Everything you need to know about the Making Process of Kerala Jewellery

by krishna kant sharma SEO

Kerala jewellery styles are known for their artistic designs and intricate work. Crafted from vast quantities of gold; Keralan jewellery styles are considered as a great investment for the South Indian women (even more than Diamonds). Women in Kerala wear Temple jewellery at weddings, festive occasions and religious ceremonies with traditional dress of kerala.

Jewellery in Kerala is embossed with depictions of gods and goddesses from the temples in south India.

Here’s everything you need to know about the making process of Kerala jewellery.


Making Process of Kerala Jewellery:

Did you know that an individual piece of Kerala jewellery takes anywhere between 1-2 months for the curation?

This is because the craft that goes into making a single piece of Kerala traditional jewellery is very intricate. As each and every piece is crafted with hands by the Artisans, it requires immense focus and a lot of hard work.

Kerala jewellery designs are inspired by South Indian Temples which means almost every piece of Kerala jewellery consists of deity and divine figures and floral motifs such as leaves, trees, flowers, coins, bells, etc.

Do you know why Keralan jewellery styles contain temple motifs?

It is believed that the temple motifs invoke a sense of divine presence in the life of the wearer.

Here’s the detailed making-process of Kerala traditional jewellery.


Step 1:

In the very first step, molds are prepared in the shape of the required design. For instance, if the piece contains flowers then the molds and dyes in the shape of the flowers are prepared first.

In order to make these molds, Gold and silver bars are first flattened into strips and then bent into the desired shape to make the mold of the desired shape.


Step 2:

Once the molds are ready, they are filled with the metal foils (Gold or silver in most of the cases).

The majority of the designs use silver as the base metal; therefore, silver is poured into the molds (as the base metal) followed by the coating with a gold foil.

Step 3:

After coating the jewellery piece with Gold, it is then soldered and polished for the final look. The final piece is then sent to the markets of Kerala.


A Modern take on Kerala Traditional Jewellery

Earlier, artisans used to make each and every piece of Kerala jewellery with hands, right from setting the molds to the filing and final finishing of the piece.

But nowadays, the majority of the handwork has been replaced with machine work. This has significantly reduced the time required to craft a single piece of Kerala jewellery.

Modern designs also include filigree work along with regular temple motifs.

The beauty of the modern style Kerala jewellery is that it looks good with your regular festive outfits as well as Kerala traditional dress.

For instance, you can style it with your lehenga, ethnic gown, suits as well as the traditional Keralan Kanchipuram saree.


So, this was the making process of Kerala Jewellery. Do you have temple jewellery styles in your collection? Tell us in the comments below!

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