Gems & Jewelry Tradition of India



Gems & jewelry form an essential handicraft arts and crafts item of India. The handicraft buyers of India export gems and jewelry fashioned in different designs and styles across world.

In early India, people fashioned jewelry out of natural materials found in abundance all over the country-seeds, feathers, leaves, berries, fruits, flowers, animal bones, claws and teeth. Even today such jewelry is used by the different tribal societies. In India the ornaments are made practically for every part of the body. Such a variety of ornaments bears the testimony to the excellent skills of the jewelers in India. The range of jewelry varied from religious one to purely aesthetic one. It is interesting to note that jewelry was crafted not just for humans but also for the gods, ceremonial elephants and horses.

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