Nose piercing in the age-old tradition followed by Indian women. As mangalsutra is the must-have ornament for married women in India but there is no such restriction for nose rings, it is worn by married as well as unmarried women.
The tradition of wearing nose pins dates back to 16th century. Nose pin adornment is not just the fashion statement but there are lots of beliefs and a scientific reason behind it.
The scientific reason for wearing nose pin is that the vein of left nostril is connected to the female reproductive system and hence it increases the women’s fertility.
There are lots of beliefs about nose rings ; in India wearing a nose pin is also considered as the tribute to Goddess Parvati. On other hands it is also believed that the size of nose pins also states the financial status and power of the family of the women, the bigger the size of nose pin the wealthier is the family.
In India, the designs and names of nose rings are different as per the religion and geographical boundaries.
In Punjab the most famous Nath is Shikarputi Nath, the traditional Rajasthani Nath is known as nathuri, tehri nath or nathuli is the traditional nose ring of Uttarakhand, in Maharashtra traditional nose ornament is called as Maharashtrian Nath, in Karnataka it is known as mukuthi or mukkutti, the traditional nose ornament of Tamil Nadu is pullaku, in Kerala it is known as palakka, in Bihar, the nose stud is the chhuchhi or the laung.
Nose rings are one of the most popular forms of accessory which is almost worn by one-third of women. In modern times, lots of designs and pattern are available in nose rings, nose studs, nose hoops and septum rings.
Following are the latest trending types of nose pins:
American Diamond Nose Pins: Every women’s loves diamond; American diamond nose pin is the substitute for real diamond nose pins. Lots of designs in American diamond nose studs, nose rings, hoops, septum rings are available. This is the modern trend which every girl loves to adorn.
Oxidised Nose Pins: This nose pin is also known as Tribal nose pins or silver –german nose pins. Oxidized nose rings are just breaking fashion industry. It is the best option if you wish to get that fusion look. The range of designs is available in oxidized nose rings at Anuradha Art Jewellery.
Bridal Nose Rings (Dulhan Nath): Bridal nose rings comes in various size or designs. Most commonly bridal nose rings are attached with pearl beaded or simple golden chain which goes up till hair. Bridal nose rings are available in the antique gold finish, kundan & diamonds.
Septum Nose Rings : If you wish to get bold statement then Septum nose ring is the perfect one. In western countries, septum nose rings are the top of the fashion accessory list. South Indian women wear septum rings which are known as pullaku.
Maharashtrian Nath: It is generally made of pearls, gold, diamond and red, green colour stones in the centre. They dangle all the way to lips from the nose, thus giving a real traditional Maharashtrian look.
Sania Mirza Nose Pins: This nose ring is trending among young girls. It is stones studded single ring which is highly adorable. It is suitable for casual apparel and best for everyday use.
Anuradha Art Jewellery offers latest range in bridal nose rings , diamond nose rings , oxidised nose rings , antique gold finish nose rings & septum nose rings . We promise to provide stylish fashion jewellery collection at an affordable cost. Enjoy Shopping!!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is nose rings?
A Nose Ring is a jewellery meant for the nose, wherein the cartilage is pierced and the nose ring is worn in it. There are non-pierced nose rings as well available in the market for fashionistas. Although, nose piercings of many kinds happen, but the nostril piercing is the most common. Septum piercing is also popular as people wear a nose ring in this part of the nose as well.
Why Indian women wears nose rings?
Wearing jewellery in the Indian tradition is of utmost importance and has its own value in different parts and clans of India. The women wear nose rings during their wedding as a part of their Solah Shringar process. Not only does a nose ring symbolise as a beauty-enhancing ornament for a woman but also as a mark of honour for the Indian goddess, Parvati. Naths as called in India, these nose rings are often elaborate, heavy and have heirloom factor to them. Another facet related to wearing Nose Ring is that, according to the Indian Ayurveda science, a hole on the nostril of a woman helps in relieving pain during the childbirth process.
What are different nose rings designs?
Nose piercing can have different design of nose ornament, which are nose studs and nose rings. For different styles of nose rings, the ones which have a simple metal ring in a circular design, the ones with a stick, gold traditional nose rings, the ones with diamonds and gemstones, the designs with pearls and gold beads, the ones with flower motifs, Silver nose rings with crystals, oxidised nose rings with solitaire diamond or stone, heavy Nath style nose ring with traditional tribal motifs, are some of the more common designs of nose rings worn by the women in India.
What are different types of nose rings?
The most common types of Nose Rings to be seen are Nostril screw style, nose bone stud style, straight barbell shaped nose ring, curved barbell shaped nose ring, L-shaped one, captive bead ring, hoop style, and horse-show shaped nose rings. Depending upon where the piercing has been done on the nose is where these particular types of nose rings can be worn.