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All You Need To Know About Jadau Jewellery

by Akash Sharma Akash Sharma
Jadau jewellery, resplendent and unblemished, stands testimony to India’s age-old jewellery making tradition entailing labours and patrons. The rich amalgamation of cultures in the Indian subcontinent allowed such an enchanting tradition to grow and establish itself as a classic amongst the royalty. This style of jewellery making is often confused with Polki and Kundan. The difference lies in the process, wherein it involves the softening of gold, followed by the setting of precious gemstones. The gemstones are able to adhere to the gold without adding any adhesive, in contrast to Polki and Kundan jewellery.   



        
It is a technique inherited from the historic era and emerged from the 1000-year old heritage of the royals. The custom of Jadau work dates back to the rule of the princely states of Gujarat and Rajasthan by the Mughal kings. It is also referred to as carved jewellery and has percolated down into the contemporary era as it is used in many cultural and propitious events. Weddings and festivals often see Jadau jewellery being worn due to its sheer extravagance.   
   
Jadau jewellery is very popular in southern states where gold jewellery and heavy work is admired and can be seen in almost every marriage. Thus, a technique of jewellery that originated in the western states has now spread its charm to the culturally contrasting southern states as well due to its excellent quality and intricate work. Similarly, the nawabs and royal families of Hyderabad also boasted of Jadau pieces in their collection as they were too fond of the exquisite jewellery.

If you prefer jewellery that is traditional yet stunningly elegant, then Jadau jewellery would be the perfect fit for you. The art practiced by the skilled craftsmen of Rajasthan has found its way across borders and delighted jewellery lovers all over the country. Movies such as Jodhaa Akbar feature Jadau jewellery at its peak and it popularised this kind of jewellery even more. Celebrities can be seen flaunting this style at their weddings too, due to it being extraordinarily stylish. 

Earlier, a Jadau set would only entail a white polki stone with some minakari work to add colour. But as it developed, more and more variety in terms of designs and colours began to make it more intriguing. Precious stones such as emeralds, rubies, sapphires began to be used. In modern times, not everyone may want to purchase real gems all the time and so contemporary jewellers have begun experimenting with semi-precious stones and the likes to make Jadau sets more affordable and wearable. To find gorgeous sets to compliment any ethnic outfit, seek Jadau jewellery at the top jewellery showrooms in Delhi.       


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