HISTORY OF TRADITIONAL INDIAN JEWELLERY
The history of Traditional Indian Jewellery is as old as Indian History! The word jewellery originates from the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. 5000-7000 years ago during Ramayana & Mahabharata times was when jewellery and the art of wanting to beautify oneself was popularised. Traces of beaded jewellery can be found back to 1500 BC during the Indus Valley Civilization.
Beads, shells don’t really have a shelf life and metals can be used to make jewellery was discovered later by the Indus Valley region. India had an enormous supply of precious metals and gems; it prospered due to export & exchange with other nations.
India was the first country to mine diamonds. Mughals reined in India during the 16th century. They brought along their knowledge and art of jewellery making to the flourishing artistic Indians.
From head to toe, traditional jewellery highlights the aura of every Indian Woman.
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Jewellery is often associated with treasure-gold, gemstones, valuable materials-and is considered to be objects of intrinsic beauty, though the early beginnings were very different. In prehistoric times, long before humans worked metals, jewellery was made of non-precious materials. Burials of 30,000 B.C.E. in Europe show that at the time people used local materials available to them, such as shells and pebbles, and, in hunting societies, also animal teeth and claws, to make jewellery. Existing examples reveal that pieces were engraved with intricate geometric patterns and, later, zoomorphic images. Thus, jewellery was an early form of decorative art. The study of some primitive cultures gives evidence that organic materials, which have since disintegrated, would have also undoubtedly been utilized in the past. It was not until a later stage of human development that people chose precious and possibly scarce materials from far-away for jewellery.
Ancient Jewellery is as old as humankind. Whether coming from a primitive culture or modern civilization of the West or East, and regardless of material and style, humans of both genders and all age groups have the need for self-adornment. The significance of jewellery transcends time limits and geographic boundaries; similarities in the use of jewellery for personal adornment become apparent in the study of various cultures.
Fashion of a jewellery is rotate clock wise. Is It ,the answer is yes if we see today's fashion world all the ancient fashion of jewellery came again and the most important thing is that in today's fashion world the ancient fashion jewellery is named as BRANDED jewellery. Now a days,These branded jewellery is the symbol of high standard in the society.But they never notice that the ancient jewellery fashion has top class in today's fashion world.That's why we say OLD IS GOLD.