Terracotta Jewelry

Terracotta jewelry may, at first, sound like an odd concept.

Literally meaning "baked earth," terracotta—which is made from natural clay, giving it a reddish-brown colour—is normally associated with ceramics, sculptures and the very well-known flower pot; so why would you wear it as an accessory? Well for one, because it’s definitely *not* your grandma’s flower pot.

Terracotta as a craft has thrived in India since 3000-1500 BC, when terracotta figurines were excavated from archeological sites of the Indus Valley Civilization. While it may have started out as the base for pottery, sculptures and even constructing homes (the clay is molded and then baked), recent years have seen the textile used for other, more personal accessories, such as necklaces and bangles. And terracotta jewelry is all the rage. Because of the malleability of the clay, many pieces of terracotta jewelry are molded into intricate and interesting shapes and designs (like animals!), giving its wearers a bohemian touch.

Terracotta jewelry is perfect for everyday wear, as the clay provides a sturdy and versatile base for any and all types of accessories. And we mean sturdy. You know those deities and ancient sculptures from 1500 BC? Many of them have remained intact for YEARS; not to mention that people have literally built their homes out of terracotta! If durability isn’t your selling point, what about versatility? Many pieces of terracotta jewelry look like anything but clay, that reddish-brown is definitely *not* here to stay. That’s because terracotta can easily be glazed or have colour added to it, often leaving the wearer with a necklace or pair of earrings in a bold, matte colour.

Below, we’ve rounded up our favourite pieces of terracotta jewelry, available to buy exclusively on ShopBollyWear.com!

Terracotta Necklace and Earring Set

Terracotta Black and Red Necklace and Earring Set

Terracotta Necklace and Earring Set

Yellow Terracotta Necklace and Earring Set

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