Temple jewellery originated in South India, during the Chola dynasty reign. These ornaments were originally created to adorn deities and idols.

DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE

Inspired by sculptures and
idols in temples of the South.
Detailed craftsmanship. Both
cut and uncut stones can be
used in the design.

METAL AND STONES

Gold, silver and diamonds.
Several precious and semi-
precious stones. Rubies,
emeralds, polki and pearls for
embellishment.

MOTIFS

Gods and goddesses (Ganesh and
Laxmi), waves, coins, birds (swans,
cranes and peacocks), lotus,
crocodiles and leaves.

MOODBOARD

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