Women in all ages love to wear necklaces, especially those made of beads. Beads make the jewelry attractive and thereby the lady.
Type and nature of beads
Beads can be seen in two different types- naturally occurring ones and artificially created ones. Human love for beads started from the naturally occurring ones in the form of shell beads, beads formed of bones, teeth, claws etc. Rudraksha is another important naturally occurring one, which is a wooden bead. Glass beads, clay beads, cabochon etc. are the artificial ones.
Beads vary in size, shape and color. These varieties help one to make large varieties of necklaces. The size of beads ranges from a seed size to a blueberry size. More than the variations in size shape and color, the designs make the jewelry attractive. Using exactly same types of beads, a creative mind can make different designs.
Other than jewelry, what can be next use of beads?
Other than the jewelry, beads are also used in decorations. They are used in garment industry as embellishments. Beads are also used to make curtains, by arranging in strings. They are used in festive decorations.
From the time immemorial, the beads are part of different religions, especially the naturally occurring ones. They are used in prayers, future predictions, traditional dances etc. It is non-detachable part of the religious life of many tribes across different parts of the world.
Beads were an important part of their lifestyle in Venetian and African culture. They wore it as a symbol of magical power and for ritual purposes. In India, the Naga saints wear bead necklace as a part of their belief. The use of beads is very clear and evident from ancient painting and sculptures. The painting depicting the Mughal era and Victorian era shows the importance of beads. In those periods it was used as decorating crown and throne, dress, necklaces etc. Even those epics depict the beads as the symbol of love, wisdom, status and as incredible treasure.
Depending on the type of beads used, both elegant varieties and casual wears are available in the market. The availability of quality beads and beads jewelries are ensured by different kinds of markets from the local wholesale, retail markets to the online platforms and the competition made by them.
People believe that beads are asset which may bring fortune and prosperity throughout their generation as well as their family chain. This makes the beads market an ever enlarging one.