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Indian weddings and known for their grandeur and lavishness and for a spell – binding effect celebrate wedding in a traditional Indian manner. For a traditional Indian wedding a traditional attire and traditional jewellery is utmost suitable as it gives a royal look to the bride. As weddings are special occasion for every bride so spending some time and thought on selecting the look and jewellery is best. Wedding is the occasion to look royal so obviously every bride would love to look like a rajkumari i.e. like a princess on her wedding day. And for a traditional and royal look for the most important ceremony of life i.e. the wedding day every bride would instantly think about adorning either Polki jewellery or Kundan jewellery.
Polki jewellery and Kundan Jewellery are often the first choice of bride as kundan set and polka set are traditional and look royal and elite because of their intricate designs. The kundan jewellery and Polki jewellery promote the rich Indian heritage and culture through its designs and craftsmanship. Now – a – day’s polki necklace sets and kundan sets are very popular choice of brides but both these types of jewellery are considered as same because not many know the difference between these jewellery. Even though kundan and Polki both are stones but there are a lot of difference between both. Following are the differences between polka and kundan jewellery.
Polki stones are uncut and unfinished natural diamonds in their purest and raw form as they are directly mined from earth. While kundan is made of glass stones.
Polki is very expensive and much shiner as compared to kundan as Polki is the purest and unprocessed form of diamond.
Polki was introduced and brought to India by the Moughal Empire while kundan was introduced by Royals of Rajasthan.
Let us understand more about Polki Jewellery and Kundan Jewellery in detail
Polki Jewellery: Polki jewellery as we know is made from purest and raw diamonds so they have a very intense sheen to them. These Polki jewels do not undergo any chemical treatment so they are not polished and thus have a rustic look to them so they are usually accompanied with other precious or semi – precious gemstones. Polki necklace and Polki sets are very expensive and are usually passed on from one generation to another as heirlooms. As mentioned earlier Polki jewellery was introduced in India by the Moughal Empire even the Royals Families of Rajasthan and Gujarat contributed a lot in promoting and highlighting the beauty of Polki jewellery. The city of Bikaner specializes in the art work and craftsmanship of making Polki jewellery. Polki jewellery is very expensive than kundan as it is diamond and that too in its purest form.
With time Polki jewellery are now made with two innovative techniques as under:
Open Polki: In open Polki technique the Polki are fixed into gold bearing and no enamel is painted at the back of the Polki stone this is done for light to penetrate through the stone from both sides so that the Polki can shine like diamond. This technique is just to accentuate the sheen of the Polki stones and making it in par with diamonds in regards to shine.
Hyderabadi Polki: In Hyderabadi Polki the bearing in which the Polki stones are fused is made of silver thus making the Polki jewellery less expensive and affordable. Also as the Polki stones are fused in silver base it gives a very contemporary and modern look to the jewellery. Thus HyderabadiPolki jewellery goes well with modern dresses and attires whereas the Polki stones fused in gold base give very traditional and royal look which are best suited for traditional attire.
Polki stones combined with Rubies and Emeralds are a very classic combination as these stones compliment the shine of Polki. This is a very much preferred combination in bridal jewellery because all these stones give a very regal and traditional look to the ornaments.
Kundan Jewellery: Kundan jewellery has got traditional touch to it and has close resemblance to Polki stone but after having a close look you will find major differences between them. Kundan stone is made by fusing layers of glass in metal; like gold or silver. The result of fusing of glass into the metal gives shine to the kundan jewellery. The art of creating kundan stone originated in India and has its roots in Rajasthani Jewellery. Kundan Jewellery is most sought type of jewellery because of its traditional and rustic looks and also because it is less expensive than Polki jewellery.
Polki Jewellery and Kundan Jewellery both are expensive ornaments and need proper care and attention. Following are tips for doing proper maintenance of these expensive pieces of jewellery.
Maintenance of Polki Jewellery: As Polki jewellery is expensive so you have to pay special attention towards its care. Polki designs are very intricate and delicate so while wearing Polki jewellery make sure you sit down and wear the piece of ornament. Avoid putting the jewellery on hard surface as the friction might damage the stone. Wear Polki ornaments after you have applied your makeup. Kindly remember that Polki stones are untouched by chemicals so adorn these beautiful pieces of ornaments only after you have applied perfumes as the spray of perfume might damage the Polki stones. Keep the ornaments at dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. It is preferable to store the Polki ornaments in satin cloth and avoid washing this expensive stone.
Maintenance of Kundan Jewellery: After using Kundan jewellery wipe it with suede cloth as it helps to restore the shine of the kundan ornaments. It is recommended to put the kundan jewellery between the layers of cotton and seal it in a plastic box or plastic bag. Do not use water or soap to clean the kundan sets. Protect the jewellery from moisture and direct heat as excessive humidity or heat can disturb the setting of the ornament and crack the enamel.