Learn about the various kinds of Trending Indian Jewellery.
TYPES OF JEWELLERY
The concept of decking up oneself with ornaments made of different materials or jewelry is age-old in India. Indian women and jewelry since then have a great bonding and combination. The tradition is still alive and with time it has only got intensified. It is an art of making beautiful ornaments, with acuity and delicacy, which has been developed since historic times.
You name it and you have it - Jewellery for almost every part of the body - neck, nose, fingers, hair, ankles, waist, wrist, ears, arms, etc.
In India, you can get jewelry for each and every attire. Jewelry is designed to match with the attire. While designing the jewelry shape, size, color, etc everything is taken into consideration. To make the ornaments more attractive and beautiful, they are even topped by precious gems like diamonds, ruby, emeralds, etc.
Even now the Jewellery Designing Institutes and schools and especially in Jaipur, Rajasthan have included this in their curriculum to teach about each and every type of jewelry, so that students get to know about the various types available.
Let us also go through the various types and categories of jewelry:
The Antique Jewellery has a rough and dim appearance, combined with an old-world charm which is the USP of such jewelry. Its production is not mainstream nowadays.
Bead Jewellery is a 5ooo-year-old concept and of the Indus Valley Civilization time in India. People at that time used beads of silver, gold, copper, clay, wood, and even ivory.
Jewelry made of superior quality metals and excellent designs enhances the beauty of a bride. These days silver & platinum jewelry is gaining popularity.
Custom Jewellery means jewelry that is made according to the interest and fancy of the customer. This also gives full freedom to customers about the specifications they want in the jewelry.
Fashion jewelry, also known as costume jewelry because it is not made of precious stones and metals instead it’s made of lighter and cheaper materials.
Gold has been considered auspicious among Hindus and is regarded as symbolic of Lakshmi-the Goddess of Wealth. It is used by women to adorn themselves.
A major part of jewelry production in India is produced by independent craftsmen by hands. Jewelry that is made without the help of machines is called handmade jewelry.
Jewelry that is made up of from the ivory or tusk of an elephant is called Ivory Jewellery.
Jadau Jewellery also known as engraved jewelry, the concept of it was brought by the Mughals into India. It majorly belongs to the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The art of Kundan's work was brought to Rajasthan from Delhi. Later on, many craftsmen migrated to Rajasthan and formed a hub of kundankari.
Meenakari Jewellery is the jewelry in which precious stones are set first and then enameled with gold. This art was brought in Rajasthan by Raja Mansingh of Amer.
In this jewelry 9 auspicious stones are used in a single piece of jewelry. It is done because of the belief that the 9 stones together take care of the well-being of the person who wears it.
Silver Jewelry, is also quite popular amongst Indian women just like gold jewelry.
Jewelry made of different stones is quite popular in India. Due to reasons attached to it having spiritual, aesthetic, health, etc meanings have made them a part of Indian men and women both.
I hope now you know all the types of jewelry available. Next time you go jewelry shopping, you know what type of jewelry you want. To know more about Trending Jewellery, fashion etc you can visit our other blogs.