Cross Earrings(77 items)
Discover the unique collection of Cross Earrings that NOVICA artisans have designed and crafted for you:
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Absolutely! Jewelry is an art form that allows makers to express their individuality and cultural influences, and certain designs are used to represent important symbols. For example, Central American artisans incorporate traditional figures, glyphs, and pre-Hispanic folklore. In Mexico, the famous work of artists Angel Ortiz, Maria Belen Nilson, and Rosa Rojo highlight the beauty of Aztec, Mayan and Teotihuacan civilizations. In Peru, powerful symbols, like the Andean chakana, are used to represent humanitys union with the cosmos. Indian artists are extremely tied to their faith and spirituality. Earring designs include chakra gemstones, motifs of Lord Ganesha, and other spiritual imagery. In Bali, the Om symbol is prevalent, as well as the mythological panther-like Barong image, which is seen as a protector spirit. Designs pulled from the natural world, like animal figures, feathers, plants, as well as stones, are used in almost every culture, which then infuses them with their own particular meanings.
Yes! We offer a wide selection of earrings that are made from eco-friendly materials. Cow bone, water buffalo horn, fabric, recycled paper, wood, palm leaf and coconut shells, just to name a few. Product descriptions always list materials used, so be sure to read about each product to discover how artisans are working to ensure sustainability and environmental consciousness.
There is no best when it comes to handmade earrings. However, certain materials lend themselves well to jewelry. Silver and gold, for example, are frequently used to make earrings because of their luster and shine. Each region puts its own unique touch on the art of earring-making. Most use some combination of silver, gold, gemstones, wooden or glass beads, and bones. Some regions, like West Africa, have found ways to introduce up-cycling into the jewelry-making process. Recycled plastic and paper beads, as well as coconut shells are commonly integrated into beautiful works of earring art. Whatever materials used, quality and safety are always our top priorities. Each pair of earrings is tested to ensure its safety. If you do have sensitive skin, you may consider rhodium plated earrings, as rhodium is completely hypoallergenic. You can always find all relevant information about materials in the product description.
Featured Reviews on Cross Earrings
Memories of Peru!
This pair of silver earrings reminds me of my trip to Peru. The craftsmanship is superb, and the meaning behind the symbols in the Andean cross glorify the earrings even more. I just loved these earrings and they are go-to pair. Have received a lot of compliments!
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Popular Cross Earrings
Cross and Rope Motif Sterling Silver Ear Cuffs from Thailand, "Piety"$25.99
Presented by Thailand's Wadarat Supasirisuk, these ear cuffs bring a religious touch to your wardrobe. Crafted of sterling silver, the ear cuffs feature rope patterns on one and a cross crown on the other, accentuated by a combination of finishes.
Taxco Sterling Silver Skull Chandelier Earrings from Mexico, "Life in Death"$169.99
Bringing the elegance of Taxco silversmithing to your wardrobe, these chandelier earrings are designed by Mexican artisan Roy Nilson. He crafts each earring of sterling silver to feature a skull that is accentuated with birds, flowers, and dangling crosses.