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Indian Jewellery

Indians have adorned themselves with jewellery for centuries. Jewellery is given as gifts during many important occasions, including weddings. In ancient India, men adorned themselves with as much jewellery as women did, however this is less common today. Indian jewellery has such significance that owning even the smallest amount of gold or silver is a reality for even the poorest of women and is seen as an important way of saving for difficult times.