Trends come and go, and style evolves. It’s important to have pieces of jewelry that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing fashions | Gold Jewellery
It is often said that diamonds are a woman’s best friend. And while that may indeed be true, diamonds are extremely expensive and as such, unattainable for many women across the globe. But that in no way reduces a woman’s love for aesthetically pleasing jewellery that makes her feel good about herself. Enter Gold – Shiny, attractive jewellery that makes her feel like a million bucks.
Since time immemorial, ornaments have been an important part of a woman’s collection. The fairer sex has always been inclined to adorn themselves up with trinkets of gold, silver, pearls, and precious stones. There’s just something about a woman dressed up in her best jewellery that makes her stand out in a crowd.
India’s association with gold jewellery dates back to almost 5000 years ago. Kings and Queens back then would wear gold as a part of their attire. Long gold necklaces embedded with gemstones were flaunted by the royalty who commanded respect from the commoners.
The skilled craftsmanship of the labourers in prehistoric India resulted in exquisite pieces of jewellery designs that were truly breathtaking. Through the years, this art of magnificently intricate jewellery-making has been passed on from generation to generation.
Women till date view it as their pride and honour to be wearing gold, be it bracelets, bangles, necklaces, earrings, anklets, rings, brooches, etc. Wearing jewellery is a way for women to enhance their beauty and confidence. It adds to the charm and attaches a certain sense of panache and flair to their appearance.
Indian weddings especially, truly celebrate the essence of gold jewellery for an Indian woman. Right from the maangtikka(piece of forehead jewellery), to the kamarband (waistband) to the chooda (bangles), and the rings, necklaces, earrings, anklets, and kaleere, gold is used everywhere. The sparkling gold is only rivalled by the twinkle in the bride’s eyes as she looks her best on her special day.
Even after she’s married, gold jewellery forms an important part of her trousseau and is a symbol of pride and heritage.
The mangalsutra, nosepins, and toerings in many cultures across the country are symbolic of married women and are hence precious to them.
The beauty of gold is that every culture embraces it and makes it their own.
From the Rajasthani meenakari designs, to the Tamilian Ottinyanam and Pullaku, to the Gamkharu and motabiri in Assam, to the Paasa in UP, to the kamarpatta from Bihar, there’s a variety of different styled jewellery to choose from.
From a more practical point of view though, gold is the preferred choice for jewellery because of its lustre and attractiveness. It doesn’t tarnish and is soft enough to be moulded into the desired shape.
Its rarity makes it precious to own. It is also an incredible investment, as it gives financial security.
Nowadays, buying gold jewellery has become a bit lighter on the pocket with jewellers coming up with schemes these days that allow you to pay monthly instalments, at the end of which you can buy the gold. This has made it easier for the common housewife to buy jewellery that was once beyond her reach.
Gold jewellery was and always will be a significant part of women’s lifestyle. From the heavy nau-lakha haar, and the blingy jhumkas and kangans and kadas, to the more subtle and stylish options in white gold and rose gold, to the swanky Italian Jewellery designs, gold has come a long way indeed. But if there’s one thing that hasn’t changed in all these years, it is the smile it can put on a lady’s face!