Side pendants/ Mugappu / Kodi Moppu - Ethnic Indian Jewellery
Sometimes the pendants or side pendants enclosed a scroll of sacred words worn as an amulet to ward off evil. Figures of the family deity were often engraved in gold and encrusted with stones in the pendant.
Innumerable designs are now available in the market with pendants , side pendants, mugappu studded with rubies, sapphires, pearls etc. Peacock design, Floral designs are the most popular. The chain length has also been altered to suit the modern outfits. Many prefer a short-length chain that rests on the collarbone and the mugappu at the base of the bone. This style works well with western clothing and is fashionable.
South Indian women have a great relationship with gold chains. The ladies in south India are attracted towards Mugappu attached chains. This Mugappu is seen on the side of the chain, and it comes in various designs. The most famous design is peacock and floral pattern. The Mugappu is highlighted by ruby and American diamond stones or a simple circle design with Kemp stones studded on it.
Many varieties of Thaali Mugappu designs for the Indian bride is available
Modern women who juggle family and career often find it difficult to wear heavy pieces of jewellery that can cause distress and inconvenience during travel and long working hours.
The traditional gold vatis have been replaced with simpler pendants in attractive designs.
Rettai pattai kodi mugappu – Double chain facet pendant. Conventional South Indian design chains
Traditional design Mugappu for sale at Vadaamalar online - Mugappu designs click here
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