Indian Jewellery

Hello Sunday Readers,

Jewellery (British English) or jewelry (American Englishsee spelling differences) consists of small decorative items worn for personal adornment, such as broochesringsnecklacesearringspendantsbracelets, and cuff-links. Jewelry may be attached to the body or the clothes. From a western perspective, the term is restricted to durable ornaments, excluding flowers for example. For many centuries metal, often combined with gemstones, has been the normal material for jewelry, but other materials such as shells and other plant materials can be used too.

Among the many traditional jewelry, the Indian jewelry is one of the most ornamental and meaningful.

The use of jewellery in India goes back to more than 5000 years ago, touching the eras when the great epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana took place. The physical traces of some ancient Indian jewellery are found from the Indus Valley civilization.

Indian jewellery is enchanting, captivating the hearts of people globally by its ornate varieties, heavy embellishments, and diverse design and materials. The use of jewellery in the Indian subcontinent traces back to a long history.

Over time the use of jewellery, its making, modes of creation, have been influenced by socio-cultural and political factors. So, it’s absolutely not surprising that the present-day varieties of Indian jewellery and its legacy has charmed the world, igniting new ideas of creative fusions between western and Indian trends.

India had always held a high status in the imperial world for being a leading exporter of gems. India was the first to mine diamonds. The first mines were at the Godavari Riverbanks near Hyderabad.  The use of diamonds too had much diversity. Sometimes it had been used as royal gifts for appeasement, regaining trust and also for gaining immortality.

Among the most traditional Indian Jewellery, we have the Maangtika a traditional head piece worm most often at weeding by the Hindu bride. It consists of a metallic string, with an attractive pendant attached at one end, which may be if any shape and adorned with precious stones. The Maangtika is worn at the middle parting of the hair.

Maangtika 18k jellow gold with rubies and diamonds

The Bajuband and Vanki, are armlets worm on the upper arm. They often have to be secured in place with a gold string. Some common designs on them include creepers or snakes entwining.

Vanki in 18k jellow gold with rubies, emeralds and

The Nath, a nose ring, most commonly worm on the left nostril.

Nath in 18k jellow gold with pearls and emeralds

We are celebrating at Jewel Envy our 13th anniversary the 6th of December, and the same day we will hosting our Christmas Party. You are very welcome to joying us from 5 pm to 10 pm. We will be serving light refreshments and we have just for you a 10% discount on jewellery currently in display!

Have a nice Sunday!


Some of the information was taken from Wikipedia.