NOVICA - Art, Home Decor, Jewelry, Vases, Masks, Tapestries, Paintings, Ceramics and Creative Works from World Artists
I discovered NOVICA after returning from my first trip to India. I found some of the most beautiful semi-precious stone jewelry I had ever seen in Agra. I was looking for other means to purchase a birthday present and found the site. The site has a multitude of items (Art, Home Decor, Jewelry, Vases, Masks, Tapestries, Paintings, Ceramics and Creative Works) yet I have focused mainly on the jewelry. Along with providing great information about the pieces, the site also provides background information on the artist(s) that have created each piece. If you are looking for a gift or something for yourself that is truly amazing then check out NOVICA.
There may be no such thing as an absolute guarantee, but with the involvement/endorsement of National Geographic, you can have the reasonable expectation that some amount of your purchase price has made it into the hands of the actual artists and craftspeople around the world.