Nubia Necklace

Nubia Necklace

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-Accent any outfit with a natural, yet refined touch with our Nubia necklace. This necklace combines the rough but impressive beauty of natural materials found in far eastern bazaars with the decadence of ancient kingdoms with gold accents. Made from multi-colored agate stones set on a wood disc and strung with a leather cord, the stones are accented with 14kt gold details. This necklace pairs well with a white t-shirt and jeans or your favorite little black dress.
Material - Wood , Leather
Color - Multi
Style Number - MANK043
Dimension - L:9 + chain ext. 16 " W:3"
Collection - Tropical Rhythms

Meet the Artisans

Jaipur is India’s mecca for jewelry. Established as a city-- the first planned city in India, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the early 18th century, it became a center for arts, crafts, and luxury. The world’s finest gems were brought here to be cut with precision, cleaned, and set in intricate designs.

Jai Singh II was an ardent lover of the arts; he commissioned the country’s most skilled artisans to produce jewelry for his court, emerald-studded swords for himself, and even adornments for his royal fleet of elephants.

While Jaipur has enjoyed its Renaissance of the arts for over 200 years, the once beloved city has now had to reckon with more global forces: mass production, mechanization, and fluctuating metal prices.

Despite these obstacles, a few jewelry makers in the Pink City still prefer to craft their designs by hand. The artisans, no longer just locals, come from east India, particularly West Bengal. Bengalis, known for their fine craftsmanship, especially when it comes to filing, polishing, and working with small, difficult-to-handle pieces, have flocked to Jaipur. The smaller boutiques have about 50 in-house artisans; others can be as large as 200.

Though the royals would have draped themselves in diamonds, rubies, and emeralds, today’s jewelry designers are much more experimental with their designs and stones.

These include jewelry made from wood. Sheesham wood, or commonly known as rosewood, is grown widely in India. When it's dried in the forests, it's collected and brought to India's wood-carving hub, Saharanpur.

Like our decor products are crafted out wood, artisans in Jaipur have adopted wood as a medium for jewelry as well-- sawing, sanding, drilling, and carving the wood into uniqe shapes. It's juxtaposed with natural stones. Much like brass inlay work that's done in wooden decor items, a brass wire wrapping technique is deployed here, creating an ecletic mix of materials.

Since it’s a hand-crafted process, in its entirety, each piece is likely to be slightly different than the other.

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