The History of Polki Uncut Diamonds Royalty Jewelry and Meenakari Work’

The History of Polki Uncut Diamonds Royalty Jewelry and Meenakari Work’
February 12, 2014 Deepika Royalty Jewels
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‘Royalty Jewelry’
Jaipur is famous as a large exporter of gold, diamond and stone jewelry. Being home to 16th century Rajputs and royals of Mughul empire, Deepika’s draws her design inspiration from that era.
Deepika Royalty has Professional Jewelry Designers especially trained in design and metalsmithing designs. We deal not only in heavy and bridal jewelry designs but we are also proud to have a large collection in light weight and gentle jewelry that can be worn in regular day life. This collection presents simple pendant sets and chains designed in diamond, pearl, emerald and ruby. Light chains, bracelets, anklets and earrings.
From the Rajput Dynasty, Deepika Royalty inherits Baajubandh, rakhdi, borla and jhumki designs, marwadi nath, marwadi baali, rajasthani nath design. Entire collection of Deepika Royalty depicts a perfect balance of Elegance and Quality.
Deepika Royalty has also participated in various Exhibitions and Jewelry Events. Some of these are very reputed and renowned jewelry shows like INTERGEM Jewelry Show in Santa Monica, International Jewelry Show case, International Gem Jewelry Design.
‘Polki Uncut Diamonds’
A Polki Diamond is uncut and naturally mined with no artificial enhancement, no laboratory interference nothing synthetic whatsoever. Polki diamonds maintain their value in all markets internationally and are therefore a great investment. Polki diamonds are from ancient India, Mughal and Kundan era which makes them very beautiful and honorable.
Remember Aishwarya Rai’s bejeweled splendour in Jodha Akbar? The one prominent aspect that stood out in their regalia and exquisiteness was the timeless Polki jewellery. This uncut diamonds style brings a royal impression and personality and is quite a rare design. It has returned to fashion and interest among women who wish to make a style statement at weddings or other festive occasions.
There is a huge difference between Kundan and Polki even though they look much similar in looks almost undistinguishable. However Polki is uncut, raw, diamonds. Those pretty trinklets you see on engagement rings- those are not how natural diamonds look like. Those are polished, and cut to precision to look like that. An uncut diamond is called Polki. Similar looking to Kundan but shines a LOT more and is also a LOT more expensive.
Polki jewellery is evergreen and is right for all ages and occasions. It comes in both modern and traditional designs.

‘Meenakari work’
The enamel work done on a metal surface is known as meenakari. The word “Meena” stands for enamel and the word “kari” is the art. The technique was designed for the queens of India, keeping comfort and luxury in mind.
To finish the reverse side of precious jewels, experienced craftsmen crush glass and other colored stones into fine powder and enamel the product. The result is an inner side to a piece of jewelry that has its own special beauty and feels like a pillow against the skin.
Gold has been used traditionally for Meenakari Jewellery as it holds the enamel better, lasts longer and its luster brings out the colors of the enamels. Silver, a later introduction, is used for artifacts like boxes, bowls, spoons, and art pieces while Copper which is used for handicraft products were introduced only after the Gold Control Act, which compelled the Meenakars to look for a material other than gold, was enforced in India.
Initially, the work of Meenakari often went unnoticed as this art was traditionally used as a backing for the famous kundan or stone-studded jewellery. This also allowed the wearer to reverse the jewellery as also promised a special joy in the secret of the hidden design!

Reference taken from Wikipedia.

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