Tourmaline Necklace(41 items)
Discover NOVICA's Tourmaline Necklace Collection. Discover traditional and contemporary styles, ranging from single-stone pendants to gemstone-encrusted statement necklaces, handcrafted by global artisans to showcase this semi-precious stone that occurs naturally in a wide range of colors, including black. Tourmaline has long been held to balance yin and yang energies.
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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 Tourmaline Necklace
This is a lovely necklace, that to my delight was more delicate in person than I pictured. It has a lovely array of colors, is well made and the gold is ‘soft color for 24k overlay. I am very happy with this item.
Wore yesterday for the very first time.
Very delicate and sweet. Just a delightful touch to an outfit. Tourmaline is the prettiest pink Ive ever seen in a necklace. Buy this - you wont go wrong.
Casual enough to dress up a cotton shirt
I love this necklace! You barely know its there. Its a great length for me...borders choker territory but does hang just a bit. So many colors that it goes with many items, and doesnt look out of place with just a simple t-shirt, but YOU look lots better with it dressing it up! Good clasp, but not adjustable. Great price for the product.
Popular Tourmaline Necklace
Kanji Sterling Silver Birthstone Necklace, "Kanji"$59.95
are characters used in Chinese writing. As early as the sixth century A.D., many of these characters began to be simplified and adopted into Japanese writing, where they're known as , a term that is more widely used in the West. Artisans in Yiwu, China, create these pendants by using sterling silver and the lost-wax casting method. Each character emulates the sweeping brushstrokes of traditional calligraphy. Choose based on birth month, favorite color, or simply the symbol that resonates with you most.
January: Garnet/Beauty, February: Amethyst/Generosity, March: Blue Topaz/Affection, April: White Quartz/Love, May: Green Quartz/Sweetness, June: White Pearl/Longevity, July: Carnelian/Perfection, August: Peridot/Purity, September: Iolite/Protection, October: Pink Tourmaline/Happiness, November: Citrine/Artistry, December: Turquoise/Imagination.
Sterling Silver Tourmaline Floral Pendant Necklace Thailand, "Winter Bloom"
A graceful winter bloom adorns the neck in this pendant necklace from Indonesia. Featuring a design by Sarote Lochotinunt, the pendant is crafted from sterling silver for a shining look, featuring a single petite stone of rosy tourmaline in the center.
Natural Tourmaline 24k Gold Plated Waterfall Necklace, "Colorful Array"
Tourmaline's natural rainbow of colors dazzles in this stunning necklace from Somsiri Juntamin in Thailand. Briolettes and faceted rondelles of the gem grace a cable chain in this 24k gold plated sterling silver waterfall necklace. Please expect some variation in colors and shades, as natural gemstones are used.
Black Tourmaline Pendant Necklace with Black Leather Cord, "Sculpted Strength"
Silvia Lima of Brazil designs this necklace featuring a pendant of black tourmaline that highlights the striations of the crystalline structure, giving the sense of a pillar of strength. The tourmaline is capped with sterling silver and hangs from a thick, black leather cord.
About the work, the artisan says: "I always strive to create 'clean' designs with organic forms, that is, with simple, uncluttered curves. The more an artist reaches out to the public, the more he is reinvigorated, finding an incentive for his creativity."
The Tourmaline Necklace
Known as the "rainbow gemstone," tourmaline comes in more colors than any other gemstone. In fact, the name refers to a group of several closely related minerals. The lighter colored stones are considered more valuable, and no two are exactly alike.
Legend tells how tourmaline, during its long journey from the earth's center, passed over a rainbow and took on its colors. Since ancient times, it has been thought to possess magical powers. But it is perhaps best known as the stone of friendship.
With its many faces, the tourmaline necklace suits every mood and occasion. Spectacular by itself or combined with other gems, the stone lends itself to an opulent strand necklace and matching tourmaline ring or bracelet. The tourmaline pendant is exceptionally lovely on a sterling necklace or beaded choker.
Novica presents a Tourmaline Necklace Collection created by skilled jewelry designers and silversmiths from all over the world. Our tourmaline necklaces are most often composed of sterling silver and bejeweled with tourmaline gemstones. Whatever your personal style, we have the right tourmaline necklace for your jewelry collection!