The saying “Old is Gold” stands true when it comes to jewellery. As we all know both men and women are fond of jewellery since old civilization. Women have a special place in her heart when it comes to antique/ vintage jewellery. Vintage jewellery has that power to carry the legacy of the family. Antique Indian jewelry can be well identified by its distinctive design, luster and materials used. Now, let’s check out the types of Antique/Vintage Jewellery. Below given are 3 types of Vintage Jewellery
This jewellery dates back when the coronation of queen victoria took place in 1837. Queen Victoria just to love jewellery a lot. When we think of victoria jewellery ‘CAMEOS’ is the first thing that comes to our mind. Cameo was extremely rare and treasure possession. This jewellery used to depict the face of ancient rulers. Traditional cameos were carved from sardonyx or carnelian shell. Now they incorporate materials such as agate, lava, jet, ivory, celluloid, Bakelite, resin, glass, and plastic. Cameos were affordable to common man only after mid of 19th and 20th The value of cameo was not depending upon the usage of metal but it depended on rarity and craftsmanship. Cameos today are not worn by the women, but we are sure that one cameo pendant would be surely in your wardrobe.
This Jewellery dates back to the time of Mughals and it is different from kundan and polki jewellery. The meaning of this jewellery is to ‘embedded’. This jewellery requires high skilled craftsmanship. This jewellery is also called as ‘Engraved Jewellery’ because it is one of a kind. It is fact that Jadau work from Bikaner is exceptional and has the highest value. Jadau Jewellery is a time consuming and requires 3-4 people working in this process. It takes an entire day to set up just 4-5 stones. Making Jadau Jewellery is perfect example of team work. Jadau Jewellery is suitable for any Indian bride in fact it has taken special place in bridal heart too.
It is 500 years old jewellery originated in Odisha. It is a silver filigree work from cuttack. This art came in India through Indonesia and it has similar workmanship of which was initially in Indonesia. This kind of jewellery uses 90% of silver and deigns mainly focused on flowers, birds, animals. It basically is nature related. The filigree jewelry is particularly rich in patterns. Tarakasi Jewellery is considered to be auspicious. Initially only neckpiece and pendants were available. But today you will find tarakasi rings, toe-rings, anklets, etc. This kind of jewellery is still available and women can definitely wear this during any traditional festival. There are unforgettable memories and history attached with antique jewelries. Even if the value of antique jewelry is high but nothing compared to the history attached with it. Keep antiques antique’s always safe.