Jewelry (jewellery) in Indian culture is more than a mere adornment. Temple jewellery is the common name by which the characteristic ornaments used in Bharatanatyam are known. Originally these ornaments were created as offerings to Gods and Goddesses and hence the name. The grace and elegance of this magnificent art form is augmented by the beauty and variety of the jewellery worn by the artistes. Bharatanatyam necklace (choker) a neck adornment is made using pearls. The ornament is also called addigai.