India, jewelry is deeply entrenched in all aspects of
the cultural ethos. It has always been so, as evident
from our ancient sculptures and paintings as in our
modern buying habits.
Beads, terracotta,, gold and other metals, in combination with
gemstones trace the history of jewelry in India.
Jewelry is looked upon as an investment in India
and Pakistan, which
is the reason why most jewelry materials are restricted
to gold, silver and precious stones, which do not
depreciate steeply over the years.
The desire for beautifying
the self could not be overlooked either. As a result,
Indians expanded the range of materials and the
intricacy of the craftsmanship that went into making
Each region of India today has its
own special kind of jewelry, developed by highly skilled
workmen. Each style has its own specifications. For
instance, north-east Indian jewelry draws heavily on
animals, plants and birds for inspiration. The
goldsmiths here use 24 karat gold, which is softer and
therefore, more flexible. In tribal regions, gold and
silver are often used in combination with seashells and
beads, or ivory and animal claws.
Lace work was another intricate
form of jewelry where gold or silver was drawn out into
very fine wires to make up a lacy, mesh-like pattern. Further down, in southern India, most of
the jewelry is chunky, solid gold and the designs are
motifs like the sun and moon.
At the other extreme,
the north Indian traditionally wore more silver jewelry.
In states like Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, silver
headdresses are common, as is the use of turquoise,
coral and other semi-precious stones.
gemstones have a special significance - not only as
objects of beauty and valuables, but also as the source
of supernatural powers.
Indian Fashion Jewelry all about
bringing back to fashion some of the most traditional and interesting
designs of the various cultures with the right contemporary hues. Some of
the most popular fashions in the fashion jewelry segment are:
and Components of Bali Silver Fashion Jewelry:
The artisans of Bali
have managed to pass on the skills in silversmith and the various
secrets of the trade through the generations. These creative families have
passed on the traditional designs for hundreds and thousands of years. The
artisans of Bali have always managed to construct their beads; pendants
and other components of jewelry from silver that is mined in their
regions. They combine this silver with small amounts of copper in order to
form sterling silver. These components of Bali have become very popular in
the Western fashion scene lately. In fact, they have become so popular that
now there are a number of cheaper imitations in the market. Most of these
imitations are cast instead of being fabricated by the hand.
Plastic Fashion Jewelry:
Plastic which is otherwise considered to be a cheap
commodity, when designed with a fashionable stroke is converted into some
of the most exquisite pieces of design. Plastic fashion jewelry is
definitely making a comeback. One of the most famous fibers used to make
this plastic Indian fashion jewelry is the crisp Lucite which is available in a
vibrant array of colors today. Most of the Plastic fashion jewelry
boasts of bright and fanciful colors, which are the perfect colors for the
season of spring. These colors are added when the plastic is molten, and
that is the only reason why the plastic Indian jewelry does not lose the color
even when its is rubbed off. Plastic Indian fashion jewelry is usually made
through the process of molding. Plastic is usually molded into a number of
fun and interesting jewelry shapes, which can range from whimsical little
animals sporting bows around their necks to bold Mod bangles and finger
Vintage Fashion Jewelry:
fashion jewelry is also making a comeback lately. In the segment of the
vintage jewelry, the glamorous styles of the 1940s are definitely a rage.
The most obvious signs of this shift toward '40s fashion jewelry is the
recent obsession that has been growing with feminine, draping chandelier
earrings and big, sparkly rhinestone brooches.
Belly chains are a popular item of
jewelry amongst most young people. In fact it is popular amongst the older
people as well. Wholesale fashion Indian jewelry comes in many different
packages. Some of the packages include fun, and trendy body jewelry.
Sometimes in the wholesale Indian fashion jewelry stores there are sample
packages with a variety of wholesale jewelry. Of course there might be
other items that many people find pleasing.
Most of the pieces of
wholesale Indian fashion jewelry are priced reasonably. This is because the
purchase is done in bulk. In India, the fashion jewelry is marketed
through fashion shows and media commercials