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Traditional "Jhumka" earrings in Sterling Silver from Rajasthan - Northern India.
The word Jhumka refers to the Indian traditional design of earrings with the shape of a bell. The unique design and jingle created by the hanging elements of the dome have given this jewelry distinct popularity among women for hundreds of years, especially in India, but also around the world. Jhumkas are also popular as wedding adornments.
In ancient and modern Indian cosmology, wearing precious or massive jewelry is a way of wearing wealth onto the body. The jewel, which shapes identity, is invested in the power of the gods and goddesses.
The importance given to adornment among the Indian people dates back to 5000 years. Archaeologists have discovered that Indians have been creating jewelry since prehistoric times. The ornaments harmonize beliefs, they evoke a certain form of power, a feeling of social, religious or regional belonging, wealth or simply to beautify the wearer
Size: 3 cm x 8 cm
Weight: 47 g
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20% of the profits from the Ancient Past collection will be donated to Santra and women in need from her village (Pushkar Desert, Rajasthan, India)