Amidst the snow-clad mountains, lush meadows, gushing rivers and immense natural beauty, Kashmir is also blessed with a rich culture and history. Along with excellent craftsmanship, Kashmir is popular for its jewellery.
As the region is home to some of the most skilled artisans, Kashmiri jewellery isn’t just beautiful and unique but also very intricately made.
If you wish to know more about the same then you are at the right place. In this article, we will tell you some very interesting things about Kashmiri jewellery.
Things to Know about Kashmiri Jewellery
1. Handmade with immaculate precision
Every piece of Kashmiri jewellery whether it is earrings, necklaces or finger rings is made using hands. The jewellery is made using age-old techniques of jewellery making and no powerful machines are used.
Immensely skilled artisans who have been practising the art for years and years altogether make Kashmiri jewellery with immaculate precision and the utmost attention to detail.
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Where it is handmade, there is always a lot of love, dedication and patience that goes behind crafting every piece of this jewellery. And this is one of the reasons that make Kashmiri jewellery so incredibly special.
2. Made from silver/ gold
While making Kashmiri jewellery, only high-quality materials like silver, gold, and marcasite are used for the base of the jewellery pieces. When it comes to Kashmiri jewellery, quality is always given the top priority.
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So, you know that, when you buy this jewellery, it is going to stay with you for a very, very long time. Being made using superior quality materials, the jewellery won’t break or get worn out. This means that you get to flaunt Kashmiri jewellery for years and years and if it is kept well, the jewellery can also be passed down to the generations to come.
3. The jewellery is studded with precious stones and original gemstones
Srinagar is home to numerous precious stones and gemstones like Emeralds, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, and much more.
Kashmiri jewellery- whether it is earrings, finger rings, pendants or something else, is often studded with these precious gemstones that don’t just increase the aesthetic appeal of the ornaments but also make them more valuable.
So, if you are looking for something very precious and yet do not wish to invest a lot of money, Kashmiri jewellery is the perfect fit.
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4. Has an antique charm and is timeless
Most Kashmiri jewellery has an antique/ vintage feel to it. Kashmiri jewellery has that unmissable old-world charm and an evergreen appeal. It is way beyond all the short-lived trends and has an appeal that is evergreen.
So, with this jewellery, you never have to worry about it going out of fashion or trend. Moreover, it is also so versatile that the jewellery goes with all kinds of outfits and suits on any occasion.
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Over to You
We hope that this article helped you know more about Kashmiri jewellery. Now, whenever you think of buying a piece of Kashmiri jewellery, you know how incredibly special it is.
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Mir Saeid is the Growth Hacker of Kashmirica, a brand that is poised to ‘Bring Exclusives from Kashmir to You’. An enthusiastic cultural entrepreneur, he is driven by a passion to bring about a social impact. He has a Masters in International Business from the University of Bedfordshire and has worked in leading Marketing positions at various SMEs and Startups for 8+ years.
Intrigued by the crafts of his birthplace, he decided to bring the art on the Global Connoisseur through the internet. A polyglot who speaks English, Arabic, Urdu & Koshur, Mir loves traveling, reading, writing, and spending time on the cricket field – a passion rekindled just recently.