INDIA’S INSATIABLE PASSION FOR JEWELLERY – TAASA Review September 2009
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This article was originally found in the September 2009 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 18, Issue 3, Page 13).
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Anne Schofield W hen I first went to India in the late 1970s, I was astounded to see Indian women working on the roads, carrying baskets of huge rocks on their heads, wrapped in brilliantly coloured saris and wearing many gold bangles and necklaces.
I soon realised that even the poorest Indian woman wears gold or silver jewellery.
Gold, of course, is particularly treasured: worn by men, women and children, it symbolises not only wealth, but also energy, brilliance and truth...