(Last Updated on : 17/12/2013)
Necklace is considered as one of the most elegant and stylish jewelleries. It is an accessory or jewellery, which is worn around the neck. India, from ancient times has been known as the 'gem bearing' country. Necklaces are often moulded from metal chains, sometimes it is attached to a locket or a pendant. Apart from metals, necklaces can also be fabricated with cloth, and they sometimes incorporate rocks particularly gems, wood, or shells. The existence of necklaces can be found scattered throughout the rich history of the country. Necklaces are available in several different styles and designs.
In India, a lot of sentimental and traditional values are associated with it. A piece of necklace adorns beauty. In certain cases, this particular piece of jewellery is passed on from generation to generation. The main purpose of this kind of hereditary transformation is to preserve the family tradition, wealth, values, sentiments, warmth as well as love. It also strengthens the bond of a family. Thus, it can be said that the necklace is a jewellery piece, which apart from adorning the beauty of neck, also passes the tradition in Indian context. The necklace thus accentuates the daintiness and beauty of a woman. Wearing necklaces is an age old tradition. In the past, gold necklaces were much in use, however with changing times, designer and costume necklaces have become more popular. Necklaces are also worn as accessories.
Types of Necklace
Necklace is commonly known as 'Haar' in India. There are different types of necklace available like beaded silver necklace; bead costume jewellery necklace; designer long necklace; tribal necklace; stone beaded necklace; beaded necklace; bone necklace; fashion necklace; horn necklace; funky necklace; bone choker with stone necklace, pearl necklace, gold necklace; lacquer necklace; jute necklace; pearl gold necklace; kundan sets and white metal necklace to name a few. A necklace becomes stunning with a brilliant cut or design or with the gems of which the necklace is being made.
Simple necklaces like thin necklace chains are not only considered as ideal for daily use but they can also add additional grace to even simple outfits. One can wear a simple thin chain necklace with a pendant as it enhances its charm and elegance. These pendants can be of various types. They can either be silver shapes like moon, stars, heart; gemstones, solid gold, even alphabet pendants are available. Even, diamond necklaces are available in some simple basic styles.