History Of Indian Gold Jewellery
If we travel back in time, the art of of adornment of jewellery had actually started with interesting beads, fancy wood pieces, shiny coloured pebbles and later affordable metals like copper or ivory were used and gradually gemstones, gold, silver became a part of traditional Indian Jewellery.
Indian Jewellery has a significant part to play in the Indian heritage as gold has always been considered auspicious since long back. The beauty and craftsmanship of Indian Gold Jewellery has been praised worldwide. When the Greeks visited India they were quite taken aback with the perfection of Indian Jewels and also historians who visited India mentioned about the uniquely crafted ancient jewellery.
In the famous Ajanta paintings and temples of South India both men and women had adorned artistic jewellery which gives a clear idea that jewellery has been a prominent part of that era as well. During the rule of Mughal dynasty, Indian Jewellery somehow went through modification and reached another level of perfection with unbelievable amalgamation of semiprecious stones and rich gold jewellery and also a new form of artwork called the enamelling or “Meenakari” was introduced.