Indian silver jewelry is known for its intricate designs and fine craftsmanship. The methods used in making these jewelries are passed down for generations and it require years of practice and expertise. Here are some of the techniques and processes used in making ethnic silver jewelry in India.
The silver is melted and poured into a mold to get the desired shape of the jewelry. These molds are made from variety of materials such as clay, sand or metal.
This technique involves creating delicate and detailed design using fine silver threads which is twisted and curled to form sophisticated patterns.
This process involves carving the designs into the silver using specialized tools. Engraving can be done either by hand or with the help of machines or tools.
Embossing involves creating raised designs on the surface of the silver using specialized tools. This is a crucial step as it adds layers of depth and detail on the jewelry.
In this method, a design is drawn onto the surface of the silver using a sharp tool, and then the silver is etched using acid or another chemical substance.
This involves placing the gemstones or other materials into the silver jewelry. The stones can be set using prongs, bezels or other specialized techniques.
Once the jewelry is made, it is polished to create a smooth and shiny appearance. This can be done by hand or with the help of a machine.
Some Indian ethnic silver jewelry is oxidized to give it an authentic look. This method involves treating the silver surface with a chemical solution that creates a dark, matte finish and an antique look.
Silver jewelry is crafted using a combination of these techniques; the methods used having been preserved over many generations.
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