Different Types of Rajasthani Jewellery

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Rajasthani jewellery is famous for its unique designs and intricate work. From a traditional nath to a royal Rajputana necklace, Rajasthani jewellery has a plethora of styles which are famous nationally as well as internationally.

Here’s a list of the different types of Rajasthani Jewellery


Usually worn on the left nostril, Nath or Nathni is a popular jewellery trend worn by Rajasthani women. It is joined to the left ear with a gold or pearl chain.

Nath is usually worn by the married women on the wedding or festive occasions. The famous nath is a golden circle with a small Kundan and it makes every Rajasthani bride look elegant and royal.

Surliya/Kaanbali and Jhaale:

Rajasthani earrings are known as Surliya /Kaanbali or Jhaale. These are intricately crafted and designed with Kundan/Meenakari/polki work. Rajasthani earrings are equal parts of tradition and fashion. They give a rich royal look and work best as party wear earrings.


Aad is square /rectangular choker known by the name of Rajputana necklace in Rajasthan. It symbolizes prosperity and is usually gifted to the bride on her wedding by the bridegroom’s family. Crafted with Kundan and other precious stones like polka, Aad is considered to be a must-have jewellery piece in a bride’s wedding jewellery collection. It can add oodles of royal charm to the overall look of a bride.


Bajubandh is the armlet worn in the upper arm. It is usually worn by Marwari and Rajput brides. It signifies the marital status of a woman. The royal touch of Gold combined with the intricate stonework is what makes the Bajubandh a royal ornament.


Bangadi is the set of two bangles worn by Rajasthani women. These bangles have a thick red lining which is crafted with utmost precision. These bangles signify the marital status of a woman, therefore, these are only worn by married Rajput Rajasthani women. The combination of gold and red lining is to die for.

Ivory Bangles:

Ivory bangles are one of the most worn tribal jewellery pieces in Rajashthan. An ideal set of ivory bangles contains 52 bangles out of which 17 bangles worn on the upper arm and 9 which are worn on the lower arm. In Rajasthan, Ivory bangles are believed to have a magical effect. They protect the woman against evil and bad and eases birth pains as well. Nowadays expensive ivory bangles are replaced with plastic bangles.


Haathphool is the hand bracelet. In Rajasthan it is popular by a number of names like haath kamal, hand chain, and hath panja.

Haathphools are made of gold, Kundan, meenakari and jadau work. Hathphool has two types of designs: one ring design or the five finger rings style. In 5 rings design, rings are attached to the multiple strings of gold chains connecting together which are further connected to the bracelet with a chain.


Made of gold, polki work or Kundan, A Kardhani or Tgadi is a belly chain/waist chain worn in Rajasthan. Kardhani is one of the important jewellery pieces in a bride’s trousseau. 


An anklet/Payal is one of the most adorned jewellery styles in Rajasthan. The tribal women of Rajasthan wear chunky circular bangle like anklets and layer them with another 2-3 simple silver anklets. 


Bichuwa are the toe rings which are adorned by Rajasthani women on a daily basis. They are made of either Gold or Silver.


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