India has been ruled by different empires over the past many years. All these empires have left an indelible mark on the Indian jewelry. The Mughals gave their distinctive style of using precious stones and intricate carvings, the Rajputs had their enameled jewelry. Combination of these two techniques gave birth to Jaipur’s famous Meenakari.
It is this Mughal-Rajput inspired art of jewellery making which inspired us to bring this special collection of jewellery called Marigold collection where jaipur’s famous artistic meenakari combines with the exquisite Kundan technique in 24k gold leaf work.
How is it done?
First, a basic form of the jewellery is created with hollow spaces allowed for the stones to be inserted. Then it is filled with lac and artisan engraves delicate designs on it. Lines are engraved to hold different colors. First the colors, which require the maximum temperature, are filled in and fired. Then the other colors are applied and fired until both the sides are enameled properly. Then comes the Kundan work in which coloured stones are placed in their respective area. The piece is then polished with a leather cloth. Different types of jewel items are prepared by this method. . In Meenakari, enameling is done to protect gold and floral pattern coloured in red, blue and green which attracts the attention.