Temple jewelry is a thing in India. No other culture in the world has a whole branch of the complex art of jewelry-making devoted to spiritual life. Having evolved in South India, temple jewelry is one that is made especially with an icon of a deva or Devi in mind. They are primarily designed to adorn the deities housed in the magnificent temples of the South. They are worn by the mortal devis of ihaloka, of course, to weddings and poojas; however, it is to a distinctive style and appeal that modern-day temple jewelry refers to.