Each region in India is known for its own unique art of jewellery making. Techniques varied from region to region, and included lost wax casting, kundan or pure gold, meenakari or enamelling, nakashi or repoussé, tarkashi or filigree, rawakam or granulation, use of moulds, stamping, and so on.
This beautiful nath (nose ring) done in kundan setting has a beautiful peacock set perfectly to dance on the nose of its wearer. The open plumage (tail) of the bird is done with three diamonds. Today, such heavy naths are worn usually by brides on the day of their wedding. But earlier it was an important part of adoration. To support the weight of the nath, it usually has a chain that is pulled above the ear and pinned on the hair.
Every region has its own typical nose ring.
Gold, Rubies, Pearls, Turquoise
20th Century CE