When its time for a wedding, a festival or any traditional occasion, after the costume the next thing that comes to our mind is the jewellery. Sarees, salwar kameez, anarkalis or be it lehenga choli, all these garments are rich in embroidery and fabric. To match the attire we make sure that our jewellery is equally complementing. And the first form of Indian jewellery that comes to one’s mind is the Kudan jewellery.
Kundan, also known as Bikaneri or Jaipuri jewellery, is a popular variation, wherein enameling with vivid colours and designs is on the reverse, while the kundan setting is in the front. The city of Jaipur in Rajasthan has traditionally been the centre for Kundan jewellery in India.
It’s a form of a gemstone jewellery wherein the gemstone is set with gold foil for necklances, chandelier earrings and mangtikas as well. The Kundan jewellery is one of the oldest form of jewellery worn in India.
This jewellery also has its roots traced way before the Mughal era, however it is believed to have flourished in the Mughal era. It remains an integral part of the traditional bridal wedding trousseau.Also a lot of Bollywood movies have had the actresses wearing rich Kundan jewellery.
The word Kundan means highly refined gold, and a highly refined and pure form of molten gold is used.Kundan is popular form of jewellery that is royal and elegant. It best compliments the Ethnic wear and adds magnificence to one’s look