India marriages are considered incomplete without antique Indian jewelry and India Gold Jewelry for the bride.
With approximately 10 million weddings a year taking place in India, wedding related physical gold investing is big business!
Jewelry retailers and gold dealers both agree, Gold in India and Antique Indian Jewelry is glittering again!
The Indus Valley civilization is one of the oldest in the world, going back to ancient India, at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C: their merger with the earlier inhabitants created the classical India culture.
Antique Indian Jewelry and gemstones are not only in the blood of India; they are its very soul.
In India astrology gemstones are "prescribed" to ward off planetary afflictions in a birth chart. Gemstone jewelry, in India culture is chosen to match the quality of the person.
Pink gemstones, for example, will boost the wearer's luck and prosperity. This list of pink gemstones include the rare Argyle Pink Diamonds of Australia!
In the old days in India, wearing a ring on the pinky finger, set with a robins egg blue turquoise from the turquoise mines in Persia, and looking at the stone after seeing the new moon, was believed to bring great wealth to the owner.
In the sixties, the Indian government prohibited people from buying gold bars and coins, which resulted in the "death" of the official gold market, resulting in a huge black market for gold.
However, during post liberalization, the ban was lifted, gold smuggling and dubious gold trading has steadily been on the decline since, gold markets are expanding once again in India and gold dealers and jewellers are smiling again. ( Author Annie Zaidi)
As the rupee becomes stronger and global prices of gold go down, Gold dealers & suppliers expect that India will increase its gold imports.
Marriage is the gold precursor in India. Gold bullion demand goes up and down in the marriage seasons. The increase in the demand for Gold Jewelry from India is because a typical Hindu wedding can involve several hundred grams of gold and silver.
Gold and pre-ban Indian Antique Gold Jewelry isn't only the premier wedding jewelry of choice for brides-to-be, but it's right there on the top of the list of some the hottest jewelry designers around the world.
International celebrities and royalty also enjoy wearing gold jewelry from India. India jewelers are among the finest gold experts in the world, having the largest gold market for physical gold jewelry.
Names like Jeniffer Lopez, the Late Princess Diana, Goldie Hawn, Sally Field, Hillary Clinton, Chelsey Clinton, Elizabeth Hurley, Anna Kournikova, Madonna, Sharon Stone and Jemima Khan have adorned themselves with Indian Gold Jewelry at high profile Hollywood fashion and social events.
Top Gemological institutes in the world are also taking notice.
Jaipur, in India holds some of the finest collections of traditional Indian Diamond Jewelry in the world and the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICG) has made available by way of an exhibition that features 100 pieces of traditional Antique Indian Diamond Jewelry, that was on display at the Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum in Ramat Gan, diamond capital, in Israel.
This premier jewelry is part of an enormous collection of the Kasliwal family, owners of Jaipur's renowned Gem Palace store.
The people of India since the beginning of time, have loved gold jewelry.
The precious stones and Natural Pearls in one of the world's most Famous Collections, the magnificent Jewels of the Maharajas of India were associated with psychic and physical influences of the planets.
The Mogul styles can be identified in many of the Indian pieces, light and refined in Rajasthan and heavier and more showy in southern India.
In Indian society, gold jewelry and especially, Antique Indian Jewelry is regarded as a good investment which not only feels incredibly surreal to wear but is an appreciating asset, and a source of security for the bride in times of need.
And the craftsmanship and elaborate gold work that features in Antique Indian Jewelry is incomparable.
Famous for its rich designs that add a touch of royalty to whosoever chooses to invest in these priceless premier gold treasures from south east asia.
Throughout the last 4,000 years gold jewelry has played an important role in Indian culture. Antique gold ornaments come in all different styles, depicting ones culture and tradition.
The gold jewelry, for example, popular in one state, will be a completely different style in another and is symbolic of this fascinating countries old and rich culture.
Gold ornaments such as the traditional antique gold "Maang tika" of North India is most desirable while the gold "Puchhootal" formed in gold and set with gemstones, is one of the most popular and sought after hair jewelry in Tamil Nadu.
"Dauni" is available in attractive gold designs and also set with diamonds, while gold "Jadai Nagam" is popular in Tamil Nadu, Manglore and even in North India.
The Gold Antique Indian ear jewelry like antique gold "Jhumkaas" are influenced by South India while "Kanpata" which is combination of filigree and gold piercing work are the premier gold pieces of West Bengal.
Among all the Antique Indian Jewelry, "Nath" jewels are considered to play the most important role in religious and cultural events.
The Indian gold nose-ring, continues to fascinate jewelry aficionados far and wide. In fact, the traditional gold nose ring is something a collector feels incomplete without.
In Himachal Bulak traditions are very important, while South Indians prefer "Mukkuththi" style gold jewelry.
Fancy the artistic flair of Rajasthani jewelry, reknowned for their fabulous jewels and ancient gold work techniques?
Dip into "Hasli" then, a simple necklace having Rajasthani arty flair while the gold "Kasu Malai" a necklace of coins, popular with the woman of Tamil Nadu, will make you feel like you're the favorite in a harem.
Antique Indian Jewelry such as gold "bazu bands" are traditional yet trendy jewelry and currently very in-fashion.
"Hyderabadi Bazuband " has always been on the top of the famous people list among woman, while the hinged arm bands, worn in pairs, have their origins in Ancient Egyptian Jewelry creations.
Antique Indian Gold Kara, bangles and bracelets from North India are symbolic of the regions art and culture.
Beautiful India provides the ultimate framework for a literal gold-mine of beautiful Antique Indian Jewelry.
Indian Antique Gold Jewelry is flavor of choice at present and also the designers choice and we are talking about the world's hottest jewelry designers at present.
You may have seen these amazing jewels being worn by the leading Indian actresses in Hindi Bollywood movies.
Famous actresses who luxuriate in gold jewelry from India, on and off-stage, include leading ladies, Kareena Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee, Kajol, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Neha Dhupiya, Madhuri Dixit, Karishma Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Raveena Tandon, Amrita Rao, Rekha and several others.
Fine Antique Indian Jewelry is Premier Jewelry; the preference of the world's hottest jewelry designers, and worn by members of the british royal family and famous celebrities.
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