An anklet, also called ankle chain or ankle bracelet, is an ornament worn around the ankle. Anklets, have been worn for centuries by girls and women in India, and are commonly known as payal. Anklets are an important piece of jewellery in Indian marriages.
An arm ring, also known as an armlet or an armband, is a band of metal, typically precious metal, worn as a jewellery or an ornament around the biceps of the upper arm.
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It is an ornate key chain
It is also known as cubic zirconia jewellery, faux jewellery or costume jewellery.
In Jadau jewellery, precious and semi precious stones, gems, crystals and beads are embedded in gold, which is first melted. When the gold becomes pliable, the stones are set on it with great precision and artistry. After that, they are allowed to cool down and the stones and gems get fixed without any adhesive or carvings.
Uncut diamonds, called polki ,are used as the central stones.
Jhumkas are dome shaped long, hanging earrings sold as a part of a set or separately.
It is a fan shaped hair ornament worn on the left side of the head. It is a very popular accessory for Indian brides . It is made of gold, silver, pearl or kundan.
Kada is a thick solid bangle, generally sold in pairs. They can be very simple or embellished with designs or stones.
Kamarband is a belly chain or waist chain . It is a thick band worn around the waist . They are often made of silver or gold and precious stones.
It is known as Kamarband or Udiyanam.
This is a gold necklace designed with small gold coins.
It is created by setting carefully shaped, cut and polished multicolored gemstones into an exquisitely designed pure gold or faux metal base. The method is believed to have originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is the oldest form of jewellery made and worn in India.
Meena Kundan is a popular variation wherein enamelling with vivid colours and designs is done on the reverse, while the kundan settings are in the front.
It is a beautiful piece of jewellery worn in the middle of parting of the hair and is meant for adorning the forehead. It is usually made of an ornate chain which ends in a bejewelled pendant with tiny dangling chains, pearls or beads.
It is the traditional mark of a married woman. It is a chain with black and gold beads, with or without a pendant
Meenakari is enamel work .it is very famous in Rajasthan. The piece of metal on which the work is to be done, is fixed on a lac (type of resin stick). Designs of flowers, birds, fish etc are engraved on it. This leads to the creation of walls or grooves, to hold colour. Enamel dust, of required colour, is then poured into the grooves and each colour is fired individually. The heat of the furnace melts the colour and the coloured liquid gets spread equally into the groove. This process is repeated with each colour.
It is a piece of jewellery that is worn on the nose.
In this case, the stone is inserted in a silver case, the edge of which is pressed onto the stone with the finger and then the grooves are filed on it. Uncut semi-precious stones and glass are significant products used in the making of Pachchikam jewellery.
The art is still practiced by families in Kutch and Gujarat, where it has been handed down from generation to generation.
A jewellery set consisting of a pendant strung on a chain with matching earrings.
Polki is a kind of Kundan jewellery, which uses uncut diamonds and precious and semi precious stones. These stones have an open setting and are not covered with gold at the back. This is done so that the uncut diamonds reflect more light and sparkle.
A full jewellery set comprising of a necklace, earrings, bangles and ring.
The jewellery used in Bharatanatyam dance and in Kuchipudi dance is commonly known as Temple Jewellery. The dancers wear a Managamalai, (necklace shaped like mangoes,) a head set with a center piece and two other pieces shaped like the sun and the moon and the Rakodi ,which is worn on the hair.
There are different types of temple jewellery. The most authentic and expensive ones are made in South India by families of jewellers, who have been engaged in this work for generations. Temple jewellery is made of real silver and plated with gold. Less expensive, imitation temple jewellery is also available. Instead of silver, copper is used in this type of jewellery.
Thewa comes from two words ‘Tharna’ – meaning to hammer (to get thin foils of gold from a very small quantity of the metal) and ‘Vada’ – meaning silver wire (which in the loop form makes the resting foundation for the main piece), both being the most important aspects of the jewellery making process. Apart from exquisite pendants, the masters of this skill have extended their expertise to photo frames, mirrors, cufflinks, brooches, trays and plates. The inspiration for this art comes from the Mogul miniature paintings.
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