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Tips for Taking Care of Antique Jewellery

If you’re investing in antique jewellery from somewhere such as then you’ll want to make sure you look after it property, in order to preserve it for as long as possible.

  1. Keeping or storing your Antique jewellery: Never store all antique jewellery together, whether that kept in a jewellery box or in its original packaging box. Precious metal or gemstone can easily get broken or chipped. Keep each piece in its own box, or different compartment if you are storing in a jewellery box. Always store in a cool and dry place, keep away from direct sunlight, heat can cause a crack on some metals such as opals.
  2. Conserving your Jewellery: It is important to check your antique jewellery for any signs of general wear and tear. Ensure its regular serviced by a reliable jeweller. If somehow your jewellery gets damaged, it can be repaired in a specialist jewellery workshop. 
  3. Wearing your Antique jewellery:Always put your jewellery on last after dressing to avoid sticking it on your cloth. Never wear your jewellery in water, whether it would be during bathing or swimming. Chemicals in water can damage and discolour precious metal and gemstone.

If you’re wearing something like a 15ct Gold Gate Link Bracelet, you’ll want to take extra care to ensure it doesn’t get broken or damaged.


Types of Indian Antique Jewellery Style

  1. Meenkari:This Antique art form is introduced by Raja Mansingh of Amer, in Rajasthan. It shows the best on gold, as it has Natural Sheen That set of brilliant Meenakari colours. There are two types of Meenakari art I.e. “EK rang Khula” and “Panchrang Meena.”
  2. Kundankari: This art form is derived from Rajasthani and Gujarati royal courts in the early 19th century. Kundan’s glamour and special claw setting are definitely hard to miss. Kundankari jewels are often lined with sharply colourful Meena. Kundankari art is also in trend used by modern fashion-aware brides.
  3. Jadau: This Antique art form is a deadly combination of Elegant Meenakari work and extravagance of kundankari. This art is derived from the Mughal Era. The colourful precious and semi-precious stone is fixed in Jadau jewels to make them for the brides.
  4. Tarakshi:This art form is introduced in the late 1500s in orrisa and it is a precise version of Greek Filigree work. This is a very beautiful match of utility as well as charm and inspired by the beauty of nature. Most tarakshi design transforms the finer beauty of Flora and fauna into a thin silver wire. Mostly “charkha” was used to swirl, which helps to make brooches, necklaces, hoops, and pendants but now rings, toe-rings, anklets, and hairpins which is made from Tarakshi art are becoming popular because of they are unique Antique design.

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  1. Thewa: This art form is introduced in the 16th century, but even now this Antique jewellery is very popular in parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. This design is first prepared by a Pratapgharhia goldsmith Nathu lal Sonewal.
  2. Panchikam: This art form is derived from the Gujarati word “pachchigar” means goldsmith. It is introduced in Kutch Gujarat. This Antique Indian Jewellery is made up of shimmery metals mostly platinum and silver. Panchikam rings, bangles, anklets, trinkets, and chukkas are usually coloured by using glass beads and semiprecious metals. 
  3. Victorian: This art form is powered by European style jewels. This art form is preferred and embellish by the British occupier. Victorian style jewels are made up of gold, platinum, or silver are decorated with other metal materials. Victorian style jewels like bracelets, hair accessories, brooches, and anklets are used by today’s modern fashion.

Antique Jewellery Periods

These are few of our special eras, and what the style trend to aspect.

Georgian Jewellery: This era covers the ruling age of Four English Kings named George from 1700s to 1830s. The jewellery featured themes illustrate flowers, animals, artefacts, and neoclassical women.

Victorian: This era was known for romance. Victoria Queen was madly in love with her Albert. The jewellery of that time is normally 50% fine and 50% completely opposite large and vigorous.

Edwardian: Diamonds are slightly popular in this era as it gave brightness, sparkle, and soft vibes.

Arts & craft: This era was a moment away from the industrial revolution. 

Art Nouveau: This era was less popular at that time. During this period, coating and glazing become very popular.