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"India is a land of craft and culture dating back to millennia and it finds optimum grace and panache with the exquisite precious and semi precious jewellery. Be it the neck of royal princess or wrist of a village woman, Indian jewellery adornes the Indian women for centuries."
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Jewellery in India

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Costume Jewellery

For the hi-fashion woman of today there`s nothing quite like the offbeat style of self adornment... pick the style that suits you most! For, with the passing of centuries, the old appears offbeat today, having an irresistible lure for women the world over.India is one of the most important countries for the manufacture and export of costume jewellery. It has the largest production base for glass beads.

Ideal Places to Shop

Kashmir, Rajasthan, Mumbai.

Glass & Bead Jewellery

Varanasi is famous for its glass beads made from fused glass rods, while Purdilpur is famous for black glass beads. Mathura is noted for lovely glass beads, stringing glass and wooden beads in necklaces together with rudraksha {sacred seeds associated to Lord Shiva) and tulsi (basil) in a variety of interesting combinations. Ferozabad has a rich selection of fragile and delicate lightweight beads. `German silver` jewellery created to modern tastes is made in Agra, while Meerut produces exquisite metal jewellery. Silver ornaments are especially popular in Rajasthan, while Karnal in Haryana produces hollow silver beads. Rohtak has well made peasant jewellery and graceful head ornaments are made in Maharashtra.

Tribal Jewellery

India has a large tribal population. Their jewellery is a major attraction within the country as well as abroad. The adornment fashioned from flowers, leaves, stones of creepers and fruits are unbelievalbly charming, shells, seeds and berries rudraksha being, the most celebrated. Shell bracelets of W. Bengal, specially filigreed gold bracelets will, for certain, capture your heart.

Ideal Places to Shop

Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh,Maharashtra Kerala, Assam,Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal.


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