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Indian Jewelry

Traditional Indian jewelry is made of gold sometimes Indian jewelry is also made of silver but since it is considered a base metal in India, silver jewelry is worn on the foot. Gold is considered sacred and gold jewelry is used to adorn the upper part of the body. The distinguishing characteristic of Indian jewelry is filigree work. Filigree is more common in the state of Orissa. Indian jewelry is heavy and has intricate designs etched on them.

Unlike western jewelry, Indian jewelry does not rely on precious stone settings to make them look eye catching. The delicate and minute designs on the jewelry are the main feature of Indian jewelry. Most Indian jewelry is hand crafted; the value of the jewelry is determined by the amount of gold used, carats and the intricacy of the design on the ornament. Modern Indian jewelry makes use of a lot of precious stones mostly diamonds and rubies. Other precious stones have more popular uses as astrological stones. They are believed to possess powers which can change one's fortune or health.

Very often gold is combined with beads and other metals to make jewelry for religious purposes. Married Hindu Indian women wear a special kind of necklace made with gold and black beads known as “mangalsutra”. Silver is used to make anklets and toe rings. Toe rings are the sign of married women but nowadays modern girls wear them as a fashion statement.

A complete set of Indian jewelry would comprise of “mang tika”, which is worn on the parting of the hair, “mala” or necklace, bangles , anklets and rings for ears, fingers and toes. Indian jewelry can be divided into bridal and regular jewelry. Bridal jewelry is heavier and has more pieces of ornaments.

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