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Tuareg Silver Cuff Bracelet
Tuareg Silver Cuff Bracelet
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

The Tuareg are a nomadic Berber tribe who live in the North African Sahara. They were once known as the Blue People of the Sahara because of the indigo-dyed turbans and veils that would stain their skin. They're known for their engraved silver jewelry; the Tuareg subclass called Inadan means people who work with fire and metal—blacksmiths. Using only simple hand tools and implements that could be easily transported on camels (screwdrivers, nails, safety pins, files, charcoal and handheld bellows) Tuareg craftsmen have plied their trade for centuries.


$159.00
$119.99
Connemara Marble and Silver Irish Charm Bracelets, Set of 3
Connemara Marble and Silver Irish Charm Bracelets, Set of 3
(Based on 9 reviews)
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Connemara, in western Ireland, is home to the mottled green marble that's known as the country's national gem. The Walsh family, in Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, have been working with Connemara marble for three generations, and craft these stretchy beaded bracelets by hand. Each is paired with a sterling silver charm that reflects an element of Irish culture: a Celtic cross, a claddagh, and a shamrock.


$59.00
Women's Silver and Leather Bracelet
Women's Silver and Leather Bracelet
(Based on 6 reviews)
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Jewelers on the island of Java work in open-air studios creating the sterling silver beads that have been a local art form since the 16th century. This bracelet begins with a technique called repoussé where designs are hammered into a sheet of metal. The textured metal is then curled into a long cylindrical bead, and a mold is made. Sterling silver beads cast from this original mold are then slid onto a braided leather cord to make a handsome bracelet that flatters both men and women. Available in two sizes. Made in Indonesia.
$85.00
Silver and Garnet Mandala Earrings
Silver and Garnet Mandala Earrings
(Based on 4 reviews)
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In traditional Buddhist and Hindu cultures, the symmetrical patterns of a mandala are often used as a map to an imaginary place during meditation. Our sterling silver mandala pendant is hand-tooled by indigenous Newar artisans in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, and set with a garnet cabochon at its center. It is a striking conversation piece that can be appreciated for its spiritual symbolism as well as its remarkable craftsmanship.
$39.00
$29.99
Silver-plated Fulani Tribal Earrings
Silver-plated Fulani Tribal Earrings
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

This traditional West African jewelry is created by Fulani craftsmen in Mali. One of the largest groups of nomadic herders in Africa, the Fulani customarily wore their wealth in the form of gold jewelry that they could carry with them at all times. Based on a design that has been worn for centuries, our lightweight earrings are handcrafted from hammered brass that is plated with sterling silver.


$79.00
$46.99
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Cuff Bracelet
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Cuff Bracelet
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

The way of life among Thailand's northern hill tribes has changed little over the centuries. Traditionally, artisans melt silver bars and old necklaces to create new adornments for New Year celebrations, an example of which is this cuff of braided, intertwined strands of sterling silver. The artisan melts, cools, hammers, shapes, chisels, and engraves the sterling silver to achieve a braided and woven effect.


$500.00
$299.99
Balinese Timiang Sterling Silver and Onyx Earrings
Balinese Timiang Sterling Silver and Onyx Earrings
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Silversmithing has a long and respected history on the Indonesian island of Bali, where the word pandai means both "smith" and "clever." Indonesia's early royal families were generous patrons of the arts, and many contemporary silversmiths have inherited hundreds of years of their ancestors' skills. A small group of Balinese artisans collaborate on the tiny granulated designs on these medallion earrings. Each is handcrafted from sterling silver and paired with a smooth onxy cabochon.


$120.00
$69.00
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Necklace
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Necklace
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces

A delicately woven sterling silver chain is the focus of this necklace, handcrafted in Thailand by silversmiths from the northern hill tribes. Silver jewelry is a rich part of hill tribe tradition, both making it and wearing it. Women traditionally wear elaborate necklaces, headdresses, and bracelets for festivals and celebrations, and many hill tribe people prefer silver to paper currency. This necklace features beaded and braided elements created by members of three different Thai hill tribes.


$300.00
$159.00
Bronze and Sterling Silver Balinese Cuff
Bronze and Sterling Silver Balinese Cuff
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

The floral motifs on our sterling silver and bronze cuff bracelet are inspired by Balinese carved woordwork. The Balinese are known for their handcarved furniture and architectural decorations featuring natural motifs, a custom that this jewelry pays tribute to. Traditionally, Balinese carvers choose auspicious days on their religious calendar to begin a new piece and often ask a priest for a blessing before starting to carve. This cuff honors the Balinese dediation to nature and spirtuality in handicraft.


$99.00
$19.99
Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch
Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch
(Based on 16 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Watches

Believed to embody virtues like wisdom, good fortune, and health, turquoise has been an important part of cultures as diverse as the ancient Egyptians, the Navajo, and the Tibetans. For the Navajo in the American Southwest, the stone is part of rain ceremonies where it represents the connection between sea and sky.


$99.00
Silver and Garnet Mandala Necklace
Silver and Garnet Mandala Necklace
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In traditional Buddhist and Hindu cultures, the symmetrical patterns of a mandala are often used as a map to an imaginary place during meditation. Our sterling silver mandala pendant is hand-tooled by indigenous Newar artisans in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, and set with a garnet cabochon at its center. It is a striking conversation piece that can be appreciated for its spiritual symbolism as well as its remarkable craftsmanship. Due to high demand, this product is no longer available.
$89.00
$69.99
Silver and Onyx Tuareg Necklace
Silver and Onyx Tuareg Necklace
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces

The Tuareg are a nomadic Berber tribe who live in the North African Sahara. They were once known as the Blue People of the Sahara because of the indigo-dyed turbans and veils that would stain their skin. They're known for their engraved silver jewelry; the Tuareg subclass called Inadan means people who work with fire and metal—blacksmiths. Using only simple hand tools and implements that could be easily transported on camels (screwdrivers, nails, safety pins, files, charcoal and handheld bellows) Tuareg craftsmen have plied their trade for centuries.


$298.00
$119.99
Sterling Silver Lao Bracelet
Sterling Silver Lao Bracelet
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Beginning with pure silver bullion, Lao silversmiths working in the capital city of Vientiane melt, flatten, hammer, and twist this traditional, flexible cuff bracelet into shape. The ends are decorated with a stylized Laotian flower called dok phikopun, which represents health and well-being.


$159.00
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings

Jade has an ancient history not just in Asia, but also in Mesoamerica, where it was used by cultures from the Olmec to the Maya to the Aztec. It symbolized life and death and was used to make figurines, jewelry, and even inlays for teeth.


$59.00
Sterling Silver Claddagh Ring
Sterling Silver Claddagh Ring
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The traditional Irish claddagh ring depicts two clasped hands holding a crowned heart, symbols of love, loyalty, and friendship. The design's origins are clouded with mystery, but one of the most popular—and romantic—stories of how it came to be tells of goldsmith Robert Joyce from the village of Claddagh, who was forced into slavery after his ship was captured en route to the West Indies. Joyce's skills supposedly so impressed his master that the man offered him his freedom, his daughter's hand in marriage, and great sums of money if Joyce would stay. Joyce declined all of these temptations and returned to his betrothed in Ireland, where he presented her with this ring.


Available sizes: 6, 7, 8
$59.00
Tricolor Baltic Amber Necklace
Tricolor Baltic Amber Necklace
(Based on 7 reviews)
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About 40 million years ago, the translucent amber in this earthy necklace was pine resin flowing within trees along the shores of present-day Poland. There, in the region of Pomerania, amber beads are handed down through generations and are considered amulets against harm. A Polish artisan gathers these authentic fossilized gems, frames them in sterling silver, and pairs them with a sinuous snake chain.
$99.00
Art Deco Amber Teardrop Earrings
Art Deco Amber Teardrop Earrings
(Based on 14 reviews)
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Polish artisans have more than 80 names to describe types of amber, from flame and honey to clouded and woolly. Often found along the Baltic Sea, amber has been popular in jewelry for centuries. Here, teardrops of honey amber are paired with sterling silver leaves in earrings that reflect an early-20th-century art deco style.


$55.00
Turquoise Teardrop Earrings
Turquoise Teardrop Earrings
(Based on 4 reviews)
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Turquoise is a powerful ritual material in Himalayan cultures, representing the clear blue of the sky. It is sometimes used as a gift to one’s betrothed, and the color is said to stay true as long as the lover’s affection does. This modern interpretation of a classic design features vibrant turquoise inlaid in sterling silver. Handmade in Nepal by members of the Shakya clan, descendants of an ancient culture that was traditionally known for its metalwork and whose capital was in present-day Nepal.


$39.00
Temple Flower Garnet Bracelet
Temple Flower Garnet Bracelet
(Based on 5 reviews)
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According to Balinese spiritual tradition, the ratna flower can be used only for temple offerings and is the only flower worthy of honoring gods and goddesses. Inspired by the flower’s deep red-violet hue, Balinese artisans surround faceted garnets with sterling silver “seeds” to create this romantic design.


$279.00
$99.99
Hellenistic Bracelet - Lapis
Hellenistic Bracelet - Lapis
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The jewelry of ancient Greece's relatively brief Hellenistic period (323-146 B.C.) is famous for its intricate detail and superior skill. This period saw great improvements in techniques like filigree, complex hand-braiding, granulation, and stone-setting. Popular themes were the "Hercules knot," rosettes, and animal torcs (a large rigid neck ring).


$189.00
Hellenistic Bracelet - Pearl
Hellenistic Bracelet - Pearl
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

The jewelry of ancient Greece's relatively brief Hellenistic period (323-146 B.C.) is famous for its intricate detail and superior skill. This period saw great improvements in techniques like filigree, complex hand-braiding, granulation, and stone-setting. Popular themes were the "Hercules knot," rosettes, and animal torcs (a large rigid neck ring).


$189.00
Tricolor Baltic Amber Earrings
Tricolor Baltic Amber Earrings
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Member Products/Jewelry
About 40 million years ago, the translucent amber in this earthy necklace was pine resin flowing within trees along the shores of present-day Poland. There in the region of Pomerania, amber beads are handed down through generations and are considered amulets against harm. A Polish artisan gathers these authentic fossilized gems and frames them in sterling silver.
$69.00
Five Rivers Navajo Turquoise Bracelet
Five Rivers Navajo Turquoise Bracelet
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Believed to bestow the wearer with courage, luck, health, and protection, turquoise has been used in jewelry making for millennia by cultures as diverse as the Navajo, ancient Egyptians, and Tibetans. This sterling silver bracelet is handcrafted by Navajo artisans in Arizona and features five smooth turquoise stones.


$199.00
Navajo Turquoise Beaded Necklace
Navajo Turquoise Beaded Necklace
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For the Navajo, turquoise is believed to ensure favor with one’s yei, a holy being who mediates between the human and supernatural worlds. This necklace is handcrafted by Navajo artisans in Arizona and features a smooth cabochon pendant set in sterling silver on a satin strand of blue and green turquoise discs.


$99.00
Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Cuff Bracelet
Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Cuff Bracelet
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For the Navajo of the American Southwest, turquoise has always been an important element in art and ritual. In rain ceremonies it represents the connection between sea and sky. It's also believed to ensure favor with one's yei, a holy being who mediates between the human and supernatural worlds. A Navajo artist working in Arizona creates this sterling silver cuff by hand, and sets a round turquoise cabochon at the center.


$155.00
Baltic Amber Heart Bracelet
Baltic Amber Heart Bracelet
(Based on 1 review)
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In Pomerania, a historical region that stretches between the contemporary borders of Poland and Germany, translucent amber is often found along the shores of the Baltic Sea. This organic gem is the fossilized resin of prehistoric trees and comes in a range of colors from moss green to honey gold to the translucent, rich brown that we most often associate with amber. Amber beads were a traditional wedding gift in Pomerania, where they are thought of as protective amulets.


$98.00
Robin's Nest Earrings
Robin's Nest Earrings
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These whimsical earrings celebrate that classic harbinger of spring, the robin, as well as the common belief that having a bird's nest in your home brings good luck. In German tradition, finding a bird's nest in one's Christmas tree meant luck and harmony for the coming year.


$39.00
Personalized Nautical Flag Cufflinks
Personalized Nautical Flag Cufflinks
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Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Men's Jewelry and Watches

Today we have two-way radio, satellite phones, and sophisticated GPS equipment, but in the 18th century, ships at sea communicated with each other via signal flags. Even with all our modern gear, sometimes low-tech is the way to go, and the flags are still used in conjunction with these newer communication technologies. Each flag stands for a letter and can be used to spell out words, but each flag also stands for a full message. For example the “C” flag can also mean “affirmative,” and the “U” flag can be a signal to an approaching ship that it is running into danger. The flags have still more meanings when used in yacht racing.


$78.00
Women's Portuguese Montado Bracelet
Women's Portuguese Montado Bracelet
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Portugal first enacted laws protecting its cork forests, or montados, in 1209, centuries before ecological responsibility was a common goal. It takes 25 years for a cork oak to mature, after which it can be sustainably harvested for 150 years or more. Here, Portuguese artisans pair strips of cork with faux turquoise and silver-tone metal in a unisex style.


$65.00
Men's Portuguese Montado Bracelet
Men's Portuguese Montado Bracelet
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Portugal first enacted laws protecting its cork forests, or montados, in 1209, centuries before ecological responsibility was a common goal. It takes 25 years for a cork oak to mature, after which it can be sustainably harvested for 150 years or more. Here, Portuguese artisans pair strips of cork with faux turquoise and silver-tone metal in a unisex style.


$65.00