UAE Traditional Jewellery
The UAE is very rich in jewellery, which represents an area where tradition and modernity merge. Within contemporary UAE society, affluence and a luxurious style of living results in higher standards in gold and silverware.Experienced and professional goldsmiths who came from various countries brought in new materials and patterns which have been passed down from one generation to another are still widely used and high in demand..Jewellery in UAE society consists of precious stones, beads, shells, silver and gold.While jewellery of gold is widely used at present time, silver was more common in the past.Goldwave is a significant component of feminine culture in the affluent gulf region including the UAE today.UAE pearls were widely known and used within this area and outside the region for many centuries. Jewellery has considerable socio- economic significance in UAE society.
Gard al hel: A kind of bracelet made in gold or silver and may be used by married women or grown up girls for the wrist.
Al Zunaid: Bracelets used for upper arm
Al Khanasir: Rings worn around the little finger
Al Shawahid:Ring worn on index finger
Al Khalkhal: Gold or silver bracelet worn above the ankle
Al Fatakh: Ring worn on big toe on either or both feet.
There is an item of jewellery mainly gold for particularly every part of the body.