Indian Jewels-excellent blend of tradition and aesthetics
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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