Thailand Necklaces(2,468 items)
NOVICA's collection of Necklaces from Thailand showcases the unique jewelr-making traditions of this ancient kingdom. From simple pendants to stylized strands, our collection reveals the diversity of contemporary Thai jewelry artisans.
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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 Thailand Necklaces
This is my second pendant from this artist, and I can not express how happy I am with both of them. They are truly amazing, and well made. People at work always give me compliments !
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.
Sarote Lochotinunt Wood and silver jewelry
"I believe in giving others and myself the opportunity to learn and move forward steadily."
"My name is Sarote and I'm from Bangkok, where I grew... read more
Popular Thailand Necklaces
Garnet and Marcasite Elephant Pendant Necklace from Thailand, "Glistening Elephants"$79.95
This sterling silver necklace by Thai artisan Narineespeaks to the bond between mother and child. With glittering marcasite decorating their bodies and garnets for eyes this pair makes a touching gift, and the mother elephant’s upraised trunk is a sign of good luck.
Dog Heart Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace from Thailand, "Soul of a Puppy"$47.99
This necklace from Thailand is centered by a heart-shaped pendant crafted of sterling silver with a brushed-satin finish. Realized with openwork, the heart includes the silhouette of a puppy that looks off in the distance. Sarote Lochotinunt designs this sweet accessory.
Hot Pink Torsade Necklace Wood Beaded Jewelry, "Ping Belle"$23.99
In hot pink and brown, this torsade necklace is by Sumalee Nawakul. She crafts the necklace by hand with dyed pink wood beads of littleleaf boxwood, creating 10 hand-knotted strands that twist into a necklace that can fasten at two different lengths.
When it comes to gifts for mom, wife, or daughter, some may rush to the jeweler'sor their favorite boutique... read more
Nature is a constant source of inspiration for Novica's Thai jewelry artisans. Flowers appear in designs by Nareerat, Anusara and Busarin, who create exquisite floral necklaces. Danai immortalizes natural orchids, rosebuds and other blossoms in resin, gold and sterling silver with a process that took years to develop.
But Novica's collection of Thailand Necklaces isn't limited to flowers. Achara applies ornate floral tendrils to wide sterling cuff bracelets and braids. Gemstones enthrall Matta, whose Thai necklaces focus on the stones themselves. Khun Boom's designs range from contemporary chic to the bold leather bracelet. Thailand's hill tribe art comes to life with Chollathorn's Hmong-influenced art.
Do take a moment to explore our collection of Thailand Necklaces!