Different Types of Indian Jewllery

Different Types of Indian Jewellery Founf across India

1. Kundan Jewellery - This is a traditional form of Indian gemstone jewellery involving a gem set with gold foil between the stones and its mount. It's known for its intricate design and sophistication, with Rajasthan being the hub for Kundan jewellery.

2. Polki Jewellery - Originating from Rajasthan, Polki jewellery is made with unfinished natural diamonds. It's usually high in value due to the use of pure diamonds.

3. Jadau Jewellery -  This style involves embedding semi-precious and precious stones in gold. Jadau work is a time-consuming process and requires high craftsmanship. It originated in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

4. Meenakari Jewellery -  Known for its vibrant enamel colours and designs, Meenakari jewellery was brought to India by Raja Mansingh of Amer. It involves engraving beautiful motifs into gold which are then filled with vibrant colours.

5. Pachchikam Jewellery -  Pachchikam jewellery, originated in Gujarat and Kutch, is a vintage style of jewellery that involves intricate detailing and complex designs.

6. Navratna Jewellery -  Navratna, or 'nine gems' jewellery, carries astrological significance. Each gem represents a planet from the solar system and is believed to bring luck and ward off negative energies.

7. Bead Jewellery -  Bead jewellery, crafted using different types of beads, is a versatile style that ranges from simple designs to complex artwork.

8. Lac Jewellery -  Lac jewellery, also known as Lacquer jewellery, is popular in Rajasthan. It's made by combining lac, a natural resin, with different materials and is usually adorned with mirror and bead works.

9. Temple Jewellery -  Originally created for decorating deities in temples, this form of jewellery features intricate work of gods and goddesses and is commonly used in classical dances and bridal fashion.

10. Filigree Jewellery -  Filigree involves intricate, lace-like designs made from threads of gold or silver. It requires immense skill and patience and is widely popular in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.

Each type of jewellery holds a special place in the Indian cultural landscape, portraying the country's rich history, craftsmanship, and fashion sense.
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