Saturday, May 22, 2010

Indian Waist Jewelry Belly Ring Chain Waist Band

Belly Chain Waist Jewelry
Belly Ring is a type of jewelry worn around the waist. Some belly chains attach to a navel piercing, a necklace, or both.Belly chain in sterling silver, a body jewelry from India, that is sleek, simple, and stylish. Very popular with teen age and young women, belly chains are usually worn in summers. They go very well with short tops and lowered trousers (or skirts). Some women also like to wear these belly chains over shirts at waist level.For an evening out, or daytime fun, a silver belly chain with decorative silver tassels. The English word (cummerbund) and the German (kummerband) for waist-band are derived from the Persian Kamar, waist, and bandi, a band. The word is prevalent in most northern Indian languages. The immense popularity of waist ornaments is evidenced by a large number of temple sculptures, frescoes and miniature paintings ranging from the Indus valley civilization till the nineteenth century. To gain the requisite flexibility, most silver waist ornaments are made by chaining or threading together a large number of the links. Often fine work is employed to gain elasticity. Buckles are apparently of the late Mughal or British origin. The most popular system for fastening used earlier comprised of dove-tailed hinges locked by piercing a pin through the two ends of the band in position. Often the locking device was covered with a decorative element.

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