In India marriages are considered to be synonymous to jewelry. The Indian marriages are made rich and unique by the use of traditional Indian jewelry. The traditional look of the Indian jewelry is completed by unique and beautiful designs and works. The Indian families hold the Indian jewelry for many decades and pass them for generations. Various Indian jewelry items includes Anklets, Armlets, Bracelets, Bangles, Chokers (gulband), Earrings, Finger Rings, Maang tika, Mangalsutras, Nose pin, Nose ring, Necklaces, Pendants, Toe rings, Waist bands etc.
In India both men and women were different types of Indian jewelry in the form of various ornaments mentioned above. Indian jewelry is composed of beads, shells, clay for the production of ornaments. From sixteenth to nineteenth century mughals used metals such as gold n silver for making various designs of ornaments. Miniature paintings also make the use of Indian jewelry such as beautiful pieces of stones cared in jewelry. Indian royalty is shown by these paintings. The hallmark of Indian jewelry design is the symbolic representation of the mango fruit. This hallmark is termed “as the paisley motif”. Cobra hood, cucumber seeds and rice grains are considered as the popular inspirations of the Indian jewelry. The colorful gems were used in Indian jewelry to generate a new beautiful design, leading to a new class of Indian jewelry named as Indo-European jewelry. This type of jewelry is used till today and was developed in late nineteenth century. This type of Indian jewelry gave a rich look.
Unique designs and works are being followed by various regions and cultures. South Indian jewelry is famous for its temple based very large designs, North Indian jewelry is famous for its beautiful cared designs, West Indian jewelry is famous for its stoned and mirror work, East Indian jewelry is famous for its beaded work. All regions have different trends and their designing is unique.