Traditional Bengali Gold Jewellery Designs from West Bengal

Jewellery 17 Aug 2018

Bengali Gold Jewellery

Gold holds tremendous importance in Bengali traditions and the practice of wearing gold jewellery on special occasions – including weddings, religious ceremonies, and important festivals such as Durga Puja and Kali Puja – dates back centuries.

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME TRADITIONAL BENGALI GOLD JEWELLERY DESIGNS THAT ARE POPULAR EVEN TODAY:

  • GOLD TIKLI

    An intricately carved gold ornament for the forehead, tikli resembles a maang tikka and is worn by every traditional Bengali bride.

    Gold Tikli Design
    Tikli Design Gold
  • GOLD CHIK JEWELLERY

    More commonly known as a choker, chik is a tight-fitting elaborate gold necklace worn by every Bengali bride. It is also worn by Bengali women on special occasions such as Durga Puja.

    Gold Chik
    Courtesy : JKS Jewels
    Chik god jewellery
  • GOLD KAAN

    The word ‘kaan’ translates to ‘ear’. Kaan is a type of earring worn by Bengali women and is shaped like a human ear. Also known as ‘kaan bala’, these are made of thin layers of gold.

    Full Kaan Earring Gold
    Courtesy : Malabar gold
    Full Kaan Gold Jhumkas
    Courtesy : DK Basak Jewellers

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  • GOLD CHUR

    A broad bracelet that usually comes in pairs, chur is made of gold. It is claimed that 40-50 grams of gold is used to make one pair.

    Gold Chur Bangles
    Courtesy : Sujoy jewellers
    Sonar Chur Design
    Light Weight Gold Chur
    Courtesy : Senco gold
  • GOLD RATANCHUR

    Introduced to India by the Mughals, ratanchur is a delicate piece of jewellery for the hand. It consists of a gold ring attached to a centrepiece, which dangles around the back of the wearer’s hands and finally to an armlet or bracelet.

    Ratan Chur Gold
    Courtesy : Senco gold
    Gold Ratan Chur

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  • GOLD BAUTI

    A half-cut bangle ideal for everyday use, bauti is made of gold and is a favourite of married women.

    Gold Bauti Churi Design
    Gold Bauti Design
    Courtesy : Senco gold
  • BELOYARI CHURI-BENGALI GOLD BANGLES

    This is a type of gold bangle made from a special cut design known as ‘beloyari’ and hence the bangles are called beloyari churi.

    Gold Bangle Churi
    Hand Churi Gold
    Courtesy : Senco gold
  • SHONA BADHANO SHAKHA POLA

    Commonly seen in Bengali weddings, these are bangles made of conch shells and gold.

    Bengali Gold Shakha Pola Design
    Senco Gold Sakha Badhano New Design
    Courtesy : Senco gold
  • BOKUL MALA- BENGALI GOLD NECKLACE

    The design of this particular gold chain is inspired by a flower called ‘bokul’. Bengali married women wear bokul mala on an everyday basis.

    Bengali Gold Chain
  • GAALA BHORA BALA- BENGALI GOLD BANGLES

    This is a gold bangle filled with wax to increase its strength and durability. It is another daily wear ornament loved by Bengali women.

    Bengali Gold Bracelet

Gold jewellery of West Bengal is a reflection of the state’s magnificent cultural heritage. Therefore, it has a huge role to play in most Bengali traditional functions.

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