Polki, Kundan and Jadau, these are the epitome of elegance and exquisiteness. Each one carries subtle qualities that make them different from the other two. Let’s look at these unique subtleties:
- Polki: These are the Uncut Diamonds. Being the purest form of Diamonds, they’re extremely expensive. Polki Jewellery is exceptionally graceful and lustrous. The origins of Polki dates back to the Mughals era where it was a cultural norm to wear such jewellery. The very famous and touted movie ‘Jodha Akbar’ which portrays Mughal culture, is one eminent example.
- Kundan: Craftsmen, Finely designs the pieces of glass and colourful stones and nests them in gold. Kundan personifies the Jewellery to be Royal. It is less expensive than Polki, but still has its own price. The Rajputsare the trendsetters of the Kundan Culture. Jaipuri and Bikaner Jewellery are the different names for Kundan Jewellery.
- Jadau: The semi-precious, precious gems, stones & crystals and un – cut diamonds embedded in gold makes a Jadau (Jadtar) Jewellery. The Mughals in Gujarat and Rajasthan too brought this culture, but it is been made more glorious by the Indian Artisians.
Jewelleries made from Polki/Kundan/Jadau have an elegant look and is why is worn only on special occasions. In addition, Craftsmen also design Intricate and Colourful Meenakari Work on the front/back of the jewellery;this makes the jewellery piece look unique.These are usually the Heirloom kind of Jewellery, and have its own grace when worn.
Look for such vintage jewellery only at www.chhedajeweller.co.in, or visit Chheda Jewellers at its Showroom at Vile Parle East, Mumbai.