1. Jewellery or jewelry comes from an old French word joule which is derived from a Latin word jocale which means playing.
2. The word gold comes from an Old English word geolu which means yellow.
3. Diamonds were first discovered in India!
4. The largest consumer of gold is India.
5. The oldest jewellery known to human is a 1,00,000-year-old bead necklace made out of Nassarius shells.
6. Asians are known to swallow powdered pearl to cure stomach upsets.
Most of the girls and women are obsessed and crazy about jewellery and ornaments. There many kinds of jewellery and ornaments which are used by women. Some of most common jewellery used is necklaces, earrings, nose rings, chains with pendants, etc. However, according to the latest trend, chokers, body chain jewellery and ear cuffs have become very popular.
Body chain jewelry mainly encircles a certain part of the body like waist, chest, etc. They are made of variety of metals such gold, silver and platinum. Even body jewellery of artificial gold are available. However, it is advised not to use the latter to avoid infections.
For the Indian culture, jewelries plays a symbolic role. They carry ethnic and spiritual meanings, especially during weddings. The pieces of jewelries worn by the bride signifies that she is to become a part of her husband’s extended family. They are a part of the purification ritual as she becomes a part of the extended family of her bridegroom.
Indians give importance to the nuances of bridal jewelries. The heavier the nuances of these jewelries are, the bigger role they play in the legacy of the family and the jewelry itself. So before giving the jewelries to the bride, the family often makes sure that they are heavy with more distinct designs.