History of Necklace
The existence of necklaces can be found scattered throughout the rich history of the country. The necklace, dating back nearly 5,000 years, is lined with pendants of banded agate and jade beads suspended by a thick gold wire that passes through a perfectly drilled hole in each bead.
Significance of Necklace
In India, a lot of sentimental and traditional values are associated with a necklace. A piece of necklace adorns the beauty of a person. 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 thefamily 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. A necklace becomes stunning with a brilliant cut or design or with the gems of which the necklace is being made. There are different types of necklace available like;
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.
Necklaces are worn by both men and women in cultures around the world for purposes of adornment and social status.