Nosepin are the traditional jewellery for women in India. As the name suggests, nosepins is a pin worn on the nose by women.
Traditionally, married women in India wear nosepins as a symbol of marital status. Now, nosepins have become a style statement for the modern woman. A diamond nosepin or gold nosepin looks beautiful and exclusive on a woman and silver nose pins are also in trend.
Nose rings were first founded in the Middle East, and were first introduced in the 16th century by the Mughals in India. During the Mughal Rule, nose rings were designed in one way, which were floral patterns. The nose rings would be made into a tiny flower followed by a small stem which was kept in place with a firm screw inside the nostril. Many times, the nose rings would be decorated with pendants, stones, chains, to look more beautiful.
Nose piercing was discovered in the late 1960's by the hippies. After making a trip to India, they had been fascinated by the koka ( nose pins) and adopted it in the late 1970's during the "Punk Movement"; After being adopted by the hippies, the nose ring was then a symbol of rebellion against conservative values.
However, due to the acceptance of nose rings in the 1990's as a fashion accessory, they are now considered to be a touch of style instead of a "rebellious act." Over the decades many young and old have undertaken getting their nose pierced. Another reason why nose piercing is so common, is because it is a painless procedure. They are now popular in many parts of the world including the UK and other parts of Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
Thus, today there are a variety of different types of nose rings available for people to wear. Though the traditional importance of the nose ring has not been forgotten, it has been making waves in contemporary trends and has become a fashion accessory for lots of women and some men too!
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EMERALD GLAMOUR GOLD NOSEPIN, TWINKLING TRIANGLE DIAMOND NOSEPIN, YELLOW SAPPHIRE FLORET GOLD NOSEPIN, SINGLE DEW DIAMOND NOSEPIN, DUET TONES KITE DIAMOND NOSEPIN