Some of the popular ornaments of Gaddi women are:
Chakk or Chonk:
Worn on the top portion of the head, Chonk is conical in shape and has two small circular elements called chakdi for attaching with silver strings that mount it over the head. Usually worn by married women, it symbolises the marital status of women.
Gojru, silver bracelets that are narrow in width are usually worn in pair.
Possibly the defining element of Gaddi jewellery, Chanderhar is a rather large and boisterous necklace made of silver, lots of it, with mina (hand carving) work all over it. It is festive jewellery worn on occasions such as marriage, family functions and fairs. Interestingly, although usually worn only by women, for the wedding, even the groom sports a Chanderhar.
Chiri, the defining ornament for a married women is similar to such jewellery from across the planes of North India.
Toke are flattened silver bracelets worn in pairs, embellished with signature Gaddi designs.
Pari are anklets, always made of silver. It is designed to make a lot of sounds when the woman wearing it walks. It is generally an ornament of the newlywed, maybe to alert everyone of their presence, so as to provide them privacy.
Designed to cling to the neck, Singi is a petit piece of ornament with golden coloured beads embellishing the silver pendant.
A beautiful ornament, Beeni Chakk is used to hold the hair and plaits in place.
Phullu are toe rings that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, although most women wear them, it is mandatory for newlyweds.
Interestingly many of the nose rings are made of gold.
A big sized nose pin, made of gold with a red coloured stone in the centre of this circular jewellery.
Many of these traditional jewellery has inspired new generation fashion designers who have featured it on a global stage too. Although Gaddi jewellery used to handcrafted, now machines are used to achieve a finer quality. Rakkh Resort in Palampur
arranges for a local market visit where one can witness Gaddi jewellery being made and could also purchase a few if you keen on making a rather bold statement with your jewellery.