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Traditional Jewellery of India
By :   Monty Alexander 
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Marriages in India are synonymous to jewellery. The traditional jewellery of India is what makes the Indian weddings so rich and unique in their own manner. There are exclusive designs and works which complete the traditional look of the jewellery. The traditional gold jewellery is passed on for generations and families hold jewellery made many decades ago. The different jewellery includes armlets, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, earrings, fingerings, toe rings, nose rings, anklets, pendants and waistbands.

Different regions and cultures follow their unique designs and works. The south is known for its extensive temple based large deigns, the north is known for its exclusive carved designs, the west is known for its mirrored and stoned works and the east is famous for its beaded work. Many trends are taken from the Middle East regions but the designing is unique.

Pair of toe rings is a symbol of a married girl. These toe rings are usually made of silver and can even be studded with a stone. There are different styles of nose rings worn by women of different cultures. In the north they were large nose rings, sometimes the nose rings are bigger than the bangles they wear. The larger nose ring denotes the wealth of the husband. In the west nose rings are called nath, they are made of pearls and stones. Necklaces of traditional temple designs or the eminent kolhapuri sajh designs are sought after. North Indians cherish the traditional panchangal, which is a five ring connected gold jewellery for all the fingers in a hand. The waistband also known as kamarband is made out of gold or silver and is studded with precious stones. Earrings come in varied designs and types; there is the traditional long jhukams, which are long and bulky with detailed designing. The anklet is of two types; moveable and immovable. The flexible ones are made by joining rings of the metal, usually silver and the immovable ones are made like bangles with a gap to fit into the leg. The traditional Indian jewellery dates long back and is still famed for its design. These popular works are one of the sought after designs worldwide.

Many of the traditional designs are available only in certain places. Thus buying them online makes more sense. online jewellery shopping saves time and gets you the specific design you have longed for. There are different kinds of designing techniques. Some of them are Filigree, Meena and Kundan works. Filigree work involves minute designing; this work is mostly done on silver. Silver is carved into very thin wires and the design is made by molding the wires. Meena work involves filling the metallic design with different colours. This renowned design is famous from the Rajasthan. Kundan work is made out of precious stones and joined by gold or silver. This work is so famed that it is being made by oxidized metals and false stones and is a trendsetter since ages.

The benefits of online jewellery shopping not only limited to cost saving and time saving factors but it is also a convenient mode that carries different attractive offers and discounts that is quite important while shopping for a jewelry. Moreover, some sites on internet are selling jewelries for general public and for dealers that increases the choice for buyers to look out for best deal.

Author is a well known writer. He has penned on many topics including online shopping, home shopping future bazaar and online jewellery shopping.


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Published On Tuesday, June 22, 2010
 
 
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