The unique beauty of the jewellery reflects the cultural traditions and diversity of the people. Centuries of tradition are artistically and lovingly moulded in each hand-crafted piece of gold, silver and other metallic and non-metallic materials. The 22-karat gold jewellery is mixed with silver, copper or other metals. Intricately woven designs are either traditional or modern. The eastern designs are generally ornate and studded with precious and semi-precious stones. Elegant and delicately simple designs that cater to the international taste and preference are also widely available. Jewellery is ever popular locally and among foreigners with a taste for the exotic. Usually crafted in silver, the chunky designs invariably carry traces of Greco-Roman and Buddhist influences.