Indian Jewelry

 Indian jewelry offers a rich array of styles and designs which vary according to their provenance. . Different Indian states  have different styles of  jewelry considered as unique and not to be  found anywhere else. For instance, the delicate filigree work in silver is unique to Orissa and Andhra Pradesh; the enameling work  is popular in Rajasthan; the temple town of Nagercoil in south is famous for its  temple jewelry  and the like.

Indian jewelry has a variety of ornaments in different styles for practically  every part of the body. In ancient times, people used wear necklaces, rings and anklets made of crude stones and other metals. With the passage of time, people learned  to  polish metals like gold and silver and to  extract semi-precious stones  from the mines. The ancient emperors  wore jewelry which made them appear as Gods. Adornments were made entirely of gold and precious stones and included  rings, earrings, bangles, chains, crowns, etc.

India’s  numerous empires  have left traces of their influences  on the jewelry styles.  The Mughals left their distinctive style of using  intricate carvings, the Rajputs had their enameled jewelry and so on.  In spite of the  new and sophisticated styles which have emerged in more modern  times, the traditional style of jewelry is still in vogue and  often given priority. In the contemporary Indian market, one finds a beautiful blend of traditional and modern jewelry in gold and silver that are embellished with  precious stones. and continue to fascinate the buyers.