Are you ready for Deepavali?
What is Deepavali?
Deepavali, or Diwali is literally translated as “a row of lights”. It is known as the Festival of Lights, a Hindu festival celebrated worldwide. It is the biggest Hindu festival and most important Hindu holiday of the year. The festival usually lasts five days from between mid-October to mid-November. Deepavali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness”. The light symbolizes good, knowledge and wisdom, while darkness is a symbol for all negative forces, such as wickedness, destruction and suffering.
Hindu families across the world transform their homes into beacons of light, exchange gifts, share feasts and perform prayers to deities such as Lakshmi, the goddess of fertility and prosperity. People also wear their finest clothes and jewellery to celebrate the festival.
Gift Ideas - Gold Jewellery
Gold is traditionally given and always a favourite, amongst other carefully considered gifts. You will not go wrong with giving gold jewellery as a gift - from gold chains to pendants to earrings and more. Gifting gold jewellery is not limited to only females, but males and even kids as well!
Gold jewellery is not only for adoration and auspiciousness, but also acts as a security in times of contingency. This is because Jewellery are often expensive and can be sold whenever there is a dire need for money.
Indian Jewellery History
History of Indian jewellery is as old as the country itself. Around 5000 years ago, the desire to adorn themselves aroused in people, leading to the origin of jewellery. Traditionally, jewellery has also been linked with wealth, power and status.
The attraction for jewellery has been great in India that it is no more a craft than an art. Indian jewellery is unique in its design and workmanship. The sheer number of items forming the jewellery of an Indian woman is numerous, ranging from earrings and necklaces to pieces for adorning the hair, hip, feet, and feet. Indian jewellery comes in a large array of different styles and designs.
Indian Gold Jewellery Lookbook
When it comes to term "Jhumki", it is referred to as bell-shaped earring. Its a traditional jewellery adored in India as per their needs. The designs are combined with a wide range of decorative items which makes it look stunning and royal. The jingle of the hanging items is widely loved and goes perfectly well with most traditional outfits. Jhumiki can be easily paired with any kinds of necklaces, from chokers to long necklaces like a Haaram necklace.
Meenakari refers to an enamel technique is that is used in various types of Indian jewellery. The beauty of meenakari is in its vivid, bright colors and smooth, polished appearance. It’s an excellent technique for creating fun, modern designs as well as traditional Indian designs. Many jewellery often feature meenakari enameling, from necklaces to bangles and more!
Manga Malai is a type of classical gold necklace unique to South India jewellery. These necklaces are adorned with paisley motifs, or more commonly known as mango shaped designs. There are some earrings also in the same shapes to complement and match the all-time favourite Manga Malai.
Have you bought your jewellery for the upcoming Deepavali? If not, consider making a trip down to Arthesdam Jewellery to check out our amazing range of gold jewellery! Happy Deepavali in advance!