Temple Jewellery: Going Back To Your Roots
In India, jewellery goes beyond simple ornamentation and becomes an art form. Temple jewellery
has taken the art of Indian jewellery to all new levels. It is so called because it was used to decorate Gods and Goddesses in temples. The jewelry has beads and filigree work to enhance its appearance. Temple jewellery designs are regal and traditional. The jewelry has also been adopted by classical dancers in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi to add spirituality and divinity to their outfits. It is available as necklaces
, nose rings
, and much more. The temple jewellery designs have maintained their original styles even in modern times. In fact, now you can even buy temple antique jewellery
Origin Of Temple Jewellery
It has been considered sacred and auspicious in India for centuries. The earliest evidence for temple jewellery designs is from the 9th century during the Chola dynasty. This was when temple jewellery started being used to decorate idols in the temples. Temple jewellery was extremely valuable and was gifted to royalty and important people to present as offerings in temples. Traditional jewellery is made of the finest gold available. The temple jewellery designs are set with uncut precious and semi-precious gemstones and intricate filigree work. This form of traditional jewellery originated in south India and is still popular among classical dancers and other people. It is gaining popularity as bridal and festive jewellery in modern times. As temple jewellery is considered auspicious, more and more women have begun wearing it for festivals and important functions. The Atasi International Alloy jewel set and the Zeneme Copper jewel set will be a great addition to your jewelry collection.
Making Of Temple Jewellery
Temple traditional jewellery
designs are intricate and have to be hand-crafted. It is a labor intensive and expensive process. It requires the use of the finest silver and gold. Commonly used gemstones in designs are pearls, rubies, sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, and other stones.Common decorative elements in temple bridal jewellery are eaves, lines, circles, birds, animals, royal figures, and floral motifs.
This type of jewellery is generally very expensive. The main reason for this is that it has high making charges. Only a few highly skilled craftsmen make jewellery set
and this scarcity of supply along with increased demand drives up the price of temple jewellery. Due to this, there has been a rise in imitation jewellery. This type of jewellery uses traditional temple jewellery designs but the metals used are cheaper which makes them more affordable. The materials used are mainly copper, alloy, brass, shell, and zinc. A good example of this type of jewelry would be the Zaveri Pearls Zinc jewel set. One can also choose from Kundan ethnic sets and pearl jewellery. The white look of pearl is as magnificent as artificial one gram gold jewellery. The Gold & More Alloy jewel set has peacock motifs which makes it a must buy for women who like to keep it stylish.
Types Of Temple Jewellery
Temple jewellery designs can be quite varied and unique. It is of two main types: regular temple jewellery and occasional temple jewellery. Regular temple jewellery is worn by women during important functions like weddings and festivals with ethnic sarees. This type of temple jewellery includes jhumka earrings, long necklaces, bangles, finger rings, and toe rings. Occasional temple jewellery is worn by classical dancers during dance performances of Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam. These designs include hair pieces, anklets, armlets, nose rings, waist belts, and hip chains.
Buying And Caring For Temple Jewellery
Most temple jewellery is crafted in Tamil Nadu and can be expensive and difficult to find. More economical options such as imitation temple gold plated jewellery
are also available. Conveniently, you can now buy temple jewellery online. If you decide to buy temple jewellery online, be sure to buy from a reputed seller. When you buy temple jewellery online, you can save a lot of time and money.
Take good care of your temple jewellery to make it last longer. Clean the jewellery with a soft cloth and store it carefully. Temple jewellery is a timeless look that looks stunning for important functions and festivals. Buy temple jewellery online and keep yourself linked to your past in these modern times.