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Islamic Jewellery Celebrates Regal Aesthetics

Dec 10th 2015 at 9:10 PM

A woman’s love for jewellery is something which is not only innate but is well cultivated throughout her upbringing tremendously especially in the eastern culture. This has led to the rise of many indigenous small scale and large industries all around the craft of stones and handi-work brought on to make impeccable bracelets, necklaces pendants, rings, brooches etc. If we are to talk about Eastern sub-continent comprising of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, jewellery also forms a major part of the practiced faiths as well as is religiously exercised as a gifting option in ritualistic traditions.

Since the eastern sub-continent heavily takes form cultural and religious motifs, which in course increases the bandwidth of the jewellery line in this part of the world , it’s no wonder that there’s been a doting following of some of the handicrafts of certain regions in India and outside. For example the kundan set famous for its eye-popping stones and intricate art-work or the ‘paasa’ –the Islamic jewellery famous for its adornment as a head –gear worn on the sides. The Islamic traditions seem to ring in a defined reflection even on the make of the jewellery. Taking semblance from the Islamic art and architecture, you’ll more often than not find domes and intricate mesh work with defined cuts, bedecked with lots of stones in the jeweler’s art-work. Similarly rubbing off cultural significance, Islamic jewelleries  enjoy an endearing romance with uncut stones to be used as ornaments and was also adorned on clothes and shoes which was quite peculiar for the natives of that time. The traditional Islamic jewellery also differs from one region to another as it mostly used to assimilate the native culture of the land, infusing and carrying the legacy of the dominant culture by the craftsmen of the time.

That’s a known fact that south Asian culture celebrates Arabic gold and enjoys the Persian calligraphy on the mould. Moreover the Islamic jewellery is known to have heavy accents of mixed elements and stone work. For instance, a heavily encrusted gold and diamond play work with rubies. The rose gold, crescent moon, calligraphy are some of the popular motifs used in the art-work.

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