Nose Ring - Informative & researched article on Nose Ring
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Jewellery

 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
Indian Food|Indian Religion|Indian Personalities|Indian Villages|Kamasutra|Indian Costume|Indian Weddings|Astrology|Indian Jewellery|Indian Women|Indian Tribals
Home > Society > Indian Jewellery > Indian Jewellery > Nose Ring
Nose Ring
Nose rings are also known as nose studs or nose jewellery. It is jewellery that can be worn only after the piercing is done.
 Nose RingNose rings are an essential part of an Indian woman's daily life adornment that is usually worn in almost all the regions of India. In some part of the sub-continent the nose rings are traditionally indispensable. Hence during and after marriages these small pieces of jewelleries are essentially worn. Nose rings in India are available in both gold and silver. With passing time, however, new metals have evolved, such as, white gold and others. With the advent of the fashion jewelleries the women had a wide variety of designs to choose from.

History of Nose Rings
With regards to the history of nose rings in India it has a variety of opinion. Some opine that the nose rings originated in the Middle East and the coming of the invaders the tradition of wearing these pretty pieces was introduced in India; others differ strongly believe that this Indian jewellery has its roots in the ancient times..

Nose Ring Significance of Wearing Nose Ring
The reference to the nose studs are found in certain Hindu texts that define these as indispensable for married women. According to Hindu religion nose rings are to be worn by married women in order to rectify the breath to prevent the health of their husbands. It is said that the breath passed by Hindu married women without any assistance of nose stud is harmful to the husbands. In the contemporary times, however, nose rings are worn both by Hindu and Muslim women.

Types of Nose Rings
The nose rings those are worn in the nostril that is the stud rings are very easy to use. If the nose rings are to be worn in septum, a circular barbell is worn and in case the ring is to be worn at the bridge of the nose between the eyes, the nose is decked by a straight barbell. On some occasions the septum rings are so large that a portion of the mouth is covered. As they cover the mouth, the nose ring comes in the way while eating. The nostril ring also draws in the attention. They are sometimes to a great extent decorated with pearls and precious or semiprecious stones. Due to this heavy ornamentation the nostril rings are to be supported by fine chains. This fine chain is attached to the hair. Such ornaments are quite popular during Indian weddings.

The names of the nose rings vary from region to region. In South India it is popular as 'Mookkutthi.' Bigger nose rings are used in provinces, such as, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab. In modern India, however, the nose rings have evolved as a style statement. So both married and unmarried women are in favour of using nose rings in India.

(Last Updated on : 10/12/2013)
More Articles in Indian Jewellery  (6)
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Jewellery
Rice Jewellery
Rice jewellery provides a unique and personalised jewellery gift of writing a message or name on a grain of rice.
Bronze Jewellery
Bronze is an alloy of copper, tin, zinc, phosphorus and sometimes small amounts of other elements which are moulded to make fashionable jewelleries.
Designer Jewellery
Designer jewelleries are the reflections of contemporary and traditional thoughts that anyone can pick for self adornment.
Brass Jewellery
Brass fashion jewellery made in a medley of designs and finishes is exported the world over.
Quill Jewellery
Quills are dyed in colour using natural or commercial dyes.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum on Indian Jewellery
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Society
Nose Ring - Informative & researched article on Nose Ring
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.