Rainbow Moonstone Necklaces(33 items)
Welcome to our Rainbow Moonstone Necklace Collection, each piece crafted by NOVICA artisans who carry on ancestral traditions in contemporary designs.
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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 Rainbow Moonstone Necklaces
This necklace is so unique and beautiful. I love wearing it - it makes me happy! The detail on the charms and bale is eye-catching. The chain is a good weight, adjustable and is the classic bali link - perfect.
By Robyn L
I decided to treat myself to a sterling silver necklace I could wear all the time. The Moon Mother rainbow moonstone harmony ball necklace is even more beautiful that the picture! Eka Devi is an extraordinary artist and obviously creates with love. Considering this was shipped from Bali and Java, I received it quickly. It was beautifully wrapped in a gorgeous, drawstring cloth bag. The length is perfect, the artistry superb. The 3 stunning charms radiate warmth, nature, harmony.
I m partial to this carved bone piece. The helmet intricacies and the stones on the crown are beautiful. Moon stone has always been a favorite of mine. Unfortunately after having this necklace home for a week, the carving fell out! Completely out! I was heartbroken - I thought it was gone! We later found it under the chain. I replaced it with Gorilla glue...but it s a little crooked as I didn t want to be glued to the necklace. I ll have to wait for the carving to fall out to get it set straight!
Nareerat Hand crafted gemstone and pearl jewelry
"To create my jewelry, I like to sit in the middle of the materials – colorful stones and pearls in many shapes. Nature is a reference for my designs."
"I have opened a small workshop to create handmade jewelry made of gemstones... read more
Popular Rainbow Moonstone Necklaces
Rainbow Moonstone and Sterling Silver Locket Necklace, "Secret Stone"$67.99
Keep your secrets close to your heart with this lovely locket designed by Bali's Arta Pradana. The artisan uses a petite rainbow moonstone to center the sterling silver locket, embellishing the surface with traditional Balinese designs. The locket swings on a silver rolo chain and opens with the help of a hinge.
Indonesian Sterling Silver and Rainbow Moonstone Necklace, "Arabesque"$49.99
This captivating pendant by Nyoman Renais influenced by Bali’s architectural artistry.Featuring garnet and rainbow moonstone,birthstones of January and June, respectively,amid a swirling arabesque of sterling silver.
.925 Sterling silver
Moonstone Cross Pendant Necklace from Bali, "Mesmerizing Faith"$109.99
Mesmerizing in its elegance, a cross is crafted from sterling silver, detailed with openwork spiral patterns that reveal a dark interior. Balinese artisan Buana creates this faithful necklace, centering the cross with an oval of natural moonstone. This accessory circles the neck with sterling Byzantine chain.
Sterling Silver Moon Pendant Necklace, "Cancer Moon"
"This necklace is designed for the Cancer born, because their regent planet is the moon," says Mariana Llanes from Mexico. From her original Zodiac Collection, the necklace is crafted by hand with sterling silver featuring an iridescent rainbow moonstone. It is said that people born under Cancer are energized by silver.
.925 Sterling silver