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India jewelry is designed for practically every part of the body. Such wide variety of jewelry is a testimony not just to the rich culture and tradition of India but to the excellent skills of Indian jewelers.
Earrings are common accessories for Indian women because wearing them is believed to be auspicious. Be it a pair of gold or silver earrings, these pieces of handmade jewelry carry special significance in particular as they denote a married woman. Earrings are worn through holes that are pieced in the ears. Since wearing earrings is a cultural and social statement, young girls get their ears pierced even before they turn one.It is through piercing that the ear can hold different types of ear ornaments. A stud, of course, can be attached to any part of the ear most especially the tragus, helix, and lobe. In particular, the shank passes through the ear and is then held into position by a pressure fitting or ornamental screw. There is a plethora of ways that earrings are adorned. They can be embellished with stones, pearls, or enamel. Earrings can also have decorative chains and miniature pendants such as leaves, bells, balls, or flowers. Indian earrings can also be worn plain, without any stones or embellishments. A plain gold or silver pair of earrings can already make a stunning style statement. There are trendy Indian earrings that feature artificial , stones, beads, and other decorative elements. For sparkle, fancy earrings can be silver or gold plated.