Jan 16 2019
Kundan Jewellery For Your Wedding!
Rajasthan has the reputation of being the hub of bridal Kundan jewellery. But in reality, the kundan jewellery was originated during the Mughal era. But in the later centuries, the traditional jewellery makers shifted their base to Rajasthan and thus the state became famous for the Kundan jewellery.
Do you know that it is the oldest form of craftsmanship being followed in India? No big fat Indian wedding is complete without the bride adorned in pretty Kundan jewellery.
Not one but many artists are needed to create a piece of Kundan Jewellery. The word kundan refers to the highly refined and molten gold used to make the jewellery.
During the Mughal era, only the royalty used the Kundan jewellery because of the amount of gold and precious stones used in making such a piece of jewellery. But later other metals such as silver was used to make the kundan pieces and thus the commoners could also use kundan sets.
The Kundan jewellery is made with the gold being beaten to thin sheets which are filled with lac made from tree sap.
Uncut diamonds or other precious stone are set into these intricately as well as an elaborately designed gold base. These stones are set using hot coal. Later molten gold is poured into the sides to strengthen the jewellery.
To give the jewellery more exquisite look the meenakari process is done on it. Meenakari is the process of adding colour to the jewellery with enamel. The surface of the metal is engraved suing metal stylus that is later filled with colours. Later the piece of jewellery is placed in a furnace to help the colour to fuse with the metal.
Later the piece of jewellery is cleaned to remove the dark spots.