Kundan is an Indian and Incredible form of Jewelry art and a very traditional too, being practiced in various parts of India as in Gujarat and Rajasthan from the times of Mughal Dynasty. The traditional Kundan is also known as Engraved Kundan which uses Uncut Diamonds known as “villandi ” and polki of different gemstones to beautify itself.
It uses precious gemstones, beads, crystals villandi, polki, meena work and mainly the Uncut Diamonds, engraved in 22K Hallmark Gold.
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Process Adopted To manufacture The Traditional Indian Kundan Jewelry :
Since the Jewellery is too royal so the procedure to manufacture it includes Great Craftsmanship and the hard work of the skilled artisans. Kundan jewels are crafted with great care and attention.
It is simply manufactured by using 22 k hallmark Gold. Kundan uses Uncut Real Diamonds. Diamonds are held in very fine, hand beaten sheets of pure gold hammered in the form of cups, holders or containers.
LAC: Natural glue like blackish substance is filled in those hand beaten cups of pure Gold.Then Lac is covered by a very fine pure silver foil/sheet which is used to cover the Lac and gives a background to the Diamond to award it with the Shimmering look.
After that Uncut Diamonds pressed at the Lac and the edges of the cups are pressed onto the edges of the Diamond to secure the stone in place. Once the Lac is dried up it would harden, thus holding the Diamond in place.
This creative and hard work process results in the Gorgeous, Shiny, Stunning and Striking piece of Kundan Jewelry.