Mughal, Persian and Western fashions have influenced ethnic jewellery for years. While assimilating changes, Indian jewellery has retained its own identity and created a huge domestic market.
From time immemorial, jewellery has been an important part of festivals and celebrations. Gold, more than any other metal, has been used by artisans and crafstmen to make brilliant and exquisite pieces of jewellery. In India, gold jewellery has evolved from an amalgamation of various cultures, traditions and customs. At the same time, influences of foreign culture can be seen in designs. This has led to cross-cultural exchanges resulting in the creation of unique pieces of jewellery. Continue reading Jewellery art of India