The jewellery which is not in mainstream production and of which the mode of production is no longer popular is known by the name of Antique Jewellery. This kind of jewellery has dull and rough look, combined with an old world – world charm, and this serves as the major USP of such jewellery. It takes you back to yore era, by its unfinished and dull looks. The jewellery pieces in antique jewellery usually belong to a particular period of history, when its popularity was at its peak.
In India, you can find antique jewellery in numerous forms, like meenakari, kundan work, and so on. Those pieces of antique jewellery that are extremely rare are usually sold at auctions, in antique stores and curio shops. They include the jewellerythat belongs to the early period of history. It is this rarity of antique jewellery that makes it so appealing. However, at times, jewellery that is furnished in antique pattern is also given the name of antique jewellery.
Still, those who really value the rarity and exclusivity of antique jewellery, go for the original pieces. Antique jewellery embodies the unadulterated jewellery tradition of the country, in the earlier times, concentrating on ethnic motifs and stones, metal and design. The antique
jewellery of India is popular not only within its own territorial boundaries, but also finds favour amongst people belonging to UK, USA and othe
r western countries