Polki jewellery is one of the most preferred jewellery styles among Indian brides. Given the raw beauty of polki uncut diamonds, polki jewellery has much to offer the millennial bride
WHERE IT BEGAN: “Polki as an art form came alive during the Mughal era in the 15th century. Centuries of craftsmanship are evident in its intricate designs that require skill and dedication. Although traces of enamelling in jewellery existed in ancient India, this technique reached its zenith under the Mughals. The Mughal influence in polki jewellery can be seen in the various geometric, floral and nature inspired designs, which are an intrinsic feature of the Mughal dynasty monuments and heritage architecture,” says Kalyanaraman, while relating the journey of polki jewellery. The vibrant coloured polki diamond sets are a product of the Rajasthani culture.
THE PRECIOUS FACTOR: Ahammed MP, shares, “Polki jewellery exudes a majestic elegance—the precious gems and detailed craftsmanship make polki a valuable adornment.”
ASSOCIATED REGIONS: Like kundan, intricate polki jewellery designs were further used and re-worked upon by the royals of Rajasthan and Gujarat.
OWN IT: A nath set consisting of a polki diamond, bangle and a statement ring must be a part of every bride’s jewellery box, feels Kalyanaraman.
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