Smoky Quartz Necklace(79 items)
Explore NOVICA's Smoky Quartz Necklace Collection. Discover traditional and contemporary styles ranging from elegant pendants to multi-stone statement necklaces, handcrafted by global artisans to showcase this semi-precious, brownish-gray gemstone that ranges in clarirty from almost transparent to nearly black. Smoky Quartz is often believed to strengthen our connection to the natural world.
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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 Smoky Quartz Necklace
Nareerat is a genius!!!
OMG!!!!!!!! What a fabulous necklace!!!! So well made and so beautiful!!!!! It?s the perfect size-complimenting its intricate and excellent craftsmanship of Nareerat!! Absolutely beautiful. Now I am hooked!!! I so want to go for the lighter colored similar necklaces!
Brown smoky quartz is a new color addition!
Another sweet reminder of my four legged fury ones. The brown smoky quartz is a great new color addition to my jewelry collection!
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 Smoky Quartz Necklace
Multi Gemstones on Gold Plated Long Station Necklace, "Color and Fantasy"
Thailand's Saranarat conjures a feast of color and fantasy with the design of this station necklace. The cheerful glow of enhanced ruby, blue apatite, yellow citrine, lilac amethyst, and orange carnelian are in perfect harmony with blue kyanite, iridescent labradorite, and translucent smoky quartz. 24k gold plated beads add an elegant touch of distinction to this long necklace. The necklace is long enough to wrap twice around the neck.
.925 Sterling silver
Floral Multi-Gemstone Beaded Pendant Necklace from Thailand, "Dazzling Bloom"
Glistening gems surround a jasper flower in a hand-knotted necklace by Thailand's Nareerat. She selects an elegant assortment of gems that include clusters of chip-cut garnet, carnelian, and smoky quartz. This fashionable accessory can be adjusted to the desired length.
Jasper and carnelian flower necklace, "Dazzling Bloom"
Glistening gems surround a red jasper flower in a hand-knotted necklace by Thailand's Nareerat. She selects a bright assortment of gems that include clusters of chip-cut carnelian and smoky quartz. Round carnelians, smoky quartz and dyed red quartz are also dotted throughout the beige necklace of adjustable length.
The Smoky Quartz Necklace
Smoky quartz is a gemstone of subtle beauty and eternal allure. Its color varies from brown to gray and black, and occurs in nature when crystal quartz is exposed to natural radiation over long periods of time.
Smoky quartz is a favorite for Novica's Indian designers. Ritu fashions a variety of opulent smoky quartz necklaces, setting sterling silver pendants on strands of the elegant stone. Nalinee adds smoky quartz to pearl necklaces and strands as well as seductive tiger's eye earrings. For Mahavir, smoky quartz lends itself to feminine floral rings.
Novica is proud to introduce a Smoky Quartz Necklace Gallery showcasing the amazing work of talented jewelry designers and silversmiths around the world. Our smoky quartz necklaces are hand-crafted of sterling silver to present the gemstone in a variety of styles. You'll find a tempting array of chokers, floral, and pendant necklaces created with you in mind.