The Elegance of Haar: The Indian Necklace
Since prehistoric times, the necklace has been thought to emulate the beauty of the woman by adorning the slender of her neck. In Hindi, a necklace is called �haar� and is considered to be one of the most elegant pieces of jewelry. Necklaces hold deep traditional and sentimental value; they are often preserved by each generation to share with the next. A recognizable style of haar is the multi-strand metal seed beads necklace in silver and warm gold typically worn in southern India. Wearing various styles of jewelry, including haar, everyday as well as for special occasions has been an integral part of Indian culture for over 5,000 years.