Antique Indian Jewelry
In the olden times, Indian jewellery was made of heavy metals or stones like gold, silver, kundan, minakari works, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, etc. Being rare and expensive, it could only be afforded by either the royals or people of elite classes. These items were designed and made with such skill and research that it is difficult to find such work in today’s times. Thus, these items of heavy Indian jewellery were passed down to the later generations as Antique Indian Jewellery.
An antique is an item that has a high value in the market due to it being rare and priceless. The superior workmanship of Goldsmiths and blacksmiths in the earlier times has made Antique Indian Jewellery what it is today. With the advent of the machine age however, artistic craftsmanship has gone from Antique Indian Jewellery designs. In the olden days, Torquoise, was also one of the stones used to make antique Indian Turquoise jewellery. This stone is said to have curative properties. It is said to have the power to heal. This stone has been used for hundreds of years to decorate ritual objects and is still considered to be a prized possession by the Native Americans and Mexican Indians.
Turquoise is a semi-precious stone, which is mined across the globe. In addition to its attractive look, it also has the property to be easily drilled for stringing on beads or be carved into various shapes. Truly, the depth of variety available in Antique Indian Jewellery is astounding to say the least.
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