Jewellery in India has always carried deep emotional attachment, often rooted in history and culture. Ancient handcrafting techniques originating from South India include the popular Temple jewellery style that is heavy on intricate detail. Temple jewellery has always been one of the most loved styles of jewellery in Indian culture. These artful pieces are sculpted from silver, alloy, brass and add traditional grace to the wearer, be it on necklaces, bangles, earrings, rings, chokers or Kamar bandhs. The awesome thing about Temple jewellery is that it's versatile and works well with most Indian wear ensembles. Of course, the 21st century has introduced some new designs to temple jewellery patterns, so here's our pick of temple jewellery, as well as inspired pieces.
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Handcrafted Traditional Temple Necklace Set by Rubans.
Rubans, known for its versatile collections of fabulous accessories is great for adding a touch of classic royalty to ethnic styling. They work with artisans from across the country, and we love the way they play with Rubies and Zircon studs that marries traditional with modern aesthetics very well. It's versatile and inherently Indian, and there's really a set for everyone and every budget.
Cost: INR 1,755
Southern Bling Temple Design Necklace Set by Voylla
This Gold plated brass temple style necklace set with faux pearls embellishments, by Voylla is great for formal ethnic looks. This piece of jewellery comes with the Voylla assurance of quality and durability. Choker style, this works well with studs and comes paired with Jhumka-style earrings. Perfect for the festive and/or wedding season, this set is ideal for when you want to look completely traditional.
Cost- INR 2,949
Fida Ethnic Traditional Temple Gold & Pearl Set By Toniq
This beautiful pearl embellished choker necklace by Toniq will perfectly complement your ethnic ensemble. The best way to wear it and attract compliments is to pair it with a saree. The set is artisanal, handmade in India, and perfect as a gift too. The pearl and gold complement each other beautifully and can be worn with traditional or partywear ethnic outfits.
Cost- INR 1,539
Indian Ethnic Gold- Plated Necklace Set and Earrings By Crunchy Fashion
This beautiful set by Crunchy Fashion has a necklace with earrings inspired by traditional Indian wedding jewellery. The entire set goes well with a classic wedding or festive attire. If you are looking for a full traditional look, that's also pocket friendly, definitely pick this gold plated necklace set.
Cost- INR 899
Oxidized Silver Temple Earrings By Thoa
For a more contemporary piece that isn't quite heavy but very much has the Temple Jewellery aesthetic down is this Jhumka by Thoa. Short for The House Of Artisans, they make more than just jewellery. This set of earrings is made of oxidised silver, and has a literal temple motif if you want to get literal. It's light on the ear and is great for everyday wear if even your lightest set of jewellery is required to be conspicuous. You can also check out Thoa for their range of quirky accessories, stationery, and limited range of snacks.
Cost- INR 999
Jaiselmeri Necklace by Creyonsbymansi
Okay this gorgeous Creyonsbymansi piece is for those of you who want to add some mysterious edge to your traditional look. We'll admit that this necklace doesn't technically have the South Indian flourishes in its intricate design, but it definitely is inspired, traditional, and ticks all the other boxes of a temple design jewellery piece. Made from brass and polished to look silver, this necklace is a statement piece, and perfect for simple outfits.
Cost- INR 4,703
White Pearls Ganesha Neckpiece with Earrings By Ruby Rang
A common feature of temple jewellery is the presence of religious deities in the design. Ruby Raang is a hot fav for their Kundan jewellery designs, and this Necklace with a Ganesha pendant (and matching earrings) is a great temple jewellery piece. Ideal for traditional outfits, especially when you're making social calls during the festive season, we're loving how this is a statement piece without being OTT.
Material: Alloy and pearl
Cost- INR 1,999
Stone Detail Silver Floral Jhumkas by Silvermerc Designs
If you want Jhumkas, this set with intricate detailing by Silvermerc Designs is a great pick! The brand works with local artisans and its work is over a century old, rest assured their quality is top-notch. As for the earrings themselves, it's got all the classic aesthetics of temple jewellery. Detailing? Check. Traditional design elements? Check. Motifs derived from the natural world (they happen to be birds in this case)? Check. We also love the pops of colour the stonework lends to it.
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