India is one of the greatest jewellery-producing countries in the world, both in volume and inspiration. In the subcontinent, jewellery is more than just gold and precious stones as it is loaded with significance, symbolism and spirituality. And then, of course, there is the bridal jewellery, which no one does quite like India.
But if you thought it was all about shiny yellow gold bangles and polki diamonds, think again. Our selection of the best Indian jewellery from 2013 shows the diversity of creativity, colour and techniques emerging from the land of jewels. Here is what we think really stood out from the rich offerings of jewellery from our Indian friends. Sophisticated, subtle, original and charming, India still keeps on giving and inspiring.