bali and Central America feature hand-knotted macram, such as that used in Guatemalas popular friendship bracelets. Handmade finishes may show variations in metal patterns. No two natural gemstones share the same characteristics. Each necklace holds its own individualistic sense of beauty, making it evident that it was crafted by hand. Some even bear the artisans signature.
Sustainable necklaces are designed with reusable materials, and each culture makes use of the objects and materials most readily at hand. For example, many Andean, Central American and Thai artists use repurposed wood. West African artisans use recycled paper, and beads of recycled glass or plastic. In Thailand, Mexico and Bali, coconut shells are often used. Indian artists sometimes repurpose silk from saris. And Brazilian artists collect discarded zippers and soda pop-tops to crochet into stunning, eco-friendly designs.
Many artisans the world over work in lost wax. They sculpt the image they want in wax, encase it in a mold, and pour molten silver or gold into it. The wax melts and flows out, leaving only the precious metal. However some artisans in Peru specialize in handmade silver and gold filigree, and some Balinese necklaces feature chains that are handwoven from slender metal strands. Karen hill tribe artisans in Thailand often use manual tools to stamp decorative motifs on fine silver. Other techniques include macram, beaded or gemstone strands, hammered metals, and carved wood or bone.
Precious metals and natural gemstones are the most popular materials for women's necklaces. Silver, gold and brass all provide durability as well as beauty. Artisans also utilize local materials that can include coconut shells, bamboo, bright African print fabrics, ceramic beads, natural amber, carved bone and bull horn. Both Peru and Mexico have rich silver mines and silver is used for traditional jewelry as well as contemporary designs.
Womens necklaces are versatile and come in many styles and lengths. They can be layered or worn alone as a statement piece. Many designs go with everything from jeans to office wear or an evening out on the town. The best thing about jewelry is that its a customizable form of expression that provides a sense of luxury and individuality.
When assessing the workmanship of a necklace, its helpful to pay attention to certain characteristics. For example, quality necklaces are balanced designs that rest comfortably around the neck. Clasps are secure and work well, and gemstones and beads are properly set. The precious metals should be nicely finished, and beads should not be too tightly strung. Well-made necklaces reflect excellent craftsmanship and attractive materials.
Each culture celebrates its rich jewelry-making history through specific symbols and styles. For example, traditional West African beads, which adorn many necklaces from the region, each have a story and a specific occasion when they are worn. Others may feature the Ghanian adinkra symbols, which convey popular wisdom. In ancient Andean civilizations, the leaders apparel and jewelry showed their rank and also incorporated religious symbols. Similarly, necklaces from Bali often depict deities from the Hindu pantheon. In India, a womans jewelry is linked to her status in society and may depict Hindu gods as well as mantra symbols such as the omkara, the root of all sounds and the emblem of the Most High. Angel necklaces and harmony ball necklaces are often worn by pregnant women in Bali and in Mexico. The pendant makes a delicate bell sound, thought to soothe the mother and the baby she is carrying. Some believe it summons a guardian angel, thus making it a symbol of loving protection.
Featured Reviews on Chalcedony Necklace
Light and Delicate
I love this necklace. It is so light on the neck. It is true to the picture. Full of colors that will match almost anything you want to wear from blouse to sweater. Each little loop is well connected to the next loop and the next stone. The colors of these gemstones are well matched and hang very nicely.
This is a very pretty necklace. The leaves in the setting are very nicely done and the chain compliments the pendant. The stone is larger than I was expecting. The color of the stone in the necklace I bought is not as white as the picture. Its more of a clouded almost yellowish hue. I think it would be prettier if it was white like the photo. Ill keep it anyway.
This is how a piece of art looks like !
Trying to remember when exactly I got it ! May be a month or two back but I have been wearing this every day ! I bought several necklaces from Novica & I love all of them but this probably the most expensive piece of all & most simple yet elegant piece of jewelry I have . A simple turn of the pendant from a square to a diamond made all the difference . The color of the stone is so stunningly understated , it just blends with every thing without losing it?s distinctive presence ! People notice & complement .?? The chain is robust & just the right length for me . Thank you Artists for creating these wonderful pieces & thank you Novica for bringing these Artisans to us ??????
Zayd Makarim Sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
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Popular Chalcedony Necklace
Chalcedony Necklace Sterling Silver Artisan Jewelry, "Moon Goddess Charm"
Surrounded by a silver garland, a chalcedony gem glows with subtle beauty. From Alok Jain in India, the glistening stone is set in a rhodium plated sterling silver setting to create a necklace of ravishing elegance.
Brazilian Purple Jade & Multi-Gemstone Necklace, "Springtime Purple"
Bright and beautiful, Brazilian gemstones bring their allure to a necklace by Liliam Vivan. She combines a dazzling array of quartz, citrine, sunstone and chalcedony with opal, tiger's eye, pyrite and reconstituted turquoise. A sleek droplet of deep purple jade and aqua apatite form the pendant. The chain is sterling silver.
Beaded Gem Necklace with Cultured Pearls, "Changing Seasons"
Multicolored gems and pearls create a stunning contrast among sparkling smoky glass beads in a design by Nareerat. The multi-strand necklace is crafted by hand with dyed grey button pearls and dyed blue baroque pearls, as well as chalcedony and enhanced quartz beads. It closes with a sterling silver plated brass lobster claw clasp.
Hope Pendant Necklace with Gems Silver and Leather, "Hope Glistens"
Celebrate "Hope" with the glowing beauty of carnelian and chalcedony in necklace by Ketut Sulastri. The charms dangle from an aged sterling silver pendant that is worn on a long leather necklace with a silver button that slides to the desired length.
The Chalcedony Necklace
Naveen has a preference for yellow chalcedony as glows as bright as the Indian sun. His designs of chalcedony and silver chokers are a testimony to his interest in preserving the artistic stylizations of his beloved Jaipur.
In its natural form, chalcedony arrives in many colors that range from the opaque to the translucent, a fact that Rekha Modi highlights in her unique collection of chalcedony necklaces. She surrounds ornate sterling pendants with pink or orange chalcedony to center her traditional Indian beaded necklaces.