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Handcrafted Silver Bracelet

Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Bracelet
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Bracelet
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Jade has an ancient history 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. The Maya believed that a jade bead would provide passage through the underworld. Because conquering Spaniards were more interested in gold, the sources of ancient Mesoamerican jade were lost for hundreds of years. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch, one of the most powerful hurricanes in modern history, exposed boulder-size jade deposits near Xalapa, Mexico. Archaeologists now believe this location was a major source of jade for ancient civilizations. The simple designs of these hand-carved accents let the stone’s mottled colors take center stage. Handcrafted in family workshops in Antigua, Guatemala. Stone colors may vary.


$159.00
Lao Silver Necklace
Lao Silver Necklace
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As the capital of the Kingdom of Laos until the mid 20th-century, Luang Prabang was home to artists and craftsmen who worked under the patronage of the royal family. Silverwork has a long history in the country, and jewelry designs show the influence of trade with China, Tibet, and India. The floral motif on our sterling silver necklace is called dok phikoun. Buddhist monks taught that the blossom represented good luck and longevity, but for many years only the royal family could use the motif. Today the petite design is found in handcrafted silver jewelry throughout the country, including our sterling silver necklace.


$395.00
Navajo Silver Feather Cuff Bracelet
Navajo Silver Feather Cuff Bracelet
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Feathers play an important part in the rituals and legends of many indigenous American cultures. For the Navajo in the Southwest, eagle feathers are especially important. They’re used to bless sacred spaces, in costumes for ceremonial dances, and in the prayer plumes that gave protection to mythological warriors. Our sterling silver bracelet is handcrafted by Navajo artisans in Arizona in the design of a stylized feather.


$169.00
Five Rivers Navajo Turquoise Bracelet
Five Rivers Navajo Turquoise Bracelet
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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 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
Balinese Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
Balinese Sterling Silver Link Bracelet
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Kadek Hendra, a young Balinese jeweler, learned his craft from his silversmith parents. His strong artistic voice is unmistakable in this bracelet that juxtaposes shining sterling silver with oxidized flourishes. This handcrafted bracelet captures the balance of beauty and strength that perfectly matches the culture of Bali.


$300.00
Celtic Warrior Bangle
Celtic Warrior Bangle
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The eighth-century Ardagh Chalice in the National Museum of Ireland is one of the most remarkable pieces of Celtic art. It was found in the 1800s by men who were plowing for potatoes. A repoussé design on the chalice, representing a protective shield, is the inspiration for this sterling silver and 18-karat gold bracelet. Handcrafted in Ireland using the lost-wax casting process.


$229.00