Friday, 27 September 2013

The Bridal Gold Jewellery of Rajasthan



Kundan is believed to be originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan. It is a traditional form of gemstone jewellery. It is made out of precious and semi-precious gems, that are fixed in gold and silver. Kundan is a local Rajasthani word that refers to all the jewellery pieces, which have a combination of lac and gemstones.

Meenakari is the art of enamel, and Meena work (metal craft) was invented by the Mughals. It was popular amongst the Hindus and Mughal royals of Rajasthan. Meenakari is the art of ornamenting and coloring the surface of metal. It is fused with splendid colors and decorated in an intricate design.

The Indian bridal gold jewellery of Rajasthan has another speciality named Thewa. It evolved in Rajasthan during the Mughal era. Thewa is a traditional art of fusing 23K gold with multicolored glass. The glass is treated by a special process which makes it glitter, and highlights the sophisticated gold work.

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