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5 Best Must Have Women's Jewellery Accessories

21 November, 2022

21 November, 2022

Every time we think about shopping for Women's Jewellery Accessories, the top things that come to our minds are rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, etc.

 

But are these the only types of jewellery available or are there more? In all honesty, though these are widely popular, there are many other creations that are stunning and can amp up all your looks. Want to know which are those? Well then, let’s find them out…

 

  1. Nose Pin

As the name goes, this jewellery item is worn in your nose piercings. This piercing can either be on one or both nostrils, as it is completely an individual’s choice. But for a minute, if you think that nose pins are a modern trend, then you have another thing coming.

 

In reality, the practice of piercing the nose and wearing nose pins or nose rings started centuries ago. Different studies point out that this ritual may have existed nearly 4000 ago. It is said to have originated in the Middle East and then passed to Africa, India and much later to the western countries.

 

This pretty accessory has various cultural significances, and the common ones are that it symbolises wealth, prestige, social and marital status and even an act of rebellion (in the west). However, with the passage of time, wearing nose pins has become a widely accepted trend. Today, people wear simple metal design or opt for a gem-studded, intricate pattern or embellished creations.

 

  1. Kamarbandh

 

This is a Hindi term used to denote waistbands or waistbelts (an ornament worn around the waist). It is believed to have Middle Eastern and Asian origins, where it has been worn majorly by women for centuries. Later with the invasion of the British in the Asian subcontinent, this became a part of men’s formal wear and was indicated as Cummerbund (Anglicised version).

 

Kamarbandh can be made with different types of cloth (mostly for men), metals, encrusted with precious and semiprecious gems and more. The common ones were usually designed in gold and silver and were either light in weight or heavy. In different cultures, they would have a religious significance and be a symbol of femininity and even wealth.

In the current market, kamarbandhs that are vibrant, have unique shapes and designs and have intricate craftsmanship are well in demand.

 

  1. Maang Tikka

 

Elegant and beautiful, this is a traditional head jewellery piece that has been a part of South Asian women’s closet for more than 4000 years now. Several paintings show both men and women wearing this pretty head accessory. However, culturally a maang tikka (pasha) was considered to be an integral part of bridal jewellery that was worn on the head (in the central hairline).

 

Along with adding a classic touch to the bridal look, this ornament added a meaningful significance as well. It was said to symbolise the union of both men and women on a spiritual, emotional level. The spot where it is worn signifies the power of the soul. Hence, it was customary for brides to wear them.

 

But with changing times, women have started wearing maang tikka on various occasions whenever they want to add a royal, classic touch to their appearance. It is available in different styles, designs, embellished with gemstones and beads. Some women wear a vintage-inspired piece depending on personal preference, while others may opt for an elaborate or trendier creation.

 

  1. Mangalsutra

 

The term ‘Mangalsutra’ is derived from a combination of two words mangal (auspicious) and sutra (thread). This explains the significance of this jewellery as it is considered a holy symbol of the union of two souls (marriage). The practice of wearing mangalsutra came into being around 6 AD.

 

Initially, a mangalsutra was mostly worn by Indian women to signify their marital status. Some women wore a black thread while some wore a yellow thread as mangalsutra as both were believed to ward off evil. Later the design evolved to include black beads held together by gold links and usually had a gem or motif/pattern suspended in the centre.

 

In current times, given its symbolism, married women across religion, faith and culture prefer to adorn this pretty piece of jewellery. From the design perspective, there are several styles available, from simple to elaborate, classic to contemporary and more.

 

  1. Payal

 

Payal refers to an anklet or ankle bracelet worn around the ankle on one or both legs. It was first thought to have been used by early Sumerians in Mesopotamia around 4500 years ago. Major parts of the Middle East and Asia are believed to have the existence of this charming embellishment.

 

It had various symbolisms attached to it. Some believed that it signified marriage; some said that it represented wealth, whereas some thought it was just an expression of fashion. Since its discovery, it has been made out of different metals like silver, gold and crafted with precious or semiprecious gemstones.

 

Today, payal is a popular ornament worn by women across cultures, ethnicities and ages. Women opt to wear payal in their favourite style, design, and material like metal or cloth, depending on individual choices.

 

These jewellery creations are undoubtedly stunning, and each in themselves is a simply great addition to your ever-increasing personal collection. Next time you decide to shop, make sure you grab these must-have accessories for yourself.

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