Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, selecting a beautiful piece of jewelry can be a rewarding experience, particularly when you are buying a piece that has been lovingly handcrafted. Artisan jewelry is often unique, and a well-placed piece of jewelry can elevate a simple outfit into something memorable. Our handcrafted guide will help you find the perfect unique and meaningful piece of jewelry that matches your lifestyle, too.


Supporting a Good Cause


Gorgeous lapis rings are available from Discovered. Their marketplace allows artisans from all over the world to sell their handcrafted pieces in the global market, and their business model ensures the artisans actually benefit from their sales. The beautiful ring was crafted in India using sterling silver and is available in custom sizes. Visit the Discovered website to check out all the wonderful creations from talented artisans from around the world.


Ten Thousand Villages was the first fair trade marketplace. Their mission of fair wages for artisans has improved the quality of life for people all over the world. This Tree of Life Pendant, handcrafted in Peru, would be a wonderful gift or addition to any wardrobe. The mother of pearl and sterling combine to create a stunning piece. You’ll find many more options at Ten Thousand Villages, where you can support the hard work of artisans worldwide.


Something Unique and Fun


For something a little more whimsical, check out these fun and funky dragonfly earrings, available on Etsy. The patinated dragonfly contrasts beautifully with the brass and glass beading for a playful accessory that is inspired by nature. Etsy is often the first stop for those looking for handcrafted goods, and the selection is always changing.


The elegant and simple pieces at Village Artisan are sure to please, like this Moonlight Bangle. This hand-painted bracelet is elegant and stylish and would pair well with the black, grey, and pearl simplicity of the Moonlight Earrings.


Jewelry for All Lifestyles


Bronwen Handcrafted Jewelry specializes in accessories for an active lifestyle, like this Double Wrap Anklet or this gorgeous yet simple Lotus Ring. All of the jewelry from Bronwen is designed to be strong enough to withstand the rigors of the outdoors yet delicate enough for the wearer to still feel sexy.


Even your engagement and weddings rings can be handcrafted. Jes Maharry’s Enchanted Ring is not only beautiful; it’s unique and inspired. The entire collection is inspired by a love of yoga and a desire to bring beauty and peace to the wearer.


Whether you are searching for dazzling or simple, whimsical or elegant, handcrafted jewelry can add color and focus to any ensemble. Selecting handcrafted pieces that are made by artisans who care about their work means you share a small part of their story every time you wear that piece.

Written by Lillian Hammah

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