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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
Fulani Tribal Cuff
Fulani Tribal Cuff
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

This traditional West African jewelry is created by Fulani craftspeople 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. Pieces like this, called kwotene kange could weigh up to 300 grams and were the ultimate sign of wealth.


$129.00
Kashmiri Floral Bangles - Set of 5
Kashmiri Floral Bangles - Set of 5
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets
Papier-mâché developed into a fine art during the Persian rule of India. Artisans in the mountainous Kashmir region use papier-mâché to embellish everything from jewelry to decorative boxes to furniture. Master artisans use rich pigments and gold accents to hand paint these lightweight bangles with traditional paisley, floral, and bird patterns. Handcrafted in Kashmir.
$32.00
$14.99
Yangtze River Pearl Bracelets
Yangtze River Pearl Bracelets
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Bracelets

Early in the 20th century, people discovered how to induce the transformation of a grain of sand into an organic gem, the pearl. Since that time, the natural irregularities of baroque cultured pearls have been treasured by women all over the world. These cultured freshwater pearls are available in shades of honeysuckle, goldenrod, lavender, and rose and are strung on generous elastic. The colors of these bracelets coordinate beautifully together or can be worn singly. Read more about pearls in the June 1997 National Geographic.


$29.00
$17.99
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
Baltic Amber Heart Earrings
Baltic Amber Heart Earrings
(Based on 29 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings
In the Pomeranian region of Poland, translucent amber is a traditional wedding gift. This natural gem, formed over millions of years from the fossilized resin of ancient trees, is shaped into beads and pendants and passed from generation to generation. As a bridal gift, it serves as an amulet of protection from harm. Sterling silver.
$32.00
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
Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet
Sterling Silver Roman Glass Bracelet
(Based on 14 reviews)
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Archaeologists have uncovered glass fragments from across the Roman Empire, from vases, vessels, even windowpanes. This asymmetrical cuff bracelet features two medallions of ancient glass excavated in Israel. The iridescent patina develops over 2,000 years of contact with moisture and minerals in the earth, and has made Roman glass popular with collectors for centuries. Comes with a certificate of authenticity.


$168.00
Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch
Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Watches
Historians believe that cloisonné was introduced to China by traders from Constantinople and has since evolved into a uniquely Chinese art form. Jewelers apply thin filaments of wire to the band to form floral outlines. This step of the cloisonné process has been compared to embroidery. The outlines are filled with powdered glass enamel and fired at high temperatures to fuse the material and bring out its bright colors. This hinged cuff is adjustable and will fit a range of wrist sizes comfortably. Stainless steel face with nickel-plated band.
$45.00
Fancy Jasper Agate Necklace
Fancy Jasper Agate Necklace
(Based on 3 reviews)
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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
Brazilian Geode Necklace
Brazilian Geode Necklace
(Based on 1 review)
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Sometimes what looks like a dull stone reveals an interior of delicate crystals. These formations are called geodes, and with the right mix of pressure, water, and chemicals, they can form inside volcanic or sedimentary rocks. Here, artisans in California cut thin slices from Brazilian geodes to expose the white and black quartz, lined with sparkling crystals. The outer “shell” is gold-plated to highlight the mineral’s natural beauty. Please allow for variations in these natural stones. 14-karat-gold-filled chain.


$79.00
$69.99
Javanese Flora Beaded Rings
Javanese Flora Beaded Rings
(Based on 10 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Rings and Pins
Indonesian artisans traded beads with Europe during the days of the Roman Empire, and the island's unique beadwork style continues to evolve over the centuries. Inspired by Java's tropical flora and exquisitely beaded formal sarongs, artisans tap into these beading traditions to create this set of ten stretchy, sequined rings in every hue of the rainbow. There is a different ring for every day and mood, or you can share with friends and family. Hand-beaded in Indonesia on comfortable elastic. Colors will vary. Set of 10.
$25.00
Balinese Amethyst Cuff
Balinese Amethyst Cuff
(Based on 8 reviews)
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Balinese silversmith Wayan Sarjana comes from a family of craftsmen, and after years of apprenticeship, now runs his own home workshop near the craft market of his island village. Sarjana elaborates on ancient Indonesian designs to evoke a historical and mystical mood in his jeweled creation. Floral scrolls frame a faceted amethyst center in this exquisite sterling silver bracelet.
$155.00
Owl of Wisdom Coin Necklace
Owl of Wisdom Coin Necklace
(Based on 2 reviews)
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Since ancient times, the owl and the olive branch have been featured on the Athenian currency to spread the values of the city’s patroness, Athena: victory, peace, and wisdom. The owl, with its ability to see in the darkness, represents wisdom; and the olive branch is a symbol of the goddess’s peaceful victory over Poseidon for the city of Athens. These sacred symbols propagated Athenian values of victory, peace, and wisdom throughout the ancient world, and are still featured on the Greek €1 coin.


$179.00
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
Egyptian Arabesque Gold Earrings
Egyptian Arabesque Gold Earrings
(Based on 18 reviews)
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Arabesque designs—repeating geometric patterns of flowers and animals—are often found in Middle Eastern art and architecture. In Islamic art, these never-ending patterns symbolize a spirituality that extends beyond the visible world. These 24-karat gold-vermeil earrings pair intricate arabesque design with a timeless style. Handmade in Cairo.
$79.00
Venetian Blown Glass Heart Necklace
Venetian Blown Glass Heart Necklace
(Based on 2 reviews)
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Venetian glassblowers have been known for their technical skill and creative innovation for centuries. Glass beads are a popular way for artisans to experiment with new techniques and to showcase their mastery in miniature. This lariat-look necklace features a pair of handblown, heart-shaped glass beads dangling from a delicate strand of glass seed beads.


$49.00
Thai Dragonfly Brooch
Thai Dragonfly Brooch
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Rings and Pins
An iridescent dragonfly alights on your lapel, its body a collection of semiprecious gems and minerals: black agate, garnet, amethyst, peridot, citrine, blue topaz, and marcasite—a traditional material in Thai jewelry. Dragonflies develop underwater, and when they emerge they shed their outer layer, revealing their typically brilliant colors. This granulated sterling silver pin, handcrafted in Thailand, captures the aerobatics and glimmering hues of these ''devil's darning needles.''
$98.00
''Cause an Uproar'' Wrap Bracelet
''Cause an Uproar'' Wrap Bracelet
(Based on 25 reviews)
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Show your support for the world’s big cats with this leather wrap bracelet, emblazoned in gold with the phrase "Cause an Uproar." The disappearance of big cats in the wild could create a devastating impact on our ecosystem. National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative, spearheaded by Botswana-based conservationists, filmmakers and Explorers-in-Residence Dereck and Beverly Joubert, is dedicated to halting their decline through on-the-ground conservation projects and education.


$29.00
Last Emperor Vintage Jade Earrings
Last Emperor Vintage Jade Earrings
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings
These elegant earrings feature 90-year-old jade buttons from the time of the rule of Puyi, China's ''last emperor.'' Bezel-set in 22-karat gold vermeil, they feature dangling tiers of cultured freshwater pearls. Wear an evocative piece of history that symbolizes the end of an era from nearly one century ago. As these are handmade by artisans using vintage buttons, each will vary.
$95.00
$69.99
Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings
Marco Polo Gemstone Earrings
(Based on 11 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Earrings
Venetian explorer and trader Marco Polo was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road, bringing European goods to Asia and returning with, among other things, precious gems. Here, the journey is embodied in garnet, peridot, amethyst, and granulated 24-k gold vermeil. Renaissance designer Benvenuto Cellini's work for the Medici family is adapted by Chinese jewelers using faceted gems mined in India—true fusion of three cultures. Read more about Marco Polo's journey in Mike Edwards' 2001 series of articles for National Geographic magazine.
$99.00
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
Mongolian-style Filigree Bracelet
Mongolian-style Filigree Bracelet
(Based on 2 reviews)
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Mongolian-style filigree is a laborious, delicate jeweler's art whose lineage includes Faberge 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, craftsmen 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. Handmade in China.
$299.00
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
Guatemalan Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings
(Based on 9 reviews)
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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
Caserta Palace Pearl Earrings
Caserta Palace Pearl Earrings
(Based on 3 reviews)
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From the Palazzo Reale in Turin to the Reggia di Caserta in the south, Italy’s former royal residences continue to inspire. These sweeping, baroque-style earrings are handcrafted in Italy using brass and freshwater pearls in a style inspired by Renaissance portraits found in the famous Uffizi Gallery, once headquarters of the Medici dynasty.


$129.00
Giriama Bracelet
Giriama Bracelet
(Based on 2 reviews)
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Each tiny round heishi bead on these bracelets is handcrafted by artisans who are part of Kenya’s Giriama tribe. The 24-karat-gold-plated copper beads are strung on generous elastic and paired with accent beads of freshwater pearl, multicolored Swarovski crystal, or faceted turquoise.


Available styles: Crystal, Pearl, Turquoise
$55.00
$17.99
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
(Based on 10 reviews)
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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
Five Rivers Navajo Turquoise Bracelet
Five Rivers Navajo Turquoise Bracelet
(Based on 2 reviews)
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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
Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6
Mother of Pearl Bangles - Set of 6
(Based on 5 reviews)
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Throughout India, many women continue the age-old tradition of decorating their arms from wrist to elbow with bangles. For some, the bangles are so small that once they’re put on with the assistance of a jeweler, they’re never removed. Our set of mother-of-pearl bangles offers six pastel hues to mix and match or wear as part of an armful. Shell inlaid in brass.


$25.00
Art Deco Amber Necklace
Art Deco Amber Necklace
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Clothing/Jewelry/Necklaces

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. The necklace features translucent amber in an art deco frame. Handcrafted in Gdynia, Poland.


$99.00