Indian Jewellery has always played an important role in Indian women’s costume since ages. The charm of jewellery and the charisma of Indian women have always complimented each other The importance of jewellery in any woman’s life can be determined by the occasions where she receives precious ornaments as gifts from her close ones. And this legacy continues from the time she is born to the time of her grand children.
Although wearing these magnificent andtraditional jewelleries is not a compulsory custom for women but many values are attached to every jewellery item. Thus traditional jewelleries can never lose its value. Let us see why traditional jewelleries are so important:
The Traditional Jewelleries Give a Royal Look
You might be a light weight gold jewellery person, but you cannot deny the beauty of traditional jewelleries. They might be heavy and gaudy but it definitely makes a woman look no less than a queen. You might not get even a single traditional jewellery item at the gold locket price but you will definitely get a royal look.
The art of making jewellery is very valuable and it is being practiced for ages. It gained popularity because of the royal patronage of India since historical ages when the right to own the most valuable jewellery pieces had opened war too. The huge variety of Indian jewellery is majorly because of its different regional choices which is the varying demands of people from various cultures and lifestyles.
The original technique of tribal jewellery design has been conserved by the ethnic tribes. These were produced out of bone, wood, clay, shells and crude metal. Tribal jewellery of India is not only unique and rich, but it also has a different rustic look. The practice of adorning tribal jewellery still is still alive mainly in the villages. Although contemporary designer jewellery is available in traditional designs, tribal jewellery is still popular among the minority population.
The intricate of design and the techniques of the craftsmanship reflects in the exquisite designs is missing in contemporary jewellery. Contemporary jewellery has its own type of charm but that is never going to last against the traditional jewellery. The art of making detailed ornaments has been a part of Indian legacy throughout ages. The patronage under the kings to this art as well as the craftsman contributed towards flourishing the charm of Indian jewellery all the more. With various precious and semi-precious stones studded like emeralds, pearls, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, etc. intricate ornaments are made. Every jewellery variety has its own style and this uniqueness is still yet to be seen in modern jewellery.
Traditional jewelleries passed on as a legacy is generally a part of the family’s wealth. These jewelleries can be used to mortgage and take a gold loan in case of financial crisis. And the intricate heavy traditional jewelleries hold more value than the contemporary jewelleries in terms of money.