Artisan Jewelry India Waist Belly Chain Sterling Silver 32.5 Inches: ShalinCraft: Jewelry. This is why Indians have been known to be one of the most skillful jewelers in the world.In some Indian communities, the wearing of belly chains is customary during weddings.In general, belly chains can be thin, chunky, slinky, bold, large-beaded, or soft and lacy around the belly. A belly chain is the perfect emblem of the dynamism of India fashion. The popularity of these belly chains or waist ornaments is evidenced by the numerous historical relics such as temple sculptures, ancient paintings, and frescoes from the period of the Indus valley civilization to nineteenth century designs. For increased comfort and flexibility, most silver belly chains are made by threading or chaining several links together.The bellychain or waist chain can be a piece of sterling silver jewelry worn around the waist in order to create the ideal waistline. A small waist is considered to be attractive in Indian women. There are belly chain designs which are constructed to hang loosely around the hips, similar to how women would wear them for enhanced sensual beauty, during the ancient times. To this day, these special pieces of Indian jewelry are still believed to be the best way to accentuate a small waistline. Very fine work is required in order to achieve elasticity in these belly chains. Belly chains come in typical designs such as long simple chains adorned with charms and jewels which dangle from them.
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces