Saturday, May 13, 2006

India Gold Jewellery

India gold jewellery has been around for hundreds of years. Indian culture and tradition values and places a high importance on owning and having gold jewellery. Indian Gold jewellery is handed down through generations. It has been used for religious to social and purely aesthetic purposes. Jewellery styles differ from one area of India to another. For example fine silver filigree work can be found in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh but in Jaipur the art of enameling is more popular.

There is also jewellery for every part of the body. Jewellery and ornaments are created for Gods and animals as well as humans. Rings, bracelets, necklaces and other gold adornments each have their own significance.

Indian gold jewellery is also usually quite ornate and the designs are all more than plain.

The gold used tends to be more 22k and 24 karat gold and it is not often you will find anything less in karat, such as 18 or 14 karat. Indians value their gold very highly.

With Indian gold it is very important that one takes great care as, being either pure or almost pure gold it is very soft and malleable and can be easily damaged or scratched.

Goldsmiths in India have an artistry, skill and precision unmatched by many other nations. This skill has won them accolades from the various parts of the world.
In small towns and cities of India, the goldsmith performs all the processes from A to Z involved in producing a finished piece. In cities, however the task is more specialized.

India jewelry is exported around the world and is available from many gold dealers.

If you are fortunate enough to get Indian gold jewellery with its 22k and above gold content, you will probably be very pleased with the jewellery and will enjoy it for many years to come.

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