Indian Jewels-excellent blend of tradition and aesthetics

Necklace with pendent -precious stones embeded in gold Ear ornaments are also seen. Finger rings are seen at the bottom
Necklace with pendent -precious stones embeded in gold Ear ornaments are also seen. Finger rings are seen at the bottom

India- home of artistic jewelleries.

  MEN AND WOMEN throughout ages,have thrived to decorate themselves in so many ways.As a result of this,jewelleries were created.India has been one of the countries topped in creation of jewelleries in topmost fashions.This country did countless experiments in developing various types of jewels. Gold jewelry and selling jewelery are abundent in this country.This article tries to give a glimpse of some jewels used by Indians even now. jewelry store is seen in every town in this cpuntry.

Jewelry Necklaces

The above photograph shows a necklace.In the hollow of the necklace are seen two ornaments used to wear in the ears.At the bottom are finger rings.The design of all these matches one another. So they make a set. Riches prefer to order for jewels in such sets.in india gold ornaments are made using 22 k gold

Some more such sets are shown below.

 Necklace with matching finger ring and  extra pendent
Necklace with matching finger ring and extra pendent
 A different type of necklace with gajalakshmi pendent
A different type of necklace with gajalakshmi pendent

RINGS -different types

Rings are of different types-ear rings, nose rings, toe rings,finger rings, etc.Nose rings give extra look to the face. It has become further famous now because Sania Mirza, famous tennis star, wears it.Nose rings are also of various types.Gold smiths do the task of nose piercing to children.Wedding ring aand engagement rings are also readily available at jewelery shops and they arre also made according to the orser.

Ear rings

Ear rings are easy to maintain.They usually do not have any precious stones embedded.Formerly only unmarried girls used to wear them. But now even married ladies wear them as they are more convenient to maintain.Some types of ear rings have dropping chains of 2-3 cms length.Diamond nose rings are also worn.

Finger rings

These are most widely used rings. They are worn both by men and women.Except thumb and small finger, they are worn on all fingers.These rings are of thousands of different varieties- with and without precious stones embedded in them.

 Necklace pendent and rings-another design.Observe the swans in the pendent.Two stick like pieces are worn on the hairs.
Necklace pendent and rings-another design.Observe the swans in the pendent.Two stick like pieces are worn on the hairs.
 Another type of necklace with white precious stones. The pendent is having an imaginary bird called 'Gandabherunda.'The pendent is shown seperately. On the left side of pendent a u type finger ring is shown.Below right-hair ornament with drops.Below
Another type of necklace with white precious stones. The pendent is having an imaginary bird called 'Gandabherunda.'The pendent is shown seperately. On the left side of pendent a u type finger ring is shown.Below right-hair ornament with drops.Below

Precious stones

The different types of precious stones used in jewellery are-pearls, red corals, emerald, ruby, diamond,r4ed stones, blue stones, etc.Artificial pearls and American diamonds are also used by not so rich customers.In case of nose rings, diamond is most preferred stone

America-great customer for diamonds

In India, Surat, a prominent city in Gujarat state is famous for cutting diamonds technically and give them good shape. Interestingly, U.S.A. purchases most of the diamonds produced in India

India- How much gold?

It is interesting to note that India uses about 800 tonnes of gold every year.Large oart of it imported!Who says India is a poor country? Large number of wholesale jewellery shops are found in every city in India

Rise in Gold price in India


Rise in gold price in the world is amazing.In the paet 9 years,gold price has increased by 400%.It was Rs.4000/-per 10grams(1$=45.5 rupees as on 17-5-2010).But now it has reached Rs.18,000/per 10 grams.It is expected that,the price will cross Rs.20,000/ mark.

Gold market in India is pushing stock market to the background.No company's stocks have rised at this speed.Price of other commadities is also rising but that of gold is upbeating all expectations.

Banks selling gold


As in other countries,In India also, some government banks are selling gold in coin form and also in electronic form.People purchase it from banks also, as they have better reliability.

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 PENDENTS-Central three dipict Gajalakshmi,the Indian goddess for wealth.Two pendents at the top corners are of Shankha(a molluscan shell) and Chakra(the wheel)the symols of lord Vishnu. Tennis star Sania Mirza with Indian Jewels-observe the nose ring,bangle, long dropped necklace and ear ornaments Hindi film heroine Hema Malini as a hindu goddess.Observe jewels.Except crown, all other jewels are  in use even now. observe the hairline jewel Hindi film dream girl Hemamalini-, who is a good dancer too-in a role, with different jewels
 PENDENTS-Central three dipict Gajalakshmi,the Indian goddess for wealth.Two pendents at the top corners are of Shankha(a molluscan shell) and Chakra(the wheel)the symols of lord Vishnu.
PENDENTS-Central three dipict Gajalakshmi,the Indian goddess for wealth.Two pendents at the top corners are of Shankha(a molluscan shell) and Chakra(the wheel)the symols of lord Vishnu.
 Tennis star Sania Mirza with Indian Jewels-observe the nose ring,bangle, long dropped necklace and ear ornaments
Tennis star Sania Mirza with Indian Jewels-observe the nose ring,bangle, long dropped necklace and ear ornaments
 Hindi film heroine Hema Malini as a hindu goddess.Observe jewels.Except crown, all other jewels are  in use even now.
Hindi film heroine Hema Malini as a hindu goddess.Observe jewels.Except crown, all other jewels are in use even now.
 observe the hairline jewel
observe the hairline jewel
 Hindi film dream girl Hemamalini-, who is a good dancer too-in a role, with different jewels
Hindi film dream girl Hemamalini-, who is a good dancer too-in a role, with different jewels

Etymology

For the origin and evolution of the word jewel/jewels, you may please refer the following source: .www.websters-online-dictionary.org/je/jewels.html

Mr. K. Vasudevachar, leading jeweller at Shimoga-a city in karnataka, south India, is much experienced in producing various jewels showh here.His firm bears the name-'Harnahalli K.Manjappa &Sons'.The author is much indebted to him for providing some of the pictures shown here.

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Rmnathan 8 years ago from Sharjah

Good hub with great pictures. Are these pictures photos or drawn?


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prasadjain 8 years ago from Tumkur Author

These are photographs


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jamestedmondson 8 years ago from San Francisco

These images are drawn. Look at how all of the jewels look the same. They look great though!


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prasadjain 8 years ago from Tumkur Author

Top five pictures are taken from a catalogue supplied to me by my jeweller friend. And, undoubtedly they are photographs.The photoes in the thumbnail are taken from google .Please observe closely and find the differences in design. Our eyes immedietely catch the differences as we are used to them.


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Research Analyst 8 years ago

Absolutely beautiful jewelry, diamonds are forever.


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solarshingles 8 years ago from london

India has one of the oldest and one of the most amazing histories. Thousands of years have been created an amazing skills and tastes for anything precious, well designed and well presented.

Sadly, a lot of Indian treasures had been stolen and is now all over the world in all other possession, but Indian.


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Anamika S 7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

The jewelry designs are beautiful.


Roshy 7 years ago

i love the indian culture and the indian jewls too.


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THE LIP 7 years ago from PLANET EARTH-SOMEWHERE IN ASIA

If you don't know the difference between KAJAL KIRAN and KAJOL then God Bless U.


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prasadjain 7 years ago from Tumkur Author

Dear Sir,

I agree that my expertise about film actresses is very much inadequate.i am not ashamed of it. but In what way,that comes in the way of understanding the theme of the article? I know that they are two different persons. But my mentioning here depends on source I depended .That may be wrong. But does it make any difference in the beauty of jewels they wear?God bless you!


aparna 7 years ago

gud very nice


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur

Hi prasad,

This hub is selected for Hubbers India as a quality hub.

Thumbs up.

Congratulations!

Jyoti Kothari


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JYOTI KOTHARI 6 years ago from Jaipur

Hi,

You have posted nice pictures of south Indian Jewelry. Have you some in north or east Indian style?

Thanks,

Jyoti Kothari


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prasadjain 6 years ago from Tumkur Author

Dear Mr.Kothari,

Thanks for your appreciation. These pictures i gor from the catalogue I got from Jeweller friend whose name I have mentioned at the bottom of the article. It is a good suggestion that i should put the pictures of north indian jewels also. I do not have picturres. (the film starswhose photo i have put here show that.But that is not enough to appreciate the design and artisticality of jewels)

If you email me such photoes, then defienetely i shall add here, or make another article or, you yourself are quite competent to make such an article.


Shashidhar 6 years ago

This is an excellent article on Indian jewelleries.As the son of a leading jeweller and havind exp[erience in the field, i thank you for highlighting our tradition and aesthetic richness.


shahid 5 years ago

kajal ko i love you


Joe Loo 5 years ago

Those are very beautiful :)


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prasadjain 5 years ago from Tumkur Author

Shahid,there is no use if you love Kajol herre. Just give up such funny thoughts and maintain your work and family.

I thank joe Loo.


TXN 5 years ago

I would like to thank Mr.Prasad Jain (hub author)for this blog.For all the bloggers here i beseech them to visit our chain of jewellery shop in the heart of shimoga.All the shops have been entitled under Harnahalli k. Manjappa which is a chain of shops under different subtitles . thank you :)


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JYOTI KOTHARI 19 months ago from Jaipur

I came back to this article again after five years. Rated up and interesting.


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prasadjain 19 months ago from Tumkur Author

Thanks. Now i'm writing less here,as I have many writing assignments from established publishers in Karnataka.

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