jewelry, which has been playing a vital role in the lifestyle of
India's people since Indus Valley Civilization, is reportedly
becoming popular with Hollywood and other celebrities.
celebrities, including Oscar winners
Angelina Jolie (Changeling) and Halle Berry (Monster's
Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality), Maria Menounos (Tropic
Megan Fox (Transformers),
Jennifer Lopez (Maid in Manhattan),
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), etc., have
been spotted wearing fine Indian jewelry designs. 'slumdog
effect may have strengthened the already started trend,
Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada
(USA) today, said that this went well with growing interest in
yoga, meditation and spirituality. Most were reportedly choosing
22 karat gold and the motifs included ancient India influenced
handcrafted snakes, Om, scrolls, etc., involving various jewelry
traditions of India. One American jeweler had even launched
Kali Ma collection focusing on Indian designs. Some were using
fusion of both traditional and contemporary designs.
Valley people were reportedly creating gold necklaces and
earrings by about 1,500 BCE. Some of India's diamond mines dated
back to 296 BCE and it was the first country to mine diamonds.
Jewelry is extensively used in Indian ceremonies and weddings.
who is the chairperson of Indo-American Leadership
Confederation, urged celebrities who loved jewellery of India to
explore some rich philosophical thought of Hinduism also, which
was oldest and third largest religion of the world with moksha
(liberation) as ultimate goal.