Hello all! Today’s discussion is mostly about the western jewelry, 925 sterling silver and being an Indian at least one item should be discussed. So, my love… bangles!!!
Basically, jewelry adorns a woman, enhances her beauty and has some rich history related to each and every item!
The most commonly used jewelry items in both Indian and Western cultures are the different types of exclusive necklaces. Necklaces, as the name suggests, are on around the neck. They are frequently made from a metal jewelry chain. If a necklace includes, a primary hanging feature, it is called a pendant, if the pendant is itself a small contains, it is called as a locket. They are worn in whole world for purposes of adornment and social status. As with other pieces of jewelry the necklace has not only been an important site of decoration for the body, but also of communication for the person. As valued material culture, necklaces communicate wealth, power, affiliation, and prestige, levels of resources and skills and elements 0f identity and position. The durability of jewelry like necklaces are made of metal, glass beads or gemstones provides an opportunity to appreciate and understand a technology, cultural practices, artistry and aesthetics of other culture and distant time periods.
Style and Trends:
Necklaces were made to display appropriate decorative and stylistic features through each period and from region to region. Each period also has some influence upon those following, revivals of styles such as classical Greek and roman necklaces or Egyptian bead work collars, are pre valet. During the middle ages, jewelry became more integral element of dress and necklaces replaced the brooches as the primary form of jewelry in the late Gothic and Early Renaissance period. Necklaces set with gemstones and heavy gold chain necklaces with pendants were in style as a distinction of wealth and social status from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries through the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
About 925 sterling silver jewelry:
It is stainless steel that is highly polished to look like silver. Real 925 sterling silver jewelry typically has certain marks on it that indicates it purity. These marks include “925”, “.925” or “S925” to represent that 92.5% pure silver exists. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of pure silver and 75% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the twelfth century in the area that is now known as northern Germany. The American revolutionary Paul Revere was regarded as one of the best silver smiths from this “Golden Age of American Silver”. From about 1840 to 1940 in the United States and Europe, sterling silver became popular when setting a proper table. Typically copper is used, although zinc, platinum, germanium are also common. Sterling silver jewelry looks stunning!
A bangle is basically a band worn around wrist, occasionally around the ankle. A bangle is one of the most special ornaments for Indian women. A bangle is a traditional ornament. For married women, a bangle holds special significance as they are the sign of their suhaag. Bangles have always been an inseparable part of Indian Culture. No wonder, bangles feature in so many of our films as well as folk songs. Let us take a look at what makes bangles such a special part of Indian Culture, especially for weddings. Bangles are traditionally a part of Solah Shringaar of Indian Brides. It is mandatory for newly wed brides and would -be -brides to wear bangles made of glass, gold or other metals as they signify the long life of the husband. They signify good fortune and prosperity. Traditionally breaking of the bridal glass or lac bangles is considered as inauspicious.
Bangles, over time have become much trendier to suit more contemporary look, but they are still as significant as they were million years ago. Bangles with geometric designs, are more beautiful and worn by women.
A brand named Aionios Creations is now introducing new collection of breathtaking jewelry items with different ranges and a huge variety!!