Precious Jewellery is an artistic way of studding gold and silver jewellery with precious stones. Some of the most popularly used gemstones for enhancing the look of gold and silver jewellery include garnets, rubies, emerald, corals, sapphires, amethysts and turquoises. Keeping in view the popularity of the artistic works done on gold jewellery, diamond is the most widely used precious stone for it. India houses various kinds of precious jewellery arts, ranging from Meenakari and Kundan to stone and bead work.
Whether its diamond, gold or silver; the wide range of ornaments available in all metals stuns everyone’s eyes with its exquisite beauty. The craft of cutting and polishing precious and semi-precious stones and giving them glamorous face is something artistic.
Gold Jewellery: The first love of South Indian women is always Gold Jewellery which is also considered as a status symbol. Not only this, it is also thought to be very auspicious and related to the Goddess Lakshmi.
Kundan Jewellery: Kundan Jewellery gained a lot of popularity during the Mughal period when craftsmen from Delhi took it to Rajasthan. Now, Rajasthan has become a hub of Kundan jewellery.
Lac Jewellery: Lac Jewellery, popularly called Lacquer Jewellery, has its origin in Rajasthan from where it became famous all over India. Its availability in a wide range of designs and colours makes it loved by women.
Meenakari Jewellery: Meenakari Jewellery refers to enameling gold ornaments with brightly coloured materials. It originated in Rajasthan and the credit for popularizing it is given to Raja Mansingh of Ajmer who encouraged Rajasthani artisans to make it. In Meenakari, floral patterns in colours of red, blue and green are used which not only protects the lustre of gold, but also attracts everyone’s attention with its beautiful colours.
Navratna Jewellery: As per the name, a single ornament is created by using 9 different propitious stones. It is believed that the 9 stones together give good luck to the person wearing it. It has gained a lot of prevalence in Indian tradition due to the astrological significance attached to it.
Pachchikam Jewellery: Originating in Gujarat, Pachchikam Jewellery has again started gaining popularity in the past few years. It’s true that fashion repeats itself as the craze for this old jewellery among people is being seen again.
Silver Jewellery: Now adorning Silver Jewellery is not a symbol of low income group, but a latest fashion. Some of the most loved silver ornaments among Indian women include hansli, jhumka, choker, bracelets and nath.
Stone Jewellery: Stone Jewellery which chiefly refers to ornaments with gemstones has not only been loved by women, but adorned by men as well. This kind of jewellery is popular for giving the wearer good health, luck as well as wealth. A person wears specific stones according to his ruling planet and the astrological chart.
Temple Jewellery: Temple Jewellery of India was used to adorn the idols of Gods and Goddesses in ancient India. It is also called ‘Dance Jewellery’ as it was used by classical dancers to give an exquisite touch to their appearance. Apart from that, this kind of jewellery is worn by brides or women on special festive occasions.
(Last Updated on : 02-01-2017)
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