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Post  huren007 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:29 pm

Dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization, both men and women wore different bits of jewelry in the form of bangles, earrings, amulets, waistband, and anklets.pandoras , They used shells, beads, clay, and seeds for ornamentation.pandora , The Mughal period from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century saw the blossoming of Indian jewelry design using gemstones pearls besides silver and gold. You find beautiful pieces of richly carved jewelry in different motifs in Indian art, such as the miniature paintings. These paintings are testimony towards the great wealth and resources from the Indian royalty. The exquisite pieces draw inspiration from different facets of nature. For instance, the paisley motif, which is a hallmark of traditional Indian jewelry design, is really a symbolic representation of the mango fruit. Other popular inspirations from nature range from the cobra hood, rice grains, and cucumber seeds. Throughout the late nineteenth century, many of these Maharajas commissioned unique ornaments from the top European designers like Van Clef and Cartier, resulting in a brand new class of Indo-European jewelry subtle in design using colorful gems for a rich look. Types of jewelry design
Indian jewelry will come in gold, silver, and diamonds and today there is a great demand for artificial and costume jewelry. However, Indians possess a penchant for the yellow metal and this makes India the largest consumer of gold and gold ornaments on the planet. Indian art and culture bears traces of different rulers and religions, over the centuries, absorbing the very best from them while retaining its uniqueness. There are different forms of jewelry design, each associated with a specific region. Let us discuss a few of the designs.
' Fine filigree work is a popular where the design comprises entwined silver or gold threads. You could do by delicate plaiting of the metal threads, then soldered to the underlying metal groundwork. Filigree designs are complex and require a lot of time and patience in execution. They are typical of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.
' Temple jewelry worn in dances like Bharat Natyam is another popular jewelry design worn by women in marriages and festivals, originating in Nagercoil. These traditional gold ornaments embedded with red and green semi-precious stones were originally gifts to the temple deities and hence known as temple jewelry. Traditional craftsmen fashion these sets comprising earrings, necklace, headpiece, and jewellery for that waist, ankles, fingers, nose, and hands.
' Minakari design that is enamel focus on gold is another popular jewelry design from Jaipur. It uses an interesting combination of pigments and precious stones arranged to glow when light falls onto it. Each set has a distinct design and it is quite expensive.
' Delhi is world famous for Kundan design that has precious and semi-precious stones occur gold. This style draws inspiration make up the Mughal School of art and comprises exquisite neckpieces and chokers.
' Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh are renowned for a number of ethnic silver jewelry.
' Gold jewelry from Assam has interesting designs depicting the orchids and native birds, the loka paro. Jewelry from Nagaland has distinct tribal influences in the form of human heads and beads in various combinations with gold.
' Antique or oxidized jewelry has a huge market and it is fashionable among the younger generation. It comprises silver ornaments in contemporary designs that are chic and affordable and one can buy them in varied styles. You are able to select from a range of fusion jewelry obtainable in interesting combinations like beads like rudraksh, glass, gold threads, and paper and flower jewelry.
Need for jewelry for Indian women
Indian for women who live a special relationship with jewelry. It signifies their marital status in the form of bangles for Punjabi brides, rings for others or the traditional mangal sutra for Maharashtrians. Jewelry is an essential accessory for a lady in her beautification, particularly when participating in marriages and important religious functions and therefore forms an integral part of her wardrobe.


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