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These jewellery items are traditional to Indian women | PHOTOS

Certain jewellery items are marks of an Indian woman. From bichua to mangalsutra, let's find out what these are.

India TV Lifestyle Desk Written By: India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi Published on: January 11, 2023 23:43 IST
Image Source : INSTAGRAM/KALYANJEWELLERS_OFFICIAL Indian woman wears bangles

Jewellery adorns a woman's beauty and Indians love to wear them. Jewellery trend is a forever fashion and women keep hunting for the latest ideas to accessorise their looks. The traditional Indian woman can be identified with certain jewellery she wears and there are certain items that are a custom in India. Let's find out what are these traditional jewellery items that Indian women wear. 

Bichiya or toe ring

Toe rings or bichua are worn by Indian women. This traditional piece of jewellery denotes a woman's marital status. They are typically fashioned in silver.



Mangalsutra is a custom in the Hindu culture and the foremost sign of a married Indian woman. It is believed that the practice of wearing enhances the well-being of her husband.

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Bangles are also customary among Indian women. They signify that a woman is married. However, even unmarried women wear bangles and bracelets for fashion.

Paayal or anklets

Married and single women both wear anklets. They are an item of beauty and the small tinkling bells indicate that the female of the house is arriving. 


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