Saturday, June 23, 2018

Thali Chain Models

The relationship between a male and female in the context of marriage is a divine and unique one which is further graced by rich culture and traditions. The bride and groom exchange vows amid vedic hymns wearing premium category of wedding suite. Gifts, Elaborate jewellery adorning the bride from forehead to toe, meticulously planned food, decoration of marriage hall and other arrangements make the occasion an extravaganza.

The center point of attraction for the elders who partaking in the event is Mangalyam / Mangalsutra / Maangalyamu / Pustelu / Mangalasutramu / Thali Chain. The commonly used chains for matrimonial purposes are Cutting Kayar Gold Chain, Hollow Rope Gold Chain in case of South Indian marriages. The pendants that pair up with the mangalyam chain come in huge variety of designs that constitute the Thaali.

Nowadays, weddings are performed in a lavish manner, with orchestra and dance. Every religion or community has its own unique way of performing wedding rituals.In north India it is a common sight to see brides wearing black beaded chain for immunity against evil spirits. “Mangal” denotes holy and “Sutra” thread. During the wedding ceremony, the groom ties the mangalsutra around the neck of the bride. In Indian culture a mangalsutra is akin to wedding bands of western culture.

Some of the well known thali chain models in various regions of India are as below:

Kashmiri Thali Chain Design:
The Kashmiri Thali chain design is actually an earring made of yellow gold woven in a thread which is red in colour. This earring presented to the kashmiri bride, by her parents, is subject to a transformation at the time of stepping foot on her new house. A gold chain takes the place of the red thread. This chain, given by her in-laws, is called “Aath”.

Sindhi Gold Mangalsutra Design:
Black and Gold beaded chain is typical of Sindhi culture. The bride & groom are on a lookout for pendants with modern design.

Bihari Thali Kodi Design:
In this culture, married women wear a thirumangalyam chain referred to as Taagpaag. In addition, they may also wear toe rings called “bichwa”. Taagpaag is composed of black beaded chain with a suitable pendant.

Tamil Mangalsutra (Thaali Kodi)
Tamil culture is regarded one among the best of Indian cultures. The Thaali kodi chain is an integral part of the everyday attire of the married women.

Thaali chain for women come in many shapes and forms.When it comes to Thali chain models or Thali chain designs, religious pendants are always in high demand. They may bear Lord Shiva, Goddess Meenakshi, religious tilakas of Vaishnavite and Saivites. Demand for modern stylish pendants is also on the rise. Those who purchase Thaali can enhance the glow of the gold mangalsutra design by adding Gold coins, diamonds, gems to the main Thaali or on the sides.
When it comes to Christian Thali chain design, Holy cross is portrayed in as much of varied designs as possible. Muslim mangalyam includes Poosanthiram Mangalyam which may be beautified with crescent moon gold coins.

If you are on the lookout for contemporary and traditional Bridal jewellery, always go to a reliable jeweler like Thangamayil to be sure you get the best deal and value for money. Visit our nearest showroom or purchase from our online store comprising Mangalyam collections

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Jewellery Care & Maintenance Guide

How to Wear, Clean & Store Jewellery
Jewellery, once bought, remains with us for a lifetime. However, good maintenance of Jewellery is essential to ensure durability. Thangamayil is here with some tips that will help you maintain your jewellery.

There are three crucial elements to ensure proper maintenance of jewellery- wear your jewels the right way, clean them properly and store them carefully.

Wearing Jewellery

1. Here are 4 basic guidelines to follow while wearing jewellery:
1. Wear your Jewellery in the end: Make sure that you wear jewellery after you are done applying lotion, cosmetics, hairspray, perfume & everything else. Wear your necklace & earrings only after you are done with your hair-do.

2. Do not expose Jewellery to chemicals: We often use chemical products at home while gardening and cleaning. Make sure to remove your bangles and other jewellery before touching these products.

3. Do not expose Jewellery to water: Remove jewellery before taking a shower, swimming or doing anything that leads to direct contact between the jewel & water.

4. Avoid wearing jewellery while doing physical work: Most women face the problem of bangles making contact utensils while cooking. This may lead to the stones falling off and damaging the jewel. Remember to remove and keep all your jewellery aside while cooking, cleaning and doing other physical activities.

2. Simple Ways to Clean Jewellery at Home:
1. After removing your jewellery, wipe each piece with a clean soft cloth to remove body oils and perspiration.

2. Clean your jewellery often with a soft brush as it will remove any dust that may have settled on the design.

How to clean Gold Jewellery at Home:
Clean gold jewellery in warm water with a few drops of mild-detergent. Use a soft-bristle brush to remove excessive dirt and remember to dry the piece with a soft cloth, post wash.

How to clean Silver Jewellery at Home:
Stir one teaspoon of salt or baking soda into hot water and submerge your jewellery into the solution, letting it sit for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, rinse the jewellery with cold water and dry it with a soft cloth.

How to clean Diamond Jewellery at Home:
The best way to clean Diamond Jewellery is by washing it in warm soap water and brushing it with a soft-bristle brush. Using diluted toothpaste is another option however; the paste might be too strong for the other metals in the jewellery and hence, should be avoided.

How to clean Pearl Jewellery at Home:
Pearls easily lose their lustre and must be cleaned with care. The best way to do this is by using a paint brush dipped in soap water to clean each pearl. After cleaning, the piece needs to be wiped gently with a damp cloth and kept aside to dry.

3. Things to remember while Storing Jewellery:
1. Store Jewellery in plastic boxes: This will ensure that your jewellery doesn’t get corroded. Use one plastic box for each set so that it is easy to look for them when needed. Preferably, label each plastic box to avoid confusion.

2. Wrap Jewellery in a thin and soft fabric: Within the plastic box, ensure that you wrap each of the earrings, bangles, rings and necklaces in individual fabrics so that they don’t rub against each other.

3. Use a jewellery case while travelling:  It is important to keep jewellery safe while travelling and ensuring that they don’t get damaged. It also helps to keep the jewellery case between layers of clothing.

We hope that these simple jewellery care and maintenance tips will go a long way in keeping your jewellery in good shape.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Choosing to wear a ring with stone

Most people who prefer to wear rings studded with precious stones or semi precious stones purchase one driven by belief in horoscopes. Let’s first be clear of the governing classification.The gemstones which are deemed to be precious include diamond, ruby, sapphire and emarald. All other navaratna stones will fall under the category of semi precious stones. The taxonomy of gems also includes yet another classification -i.e., Hot And Cold. Diamond, ruby and coral are categorized as hot gems whereas Topaz, Pearl, Gomed and Blue Sapphire are segregated as cold gems.

Apropos, Vedic astrology is based on the premise that invisible radiations from the remote planets reach every individual and based on the angle and magnitude with which they strike a person at the time of birth his destiny gets shaped.

When worn, a gemstone continues vibrating its power which is absorbed in the invisible chakras within an individual. The aura protects the wearer against external disturbances related to the karaka or lordship of the concerned planet in his horoscope . The energy pattern of a gem is said to have a worthwhile impact on one's emotional and physical energies, directing them in a constructive way.
Well, several renowned astrologers prescribe lucky stones for those whose horoscope features a weak planet or dosha. Life is no magic but these stones are considered to confer a positive impact on the wearer, gradually over a period of time. People primarily wear a gemstone for two reasons. To enhance the capability of a planet which is already well fortified in their horoscope or to alleviate the negative effects of planets which are unfavourably disposed by dint of placement, conjunction or malefic aspects. The practice of wearing precious gems dates back to the era of Mahabharata. A rare collection of invaluable precious stones adorned the crown of Prince Duryodhana after he coveted the treasures in Indraprastha through a gambling game.

Firstly a clear analysis of your horoscope by an experienced astrologer whom you trust is advisable. Ask him the purpose for which he recommends a rashi stone. Choose the gemstone accordingly and these precious stones are to be clad in a particular hand, in a specific finger too, based on the stone picked.

Once you decide to go for a lucky stone, choose the perfect metal to embed or fix it in and be aware of the right manner of wearing it. Usually gold and silver are the widely preferred metals to serve as a base to the precious or semiprecious stones.

Each gemstone is scientifically associated with a planet of the “navagraha” group. For example yellow sapphire has an auspicious association with the first order natural benefic planet Jupiter and is capable of tapping the radiations from this planet and converging the waves better than any other material for the benefit of the wearer. This is a kind of stone which every individual can give a try in his lifetime as it is very pleasant to gaze and carries with it the wisdom , benevolence and wealth associated with Jupiter.

Correct choice and proper use of gemstones can also foster good health and bring back peace and harmony in the family. There is also a word of caution from clairvoyants, to refrain from wearing inappropriate stones as dictated by the horoscopes.The lucky stones related with natural benefic planets like Jupiter, Venus etc are to be worn on the right hand and those related to natural malefics such as Sun, Mars, Saturn etc on the left hand.

As stated earlier every gem is associated with a specific planet in vedic astrology and as per this association Diamond (Heera) represents planet venus. Wearing a diamond ring will make the areas in life governed by planet venus(karaka of venus) strong. Accordingly the wearer is blessed with an affluent lifestyle, enhanced sexual power, revival of strained relations with opposite gender, better cure for skin and uterine diseases etc. At the time of purchase, get your queries clarified on the cleaning materials that can be used and the proper cleaning procedure as any precious or semiprecious gemstone handled gently will last forever as a valuable treasure both in your hands and in your minds.

While the religious belief of every community needs to be respected, wearing a ring with stone anticipating some benefits is a matter of personal belief and choice and it is practically impossible to produce any tangible evidence for the beneficial or curative effect of the stones. May the unique and pristine treasure of precious stones, exemplifying royalty, illuminate the way forward!!

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