Different Nations Different Jewellery
Jewellery is all about self-expression. Jewellery is made out of different base metals and they are beautified using different textures, adding different gemstones, enameling, and sometimes even the color of base metals are changed to enhance the beauty of the jewellery.
Jewellery not only showcases your personality but also represents the culture to which one belongs. Different nationalities, different cultures inspire different kinds of designs and thus the overall look of the jewellery. In some cultures, jewellery has some major significance apart from showcasing the culture of a region.
Chinese jewellery can be traced back 5000 years. Fashion has transformed throughout the centuries. Materials used and styles used are still visible in today’s century. Chinese jewellery is mostly crafted using materials like pearl, clay, glass, stones, gold, silver, and jade.
Fengguan is a type of headband that was earlier worn by noblewomen, however, nowadays this is also used by the bride and is made from feathers, beads, and precious gemstones.
Jade jewellery has a long history in Chinese Jewellery. Amulets and carvings made of jade are usually inherited as talismans over many generations in the family. These carving depicts some animals depicting various meaning like dragon stand for power, goldfish for wealth
With the development of Celtic culture in the latter part of the Bronze Age, Irish jewellery and craftsmanship flourished. Irish Jewellery is symbolic and most of the symbols are often etched into gold and silver to represent unity, love, and the circle of life. Irish Jewellery is mostly made out of Gold and Silver.
Celtic Cross jewellery dates back to the 9th Century and can be purchased in on the form of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and even rosaries.
Claddagh Ring of Irish Jewellery, depicting hand, and heart crowns, were produced in the 17th century. The hand represents friendship and the heart represents love and the crown represents loyalty.
Mexican jewellery dates back before European Colonization. Jewellery from Mexico has religious, astrological, social, and decorative meanings. All these symbols are crafted even today and they are the most popular metal, silver. The most popular material used to craft Mexican Jewellery is silver, Gold, Turquoise, Amethyst, Black Onyx, Red Jasper, Emerald, and Opal.
Turquoise Jewellery of Mexico has a rich history and is used to decorate self, homes, and temples. Turquoise is often used in Silver.
Indian Jewellery is one of the most colorful and vibrant jewellery among all others. The materials and gemstones used are vast owing to the huge variety of natural resources available across the country. India’s unique jewellery tradition includes temple jewellery, which is used to decorate gods and goddesses in temples and shrines.
Another type of jewellery prevalent in India is bridal jewellery. This jewellery is heavy and is highly decorated with various gemstones. Indian brides wear at least 16 pieces of jewellery spread over the body according to tradition.
Indian jewellery mostly consists of heavy necklaces, rings, earrings, nose rings, and toe rings. Depending on the region, jewellery is crafted strictly based on certain specifications regarding materials, gemstones, and weight.
The metal used in Indian jewellery is mostly gold and silver and various gemstones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls, sapphires, cat’s eye, topaz, coral, and red zircon. These nine stones represent different Hindu deities.
Jewellery styles and materials might differ with changes in nationalities, however, their task remains the same to add glamour, love, and add confidence to the wearer.