Novica Orange Agate and Chalcedony Y-necklace with Loop-Button Closure,17", 'Summer Flower' Novica Orange Agate and Chalcedony Y-necklace with Loop-Button Closure,17", 'Summer Flower'

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer. About this item: Dyed orange chalcedony and bright dyed carnelian bring summer's warmth to a beautiful necklace. The lavish beaded strand culminates in a floral pendant. This design comes from Thailand's Nareerat. Length may be adjusted.About our Artist: My name is Nareerat Tansuwansophon but you can call me Lek. I was born into a Catholic family in Trang province, in southern Thailand. My mother passed away after I was born. I am the youngest child of six siblings and have three brothers and two sisters. My family members are merchants. My house was next to the church so I did many activities at the church. My family believed in God, just as I do. In 1982, after I graduated from grade nine, I moved to Bangkok. There I was a secretarial major at the Convert of the Holy Infant Jesus School, where I studied for three years. Then I worked as a buyer at a foreign trading agency until 1992 when an enamel company asked me to work in their marketing department. I thought it was a good opportunity so I worked there for three years before I quit to get married. My hobby is origami, folding papers into many shapes. In 1996, my first daughter was born. I named her Ice. While I was pregnant, I spent all of my time doing origami. It made me get better and appreciate art. After I had some time off for being pregnant, I went back to work for another three years until I had cute twin sons in 2000. They are H and OAT. I quit working again when I had the twins and devoted all my time to them. When I moved to a new house about a year later, I was so bored. I wanted to have my own small business so I looked for products at the big Bangkok market. I liked...

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Novica Yellow Gold Plated Brass Handmade Natural Orchid Pendant Necklace, 18", 'Timeless Dancer' Novica Yellow Gold Plated Brass Handmade Natural Orchid Pendant Necklace, 18", 'Timeless Dancer'

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer. About this item: Danai treasures the timeless beauty of an Ascocentrum orchid in the original design of this necklace. The 24k yellow gold-plated natural flower is painted by hand with enamels, accentuating its natural grace and beauty. The pendant centers an 18" 24k yellow gold plated brass chain that closes with a spring ring clasp. The pendant measures 0.8" by 0.8". Please note shape and size of the natural leaves may differ.About our Artist: My name is Danai Leosawathiphong. I was born March 20, 1949 in northern Thailand. My grandfather was a Chinese immigrant from the Canton province. He emigrated to Thailand at the end of the 19th century when he was in his early twenties. He was a very hard working person trading goods all along the river and during that time he met my partner's grandfather. I studied business and left for England. Engineering interested me, and I graduated with an engineering degree from Leeds University. I met Ilkay, my wife there. She went to Brunel University where she graduated in polymer science. In 1976, Ilkay and I came back to Thailand. Originally my family and partner's family planned to get into mining. And in order to analyze the rocks, ores and minerals, we needed to set up a lab. Then my partner's father suggested that we could also use the lab to create something representative of the area, and we came up with the idea of covering natural products such as exotic flowers and plants with gold. Well, the easiest way was to experiment with copper. So we started electro-plating products. We got a small bathtub, filled it with an electrolytic solution and placed anodes in there. We placed flowers in...

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Novica 10% Alpaca Wool Long Sleeves Cardigan Sweater, 'Waterfall Dream' Novica 10% Alpaca Wool Long Sleeves Cardigan Sweater, 'Waterfall Dream'

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.About this item: Peruvian artisan Nestor Yana presents this classy and comfortable cardigan sweater. Made from a soft blend of acrylic and alpaca wool, the long-sleeved light beige sweater has an open front with an attractive sidetail hem....

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Novica Yellow Gold-Plated Handmade Natural Orchid and Rose Leaf Pendant Necklace, 18", 'Sublime' Novica Yellow Gold-Plated Handmade Natural Orchid and Rose Leaf Pendant Necklace, 18", 'Sublime'

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer. About this item: Sublime, a natural Dorites orchid blossoms on golden vines escorted by a rose leaf. Flower and leaf are immortalized in clear lacquer and presented as a necklace by Danai on 24k gold plated brass wire pendant and chain. The pendant measures 1.8" by 2.0". Please note shape, size and color of the natural orchid and rose leaf may differ. The chain is 18" long and closes with a spring ring clasp.About our Artist: My name is Danai Leosawathiphong. I was born March 20, 1949 in northern Thailand. My grandfather was a Chinese immigrant from the Canton province. He emigrated to Thailand at the end of the 19th century when he was in his early twenties. He was a very hard working person trading goods all along the river and during that time he met my partner's grandfather. I studied business and left for England. Engineering interested me, and I graduated with an engineering degree from Leeds University. I met Ilkay, my wife there. She went to Brunel University where she graduated in polymer science. In 1976, Ilkay and I came back to Thailand. Originally my family and partner's family planned to get into mining. And in order to analyze the rocks, ores and minerals, we needed to set up a lab. Then my partner's father suggested that we could also use the lab to create something representative of the area, and we came up with the idea of covering natural products such as exotic flowers and plants with gold. Well, the easiest way was to experiment with copper. So we started electro-plating products. We got a small bathtub, filled it with an electrolytic solution and placed anodes in there. We placed flowers in as cathodes wired to a...

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Novica Woven Wristband Bracelets with Coins and Wooden Beads, 6", 'Coins of Passion' (pair) Novica Woven Wristband Bracelets with Coins and Wooden Beads, 6", 'Coins of Passion' (pair)

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer. About this item: Thai designer Tiraphan Hasub conjures mystical elegance with the design of these crocheted bracelets. She works with brass replicas of the legendary Chinese coin, believed to bring wealth and success according to Feng Shui practices. The bracelet's colorful threads are centered by red, the color of passion. Hasub includes rain tree wood and glass beads for the bracelets' clasps. Bracelet can be either 6" long or 7" long with the use of the 2 separate fastening beads. 0.8" wide. The coins are brass replicas of old Chinese coins. Woven from waxed nylon. The set comes with 2 bracelets.About our Artist: Sawasdee kha! My name is Tiraphan Hasub, but everyone calls me by my nickname, Yo, which I got from my parents when I was a child. Yo means a kid who cries a lot, and that's exactly what I used to do then. I was very sensitive to everything, and thus cried a lot. I met my husband at university in Bangkok. I worked there for three years after graduating, and then got married. We moved back to Chiang Mai, where he is originally from, and he taught me the art of handcrafts. We now have a workshop and a daughter. People keep telling me that I am a good mother because I manage to combine motherhood and work, and that makes me happy. It hasn't always been easy though. It was a great challenge for me to start married life and a different type of work in a place that was foreign to me. It makes me proud to see what I have achieved now. The other challenge I conquered is bungee jumping! You could say I'm a fashionista, always trying to look good by wearing nice dresses and jewelry. I believe many women think like me, and...

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Novica Natural Orchid and Sodalite Long Lariat Necklace, 34.5", 'Midnight ' with Leather Cord Novica Natural Orchid and Sodalite Long Lariat Necklace, 34.5", 'Midnight ' with Leather Cord

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer. About this item: Showcased on a navy blue suede cord, an orchid centers this very long necklace. Danai's design immortalizes a natural flower, its color tinted to midnight blue. Globes of sodalite finish the cords, and the length can be adjusted by sliding the pendant along the cord. Because natural blossoms are used, size and shape will vary slightly. The orchid is preserved by being electroplated with resin. Eco-Positive: crafted with sustainably harvested materials, protecting the environment and its resources. The orchid slides on a blue leather cord, and the necklace's longest length is 34.5". The pendant measures 2.2" long by 2.8" wide, with slight variation possible depending on the shape of the flower.About our Artist: My name is Danai Leosawathiphong. I was born March 20, 1949 in northern Thailand. My grandfather was a Chinese immigrant from the Canton province. He emigrated to Thailand at the end of the 19th century when he was in his early twenties. He was a very hard working person trading goods all along the river and during that time he met my partner's grandfather. I studied business and left for England. Engineering interested me, and I graduated with an engineering degree from Leeds University. I met Ilkay, my wife there. She went to Brunel University where she graduated in polymer science. In 1976, Ilkay and I came back to Thailand. Originally my family and partner's family planned to get into mining. And in order to analyze the rocks, ores and minerals, we needed to set up a lab. Then my partner's father suggested that we could also use the lab to create something representative of the area, and we came up with...

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Novica Hematite Jap Mala Prayer Beads with Tassel, 31.5", 'Pray', Hand Made in India Novica Hematite Jap Mala Prayer Beads with Tassel, 31.5", 'Pray', Hand Made in India

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer. About this item: Ritu honors Hinduism and Buddhism with a glistening jap mala that is crafted by hand with hematite, gem of intuition and strength. Also known as prayer beads or rosary, it consists of 108 malas or beads, sometimes 109, which are flicked with the thumb during jap or meditation. That way the person may concentrate fully on repeating mantras. In Buddhism, the 108 beads represent the human passions, while in Hinduism their symbolism is more complex. The number may refer to the names of Vishnu and Shiva in the Mahabharat; the 108 Upanishads; the number of deities of knowledge and various sciences; and the various permutations of the soul's defects, amongst others. According to Hindu custom, the correct way to hold the jap mala is with the right hand, draped over the middle finger and using the thumb to flick through the beads. Since it is believed the index finger represents ego, the greatest impediment to self-realization, it is best avoided when chanting. The beads are strung on polyester and finished with a polyester tassel. The necklace measures 31.5" by 0.3".About our Artist: Hi, I'm Ritu Aggarwal, and I was born in Jaipur, popularly known as the pink city. But did you know that it is also called the City of Gems? For me, to be in the field of jewelry is like being in dreamland for I have always wanted to be connected to this wonderful world of gems and jewelry. I grew up here and had a lot of fun. The vibrant and architectural beauty of the city is a sight to enjoy. I remember spending our weekend time in the park and strolling around the monuments. This always took us to the ancient era of kings and queens....

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Novica 24k Yellow Gold-Plated Handmade Natural Orchid Post Earrings, 'Timeless Dancer' Novica 24k Yellow Gold-Plated Handmade Natural Orchid Post Earrings, 'Timeless Dancer'

NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer. About this item: Danai treasures the timeless beauty of an Ascocentrum orchid in the original design of these earrings. The gold-plated real flowers are painted by hand with enamels, accentuating its natural grace and beauty. Please note shape and size of the natural leaves may differ. Earrings measure 0.8" by 0.8". The earrings are plated with 24k yellow gold in the back, and the posts and findings are also plated with 24k yellow gold.About our Artist: My name is Danai Leosawathiphong. I was born March 20, 1949 in northern Thailand. My grandfather was a Chinese immigrant from the Canton province. He emigrated to Thailand at the end of the 19th century when he was in his early twenties. He was a very hard working person trading goods all along the river and during that time he met my partner's grandfather. I studied business and left for England. Engineering interested me, and I graduated with an engineering degree from Leeds University. I met Ilkay, my wife there. She went to Brunel University where she graduated in polymer science. In 1976, Ilkay and I came back to Thailand. Originally my family and partner's family planned to get into mining. And in order to analyze the rocks, ores and minerals, we needed to set up a lab. Then my partner's father suggested that we could also use the lab to create something representative of the area, and we came up with the idea of covering natural products such as exotic flowers and plants with gold. Well, the easiest way was to experiment with copper. So we started electro-plating products. We got a small bathtub, filled it with an electrolytic solution and placed anodes in there. We placed...

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