Novica.com was founded twelve years ago as an online, fair-trade marketplace based in Los Angeles, with offices in eight developing nations. Novica features more than 30,000 limited edition and one-of-a-kind handmade works of art daily, ranging from artisan-crafted jewelry to handmade apparel to world-style home decor. So far Novica has succeeded in helping change the lives of more than 50,000 people in developing nations, including artisans and their dependents, uniquely helping each artisan earn personal recognition and real-world prices for their work.
From home decor, to jewelry, to apparel and MORE… Novica has an amazing selection of unique items to choose from. I love jewelry (especially handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry), but I decided to review something both my husband and I could get use out of… we purchased the Pitcher – Sangria Afternoon.
This is a unique pitcher designed and crafted by Javier and Efrén. This pitcher is handmade, therefor each pitcher is different in shape and size. It’s an amazing hand-blown pitcher! I’ve never seen anything like it before.
I don’t know how they created the ice deposit in this hand-blown piece of art… but I could fit an entire ice tray full into the cavity. This will allow my drink to stay cool without watering it down. I even tested how well the ice/water stays in the cavity while pouring… and nothing escapes! Even if all the ice is melted, it will not pour out while you pour your drink.
This is a very heavy pitcher, handcrafted with a sturdy base… and a surprise to me, it’s dishwasher safe (yes, you can put this into your dishwasher, but they recommend the top shelf). I love the blue cobalt accent around the rim. It’s perfect for my next party (nothing beats a summer sangria that’s not watered down).
As I said before, I love jewelry… and Novica has a wonderful collection of earrings, necklaces, rings and more. Here are a few favorites that you should take a look at…
The Amethyst Dangle Earring collection derives from an extensive and interesting history. The word amethyst means “not drunken” in Greek. The gorgeous gem was worn to ward off drunkenness and to promote sobriety. A Greek myth tells of the beautiful Amethyst and the angry god Dionysus. Dionysus was intoxicated from drinking to much wine and one day decided to take revenge on the mortals by creating tigers. The pure maiden Amethyst was paying tribute to the goddess Diana. During prayer, the goddess was forced to change Amethyst into a crystal quartz to protect her from the tigers. Dionysus realized his wrong doing and began to cry tears of red wine, turning the quartz purple. This was said to create the amethyst gem. The artisans of NOVICA take the mythical amethyst and bring it to you in their spectacular dangle earrings. The ancient gem is as beautiful as ever, and once set into the hand crafted dangle earrings, they become irresistible.
The earliest pendant was one made of copper and dates back to 8700BC Sumeria. Some historians also believe that pendant necklaces were worn before this in the form of a rock strung onto a string-like material. Later, Egyptian Pharaohs wore a special type of pendant that served as protection against evil. The Greeks adorned themselves in pendant necklaces that featured vase-shaped pendants to depict figures of Greek mythology. The artisans featured on NOVICA come from a variety of regions, thus there is great variety in our gallery of silver pendant necklaces. The pendants add extra detail and the silver serves as a stylish precious metal. Silver and pendant designs come together beautifully to make a stunning collection of silver pendant necklaces.
Sparkle with one of Novica’s stunning silver cocktail rings perfect with any outfit for any occasion. Our collection of sterling silver cocktail rings features a variety of unique designs handcrafted from talented artisans around the world. These oversized rings became popular during the prohibition in the 1920s and remain a top trend in the world of jewelry. Be elegant with a sterling silver Indian design featuring the fine gemstone, pearls. Be edgy with cocktail rings crafted into unique forms from parallel silver to simple knots and twists.
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