There are different types of Indian Traditional Jewellery that every would-be bride must know. Some of these are kundan, meenakari,polki, etc.
The look of an Indian bride is incomplete without jewelleries. Well, picking the right Traditional Indian Jewellery not only will help in enhancing the charm and beauty of the bride but will also help in complementing the Indian bridal corture.
Prior to beginning your shopping for Indian Traditional Jewellery, it will be better to know the various types of the jewelleries in advance so that when the bride will choose her favorite ornaments for her big day, it will only be the bride who will shine throughout the entire ceremony. Well, if one is clueless regarding the diverse categories of Indian jewelleries available, here is the list of the most demanding types that will augment the gorgeousness of the bride.
Kundan jewellery is considered to be one of the costliest Indian jewellery forms. Different types of semi-precious and precious gems, and stones are used for designing kundan jewelleries for giving a stunning look. Kundankari had reached Rajasthan from the present capital of India that is Delhi long back in the Mughal era. This is the reason why kundan jewelleries emit a royal effect when worn on special days like the wedding day.
If one likes colorful and bright jewelleries, then one is sure to love the meenakari works. This enameled jewellery form originated in Rajasthan, but as time passed by it became popular even in the other regions of the country. In this type, the precious stones are set prior to enameling the pieces with the heat-resistant shades like yellow, red, white, green, and blue. One will generally find the designs of fish, flower, peacock, and paisley on the pieces. Even some kundan form of jewelleries are found with meenakari work on the backsides.
This is an engraved form of Indian jewellery mainly popular in Gujarat and Rajasthan. In the jadau jewelleries, diverse types of gems such as sapphire, ruby, pearls, etc are found to be embedded in the molten form of gold with the polki stone in the centre. Some of the Jadau sets are also incorporated with meenakari work.
Lac form of jewellery has its origin in Rajasthan. This form of jewellery is famous around the globe. Lac is implanted in diverse types of ornaments such as necklaces, maang tikas, etc. The various designs of Lac make it the favorite jewellery of the would-be brides. In several Indian weddings, bangles with the lac casing are generally brightly colored with works of glass on the pieces.
If the would-be bride wants to adorn jewelleries with the charm of the ancient days then pachchikam jewellery form can be the right choice for her. This type of Indian jewellery originated in Kutch and Gujarat. Pachchikam is back in vogue and is a pretty fragile form. If the bride is not so keen about investing huge amount on her jewelleries then she can opt for this jewellery type as silver is used instead of pure gold, thus, making these reasonable. Pachchikam jewellery is quite flashy and can be adorned on every occasion.
Polki is the uncut form of diamond. Generally used in the centre of the jewellery. It is always valued due to its natural form.