(Last Updated on : 18/12/2013)
Indian costume jewellery
is manufactured from a large variety of substances and materials. It is available in pure silver, sterling silver, glass beads, semi-precious stones<
/b>, lac, bone, metal, 'kundan
' and many more objects. Costume jewellery is a form of embellishment and adornment that come in different forms and designs. Costume jewellery can be found as charms, rings
s, earrings, bracelet, bangles, anklets
, and belly button rings. Many stores around the world offer unique collection of vintage costume jewellery and antique costume jewellery. Some people also have a collection of exquisite costume jewellery. The different types of costume jewellery are antique jewellery, body jewellery, magnetic jewellery, glass jewellery, artificial jewellery, crystal jewellery, fashion jewellery, beaded and imitation jewellery. Thus, costume jewellery can enliven a fashion wardrobe and bring a dash of panache especially for one off special occasions.
Necklace refers to any continuous band or chain, worn around the neck as an ornament. They are a beautiful addition to a costume, which add colour and personal style. Necklaces are frequently formed from a metal chain; often attached to a locket or pendant. Necklaces can also be manufactured with cloth, and they sometimes contain rocks (particularly gems), wood, and/or shells. These are popular across the country among girls and women of all ages. Necklaces are made of a variety of materials, ranging from glass beads to gold and diamonds. One special necklace, however, is the 'mangalasutra
', worn only by married women.
The lighted safety armbands can also be worn around the ankle, and they are a good way to make women visible while skating
, cycling, running, or walking at night.
An earring is an ornament that is worn in the ear. Earrings are often made out of metal but can also be made out of bone or similar hard material. Earrings are worn by both genders, although women
generally more commonly wear them. Earrings are attached to the ear through a piercing in the earlobe or some other external part of the ear, except in the case of a clip earring, which clips onto the lobe. Earring components can be made out of any number of materials, including metal, glass, precious stones and beads. Earring designs can range from small loops or studs to large plates or dangling items. The different types of earrings are stud earrings, Hoop earrings, dangle earrings, and slave earrings, clip on earrings, ear cuff, magnetic earrings, stick-on earrings, spring hoop-earrings, and permanent earrings.
Anklets are a broad term for jewellery for the ankles. Most anklets are approximately 9.5 inches in length. Anklets may be flexible or solid (bangles) in design. Anklets may be entirely silver or gold
or a gemstone
, pearl or design can be used to decorate it. Fifteen years ago, anklets had become a fashion accessory and today, they are making strong style statements, defining the attitude of the wearer. Anklets come in varying shapes and sizes. From the traditional and rather delicate silver and gold chains, they have developed into beautiful threaded and beaded versions in wood, crystals, semi-precious stones and sea-shells. On a more ornate level, toe anklets are ideal to be worn during formal occasions. These have loops that go around the toes and look quite cool. For something more elaborate, there are the full-foot slave anklets, which are essentially mesh bibs of bells
and links that serve as a shoe, minus the sole. But then, with the rising demand for crystal jewellery
and such other precious stones, anklet designers are left with no other metal that can match the dignity of gold.
are a popular item of jewellery amongst most young people. Belly chains are to be worn around the waist. They are available in various sizes. Single line elegant belly chain is available in sterling silver with buckles to adjust to various waist sizes. Belly chains are used by some dancers
to draw attention to the stomach. They come in typical designs like a long chain with a charm or jewel of some sort dangling from it. Both cabaret and tribal dancers use it but most often it is seen that more cabaret dancers utilize them than tribal dancers. Belly chains are a hot new jewellery trend that can accentuate any outfit. Belly chains can be thin and slinky, large-beaded and bold, or just softly laced around that exotic belly.
Bracelets are ornamental bands or chains encircling the wrist or arm. Bracelets are great jewellery items that add exquisite sparkle to the outfits. Bracelets can be made of gold, silver and sterling silver. In India, every state has its own special type of crafting plain gold, as well as, gold studded jewellery. The goldsmiths of other areas have adopted these styles as well. Hollow gold beads and bangles filled with lac, though a speciality of Maharashtra
, are now made all over north India. Bracelets that are in solid form, usually some metal, are referred to as bangle bracelets. The different types of bracelet are diamond bracelet, ankle bracelet, onyx
and mother of pearl
bracelets, sister bracelets, enamelled 14k bracelets, fashion bracelets, beads bracelets, gold bracelets, silver bracelets.
Rings can be defined as a small circular band, generally made of precious metal and often set with jewels, worn on the finger. Fashion has a big influence upon jewellery and today rings are the most popular fashion accessories. Men and women have worn rings since prehistoric times to enhance appearance, to display status, wealth or grief and to affirm love, friendship and loyalty. Rings designs are infinitely varied, and are produced using a wide range of techniques and materials, including precious metals, gemstones and hard stones, enamels, wood, glass, ceramics, iron
etc. Rings are also created for special occasions like engagement rings, wedding
rings and anniversary rings. These rings are available in classic and modern style at outstanding prices, crafted in gold and platinum with diamonds, gemstones and pearls.
Pendant is something suspended from something else, especially an ornament or piece of jewellery attached to a necklace or bracelet. It is a hanging object, generally attached to a necklace or an earring. Pendants can be elegant or casual depending how you wear them. Feminine styles prevail in popular motifs - a heart, ring or simple cross can be dotted with tiny diamonds dangling from chains that are 16 inches or longer. Pendants are available in all sizes and shapes and can be worn on any occasion to enhance one's personality. Known for its elegance and style, fine pendants can be complemented beautifully by semiprecious stones in fine jewellery designs, when matched with chains these pendants make stunning jewellery sets. Pendants can also be composed of lac, metal, beads, stone, terracotta
, wood, horn, bone, mother of pearl, pearl and plastic.
A classic jewellery, choker necklaces are extremely elegant that fits very snugly around the neck and looks very cheerful on Indian as well as western dress. Worn closely around the neck, choker necklace come in plethora of designs and styles such as some can have a typical clasp closure, and for a more modern look, there are open-back bangle chokers. Sleek, sensual, and cool to the touch, choker necklace make every woman alluring that can be worn each day of the week and for every occasion.
Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including velvet, beads, metal and leather. They may or may not be adorned with sequins, studs or some kind of pendant and come in a variety of colours. These chokers are made in stunning designs such as fine filigree work in silver, the delicate art of enamelling
', that are utterly breathtaking and are extremely authentic in appearance that make them easily adaptable when it comes to wearing them with a favourite outfit. The different types of chokers are sterling silver chokers, gold chokers, antique chokers, hand-made chokers, beaded chokers, beaded chokers, pearl chokers, designer chokers, silver chokers, white gold chokers, diamond chokers, fashion chokers, crystal chokers, glass and Indian chokers.
Brooches are decorative items designed to be attached to garments. Both men and women as ornaments use broaches. With its perfect, stylized daily shape and totally dazzling presence, broaches add to the grace of any lapel and neckline. It also makes a brilliant button on any single button jacket or coat. Brooches are made up of metal, gold and often silver but these days brooches are made up with other material also like pearl, gemstones, diamonds etc. Today manufacturers and exporters make variety of broaches according to the requirements. A wide collection of vintage brooches and pin brooches are available in the market. The different types of brooches are sterling silver brooches, gold brooches, diamond
brooches, hand made brooches, beaded brooches, pearl brooches, women's brooches, silver brooches, white gold brooches, antique brooches, fashion brooches, crystal brooches and celtic brooches.
Toe ring is a type of body jewellery worn around one or more toes. Toe rings come in styles similar to rings worn on the fingers, but toe rings have a small gap on the bottom of the ring to allow them to slip over the tips of the toe more easily. Toe rings in lots of different styles, from delicate designs featuring hearts and flowers to toe rings with bold bands and designs. Gold toe ring, magnetic toe ring, silver toe ring, sterling silver toe ring, diamond toe ring etc. are the most popular ones and are available in a variety of styles and designs. Toe rings add dazzle to the feet and can also be a perfect gift to present to someone.
Bangles are part of traditional Indian jewellery. In India, bangles are usually worn in pairs, one or more on each arm, and a single bangle is rarely sold. They are made of numerous precious as well as non-precious materials such as gold, silver, platinum, glass, wood, ferrous metals and plastic. Most Indian women prefer wearing either gold or glass bangles or both in combination. Bangles made from plastic are slowly replacing those made by glass, but the ones made of glass are still preferred at traditional functions such as marriages and at festivals. Gold bangles are most popular with Indian women. They range from plain and simple to extremely artistic and intricate. They are often studded with precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, gems and pearls.
Sets of more expensive bangles that are made from higher quality contents of gold and silver make a substantial jingling sound. In the case of cheap, imitation jewellery, these tend to make a tinny sound (in contrast with a more substantial sound) when jingled. Normally, a bangle as worn by people around the world is simply an inflexible piece of jewellery worn around the wrist. Thus, the different types of bangles are sterling silver bangles, gold bangles, diamond bangles, beaded bangles, glass and antique bangles, silver bangles, white gold bangles, fashion bangles, fashion bangles, crystal bangles, magnetic bangles and celtic bangles.