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Most beautiful traditional Rajasthani jewelry trends

Most beautiful traditional Rajasthani jewelry trends


Traditional Rajasthani Jewelry has dominated the market of jewelry in India. Talk about weddings or parties, every single event has a Rajasthani Jewelry in it. Rajasthani jewelry has been glorified by the Rajputs and tribal people of Rajasthan. It properly defines the colorful culture of Rajasthan and eminent history of Rajputs.

Kundan, Polki, and Meenakari’s designs have flooded the jewelry market. It has its presence all over the world. Rajasthan’s jewelry industry has given the world some very precious gems like ruby, emerald, topaz, pearls, etc. The uncut diamonds used in Polki jewelry have embarked on a revolution in the jewelry designs. Also, silver jewelry from Rajasthan has taken a special place in every western as well as traditional outfit.

Let’s check some of the most beautiful traditional Rajasthani jewelry designs.

Silver Jewelry

Silver jewelry has its roots in Rajasthan’s tribes. The tribal jewelry designs of earrings, Kada, necklaces, and choker have been in trend. Especially the Banjara tribes of Rajasthan have this tradition of wearing heavy ornaments like the Kada or Kangan, necklaces made up of heavy coins or beads, etc. Silver anklets and “pajeb or Payal” have their presence in every house of India as well as in the world. They go well with your traditional as well as western outfits. Also, the oxidized silver jewelry has gathered a major amount of attention in the fashion industry.

Kundan jewelry

The Kundan or Jadau jewelry of Rajasthan has been a major part of traditional bridal jewelry. Its royalty and richness have won the hearts of every bride. It is a part of a typical Rajwada look and is found mostly in every bridal trousseau. Talk about the choker necklaces embellished with glass stone on gold sheets and precious jewels or the “nathni”, Kundan work magically makes each piece art of royalty. Movies like “Jodha Akbar” and “Padmavat” has influenced further the minds of the women. Also, while Kundan is a type of jewelry, Jadau is the process of making Kundan jewelry.

Polki Jewelry

The shiny and lustrous Polki jewelry made of uncut diamonds in their pure and raw form. It is considered to be very expensive since it does not go through any chemical processes. Polki designs and styles in the necklace, bangles, Borla, and earrings, etc. It makes you feel like an elite. Aishwarya Rai’s Polki love at her wedding as well as in events has gathered significant attention from all the age groups. Polki’s work is sometimes combined with Kundan, which gives it a more exquisite touch.

Meenakari jewelry

The name “meenakari” itself is so beautiful. Meenakari work of Rajasthan has gained global attention in jewelry trends. Meenakari work includes enameling colors on gold or silver metal which further can be embellished with precious stones. You will find earrings and bangles with different designs. Meenakari work requires a lot of precision and a very professional craftmanship, as the designs are very complex and minute.

Lac Jewelry

Lacquered or Lac jewelry defines the term glossy. It is termed as common gold in Rajasthan as it is easily available and affordable. Lac bangles are most famous in Rajasthan. The colorful hues in earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. have been eye-catchy for all the groups of cultures and traditions. Hence, lac jewelry has occupied its space in every household.

Thewa Jewelry

Thewa jewelry is a piece of work founded by the craftsman of Pratapgarh in Rajasthan. They make jewelry by beating gold into thin sheets which are fused with colored glasses, that highlight the gold and provide shine. Which further can be enameled with vibrant colors. Thewa jewelry looks rustic and antique. Its technique is known by a few people only. Thewa has contributed to the bridal jewelry in forms of “Timaniya”, “Latkans”, earrings and many more.

Therefore, these are some of the types of traditional Rajasthani jewelry which has a unique presence in the jewelry industry. Trends may come and trends may go, but Rajasthani jewelry will top the list no matter what.