WHAT IS MUGHAL JEWELRY ? – A GUIDEMoid
Are you curious about the Jewellery and gemstones of the Mughals? Then follow this article. Mughals the word itself gives a fine impact of royalty and legacy! The Mughal era contributed a lot to the rich and exotic culture of India. Mughal cuisine, clothing, art work, jewellery architecture and many more things got famous and grabbed attention. Talking about Mughal jewellery, the first image that flashes in my mind is the exotic and decked jewellery that Aishwarya Rai flaunted in Jodha Akbar, the stunning beauty flawlessly carried that gorgeous necklace and like a fashion fire the jewellery is still phenomenally hit!
Craftsmanship of mughal jewellery
The vibrant and unique Mughal jewellery is crafted in vivacious colour combinations with different styles, patterns, gemstones and of different materials became a trend, and a huge favourite in wedding and traditional events. The patterns, motifs and designs are traditional and are inspired from the artwork of the Mughal era. Mughal jewellery gained popularity and fame among the people and soon this jewellery was made into bridal wear and wedding wear.
Mughal jewellery acquired its eminence in the field of jewellery making, heavy stone work and enamel work were the two main features which made it different from the Indian jewellery. Its base is mainly made up of gold. Gold-plated silver and other metallic bases were the different alternatives. Several large precious, semi-precious gemstones and pearls were used. Birds, flowers and paisley were the most common designs which were used in the Mughal era. This jewellery which was made of these designs and gemstones was of very high quality and the craftsmanship which was done on it, was appreciable and commendable. A well verse and fine imitation of the patterns and we unveil the exotic Mughal jewellery Collection. M.B Collections brings to its amazing followers, the exotic, royal and mystical Mughal jewellery.
Ear ornaments are often seen in the paintings of the Mughals. It is worn by both men and women. Pearl necklace was also worn by the Mughal men and women. From the Mughal period there are some famous earrings, Bali, Mor-Bhanwar, Jhumkas, Kanphool and Papal patti
Types of mughal jewellery
The craftwork of Indian Mughal jewelry was quite different from what the rest of the world had seen at the time. It included various unique techniques and designs that were specific to India and the jewelers and craftsmen at the time were quite eager to incorporate them into every type of jewelry.
For example, Polki and Kundan necklaces are some of the most iconic types of north-Indian Mughal jewelry. Polki refers to the white uncolored uncut diamonds that were popular in India, whereas Kundan was a type of refined 24K gold jewelry base, sometimes with a wax core, that jewelers had specialised for over 2,500 years. The terms Polki and Kundan didn’t refer to just necklaces, of course – these were just methods of crafting diamond and gold, and those were used for all other types of jewelry such as bangles, bracelets, earrings, rings, nose rings, turban and head jewelry, and more.
With the Mughal dynasty being Muslim, turban and head jewelry were especially common during that period. The Mughal emperors covered their silk turbans with the most extravagant and feathery types of drooping decorative jewelry consisting of many series of golden chains, hooks, and precious gemstones.
Earrings didn’t take a backseat during the Mughal dynasty either, on the contrary – together with ear studs and earring strings, they were worn by Mughal emperors, courtiers, nobility, and even the middle class. The higher-up a person was, the more stunning an earring was, of course, with some being halfway to chandeliers.
Nose rings were also absurdly massive and detailed at times, though in most cases they were in the vein of small, delicate silver or gold pins studded with colourful gemstones or pearls. Even in the more “moderate” cases, however, nose chains were still quite popular.
And then there are bangles and bracelets – the jewelry many westerners associate with the Mughal period in India, and rightly so. While bracelet jewelry was popular in India even before the Mughal Empire, during the Mughal dynasty bracelets became much more extravagant, rich, and colourful. Most bangles were made of solid gold covered with enamel in intricate floral designs and accompanied by various colourful gemstones.
Other armlets, waists, belts, and hip chains during the Mughal period were also made of solid gold, covered with gemstones, and were as wide, thick, and extravagant as the person’s wealth and status would allow. Even jewel-studded heavy anklets were in fashion at the time.
During the Mughal period that meant massive and luxurious gold and diamond pieces that were worthy of the nobility in India.
Emeralds, rubies, diamonds, sapphires, pearls, tourmaline, turquoise, jade, topaz, and other types of precious gemstones were used in abundance. The metals they were most commonly embedded in were solid gold or gold-plated silver. The Mughal dynasty was also incredibly rich and had these metals in abundance. Mughal goldsmiths also made great strides in perfecting gold jewelry and were able to achieve impressively intricate and beautiful details in their gold jewelry.
That, together with the many major improvements in stonework and enamelling meant that Mughal jewelry was made in detailed designs never before seen in India or abroad.
Where to find mughal jewellery?
Mughal jewelry decked with glistening stones and with flawless intricate designs and patterns over the jewellery, this collection cannot be missed! M.b Collections provides you with such kind of Mughal jewellery. The jewelries made are with Mughal influence as well as with a modern touch to it which gives it a scintillating and traditional look to the jewellery, which are easy to buy and we provide it to you at the best price. You can flaunt the jewellery on any special occasion or it’s the best gift you can give it to your mother, daughter, and sister. Once you have these jewellery you will be satisfied with our products and you will feel worth buying it. Our experienced artisans took care of the polishing, the design etc. of the products. For this type of traditional and modern jewellery this is the best place to buy online. M.B Collections is the place where you can have a variety of jewellery and at minimal price also.