Indian Jewelry- Bracelet- Minakari & bead Jewellery. Black beads with minakari elephants bracelet bangle. "Jai Ho" Ethnic Indian Bollywood bracelet. From Artikrti.
Indian Jewellery: Bead & meenakari bracelet. This bracelet is inspired by the meenakari work from a town called Jaipur which is characterized by reds, greens and blues.
The bracelet is a beautiful example of a centuries old craft done for today's woman- in striking black beadwork that is handmade and tipped off with the exquisite minakari finely engraved ends- in different shapes of an elephant or a peacock or a floral motif. Get the Bollywood flavour to your ensemble with this Jai Ho bracelet in black or check out the range of different colors listed separately and shown in the range picture here as well.
Meenakari, also called enamelling, is the art of decorating a metal surface by fusing mineral substances to it. Meenakari was introduced to India by the Mughal kings in the early 16th century. So, this delicately designed bracelet comes from workmanship which dates back to some 400 hundred years.
The meenakari work is very similar in craftsmanship to the miniature design and coloring on the famous Faberge eggs. The design is etched into the metal and then the 'meenakar' or the artist applies the color that has to be fired [at 750 to 850 degrees Centigrade], for it to be fixed onto the metal. Once cooled, it is then burnished or polished with agate and tamarind solution.
India’s textile, fabric, jewellery & craft traditions go down centuries- the talent of the craftsman and his or her dedication to the craft, passed on from one generation to another. A weave, a mix of colors, a design or a motif, a print, a piece of applique work- each a labor of love for the artisan
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The fine print:
Circle shaped bracelet with one end spring loaded- to expand and go around your wrist. Size - 2 x 8.
Inner diameter of closed bracelet at the widest end of the oval- 2.5" or 2 4/8" OR 6.3 cms. [Bracelet size- CLOSED]
Bracelet can be opened an extra 1/4 inch to help you slip it onto your wrist. Best way to see if this fits you is to take a bangle or a bracelet that you currently wear and measure the diameter and ensure that your size is the same or smaller than the diameter mentioned above.
Colors may vary from the digital photograph above
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