Jewel Desire

By: Michalle Singh

 India is no stranger to lavishness. The history of India revels that the country has enjoyed immense wealth and even the greater desire to enjoy that. From the colorful land of Rajasthan originated the India's most cherished, elegant and iconic arts - the Kundan jewelery. Once the exclusive privilege of the Maharajas, Nawabs and Nizams, this style of stone setting is extremely precious and expensive too.

The Kundan work found the great patronage during the Mughal era in the country and is a part of their heritage. The exclusive Kundan Jewelery reflects the aura of the old world luxury. Even today the unique Kundan work endorse the mood of the women and sets the grandest fashion statements among the elite's. Apart from the Indian Bollywood icons, Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Kidman, to Madonna have been spotted wearing the gorgeous Kundan ornaments.

The Kundan jewelery of the desert land of Rajasthan talks to you and make you feel the cohesive sentiment of pure and unadulterated luxury wrapped up in the fine couture. Not only the women but also the men in Rajasthan love to adorn themselves with the exclusive Kundan jewelery. Males are often seen wearing earing's and lucky charms. It is basically made up of uncut stones that are set according to the various designs using the pure gold.

The elegance of the Kundan is depicted from the fact that the the reverse of the ornament is as beautifully crafted as the front, with the delicate enamel work called meenakari. It is exclusive in terms of both design and perfection. It forms the important part of their culture and age old tradition. It is one of the oldest form of jewelry in India.

Today the designers have started using the uncut stones, diamonds as ornamentations in bags, saris, leghangas, and even in shoes. It is called as the Kundan work. The making of Kundan ornaments require high level of competence and talent. Kundan is known for the turban ornaments and forms the important part of the weddings in the state of Rajasthan.

Kundan looks trendy and is available everywhere in Rajasthan. The Kundan bracelets, Kundan bangles, Kundan baazubands, kundan hathfools are quite popular not only among the Indian but also among the foreigners. If ever your travels take you to Rajasthan, you know what not to leave without.

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