Jewelry-26 Maharashtrian Gold Jewelry- PN GadgilAll that glitters is gold. The Maharashtrian gold Jewelry has historical touch into it, since 17th and 18th century with pearls and gold. The Maharashtrian gold Jewelry has various authentic designs and variety which graces the woman from head to toe.
Head- On the head, on either side of the central parting of the hair would be worn the Chandra – a moon shaped ornament and surya –a sun shaped ornament.
Hair- For holding up a pony tail or plait would be a moud, while an agraphool could also be worn in the chignon. It is a round piece with a figure in the centre and petal shaped edges.There are also ornamental hairpins and for covering the entire plait is a nagveni. Generally Worn by the Royal Families of earlier times.
Ear- The upper ear jewelry is rarely seen in other parts of the world as much as in Maharashtrian gold Jewelry. The upper ear is decorated with “bugadi”, small earring which holds from inside of the ear lobe. The “Balis” or simply rings are worn just below the “Bugadi”. Then comes the most beautiful earring which is shaped as a bell called “Bokra”.
Nose- The nose ring or “Natha” is a significantly large ornament, which is worn through piercing and reaches up to the upper lip. It is mostly seen in pearls and precious stones.via PN Gadgil Jewellers