Ethnic Jewels

An appreciation of ethnic jewellery and adornment

The amazing art of clay on terracotta jewelries - The great crafts from creative jewellery artist Devika Jacob

Jewellery is deeply connected and an expression of a personality.

Nonetheless, whereas some of the carefully picked pieces may surely be timeless and close to one's heart, it certainly doesn't mean that every once in a while, one can't try something new. So, how about setting aside those traditional diamond or gold ornaments and go for some contemporary pieces that can add an extra something to your style quotient.

Today, there are myriad innovative, hand-crafted options available in natural materials such as wood, terracotta, ceramic, beads, jute and bamboo.

Devika Say's,

"I am a passionate artist who loves to craft unique, eco-friendly and vibrant terracotta jewelries, wall decors, interior decors etc. About a year ago, I started designing my collection of jewellery as a way to channel my passion into a hobby. The intention was simple : craft something which I would love to wear myself. has amazing collection of terracotta jewelries. All the items in this store are available for sale. If you see something you like, you can buy them online and I'll get it delivered to your doorstep."

A craft blended with culture.

Jewelry is a fashion statement. That finishing touch that pulls an entire look together. These beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces are not just the perfect way to complement your chic ensemble, but are both an environmental and a socially responsible statement. A testament that beauty and luxury can marry responsibly. creating the ultimate un-compromised look: sexy, smart and conscious. More than just a decorative fashion item, terracotta jewelry makes both a fashion, and a social statement.

Each jewel that is made out of terracotta is a work of art meticulously hand-crafted with great effort and care. These jewels are symbolic of ethnicity, sophistication and beauty. When neatly done these jewels add a touch of elegance to your look. Complete your traditional look with this opulent piece of art and stand out in the crowd.

Terracotta jewellery is one of the oldest forms of jewellery in the world. Terracotta is an Italian word that means "cooked earth". Its history dates back to the Harappa and Mohenjodaro civilization. There have been several ornaments like earrings, ear studs, necklaces, pendants, bangles and bracelets found by archaeologists. Clay bangles found in Harappa were coloured and well polished. Many terracotta figurines also have been unearthed that had elaborate depictions of artistic jewellery. The designs were mostly inspired by nature and depicted animals, leaves, flowers and then moved on to traditional motifs and elaborate patterns.

Terracotta is hard red earthenware. It is ceramic. It is used to refer to items made out of this material and to its natural, brownish orange color. It is used for making earthen handicrafts and pots and nowadays jewellery etc. They are available in beautiful color combinations. Today, the terracotta jewellery makes exotic dressing style when worn with the traditional nomadic dresses. In the rural and tribal societies the earthen ornaments like necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and chokers were quite commonly used. They create elegant and rustic appeal. They can take up various earthen colors of pink, red, green, indigo, rust or gray.

The traditional shapes can be animals or the tribal gods or a more contemporary look can be given by using abstract shapes and designs. The varied cultures and moods of Indian heritage have given rise to many challenging crafts which are reflected in terracotta fashion jewellery. They are popular because of their ethnic style and beautiful bright colors. It is a rage among fashion conscious people. They are often handmade and its variety is at par with the expensive items in terms of beauty of design and the variety offered.

Let's go green! Let's be close to nature.

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