I love when special gifts become a part of daily life for the recipient – the personalized coffee mug that he’ll use every morning, the calendar she’ll enjoy year-round, and of course, that classic yet stylish piece of Silver Artisan Jewelry that you’ll notice her wearing again and again. Our Heringbone Bracelet is exactly that kind of piece. It is one of the styles I would immediately select when looking for a Silver Jewelry Gift that is sure to get a lot of use. It’s an elegant design that will never go out of style, and its sturdy clasp ensures that she’ll never lose her favorite accessory. All of our Silver Artisan Bracelets are handcrafted with .950 sterling silver, with the highest standards for quality. Browse the whole collection to find the one that is perfect for that special someone.
Happy Thanksgiving to our readers and customers. We all have so much to be thankful for, and we hope you enjoy a relaxing day with family and friends. Friday is the official start to the Christmas shopping season, but instead of dealing with the crowds at the mall, why not enjoy a cup of coffee in your pajamas while browsing through our selection of unique Jewelry Gifts? Shop by price range or style for a simple, stress-free holiday. You can also be confident in your purchase, knowing we guarantee the quality of our .950 sterling silver jewelry, and that a portion of our proceeds goes back to the artisan community in Peru. We’re thankful for the opportunity to support artisans while sharing this unique jewelry collection with our fans.
It’s November 1st, or to many people, the first day of the holiday season! The Nor’easter that surprised New England this weekend has also added to our excitement for the winter holidays. With snow on the ground, it seems fitting to start making our Christmas lists and thinking of unique gift ideas. What could be more unique than a real Butterfly Wing Necklace? One of the most popular designs from our Butterfly Wing Jewelry collection, this heart-shaped pendant is handcrafted with .950 sterling silver. The butterfly wings are gathered after the butterflies live their natural lives, and preserved in jewelry so their beauty is eternal. This particular butterfly is called the “88” because of the figure eight designs on its wings. It is native to Peru and South America, and is a reminder of the exotic sights of the Peruvian landscape. And of course, the heart is a reminder of your love for the one who receives this gorgeous gift. This Peruvian Jewelry style is handmade in small quantities, making it a unique treasure.
Halloween will be over within a week, and then everyone will start focusing on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many people have already started their holiday shopping, and Christmas trees and snowmen are popping up in stores. Whether you’d like to do your shopping early this year or are just starting to think of ideas, Tikanchay has a collection of unique Silver Jewelry Gift ideas that make fool proof presents. With the price of gold skyrocketing, many people who love fine jewelry but also value bargains are looking for high end sterling silver designs. Tikanchay jewelry is made with .950 Peruvian silver, which puts it in a class all its own. In addition, the native Peruvian stones, shells and other natural materials make it exotic and unique. Your friends and family aren’t likely to forget the real butterfly wing necklace or hand carved gourd pendant you chose for them, and are sure to be impressed with your thoughtfulness. Keep these unique designs in mind as you make your shopping list for the 2011 holiday season.
Handcrafted Peruvian accessories like Huayruro Seed Jewelry make unique gifts for any occasion. Travelers often bring back alpaca scarves and hats, carved gourds and Huayruro accessories for friends and family after a trip to Peru, but other than that, many people don’t know where to find these exotic handmade gifts. Our sister site, Lucky Seeds, is now selling Huayruro Seed Jewelry in many styles at affordable prices. And with flat rate $5 shipping, buying online is the easiest way to find a unique gift. Within the next four to six weeks, everyone will start thinking about interesting gifts for the holidays. Lucky Seeds could be your one stop shopping destination for the women in your life, without ever leaving your couch! Choose a Huayruro Seed Bracelet or earrings for all of the important ladies on your list. You can even give two gifts in one with this Reversible Huayruro Seed Bracelet. This organic good luck jewelry is always handmade with natural seeds from Peru, making it a special gift that won’t be forgotten.
How can a gourd be used to make gorgeous artisan jewelry? With the talent of Peruvian artisans, of course. Their tradition of carving gourds goes back thousands of years, and was once a way of relaying information and telling stories. Today, virtually any kind of pattern or design can be found on gourds throughout Peruvian markets. Birds, butterflies, flowers and animals are among the most popular gourd carvings. Others depict traditional dancers, the Amazon jungle, or a series of intricate traditional motifs, like the Carved Gourd Necklace pictured here. I own an entire collection of gourds with all of the aforementioned designs, and I am still amazed when I see a new and creative take on gourd carving. Before carving, the gourds are dried in the sun. This preserves them for decoration purposes and allows for the intricate details that make gourd art so fascinating. Some gourds are cut in half in a zigzag pattern to become little boxes, and others are cut into pieces so the tiny designs can be inlaid into gourd jewelry. These carved gourd necklaces, bracelets and earrings are a very unique form of organic jewelry.
Silver artisan jewelry is one of the most popular categories of accessories in stores today. Although fashion jewelry of lesser quality is still common as well, today many women are choosing to spend their money wisely, on jewelry pieces that will stand the test of time. Silver artisan bracelets, necklaces and earrings can be worn again and again, without the tarnishing, broken clasps and other issues with cheaper jewelry. Artisan jewelry is, as the name suggests, handcrafted by artists who have mastered the craft of jewelry making. Forging silver and setting semi-precious stones is a true art form, as shown in this Inlaid Silver Artisan Bracelet. Along with a blend of traditional and modern designs, you can also get a feel for an artisan’s personal style while looking at their work and the work of other jewelry makers. Each piece of artisan jewelry starts as a vision, and ends as a wearable piece of art.
Good luck jewelry is one the most thoughtful gifts you can give. There are so many special occasions when we like to wish our family and friends good luck. A new transition, move, job or baby, a marriage or engagement, a graduation; the list goes on and on. You may think the only option for a good luck charm is a traditional good luck symbol like a four leaf clover or a horse shoe, but a new form of good luck jewelry is available for the first time in the U.S. It isn’t new to Peruvians, however, who have used this exotic good luck charm for centuries. It’s called huayruro jewelry, and it is made with natural seeds that grow in the Amazon rainforest. Each seed is both red and black, and the striking colors make them the perfect material for creating exotic jewelry. However, they aren’t just worn for their beauty. Peruvians believe the seeds have the power to ward off negative energies and attract wealth, good fortune and abundance. These meaningful good luck necklaces, bracelets and earrings make great conversation pieces, and are sure to be treasured by the recipient. This good luck charm necklace is exotic enough to receive attention and compliments, but is simple enough for everyday wear.
Peruvian sodalite is a very interesting stone. Sodalite is a stone for writers, public speakers and anyone who desires clear communication. It is said to increase clarity of thought and help people convey their true feelings, especially in important relationships. With increased communication comes less stress and tension, so sodalite is also said to bring peace and relaxation to those who wear it. Aside from these fascinating metaphysical properties, sodalite ranges from a cloudy light blue to a rich royal blue. The deeper the stone, the more desirable it is, but this also depends upon personal preference. Some sodalite stones are dyed to look more attractive, but the stones in Tikanchay jewelry are natural. They are cut and polished for the most attractive look, but they are not altered from their original color. Each piece of Sodalite Jewelry from Tikanchay is made with authentic Peruvian Sodalite. This includes the Sodalite Pendant to the left. The stone is accented by a handcrafted sterling setting and chain.
As everyone takes out their summer clothes this week, it’s also time to go through our favorite accessories and pack some away for next winter. Summer accessories should be lightweight, fun and flirty. The right jewelry can dress up a simple sundress effortlessly. These Hammered Spiral Artisan Earrings are one of our favorite pairs for summer. The spiral represents the sun, which is an important traditional motif in Peruvian art. It can also represent eternity. Don’t we all wish the sun could be out everyday? Celebrate the sunshine and change of seasons with these Artisan Earrings, or another pair from our Artisan Jewelry collection, and you’re sure to start the season off on the right foot!