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What To Choose For Your Wedding Jewellery – Kundan or Polki!

Jewelry is the most transformative thing you can wear.

Kundan or Polki!

Kundan or polki jewellery is a sure way to achieve the elite, regal, and traditional style you’ve always desired from your jewels.

When asked what goes with what and why, a lot of us struggle to answer. Despite having a fairly similar appearance, kundan and polki jewellery are completely distinct from one another!

let us start at the beginning

1. How did the two originate?


Jewellery made with Kundan and Polki is exceedingly detailed, labor-intensive, and handcrafted with great expertise. They are both incredibly old works of art. The splendour of the Mughal Empire is where Kundan jewellery originates, yet Polki is a well-known Rajasthani gold design! 

Both of these are quite well-liked among millennial brides who want to appear classic and majestic on their wedding day!

2. What distinguishes them from one another?

Diamonds in their unprocessed, unadulterated state are polki. Uncut diamonds are set in gold jewellery using gold foils and lac to create it. Unlike other diamonds, Polki is not chemically treated. It seems extremely rustic because the colour isn’t particularly distinct. 

However, when they reflect light, the diamonds set on a pure gold foil give it a magnificent lustre. Then, to further accentuate their beauty, they are combined with the gold jewellery and embellished with pearls and other precious stones like rubies and tourmalines. It costs a lot since it is the purest kind of diamond that is currently available.

3. How are kundan ornaments made?

The foundation is made by forming strips of beaten gold into the required shape. To create what is known as Kundan, the glass stones—emeralds, rubies, sapphires, etc.—are meticulously fitted into the base. 

Since the stones are the main focus, there isn’t a lot of gold in it; in fact, the base may be made of fake metal. 

The complex procedure starts with the Ghaat skeleton framework. The stones are then polished using the Chilai method. Only India is home to this particular kind of art, which makes it very valuable.

4. Should I wear Kundan or Polki jewellery with gemstones?

Totally! Even though Kundan and Polki both have intricate meenakari and enamel work in a variety of hues, any one also looks fantastic with uncut rubies, sapphires, or even emeralds.

5. What jewellery items complement Kundan/Polki well?

For all of you upcoming brides who want to choose one of them, you can go with a bulky choker or an extravagant neck piece. You can choose stunning petite maang-tikas, enormous chandelier-shaped Kundan earrings, or even a stunning stand-alone statement piece like a bracelet if you don’t want something overly conventional and hefty.  The most popular jewellery trend of 2017–18 is chandbalis in Kundan/Polki. 



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