Jewellery of Gujarat

Of the many forms of jewellery made in Gujarat, agate, silver and bead jewellery are among the most common. Ornaments such as ear rings, nose rings, bangles and necklaces are locally made and sold all over the State. Silver jewellery is made from silver bars which are locally purchased which are first converted into sheets and wires and then into bangles, nose pins, ear rings, anklets and other ornaments.

The main centres of silver work are Anjar, Bhuj, and Mundra in Kutch district while Porbandar, Jamnagar, Surendranagar and Ahmedabad also have a tradition of silversmiths who are capable of crafting beautiful silver jewellery.

Jewellery is still crafted in styles that have existed for centuries. The age old tradition of designing jewelry with help of zari, beads and lac is still prevalent today and the ornaments are worn by the tribal and rural womenfolk of this region.