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Balinese Sterling Silver Scroll Bangle Bracelets - Set of 2
Balinese Sterling Silver Scroll Bangle Bracelets - Set of 2
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Bangle bracelets are an ancient form of jewelry and have adorned wrists since the earliest days of human civilization. Found at archeological sites from Africa to India, bangles often serve to signify the social position of the wearer. In many cultures, married women wear bangles to bring safety for themselves and luck for their husbands. Balinese designer Komang Suastra’s graceful bangle bracelets use ancient scroll motifs, linking contemporary Balinese design with the island’s long traditional of silver working.


$200.00
Silver-plated Fulani Tribal Earrings
Silver-plated Fulani Tribal Earrings
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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
Persia Bracelet
Persia Bracelet
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European art during the Renaissance was highly influenced by the goods coming from China along the Silk Road. Natural motifs of flowers and leaves decorated exquisite Chinese porcelain and began showing up in European furniture and jewelry designs. These silver-colored metal bangles borrow from the same cross-cultural tradition, referencing classic East-West patterns. Individual links strung on elastic give the appearance of a solid bangle, but have a universal fit that makes these a great gift idea.
$32.00
Connemara Marble and Silver Irish Charm Bracelets, Set of 3
Connemara Marble and Silver Irish Charm Bracelets, Set of 3
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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
Fergana Bracelet
Fergana Bracelet
(Based on 2 reviews)
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European art during the Renaissance was highly influenced by the goods coming from China along the Silk Road. Natural motifs of flowers and leaves decorated exquisite Chinese porcelain and began showing up in European furniture and jewelry designs. These silver-colored metal bangles borrow from the same cross-cultural tradition, referencing classic East-West patterns. Individual links strung on elastic give the appearance of a solid bangle, but have a universal fit that makes these a great gift idea.
$32.00
Pearl Puka Necklace
Pearl Puka Necklace
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In Hawaiian culture, puka shell necklaces and flower leis are traditional gifts of welcome to visitors. They’re also believed to help ensure safe passage for travelers, especially those crossing the ocean. This freshwater pearl puka necklace is a delicate take on that generous tradition, and adds the aloha spirit to a classic strand of pearls. Accented with a green amethyst in the center, with gold vermeil spacer beads.


$129.00
$99.99
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
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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
Tuareg Silver Cuff Bracelet
Tuareg Silver Cuff Bracelet
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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
Yellow Rivers Bracelet
Yellow Rivers Bracelet
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European art during the Renaissance was highly influenced by the goods coming from China along the Silk Road. Natural motifs of flowers and leaves decorated exquisite Chinese porcelain and began showing up in European furniture and jewelry designs. These silver-colored metal bangles borrow from the same cross-cultural tradition, referencing classic East-West patterns. Individual links strung on elastic give the appearance of a solid bangle, but have a universal fit that makes these a great gift idea.
$32.00
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
Etruscan Hoop Earrings
Etruscan Hoop Earrings
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The ancient Etruscans, a civilization that flourished in northern Italy until the first century BC, were known for their sophisticated metalwork. Granulation, where cast-metal pieces were painstakingly decorated with tiny spheres, was a specialty, and the best pieces were saved to accompany the wearer into the afterlife. These 18-karat-gold-vermeil earrings are reproductions of an ancient Etruscan design. Handcrafted in Cortona, in the heart of Tuscany, Italy.


$179.00
$99.99
Etruscan Verde Necklace
Etruscan Verde Necklace
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The ancient Etruscans left little in the way of literature or political texts with which to understand their culture. Most of what we know of this pre-Roman culture comes from the vases, sculptures, jewelry, and other ornate works of art the Etruscans made to accompany themselves into the afterlife. Artisans working in the lush hills of Tuscany craft this pendant in the spirit of similar pieces that date back to the first millennium B.C. 24-karat-gold-plated cast brass with leaf-green glass accent beads.


$78.00
$29.99
Jeweled Russian Egg Necklace
Jeweled Russian Egg Necklace
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Russian jewelers now working in the United States create these small treasures inspired by the jeweled eggs made by Peter Carl Fabergé for Tsar Alexander III in the late 19th century. Gold-plated sterling silver is hand-enameled, then each sparkling Swarovski crystal is added by hand. Neck chain and egg are 24-karat gold plated.


Available colors: Blue, Purple, Red
$99.00
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
Bronze and Sterling Silver Balinese Cuff
Bronze and Sterling Silver Balinese Cuff
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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
Connemara Twisted Marble Necklace
Connemara Twisted Marble Necklace
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The famous green-white marble of Connemara is found only in the area around Clifden in western Ireland, and the Walsh family has been making fine jewelry from it for three generations. This twisted stone necklace is handmade by experienced artisans at the family's workshop in Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, who select complementary pieces of marble, then shape and polish them.


$65.00
Navajo Turquoise Earrings
Navajo Turquoise Earrings
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The Navajo have used turquoise in art and ritual for thousands of years. It is believed to insure favor with one's yei, a holy being who mediates between the human and supernatural worlds. It can appease the winds and help bring rain. The strands of this handcrafted necklace are meant to symbolize and connect past, present, and future. The teardrop earrings are traced with sterling silver. Please accept slight variations because of the natural materials. Handmade by Navajo artisans in Arizona.
$65.00
$15.99
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
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The eighth-century Book of Kells is an ornate, hand-copied illuminated manuscript of the gospels—one of the most important pieces of early Celtic art in the world. These sterling silver pendants are inspired by the highly decorative capital letters, called initia, that begin each section of text. Each is cast from sterling silver and finished by hand in a family-run Dublin studio.
Available styles: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
$58.00
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
Hand-tooled Multicolored Bangles - Set of 3
Hand-tooled Multicolored Bangles - Set of 3
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Bangles made in all metals and materials are popular adornments for women throughout India, regardless of age or heritage. In the past, the number of bangles worn would tell a woman's marital status. Here strips of faux ivory are dyed in a range of bright hues and inlaid by hand into a brass frame.


$35.00
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
Mongolian-style Filigree Necklace
Mongolian-style Filigree Necklace
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Mongolian filigree is a laborious, delicate jeweler’s art whose lineage includes Fabergé eggs and the trousseaux of Qing dynasty empresses. Few artisans in China remain who can achieve this level of precise detail, but by adapting these time-honored techniques for modern tastes, craftspeople are able to continue making a living through this ancient art. Here, colorful faceted amethyst and peridot alternate within links of high-gloss enamel and intricate 24-karat-gold-vermeil filigree to create an accent fit for a queen.


$195.00
$55.99
Celtic Cross Necklace
Celtic Cross Necklace
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The intricate Celtic cross—often decorated with elaborate trinity knots and scrollwork—may have first been used by St. Patrick as a symbol to convert Druids in Ireland. Combining the Christian cross with monuments that represented more earthly spirituality such as the sun and moon and tree of life would have linked pagan and Christian beliefs and helped the saint deliver his message throughout Ireland. Today many people are drawn to the design more as an expression of Irish or Scottish family ties than as a religious symbol.


$59.00
$15.99
Silver and Onyx Tuareg Necklace
Silver and Onyx Tuareg Necklace
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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
Fancy Jasper Agate Necklace
Fancy Jasper Agate Necklace
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Jasper, a form of chalcedony, has been used since ancient times for everything from arrow tips to official carved seals to snuff bottles that were highly collectible in 19th- and early-20th-century China. This triple strand of green, reddish, and brown jasper beads is interrupted throughout by pearls, and is inspired by the beaded necklaces that were popular in the Mandarin court of the late 17th century.


$99.00
$69.99
Hellenistic Bracelet - Pearl
Hellenistic Bracelet - Pearl
(Based on 1 review)
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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
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Necklace
Ancient Roman Glass Medallion Necklace
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During the 1st century AD, glass production in the Roman world drastically changed as the art of glass blowing was discovered and vessels for everyday use began to be made in aqua hues. Remains of many 2,000-year-old drinking glasses, vases, and jugs continue to be uncovered across the former Roman Empire, especially in Israel. Each glass medallion in this remarkable necklace was once part of an object that was created more than two millennia ago. It may have been part of a water vessel carried by a servant, or a bottle that held perfume or medicine.


$549.00
Navajo Turquoise Necklace
Navajo Turquoise Necklace
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The Navajo have used turquoise in art and ritual for thousands of years. It is believed to insure favor with one's yei, a holy being who mediates between the human and supernatural worlds. It can appease the winds and help bring rain. The strands of this handcrafted necklace are meant to symbolize and connect past, present, and future. The teardrop earrings are traced with sterling silver. Please accept slight variations because of the natural materials. Handmade by Navajo artisans in Arizona.
$125.00
$39.99
Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch
Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch
(Based on 16 reviews)
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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
Giriama Hoop Earrings
Giriama Hoop Earrings
(Based on 3 reviews)
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Craftspeople from Kenya’s Giriama tribe create dozens of tiny copper heishi beads, which are then plated in 24-karat gold and threaded onto a 14-karat-gold-plated hoop in the U.S. The result is a classic style with added movement and texture. Handcrafted in Kenya; finished in the U.S.


$49.00
$19.99