Indian jewelry mainly comes from Rajasthan. This region of northeast India has been known since time immemorial for its jewelry expertise. Rajasthan is a very colorful region of immense cultural richness. It is for nothing that it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
Indian jewelry, a history of a thousand years
Archaeological excavations have revealed that the Indians have been creating jewelry from gold, silver and precious stones since prehistoric times. The Mughals influenced Indian jewelry with their elaborate chiseling techniques, while the artisans from Rajasthan brought their enamel technique. In India, jewelry symbolizes beliefs, is associated with wealth, power, social status, caste, and beauty. Indian jewelry is said to hold the power of gods and goddesses. The jewels are present from the architecture of the temples and palaces, to the paintings.
The importance of semi-precious stones in Indian jewelry
India has long been a supplier of gems: precious stones, semi-precious stones, and pearls (which the Mughals were very fond of). And it was in India that the world's first diamond deposit was discovered, in the Golconde mine. In Europe, from the 17th to the 18th century, diamonds were imported from India. This great country is also a producer of sapphires, rubies, emeralds, opals, as well as semi-precious stones such as tourmaline, garnet, moonstone, etc. Bombay and Jaipur are the main trading centers for precious and semi-precious stones. precious. Most jewelers in Southeast Asia make their jewelry with stones from India.
Contemporary indian jewelry
Today Indian craftsmen are known for their fascinating adaptability. They are just as capable of creating highly crafted ethnic jewelry as they are modern and elegant designs. MBJ offers a beautiful palette of Indian jewelry with a modern and refined design, with some ethnic pieces. Indian jewelery in limited editions, much of which is co-designed with local artisans.