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Jewellery Designs in India

Posted by : Jewelroof on | Sep 19,2019

Jewellery Designs in India

Jewellery designs are variant in India according to the states and region like north region, south region, east region & west regions. Bridal jewellery for every region of India is different. It’s very similar to food – each region has its own peculiar and specific designs.

  • South India has the different types of jewellery collections they mostly used Nakshi and Temple jewellery, Polki diamond jewellery, Antique gold jewellery, Pacchi Jewellery, Kundan Jewellery.
  • North India has Maangtika and Jhoomar. The Maangtika is a traditional head piece worn most often at weddings, traditionally by the Hindu bride. The Nath is the traditional Indian nose ring, most commonly worn on the left nostril. Bajuband and Vanki, Kamarbandh, Jhumkas and Balis, Mangalsutra and Thaali, Payal, Kangan.
  • East India has Kundan jewellery it is considered to be one of the costliest Indian jewellery forms. Meenakari is if one likes colorful and bright jewelleries, then one is sure to love the meenakari works. Jadau, Lac, Pachchikam, Polki.
  • West India has Nath the Nose ring is an integral part of the Bengali culture and Bengali wedding jewellery. Paati Haar, In Bengali parlance, 'paati haar' is the necklace worn in Durga Puja and weddings. Jhumko, Tikli, Tairaa, Chik, Baala, Kaan Baala, Chur.

“The Jewellery concept in India has very long history.  Each and one precious stone like Kohinoor, Daria I Noor, Beau Sancy, Black orlov, Dresden Green Diamond, Florentine Diamond, Hope Diamond etc. are basically from India.”   The use of jewellery in India goes back to more than 5000 years ago, touching the eras when the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana took place. The physical traces of some ancient Indian jewellery are found from the Indus Valley civilization. The initial jewellery was simple, made from beads, strings, and stones.   There cannot be a woman in India, who does not adore herself with minimum jewellery. In fact, jewellery is considered as security and prestige of women in the country. The attraction for jewellery has been great in India that it is no more a craft than an art. The range of jewellery in India varies from religious to purely aesthetic types. It is crafted not only for humans, but also for the Gods, ceremonial elephants and horses. Royal class people have given patronage to the art of jewellery since ancient times, when rajas and maharajas vied with each other to possess the most exquisite and magnificent pieces. Regional differences can be observed in the making of jewellery, depending on the differences in geography, people, culture, and their lifestyle. Indian jewellery is unique in its design and workmanship. In all kinds of traditional dance forms, jewellery has been a significant part. Be it Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi or Kathak, all have given importance to jewellery in presenting the artist. The sheer number of items forming the jewellery of an Indian woman is numerous, ranging from earrings and necklaces to pieces for adorning the hair, hip, feet. Jewellery made with emeralds, diamonds, pearls, rubies, sapphires and other precious and semi-precious stones have been in practice for long. While the designs in solid gold jewellery of Tamil Nadu and Kerala are inspired by nature, the Meenakari and Kundan styles of jewellery making have been influenced by the Mughal dynasty. Then there is a huge range of silver beads found all over India, especially in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Their availability lead to the development of the bead jewellery, popular till date. While Assamese jewellery is influenced by local flora and fauna, Manipuri jewellery-makers make use of items like shells, animal claws, teeth and precious and semi-precious stones. These huge varieties of ornaments bear testimony to the excellent skill of the jewelers and craftspeople of the country. Indian jewellery in Gold, diamonds, silver, sterling silver, precious stones and semi-precious stones is a rage all over the world. The jewellery designs famous in different parts of India give a huge variety to the Indian jewellery in both traditional and contemporary styles. The gold jewellery designs of Tamil Nadu and Kerala draw their inspiration from nature and the kundan and Meenakari styles of jewellery are inspired by the designs of the Mughal dynasty. Not only gold, there is also a vast variety of silver jewellery found all over India. The silver bead ornaments are especially popular in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. The credit for even the contemporary silver bead ornaments goes to the craftsmen of these states.   You can check the Indian designer jewellery here at JEWELROOF.  Some of the designs are given below.

The Embedded Dribble Earring by Jewelroof

The Principal Lotus Ring by Jewelroof

The Drisana Mangalsutra by Jewelroof

The Peacock Quill Necklace Set in Diamond The Peacock-Quill Necklace Set