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Beautiful world of jewellery

Last updated on: January 6, 2013 10:06 IST

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The history of jewellery started thousands of years ago. Jewellery has provided interesting insights into how ancient cultures worked.

The first signs of established jewellery making in Ancient Egypt was around 3,000-5,000 years ago.

The Indian subcontinent has a long jewellery history, since it existed for more than 5,000-8,000 years.

Take a look at some interesting images of jewellery...



Image: A tribal woman in Gandacherra village, about 190 km (118 miles) southeast of Agartala.
Photographs: Jayanta Dey/Reuters.
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tribal dancer from Orissa in New Delhi. 

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Photographs: Desmond Boylan/Reuters.
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A vendor tries new bangles on the wrist of a Kashmiri Muslim girl ahead of Eid-al-Fitr festival in Srinagar. 

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Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters.

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A blind girl at the Asian Aid School for the Blind on the outskirts of Bobbili, in Andhra Pradesh. 

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Photographs: Desmond Boylan/Reuters.

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A goldsmith checks a gold necklace at a workshop in Kolkata. 

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Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters.
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An ethnic Lambada (tribal) woman attends a presidential campaign in Hyderabad.

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Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters.

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Women select jewellery before buying it from a vendor ahead of the Eid-al-Fitr festival in Srinagar.

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Photographs: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters.
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A tribal woman in Shimla.

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Photographs: Anil Dayal/Reuters.
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A tribal woman walks in the local market in the town of Jeypore in Orissa.

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Photographs: Desmond Boylan/Reuters.
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A woman of the Dongria Kondh tribe attends a gathering on top of the Niyamgiri mountain, which they worship as their living god in Orissa. 

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Photographs: Reinhard Krause/Reuters.

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Brides wait after their make-up are done during a mass marriage ceremony at Bahirkhand village, about 60 km (37 miles) north from Kolkata. 

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Photographs: Parth Sanyal/Reuters.

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A salesgirl shows a gold necklace to customers at a jewellery showroom in Chandigarh.

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Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters.
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A model displays jewellery at a fashion show in Kolkata.

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A performer looks on as he takes part in the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in Hyderabad. 

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Photographs: Krishnendu Halder/Reuters.
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A goldsmith works on a gold bangles at a workshop in Kolkata. 

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A silver trader displays silver ornaments inside his shop in Ahmedabad. 

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Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters.
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A Muslim bejeweled bride makes an entry on a paper during a mass marriage ceremony in Ahmedabad.

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A woman tries on a gold bracelet at a jewellery showroom in Siliguri. 

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A model presents a creation in New Delhi. 

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Photographs: Vijay Mathur/Reuters.
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A slum dweller attends a protest in New Delhi. 

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Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters.
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A traditionally dressed Indian folk dancer waits to perform on the second day of a crafts fair in Chandigarh.

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Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai smiles during a promotional event for a watch company in New Delhi. 

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A boy carries necklaces of artificial beads on the roadside in Chandigarh. 


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