of adoring oneself with jewelry is 5000 years old in India. Indian women and
jewelry have always formed a great combination. The tradition is still alive
and time has made it only more vigorous than earlier. The art of making
beautiful ornaments, with delicacy and acumen, has been developed throughout
the historical times. Rulers and feudal gave patronage to art and artists, to
develop the same to optimum. There is jewelry for almost all the body parts,
including neck, ear, nose, arms, ankles, fingers, waist, hair parting, etc.
India, jewelry is designed to match with the attire. The theme of its design as
well as the color of the jewelry is taken into consideration while adoring. To
make jewelry more attractive, it is topped by diamonds and various types of
gems. Traditionally, Indian jewelry has been made of heavy and voluminous gold
pieces, but recently jewelry made of silver, platinum and other metals has become
quite popular among people. The popularity of jewelry made of stone, encrusted
on metal, has grown more recently. In the following lines, we will tell you
about the different kinds of jewelry in India.
jewelry which is not in mainstream production and of which the mode of
production is no longer popular is known by the name of ‘Antique Jewelry.’ This
kind of jewelry has dull and rough look, combined with an old world-world
charm, and this serves as the major USP of such jewelry.
art in India is five thousand year old and dates back to the time of Indus
Valley Civilization. People of that civilization used to make beads out of
gold, silver, copper, clay, ivory and even wood. The excavated carried out
there came out with finished and unfinished beads from the site.
has great tradition of wedding jewelry. Made of superior metals and excellent
quality, jewelry accentuates the beauty of bride in multiples. Though these
days silver and platinum jewelry is gaining popularity, gold jewelry still
holds the most popularity among Indians.
jewelry is personalized jewelry, which a customer gets her made on her interest
and fancy. This happens particularly in cases where readymade jewelry does not
match the taste of person. Custom jewelry gives total freedom to customer about
jewelry is also called costume jewelry, mainly for the reason that it is not
made of precious metals and stones, rather lighter and cheaper material are
used. Fashion jewelry is trend-conscious and keeps on changing as per changing
work is done on silver and involves lots of precision and technicality, added
with great amount of patience and an eye for minute details. Historically,
filigree work was quite popular in countries like Egypt, Italy, and Spain.
India’s history of filigree work goes back to early centuries.
is a metal that lures many. It gives the security against any financial crisis,
because of its easy liquidity, and is also used by women for adorning
themselves. Traditionally, gold has been considered auspicious among Hindus and
is regarded to be symbolic of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth.
about jewelry manufacturing in India is as good as talking about handmade
jewelry in India. A major chunk of jewelry in the country is made by
independent craftsmen. Traditionally also, a significant part of jewelry
manufacturing has been handmade jewelry.
that is made from the tusk of an elephant is called ivory jewelry. Importance
of ivory jewelry can be guessed from the fact that in Gujarat, the bride
receives an ivory bangle from her family just before marriage as jewelry.
During marriage ceremony wearing of ivory bangles is must for bride.
Jewelry forms one of the major examples of high skilled craftsmanship that was
brought into India by Mughals. Historically speaking, the tradition of Jadau
work has been in practice in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat since the
Mughal era. Jadau jewellery is also called engraved jewelry.
Mughal period, the art of kundan work reached Rajasthan from Delhi. Later on,
craftsmen from the different part of the country migrated to the place and made
Rajasthan a hub of Kundankari. Rulers and feudal lords gave patronage to the
art and it developed into perfection.
jewelry, also known as lacquer jewelry, originated in Rajasthan and has gained
considerable popularity in India today. Lac jewelry is available in versatile
designs, which add to its beauty. Among the various items in lac jewelry, the
bangles need a special mention.
Meenakari jewelry, precious stones are set and then enameled with gold.
Historically speaking, the art was introduced to Rajasthan artisans by Raja
Mansingh of Amer. He invited Lahore-based skilled artisans to his kingdom, and
their intermingling with the locals craftsmen resulted in an amalgam.
Navratna jewelry, nine auspicious stones are used in a single ornament. The
belief behind this is that the nine stones together ensure well being of the
person who wears it. In India, Navratna jewelry has been given major
importance, because of its astrological significance as well as its innate
the world of fashion and design, old trends tend to come over again and again,
though with slight changes. Pachchikam jewelry making craft is one of the
examples of jewelry that has come back once again. Originated in Gujarat and
Kutch, centuries ago, Pachchikam jewelry has again become popular.
Jewelry, along with gold jewelry, is quite popular amongst Indian women.
Ornaments made of silver, such as rings, bracelets, chains, necklaces, nose
rings, earrings, toe rings, heavy kadas, and armlets, form integral part of
studded with different gems is quite popular among Indians. For reasons ranging
from spiritual to aesthetic to health, gemstone jewelry has become the part of
life of Indian women and men both. These stone jewelries are worn according to
the individual’s astrological chart and ruling of planet.
jewelry art is at times divided into three kinds – temple jewelry, spiritual
jewelry and bridal jewelry. Temple jewelry of India initially used to be
described as the jewelry used to adorn the idols of Gods and Goddesses. The
statues In India were ornamented with chunky necklaces
jewelry in India is quite rich. Each tribe has kept its unique style of jewelry
intact even now. The original format of jewelry design has been preserved by
ethnic tribal. Jewelry that is made of bone, wood, clay, shells and crude
metal, by tribals, is not only attractive, but also holds a distinct rustic
So all gorgeous divas and guys with beauties in there life. Come visit India and add a new jeweled essence to your life.
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