Flower Necklaces(909 items)
Explore NOVICA's Flower Necklaces Collection. From delicate buds to bold bouquets, you will discover unique handcrafted artisan designs that showcase the best of global floral jewelry design.
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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 Flower Necklaces
This has got to be one of the most beautiful necklaces I have ever seen. The artistry and skill gone into making this beautiful piece is amazing. This stunning necklace has to be seen in person to behold its incredible bouquet of garden flowers. Youll be captivated by its charm.
Obviously hand crafted by a skilled silversmith. Detailed with varied elements to make it interesting. A very unusual piece sure to draw attention. The adjustable length clasp is a plus.
Pakaon Sojintarit Handcrafted jewelry with Thai hill tribe silver
"The allure of silver jewelry took me back to run my family's project. It is blended between traditional and modern design, and I'm happy with it."
“Thirty years ago, my parents sold souvenirs such as bags, scarves, silk articles, etc. But the disadvantage was these products were... read more
Popular Flower Necklaces
Rose Pendant Necklace Accented with Peridot, "Dreamy Rose"
The natural beauty of a perfect rose is captured for eternity in a pendant of smooth, carved bone. The rose is hand-carved by artisan Made Wardika, and centers a pendant of sterling silver replete with romantic flourishes. A faceted apple-green peridot adds a dash of color to the design. The artisan centers the pendant on a classic sterling silver Cuban link chain.
Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Floral Chain Necklace, "Petite Floral Garland"
Traditional Mexican jewelry from bygone centuries inspires Gianluca Anzani's nostalgic designs. Working in sterling silver, he crafts a beautiful chain necklace comprised of diminutive flowers and petite foliage.
Floral Multi-Gemstone Beaded Statement Necklace, "Lavender Garden"
Showcasing lavender hues, quartz and rose quartz petals combine with beads of amethyst, quartz, and glass to create the floral composition at the center of this statement necklace from Thailand. Nareerat creates this accessory, crafted with steel wire and silver plated brass.
Gold Plated Silver Peruvian Filigree Flower Necklace, "Yellow Rose"$99.95
This lacy, feminine design is handcrafted in Peru in 21k gold plated filigree. Jeweler Giuliana Valz-Gen rescues ancestral gold and silver techniques and uses them to create more modern designs like this dazzling floral necklace.
The Flower Necklace
Thailand's floral riches are immortalized in Danai's collection of gold-plated pendant necklaces that highlight the incomparable beauty of a natural rose or a natural orchid.
There are no limits to a designer's imagination, as evidenced by Yupaporn's flower necklaces, featuring hand-carved coconut shell pendants on leather chokers and belts.
Flower necklaces are featured in most artistic styles, inspiring the florid Byzantine cross pendant by Daphne Zepos, the Baroque sterling silver necklaces by Leticia Orozco, and the Goth bouquet in Fanny Aguirre's pearl necklace.