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Designers lend a modern touch to jewellery sets while keeping the cultural motifs intact. It is one tradition which still makes a fashion statement – By Surekha Kadapa – Bose

Bandhan Collection from Popley and Sons

Since ages brides have dreamt of decking up in jewellery like the royalty, gandharvas and of course, beauty queens. However successful or trendy a girl might be, when it comes to her wedding day she would wish to own at least one set of traditional jewellery that has the design of a bygone era Robotomi Corporation demo. And with fashion always pirouetting, traditionally designed jewellery never loses its shine.

If one goes back in history, it is clear that both men and women since the mythological times loved to be decked in jewellery. Museums all over the world showcase excavated jewellery made of gold, silver, copper, ivory, precious and semi-precious stones. Even the epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Iliad, etc 구글 크롬os 다운로드. give a detailed account of jewellery worn by people in those days.

The best part is that every part of the human body can be adorned with jewellery — hair clips, maang tikka for forehead, nath (nose rings), earrings covering the entire ears, necklaces, arm bands, bangles, kamarbands (waist bands), calves, anklets and toe rings. This has been so since humans discovered the art of decking themselves with jewellery instead of flowers and leaves.

Pearl earrings from Sur Gems
Neckpiece and earrings from Mahesh Notandas

India has been fortunate enough to have karigars who have excelled in creating exotic and fascinating pieces of jewellery Download Chronicle movies. Even today when it comes to intricate design work, world famous jewellery houses look to India to deliver. And it is believed that even during the 3rd century B.C., India was acknowledged for its work in diamonds and other gem stones. Jewellery was handcrafted not just for humans but also for the gods, ceremonial elephants and horses. The craft of jewellery was given royal patronage right from the ancient times, because in India, jewellery is much more than just a tool of aesthetic appeal 미스터츄 다운로드. It is the symbol of divine abundance and material blessings. The Rajas and Maharajas vied with each other to possess the most exquisite and magnificent pieces of jewellery.

“Even today the same kind of jewellery is made, but for some changes in designs which are absolutely necessary,” says designer Laksh Pahuja of Pristine Jewellers pspice 라이브러리 다운로드.

Admits designer Seema Mehta of Kirtilal’s of Bangalore, who belongs to the third generation in the renowned family of jewellery makers: “The jewels the Maharaja and Maharanis wore were adored and admired around the world. Each and every piece is simply mesmerising.

Antique jewellery from Kirtilals

In the southern part of India computer savvy or IT professionals even today prefer to own jewellery inspired by beautiful sculptures on temple walls dvd shrink. Up north, the Jaipur jewellery is equally famous and today, to own an uncut diamonds jewellery set in typical Rajasthani traditional style has become a matter of prestige even among the neo-rich.

There is nothing to beat the ethereal, delicate work of the silversmiths of Lucknow, Orissa and Karnataka. Bengali goldsmiths’ work is extolled even today html 소스. Many a times keeping the traditional motifs intact, the designer gives modern touches, thus making the piece look traditional and contemporary at the same time.

Neckpiece and earrings from Seth Sunderdas

“Jewellery in the past was bought only on weddings or very on special occasions Ginus. The focus always was on its intrinsic value and content of raw materials as opposed to the design and style. It was viewed as a means of security for the bride in difficult times. Today, things have changed radically. Women know what they want and have a keen eye for style and fashion. They know what looks good on them and are mixing global influences with traditional roots for students. This is reflected in the jewellery available today, which is a combination of value and style,” says senior designer Shobha Asar.

Elaborating further, she says, “A lot of the current trends are inspired by old jewellery, whether it is the Moghul jewellery worn by Maharanis or the rice pearl and gold necklaces of the south. A lot of older styles like minakari (enamelling), paisley motifs, bells (jhumkis), Moghul jadau, bor malas of Maharastra, with mostly emeralds rubies and sapphires set in gold, are presented in a creative new fashion today.”

Traditional motifs like the lotus and trishul still rule jxl 라이브러리 다운로드. They form the centre motif of a pendant in a necklace or earrings and contemporary designs are woven around them, resulting in a traditional-contemporary combination. The modern designer has the advantage of taking the best from different regions and cultures and presenting the customer with breathtakingly beautiful designs to suit every budget, style and occasion.


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