The use of beads in the jewelry art has always been liked. From older times to now, beads of various colors and shapes have been adorning the neck, ears, arms and feet of the people. They have been used by the artisans to create stylish jewelry designs from them. In fact, beads are either used in some kind of metal or are just made into simple threaded “malas”.
Bead Jewelry is From a long time in Indian History. Bead making got an impetus during the arrival of the Europeans to India, who demanded large amounts of transparent and semi-transparent beads. The British took beads made of semi precious stones from India during the 19th century.
The craft of making beads from different material is ancient and a large number of beads have been found from various shops or showrooms belonging to the Indus valley civilization. The process of making beads is simple but time consuming. The material out of which beads are to be made is firstly chiseled to obtain a desired shape and size.
The craftsmen of this civilization made beads out of wood, gold, silver, copper, clay and ivory. The Mughal rulers were great patrons of jewelry making. Bead necklaces of all sizes and shapes, made up of precious and semi-precious stones were a commonplace during the Mughal era.