September 21, 2018

What distinguishes costume jewelry from India

In India, there are many different jewelry schools and traditions in the manufacture of costume jewelry. The choice of gold and silver remains unchanged. Nature is a source of inspiration. Precious products are decorated with a stylized floral ornament that reflects all modern trends. The harmonious combination of modernity and classics makes it possible to wear Indian jewelry not only with traditional dresses but also stylish evening dresses, as well as jeans and T-shirts.

Every Indian, especially a married woman, has such decorations as a tika, rings for hands and feet, Indian bracelets (Bangles) on the wrists, forearms, ankles, Indian earrings in great variety.

Basically, these products are made of gold and silver. Also in the treasured casket, you can see Indian jewelry on the head, chic belts with embroidery with gold threads and natural stones, necklaces, chains, pendants.

A special feature of all ornaments is symmetry – an organic combination of ornamentation, decoration with various stones and enamel, harmony fills the whole product.

Dressing jewelry on this or that part of the body, the woman strengthens the points of the energy centers (chakras).

Therefore, wearing bijouterie on all open parts of the body is considered the norm, the rule, and strengthening of spiritual values.

Decorations Sringar

Sringar is a set of 16 ornaments for an Indian woman. It differs from a rich drawing, implying the beauty of youth, motherhood and an ideal woman. Sringar has a connection with the goddess Sri Lakshmi, personifying luck, beauty, fertility, and prosperity. For Hindus 16 – a magic number associated with age, when the girl is in the prime of life and beauty, as well as with the lunar cycle. Dressing Indian jewelry, a married woman lures in her house well-being, luck, success for her husband.

The more jewelry a woman wears, the happier and stronger the family becomes.

Srinagar costume jewelry includes:

  1. Haara – beads, necklaces, and necklaces around the neck.
  2. Karn Phul – “flower in the ear,” or large Indian earrings in the form of a flower or fruit branch.
  3. Srinargarpatty – decoration for brides. Dressed around the head and crowned in the center of the forehead by a massive plate encrusted with stones. Teak is his simplified version.
  4. Nat – decoration in the nose. It looks like a ring or a hairpin, it is made out with stones and a chain, fastened on the hair behind the ear.
  5. Teak – a suspension on the parting of the hair. It looks like a chain that falls on the center of the forehead and is decorated on end with a suspension. She says that the woman is married.
  6. Kolya – eyeliner around the eyes of black color, decorated in the form of an arrow.
  7. Mehendi – decorating the body with henna. Used to attract happiness and protection from failure.
  8. Sindur – a decorative powder of red color, which is formed part in the hair. Used by women in marriage.
  9. Bindi – the decorative point between the eyebrows, symbolizes the third eye.
  10. Baadjuband – Indian bracelets or a bandage on the forearm with floral ornament and amulet. Is a protecting talisman against the evil eye.
  11. Arsi is a thumb ring with a mirror.
  12. Keshapashacharachna – hairstyle, often made of braids and decorated with flowers.
  13. Camarband is a belt worn over a sari. It is decorated with precious stones. The keys are dressed for the belt, which symbolizes the transfer of the owner’s rights from the mother-in-law to the daughter-in-law.
  14. Bracelets (Bangles) on the hands – made of gold or silver, ivory, glass or coral. Churi – thin Indian bracelets of the bride and wife. Dress up for 8, 12, 24 pieces. Mostly in India Bangles are in gold, and you can buy bangles in gold designs online.
  15. Rings on toes – made of silver, decorated with bells and dressed in pairs on each leg.

Sari is a classic for India clothing, a piece of cloth 1.2 m wide and up to 9 m long. The sari is wound specially on the body on top of the blouse (choli) and the lower skirt (pavada).