Traditional jewelry from Pakistan

Jewelry has always been a weakness of both men and women in the Indian subcontinent. This holds true for people of Pakistan as well who love wearing traditional jewelry such as rings, ear rings and gold chains that are indicative of their rich cultural heritage. Speaking of traditional jewelry from Pakistan, the first thing that comes to mind are the intricately designed heavy gold pieces that are often set with precious stones such as diamonds, rubies and emeralds.

These are mostly worn by women belonging to upper echelons of the society and are considered as a symbol of their higher social standing. Those belonging to the less well to do families cannot afford to buy gold jewelry inlaid with precious gems and hence settle for simple gold jewelry that is reminiscent of the art of jewelry making followed during the Mughal period. Some Pakistani women also prefer buying gold plated silver jewelry for everyday use.

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