Lapis lazuli's dramatic blue meets the sparkle of golden citrine in these elegant earrings by Shanker. Working in sterling silver, he adapts traditional Indian design for today's fashion trends. Lapis is believed to access sacred knowledge, while citrine is a stone of success in all walks of life. The faceted gems total 1.5 carats.
.925 Sterling silver
A jewelry pouch inspired by the unique culture of India is included with these earrings.
Each product comes with a special NOVICA booklet that helps to bring artisans and patrons closer together with a small bit of information about the creator of each piece and the inspiration behind the item.
Shanker (left), the artisan behind NOVICA Lapis Lazuli and Citrine Dangle Earrings in 925 Sterling Silver Settings 'Royal Charm', is the creator of many other unique, handcrafted jewelry items sold by NOVICA.India's Shanker comes from a farming background and, as a family tradition, was obliged to work along with his parents. 'Inspired by an uncle, I quit farming and started designing and crafting jewelry with the support of my family.'
NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures.Â Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - weâll do everything we possibly can to ensure youâre a happy customer.Â
We CONNECT artisans to a global marketplace of socially conscious customers:
Artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) don't have the means to sell their work on the international market. NOVICA gives them a free platform to do this, and reach customers on a global scale. Our teams of local art experts based in every region, provide artisans with all the backup they need.Â Shanker (pictured above), the artisan behind this and many other special pieces, works with the NOVICA regional office in India."br""br""u"We EMPOWER artisans to build a sustainable business from their craft:"br" We operate a completely transparent system where artisans have all the control. They are free to raise or lower their own prices, can withdraw their products at any time, and can even put their items on sale.Â "br""br""u"We PRESERVE ancient artistic traditions for future generations to enjoy:"br" Local sourcing teams in every region are tasked with finding the most unique and precious art traditions around. We look for originality, quality of workmanship, and pieces we know our customers will love. In the past, artists have been forced to give up their art in favor of a more lucrative career. NOVICA allows them to carry on with their craft, as there is now a platform from which they can operate a sustainable creative business.