Ancient History Of Indian Jewellery
Ancient History Of Indian Jewellery
The oldest jewelry yet found was made around 80,000 years ago. … Diamond jewelry first appeared in Europe during the Roman Empire (about 2,000 years ago). The first jewelry was worn by the Cro-Magnons, ancestors of Homo sapiens. Their jewelry included crude necklaces and bracelets made of bone, teeth and stone stitched to animal sinew.
In India even king used to wear crown made with different jewels & Diamonds , necklace, earrings, rings, and many more Ornaments.
There are different types of designs available in Indian market such as antique jewelry, kundan jewelry, gold jewelry, stone jewelry, fashion jewelry, jadau jewelry, meenakari jewelry and many more.
The word maharaja is also known as ‘The Royal King’ conjures up a vision of splendor and magnificence. These princely rulers of India played an important role within a social and historical context and were patrons of the arts, both in India and Europe. That resulted in magnificent objects symbolic of royal status, power and identity. They have more than thousands of different unique types of jewelry from there family. They give away many jewels and gold coins and ornaments whenever someone make them happy. Mostly in ancient time Indian people use to kill elephants for there milky long teeth to make ornaments. They were very expensive and rich people use to gift them to their friends. Tiger teeth were used for pendants, and for their good luck in work. Indian jewelry is also considered to be a matter of great security in time of financial crisis due to its good value. Accessories such as jewelry are often the “cherry on top” to an overall outfit or look.
The most common hallmark is meant to tell you an item’s precious metal purity. The first thing you want to look for is the shape of the stamp. A rectangular shape with the corners shaved off will tell you immediately that the item is gold. An oval stamp would indicate the item is silver. It
is very important to known the value of product you have.
Each product have different value/rate with different time.
Sometimes value of product have higher demand which is not constant. With the time changing gold ornaments and products are sold on higher rates.
From the ancient time it’s the charm of jewelry and the beauty of Indian women by adorning it never separated. It is rare to find any woman in India who may not have ever loved to decorate herself with jewelry. The amount of jewelry owned by a women signifies the status in market and gives richness to her name. Every Indian Jewellery have its important in different way.
Mostly Indian jewelry are heavy in weight and looks more traditional, whereas now with the new jewelry they are light in weight and are customized by consumer .As it’s a new trend in market they are mixing some traditional with some pastel and new colors.
There are lots and lots of variety of jewelry , shows culture and region of a person & lifestyle. Different culture has its own taste and importance of jewelry. Various designs shows different regions of India such as gold ornament design from tamil nadu and kerala draw inspiration from nature, kundan and meenakar are from Mughal dynasty.
With the change in time new technology is making work easy and faster on making ornaments as given by the human. It is replacing the workers effort and art of creating their designs on gold and different stone works. There are some people who prefers handwork and traditional way to customize their jewelry. Indian culture is rich in arts and design factor, the contribution of ancient art and ancient design has a significant impact on the modern jewelry designs and methods of making them.