Unique Indian Jewellery
|Indian Wooden Coloured
From the depths of India these cute wooden bangles are unlike
any other bangle I have ever seen. This unique
Indian jewellery is unlike anything you would see on other
people. You can not buy any similar items from High Street shops.
They are beautifully made, hand painted and light. They have
a circumference of just under 7 1/2 inches from the inside.
If you are in to unique Indian jewellery these gorgeous bangles
are definitely for you. You could buy a few and coordinate the
colours with what you are wearing, or for added impact wear them
together and you will definitely turn heads! They are original
items from India, that you cant get anywhere else.
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Evolution of Unique Indian Jewellery
Unique Indian jewellery
took root five thousand years ago when the desire to adorn oneself
was borne. India is a gem-bearing country and so a treasure
trove for many people, traveller's, traders and invaders alike.
Unique Indian jewellery making has become an art form in its
own right, through time it has developed from just a craft to
a much higher status. This applies to both workmanship and design.
Rulers of India saw jewels as a statement of wealth, power and
prestige. Indian women however consider unique Indian jewellery
to be security, even now, and the value of this jewellery will
Temple jewellery can either be in a traditional or classical
form, it is normally associated with dancers, in particular the
dancers who practice the dance of Bharatanatyam or Kuchipudi.
Unique Indian jewellery in temples is known for its fine handwork
which was crafted agonisingly by the skilled artisans and jewellers.
Sometimes it took up to one year to make certain pieces of this
unique Indian jewellery, because it was so amazingly done. However,
even after these long waits when the customer saw the final product
they didn t even think about how long it took to make, as it
was so very special.
There were necklaces, earrings,
hair pieces, jewellery for the feet and hips. All custom mane
for the customer, this temple jewellery was surly the envy of
all. Uncut, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphire's, pearls and
other precious stones all set in gold.
The price for this kind of unique Indian jewellery could be
anywhere between 80,000 Rupees, for a pair of earrings, or even
to several lakhs for other special items such as necklaces. If
a dancer were to order a set, that met all her requirements could
cost between 8,00,000 to 15,00,000 Rupees.Only certain craftsmen
make temple jewellery, even this to this day, they have to follow
strict instructions when they are making it. An example of these
strict instruction are that they have to keep a cool temperature
when making the this unique Indian jewellery, because heat can
damage the delicate gold treading. They have to devote their
skills to one piece of jewellery at a time, this is because of
the intricacy involved when making this temple jewellery.
In contrast to its name, antique jewellery actually relates
to the present trends and is more fancy jewellery. Gunashekar
says, the real antique jewellery is only that which is passed
on through the ages. What we now craft in the name of antique
jewellery is actually the modern day jewellery in gold or silver,
which goes through a process of oxidising and is sometimes buried
in a pot of clay, to give it a dull look."
Usually the price of antique gold or silver is 150 to 200
Rupees, which is 200 more than the normal price per gram. Contrasting
to this real antiques are priceless, and the price for the real
antiques could range anywhere between 2,500 to 3,000 Rupees per
Minakari (enamelling) is an unmatched combination of enamel
pigments, gems and precious stones, it was born as a result of
Shah Jahan, and his visionary idea that changed enamelling into
a highly developed art. From this idea came a range of items
ranging from unique Indian jewellery to imperial thrones. In
the original minakari the kinds of forms used in this unique
Indian jewellery were plants, flowers, vines and animal forms,
It is people in North India that sort after Minakari the most,
and its value ranges from 3,000 Rupees for a very simple piece
of unique Indian jewellery.
Unique Indian jewlellery of the past is so exquisitely created
that it is obvious when compared with modern day unique Indian
jewellery, the artisans of the past are unmatched in craftsmanship
and design alike,
Traditional old unique Indian jewellery remains attractive even
today, but why is this? Because they have stood the test of time.