Nose piercing has been a custom for more than 4000 years now and is probably the most popular body piercing type in the world. While we as Indians believe that nose pins are a very ‘desi’ thing, the world begs to differ. Nose pins have been adorned by women all over the world from Africa to the Middle East and even South Pacific Centuries. The nose pin was called ‘phul’ by the Mughals and the nose ring, ‘nath’ worn mostly on the left side of the nose which may or may not be attached to a chain. The nath is a whole new world of nose hoops that are found in different cultures in different designs. The Rajasthani nath is a huge side ring which may even have beads and pearls and is usually very heavy, the Maharashtrian nath made purely of gemstones and pearls form a different look altogether, similarly for the South Indian nose stud, which is a flat, pretty huge circular sized design that covers a major part of your nose.
The fad of wearing the nose pin became a vogue in the west only in recent years and thus returned the tradition of septum rings, gothic nose ring, coloured nose studs etc. Being the smallest piece of jewellery amongst all others, the Indian nose pin sure has an important place in a girl’s jewellery box. The nose pin design comes in a wide variety of shapes, floral, studs, geometric, traditional, leafy etc, while the nose ring design comes in variations like a full ring, half ring, so on and so forth.
The latest nose pin design knows no restrictions of culture, religion or tradition, the only thing followed here is the trend. Wearing a diamond nose pin today is more of a style trend than a ritual contrary to the history of nose pin design. Not just diamond, a lot of women still prefer the gold nose pin which of course still has ethnic overtones, barring a few experimental ones. Women in Southern parts of India wear nose pins on both sides of their nose and also wear the septum.
You can buy a nose pin online for as low as INR 2,413/- while nose ring online starts at INR 3630/-. Nose Ring Online Shopping can be a pretty fulfilling experience as there are over 100 designs to choose from, much more than what any retail store can offer. What’s more is that you can find amazing offers on board and customize the design to suit your taste. Since the nose pin price is reasonably low, it can also be considered a wonderful gift, without the pocket pinch.
Shopping online for nose pins and nose rings gives you the option to have the product delivered to your doorstep without worrying about the price or store-hopping to find the perfect piece. With so many options, shopping is way easier and also gives you the benefit of returns, in case you may change your mind. Cash on delivery options can be availed for those feeling sceptical or ordering on behalf of someone. With the variety on site, the only thing difficult would be to select just one.