Blue with green Gorgeous Meenakari Earrings
About the Art :
Kundan Jewelry, Polki and Meenakari jewelry, as fascinating and beautiful they are, is also a genre of art that is mostly underrated and misunderstood. The Indian jewellery market has noticed an accelerated shift in buying behavior of women in the recent years. There has been a huge change in the taste of the modern women. They opt for lightweight, contemporary and exquisite designs with impeccable finish, and avoid conventional, chunky and heavy pieces. Irrespective, Kundan and Polki jewellery has jubilantly survived this change and still remains an important part of every bride’s trousseau and of our heritage that is passed down to generations. It journeys through a long history of cultural legacy and its’ detailing art and painstaking production technique continues to appeal to modern women.
Meenakari involves a variety of techniques of ornately decorating the jewelry piece with colors and patterns using enamel colors. Similar to Kundan technique, Meenakari can be implemented on the face of the piece, with the back left plain or decorated with a stamp. Meenakari can be combined with Kundan setting with the front of the jewelry, which exposes the entire front surface of the stone/stones, and back is embellished with enamel. Meenakari can be done on gold, silver, copper or bronze using the firing process of fusing glass into the metal.