Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Indian Jewelry
Solah-Shringar and Indian Jewelry
Indian jewelry, like all other crafts of the nation, is inherently rooted in its spiritual depths. At one level, the ornamentation of the body is symbolic of an inner adorning which presupposes a certain amount of purity and cleanliness. Indian scriptures are clear in stating that a woman should always keep herself well adorned, it being necessary for the well-being of the whole house.

The grammar of ornament has always been well developed in India and there is a piece of jewel for nearly each part of the body. In total sixteen such ornaments have been delineated, starting from the head with the forehead ornament known as mang-tika and ending at the feet with the anklet and toe-ring. Collectively this group of jewellery is known as solah-shringar.

Traditionally, Indian jewelry has always consisted of motifs rich in symbolism. These include vegetative motifs taken from nature like banana buds or sensual champa flowers. These all are symbols of fertility. Other icons include the sun and moon and arrowheads etc, the latter acting as protective amulets. Indeed, the primary function of ancient Indian jewelry was essentially amuletic and even to this day, any piece of jewelry in India is believed to be endowed with the ‘power’ of the entity it symbolizes. For example, an Indian ornament marked with the name of particular god or goddess is said to be imbued with the protective power of that deity. Towards this end on this website you will find several pieces of jewelry made auspicious with the images of powerful gods like Lord Krishna, Shiva and Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, Durga etc.

The preferred material for Indian jewelry has always been gold and silver. Gemstones believed to have mystical properties too have been popular with India jewellers. Sanskrit literature is replete with references to both precious and semi precious stones including the vajra (diamond), manaka (ruby), market (emerald) and pravala (coral).

Here you can buy online from the internet’s largest collection of Indian jewelry. Covered here are the entire range of ornaments – anklets, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings.

Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Share with friends
Recently Sold
Om Pendant with Coral and Turquoise from Nepal
Om Pendant with Coral and Turquoise from Nepal
Sterling Silver
1.1 inch Height, 0.9 inch width
$20.00
Om Pendant with Coral and Turquoise from Nepal
Garnet Studded Sterling Silver Earrings
Garnet Studded Sterling Silver Earrings
Sterling Silver
1.3 inch Height
$25.00
Garnet Studded Sterling Silver Earrings
Tiger Earrings - Sterling Silver
Tiger Earrings - Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
1.4 inches Height
$38.00
Tiger Earrings - Sterling Silver
Round Rainbow Moonstone (Cabochon) Studded Sterling Silver Bracelet with Lobster Clasp
Round Rainbow Moonstone (Cabochon) Studded Sterling Silver Bracelet with Lobster Clasp
Sterling Silver
5.2 to 6.6 inch Length
$80.00
Round Rainbow Moonstone (Cabochon) Studded Sterling Silver Bracelet with Lobster Clasp
Big Oval Cut Melachite Cuff Bracelet with Double Dorje Design from Nepal (Adjustable Size)
Big Oval Cut Melachite Cuff Bracelet with Double Dorje Design from Nepal (Adjustable Size)
Sterling Silver
1.4 inch Height
$190.00
Big Oval Cut Melachite Cuff Bracelet with Double Dorje Design from Nepal (Adjustable Size)
Emperor George V Pendant
Emperor George V Pendant
Sterling Silver
3.4 inch Height
2.2 inch Width
$265.00$198.75
Emperor George V Pendant
Rainbow Moonstone (Cabochon) Studded Sterling Silver Pendant
Rainbow Moonstone (Cabochon) Studded Sterling Silver Pendant
Sterling Silver
1.3 inch Height, 0.4 inch width
$30.00
Rainbow Moonstone (Cabochon) Studded Sterling Silver Pendant
Show More
Trending Items
Amber Large Pendant
Amber Large Pendant
Sterling Silver
2.0 Height
1.7 Width
$295.00
Amber Large Pendant
Sterling Medieval Emblem Pendant
Sterling Medieval Emblem Pendant
Sterling Silver
2.8\" Height
1.9\" Width
$110.00$82.50
Sterling Medieval Emblem Pendant
Preaching Buddha Sterling Silver Pendant
Preaching Buddha Sterling Silver Pendant
Sterling Silver
1.3 inch Height, 0.5 inch width
$25.00
Preaching Buddha Sterling Silver Pendant
Faceted Sterling Silver Teardrop Dangling Earrings
Faceted Sterling Silver Teardrop Dangling Earrings
Sterling Silver
1.5 inch
$66.00
Faceted Sterling Silver Teardrop Dangling Earrings
Mystic Topaz Inverted Teardrop Pendant
Mystic Topaz Inverted Teardrop Pendant
Sterling Silver
1 inch Height
0.5 inch Width
$19.00
Mystic Topaz Inverted Teardrop Pendant
Sterling Heart-Shape Pendant with Faceted Gems - Sterling Silver
Sterling Heart-Shape Pendant with Faceted Gems - Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
0.6 inch Height, 0.5 inch Width
$25.00
Sterling Heart-Shape Pendant with Faceted Gems - Sterling Silver
Show More
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India