Accessories

 

 

India has a rich tradition of jewelry accessories. The love of Indian women for jewelry is simply enthralling. Ring in its various forms, adorns the nose, ears, fingers and toes of women.

Nose

For the first time during 15th and 16th centuries nose rings and studs mark their appearance. Stud known as phul are one of the common nose ornaments, which is worn through a hole in the left nostril and secured by a screw fitting on the inner side. The studs usually have small attachments like a fringe of hanging chains or small pendants.
Large nose rings are also in vogue. They are either plain silver or gold hoops or ornamented with enamel, pearls and precious stones. The notable long nose rings are bulak from Himachal Pradesh.

The pendant hung from a hole in the central septum is another notable nose ornament. It is usually executed in gold

Ears

Ear ornaments have been popular both amongst the men and women since ancient times. The Gandhara

Sculptures are characterized with the presence of ear ornaments.
The size of the earrings vary and they can be embellished with several ways like enamel, stones or pearls.

Fingers

Finger rings have a decorative, talismanic and signatory function. The finger rings are available in different shapes and designs. Sometimes stone is studded in the finger ring based on the planetary sign. By wearing the stone associated with one's planetary sign, it is believed that the effect can be enhanced or mitigated according to the nature of the planet.


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