Temple jewellery originated during the 12th century under the reign of Chola dynasty in the south of India. Sometimes, the temple jewellery is also adorned with stones called kemp stones. What makes the temple jewellery unique from the other jewelleries is the religious sentiment. The metal work that you see in temple jewelry pieces is extraordinary. This type of jewellery displays heavy use of silver look metal and displays patterns of idols, elephants and architectural designs in a repetitive manner. Carving handiwork on silver (nakkashi) is used in the creation of this jewellery.