India has a rich legacy of jewellery. South India is famous for its plethora of rich culture and ancient traditions of classical music, mesmerizing dance and exemplary arts, tantalizing cuisine and above all magnificent jewellery which adorn the deities in the majestic temples. These jewellery are what we call as Temple Jewellery. It dates back to the 9th century.
With designs that are exquisitely handcrafted by the Karigars( craftsmen), these masterpieces can easily enhance the beauty of anyone who adorns them. These were specifically used to beautify Gods and Goddesses. The kings and queens also had a keen interest in these masterpieces and had exclusive pieces cut out for them. However, with increased patronage, women, especially classical dancers would wear them for their performances as it highlighted their unique look. So, this type of jewellery has always been expensive.
Gold, is always the preferred metal for this type of jewellery. With the rising costs, there is a possibility of such designs slipping past patrons. There are other economic alternatives as well for the same kind of designs, Silver, being one of them. Silver, can be afforded with even a small budget in hand and like Gold, it can be considered a safe form of investment.
Temple Jewellery is now in vogue and has been customised to suit the diverse taste of buyers. The designs consist of waves, dots, lines, floral patterns, peacock and swan motifs, abstract designs and interspersion of dancing figures, statuettes, Gods and Goddesses. Their priceless history and unique designs give the owners of such magnificent pieces an aura of prestige and respect in the society.
These crafted treasures are everlasting and will glorify the patrons and the craftsmen for the years to come and will never go out of fashion.
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