Women are passionate about jewelry as it represents a symbol of femininity and it adds more beauty to the already beautiful women. Years ago ornaments were mostly made of gold and precious stones. Growing up, we all remember our mothers and grand mothers wearing a few pieces of jewelry and its pretty much everyone had those standard ones. They were beautiful and those designs are still cherished.
Times have changed and the jewelry industry has emerged and made its mark globally. There are so many variations in the modern day jewelry. Considering the busy lives of current day women, jewelry is made in different materials, shapes, sizes, colors to match their everyday outfits. Gold and precious stones are now accompanied by silver, gold plated, terracota , threads, imitation stone, beads and many more. They add more value to the outfit and it is comfortable to wear for a busy day at office When it comes to special occasion jewelry, the styles are countless.
Here we are presenting to you the different types of gold jewelry which has made a mark in the recent times and is still carrying the scent of tradition with it.
Kasulaperu is one such ornament. It is one of the oldest jewelry which has set it’s foot in the modern times. Coming with many twists, this traditional piece is also called Kasumala. Originating from the cultures of Andhra Pradesh, Kasumala is popular in all the four regions of South India.
Traditionally, the Kasumala used to have Laxmi coins strung together. The sense of adornment which a Kasulaperu brings to a woman is incomparable. These days Kasumala comes with precious stones, pendants, in single and double layer and many more such variations.
This traditional jewelry from the Rajputian clan is the most cherished piece women wear on their heads. It’s round and goes around till the ears to give a beautiful delicate shape to the hair. In Rajputs the head of female is covered by a thin dupatta, and the rakhdi adds glitter to the whole attire.
Now a days the rakhdi or the borla comes in a diamond studded form, made in both gold and silver. Small diamonds are studded on both the strings which highlight the hair. The Borlas are now a day worn as a head accessory on dresses and jumpsuits too.
This is the only traditional ornament which goes well with both the traditional or modern outfits. It is also the jewelry which runs all throughout India. Dating back 3000 years, Kamar Bandh adds definition to a woman’s waist. Multi-layer kamar bandhs are used in Indian dance forms like Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam and many more.
Inscriptions of elephants, gods, different dance forms, birds, butterflies are available on kamar bandhs. These days Diamond and Kundan kamar bandhs are also trending. The exquisite designs of this marvelous piece of craftsmanship makes it the most cherished traditional jewelry. They are given a modern twist by being worn as belts on shorts, denims and dresses.
It’s said that an Indian woman’s shringaar is not complete without the Bajubandh. Originally this ornament was made for men but women too adopted it. The origin of armlets date back to the Dravidian era of South India. They were the most vital ornament of Bharatnatyam. With time bajubandh has established itself as a global piece of jewelry. Ranging from delicate to sturdy, there is a wide variety of armlets available in the market. Both precious metals and precious stones are used in designing bajubandhs.
These beautiful, delicate anklets are worn by the Indian women since ages. Traditionally all the anklets were made of silver and only a few people wore gold anklets. These days the anklets have even made their marks on International fashion runway. The intricate designs are these days worn in just one foot and have revolutionized the accessory market. Pearls, ghungroo, kundan, emeralds, rubys, diamonds, all get studded to make a graceful piece of foot ornament.