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Polki Jewellery: Everything To Know About It

Are you looking to complement your outfit with trendy jewellery? Try traditional Polki jewellery.
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  • Krati Purwar
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Published -12 Feb 2022, 15:10 ISTUpdated -12 Feb 2022, 15:27 IST
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Polki jewellery is in trend and already amping up the bridal and bride’s maids trousseau. The jewellery pieces are made of natural unfinished diamonds that add shine and elegance. The prices of sets depending on the size and quality of diamonds. 

How Is Polki Jewellery Different From Kundan Jewellery?

A lot of people confuse polki jewellery with kundan jewellery. They appear to be the same, and some of the crafting techniques are similar, but their construction is different. In kundan jewellery pieces, craftsmen use glass stones, while polki jewellery pieces are made of uncut diamonds.

How To Pick The Right Jewellery Piece?

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In an interview with the Brides Today, designer Tarun Tahiliani said, “An Indian bride should keep in mind that while selecting jewellery that it is stackable, she can break the pieces and wear them.” Adding he said, “They should be timeless, and it should be great value for money. Value comes from the inherent quality of the stones and the quality of the workmanship behind it.”

Detachable pieces, like a big choker that you can break into two pieces and wear separately, are the best choice for brides-to-be. It helps the newly married woman attend several post-wedding events with an authentic appeal. You must also invest in the jewellery pieces that go with all kinds of attires.

How To Maintain The Shine Of Polki Jewellery?

With polki jewellery, it is crucial to follow the steps to maintain the shine. In a report by the Brides Today, Sunita Shekhawat, Founder of Sunita Shekhawat Jaipur, said, “Make sure you put on your jewellery at the end and remove it first after a night out to keep it safe.”  

You must always clean the jewellery, remove dirt and dust and swipe moisture and sweat from the surface. Even the slightest amount of moisture can tarnish the jewellery. You can wrap the jewellery pieces in a cotton cloth and store them in an air-tight box.

The Elaborate Art Behind Polki Jewellery

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According to Shekhawat, “Open and closed settings are the most popular.” The closed setting requires intrinsic and elaborate work. It belongs to the Mughal era, and only a few artisans in India are talented enough to produce similar authentic pieces.

The closed setting uses meenakari work at the back of the jewellery pieces with multiple hues and intricate designs. However, the open setting uses modern techniques that reduce the labour work. Therefore, it is less expensive than closed setting jewellery pieces.

The Creative Director of Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas, Yash Agarwal, said in an interview with the Brides Today that polki jewellery pieces are versatile and can be paired with different kinds of gemstones. Contrasting hues match Indian skin tones and make for striking pieces for Indian brides. 

Shekhawat adds, “Traditional motifs, like peacocks and lotuses, have a timeless appeal. And buy a piece with good quality stones—they do not deteriorate and can be passed on to generations.”

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Where To Find The Polki Jewellery?

Jaipur and Hyderabad are renowned in the country for producing fine pieces of polki jewellery. You can find designs paired with precious stones like sapphires, rubies, emeralds and pearls. Other contemporary jewellers that deliver beautiful polki jewellery in the country include Hazoorilal Legacy, Amrapali and Khanna Jewellers.

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