What is the difference between polki and kundan jewelry
I'm sure many of you have received jewelry as gifts from loved ones and have flaunted them at every occasion possible. Traditionally, Indian brides receive Indian jewelry as gifts from her in-laws and/or receives them as family heirlooms. Indian jewelry is quite different because of it's history, craftsmanship and design. Polki & Kundan stem from Indian royal families thousands of years ago in the Mughal era and have now become the go-to jewelry for Indian brides who wish to look royal with a traditional touch.
Polki and Kundan jewelry are stones that require intricate hand work with a lot of attention and they are extremely time consuming to create.
Polki is natural uncut diamonds that are unfinished without any enhancements in a lab. It is very highly valued as they are mined from earth, which is labour intensive, and preserved in it's natural form.Pure gold foils are painted on the back of the stones to place them in their setting leaving the uncut diamond exposed.
Kundan Jewelry is made out of uncut diamonds and it's history is even older than Polki. It is a traditional art form of making jewelry in Rajasthan. The stones are precious or semi-precious placed on gold setting. The stones are polished and elaborately layered with precious metals.
Polki is more expensive and shinier than Kundan. For brides who are on a budget, we are happy to announce that we now make customized handmade Kundan bridal jewelry on gold plated settings and Polki bridal jewelry from crystal stones with a Swarovski-like shine to give you that diamond glitter!
You can have that royal wedding jewelry without the hefty price tag.