Oxidised jewelry is one of those artworks of jewelry which had gained popularity over the generations and even eras. It's not anything new. This form of artwork is appreciated, worn and loved in Indian history since thousands of years ago.
The reason for its extreme fondness in Indian culture is not only it's look, but also its versatility and cost effectiveness as compared to pure metals like gold and silver. Oxidized metal comes in myriad pattern with stone work, delicate carvings and enameling. These pieces have an old world charm and traditional appeal. Oxidation creates a light and shadow effect in jewelry while making colored stones on them stand out. Oxidized metal offers a fresh and novel look in the world of gold and silver jewelry.
Oxidation is a natural occurring process that happens when metal combines with oxygen and results in oxide or an antique finish. The usage of silver is more in making oxidized jewelry. Although the composition has other alloys like copper, zinc and occasionally nickel to produce the jewelry in colors such as pink, green, yellow and even white.