Friday, November 30, 2012

Traditional Bengali Gold Wedding Jewellery - Part II

As promised in one of my earlier post (Traditional Bengali Gold Wedding Jewellery - Part I) here are some more Bengali wedding gold jewellery designs with their respective Bengali names. Firstly, I will start with some gold ear ornaments.

traditional bengali gold wedding jewellery

1. Jhumko / Jhumka (Bengali name)/ Chandelier earrings: Jhumko or Jhumka is a chandelier earring with flower motif designs in it and very much popular in Bengali gold wedding jewellery, but now a days designs have changed and has modified itself. on my wedding I wore a jhumko with new trendy design, here is the photo of the same.

bengali traditional gold jewellery earring

bengali traditional gold jewellery earring
Jhumko / Jhumka (Bengali name)/ Chandelier earrings
 
This single Jhumka is made up of 15 gms of gold and this is called Jhar Jhumka, it is a modern and very trendy design of Jhumkas. Jhumkas are mainly designed with a round chhatri (umbrella shape) in its bottom, but now a days these chhatri designs are replaced by different shapes like, trianlges, squares etc. Some jewellery stores also offer folding Jhumkas or detachable Jhumkas which can be worn in different ways.

This Jhumko in image below was a gift from my grand mother on my wedding day and this gold jewellery is very special to me because, it was worn by my grand-mother on her wedding day. To me it is not just a piece of traditional gold jewellery, it has lots of sentiments attached to it.

Jhumko / Jhumka (Bengali name)/ Chandelier earrings

And here is a trendy and modern design of Jhumko or jhumka which I bought last year on my birthday. :) This Bengali gold chandelier earing is made up with 45 gms 22k gold.
Jhumko / Jhumka (Bengali name)/ Chandelier earrings
Jhumko / Jhumka (Bengali name)/ Chandelier earrings


Jhumko / Jhumka (Bengali name)/ Chandelier earrings
Jhumko / Jhumka (Bengali name)/ Chandelier earrings

2. Kaan Bala (Bengali name) / Round chandelier earring: Kaan Bala is another most favorite gold wedding jewellery amongst Bengalis. Kaan Bala is an ear ornament. Kaan means ear and Bala means bangle, thus these jewellery are inspired by the shape of round bangle or Bala and as it is worn on ear, people named it Kaan Bala. As you can see in the below image the ear ornament has round shapes like bangle.

traditional gold earring
Kaan Bala (Bengali name) / Round chandelier earring
Kaan bala is a very traditional Bengali gold jewellery. Though it lost its popularity some years back, but the charming and classy unique design of this Bengali wedding gold jewellery has won back hearts of its admirers and has become hot favourite. Here are some more photo of the same. To make these kind of Kaan Bala each single piece will require approx. 15 gms of gold.

traditional gold ear top design
Kaan Bala (Bengali name) / Round chandelier earring
 
 Another beautiful design of Bengali ear jewellery Kaan bala...

Kaan Bala (Bengali name) / Round chandelier earring
Kaan Bala (Bengali name) / Round chandelier earring

3. Kaan (Bengali name)/ Ear covered jewellery: Kaan means ears. This kind of ornaments or jewellery look like the shape of human ear and when this jewellery is worn, it totally covers the ear. Kaan gold jewellery is mainly worn by Bengali bride on her wedding day. To make Kaan gold jewellery it requires a heavy amount of gold. The minimum amount of gold required to make Kaan gold jewellery is 15 gms each.

gold ear top design

Here you can see the jewellery has fully covered the bride's ear. It is a very old design of Kaan jewellery. Here are some more designs of Kaan (gold ear jewellery) gold jewellery.

bengali traditional gold jewellery ear top design kaan


bengali traditional gold jewellery ear top design

Below is an another beautiful, trendy and elegant design of Bengali bridal gold ear jewellery Kaan.

Bengali gold earring jewellery 'Kaan'

Bengali gold earring jewellery 'Kaan'

4. Ratanchur (Bengali name) Hand Ornament:
Ratanchur is made in gold and has its origin from the Mughal culture. It begins from five fingers followed in each hand and thumb and Ratanchur has five chains attached to each ring .Many of these have decorated moon, lotus and sun at the back of the hand. It's really difficult to craft this item.

bengali traditional gold jewellery
Ratanchur (Bengali name) Hand Ornament
bengali gold jewellery
Ratanchur (Bengali name) Hand Ornament
5. Chur: Chur is a broad gold bracelet and usually has classy designs in it. They come in pairs but you can also were a single piece, which can make a style statement. A pair of Chur requires alot amount of gold like a pair will need atleast 40 to 50 grams of gold. Here are some images ...

Ratanchur Hand Ornament bengali gold jewellery
Bengali gold Chur design/ Gold flat bangle design
Ratanchur Hand Ornament bengali gold jewellery
Bengali gold Chur design/ Gold flat bangle design
chur gold bangle design
Here are some images of another variety of Chur, which is called Glass Chur. These gold jewellery are very broad almost a size of a drinking glass and require a heavy amount of gold like 80 gms and above. Some pictures of the same..

chur gold bangle design
Bengali gold Chur design/ Gold flat bangle design
bengali gold bangle jewellery
Bengali gold Chur design/ Gold flat bangle design
bengali gold jewellery
Glass-Chur



2 comments:

  1. Jewellery is ornament that not only make women to look stunning but also makes her look completely unique, different and noticeable.
    These Bengali bridal jewellery is really so gorgeous!!

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  2. Best style for every women and she always want such type of jewllery...
    Women without jewellery is incomplete.....


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