The diversity of adornments in India is unleveled. Throughout its 5000 years of jewellery history, pieces have been as distinct as the ethnics inhabiting the subcontinent. From dynastic kingdoms to indigenous tribal people, from tropical climate to wide mountain ranges covered in ice and snow, we find beautiful adornments as simple as flowers, seeds or shells, carefully elaborated henna decorations, along with most beautiful pieces of gold and silver, richly decorated with marvelous gemstones. There is jewellery for all parts of the body. Even the most intricate pieces are carefully handmade. Enamelled armbands from Rajasthan, gold hoop earrings and cast silver anklets are only a few examples of the marvels we encounter. Jewellery in India up until today indicates status and wealth. Additionally, symbols and shapes have always had a deep connected with religion. Art and handicraft are skills used to serve the gods. People have spent an incredible amount of time and energy to embellish the body, and through it, the human soul. Often, a single piece requires the collaboration of a designer, a silversmith or a goldsmith, a stone setter, an engravist, a lapidary, and a polisher.