Jaipur Jewelry: The ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata has a mention about Rajasthan’s the Thar Desert. Named as Maru-Kantar meaning region of death, the sizzling hot desert is merciless with its severe and extreme climatic conditions. However, adding to the delight of the tourists, the southeast of the state is bestowed with nature’s bounty. The area is known as there is lush greenery with shimmering lakes and craggy hills. The southeastern region of the state is also drained by rivers like the Chambal and Banas, tributaries of the Ganges.
Intriguingly, just like the fascinating golden-hued dunes of the desert glisten when the sun is perched at its highest peak in the middle of the day, the desert forts of Jaisalmer, Bikaner, and Jodhpur complete the magic. The yellow stones of Jaisalmer, the nankeen from Bikaner, and the handicraft jewelry from Jaipur are all very appealing.
Traditional Jaipur Jewelry
Talking about the traditional jewelry from Rajasthan, the bazaars of Jaipur with exclusive gold, silver, metal, and beaded ones. Precious and semi-precious gems, pearl, and diamond-studded varieties do more than anticipated. The local yet internationally acclaimed jewelers offer glamorous gold jewelry molded into various eclectic designs with an antique value. The range includes necklaces, earrings, rings, pendants, brooches, waist belts, armbands, back ornaments, shoulder ornaments, and many more. Gold, bearing the tag of one of the oldest and the most sought after metal in the history of mankind, the Rajasthani golden expressions in the form of judamani (hairclip), bodla (forehead ornament), tagdi (waist belt), etc., look fantastic.
Incredibly beautiful and famed meenakari artwork in gold and other precious metals is still seen and admired. This Jaipuri enamel work is an adventurous combination of comfortability along with style. Looking delicate yet colorful, it easily becomes the center of attraction. Amazingly, such wonderful looking assets are molded into handmade gold jewelry with awe-inspiring designs and patterns that have been sought after by mankind throughout history.
Simultaneously, pleasing all hearts and eyes, Kundan’s work comes equally delightful. People from all over the world think highly of this incorrigible symbol of wealth and power, in the form of stones set within. Similarly done with silver, the complete jewelry looks magnificently regal, initially patronized by the Mughals.
Jaipur Jewelry History
Jaipur is also a great market for tourists, both foreign and Indian for buying some scintillating and sparkling stones hued in various colors. Precious gems like emerald, ruby, amethyst, sapphire, topaz, etc., come to ignite the interest of jewelry lovers. Pearl is also termed as a classic piece of beauty to enhance the designs. Most favorably lavender-colored tanzanite and diamonds in other desirable colors, apart from white, become specimens of perfection for various gem-cutters from Jaipur. The city also provides loose stones in the form of sapphire, citrine, aquamarine, including other exquisite ones. As collectors’ choices, these come both with natural as well as artificial origins. However, the city jewelers provide the best of the options to choose from.
Opaque stones such as turquoise (in blue and green variety), jade (with myriad color varieties), lapis lazuli, agate, moonstone, chalcedony, amber, etc., are used in Jaipur to produce some meritorious examples of handcrafted gemstone jewelry.
Lac Jewelry History
Rajasthan is known as the birthplace of Lac Jewelry. Also known as Lacquer Jewelry, lac is an insect secretion by the lac insect. Rajasthan, and popularly Jaipur have gained a special significance of being the favored spot to buy such amazing handcrafted lac jewelry.
Lac, a scarlet resinous substance is used to make delightful ornaments such as bangles, earrings, necklaces, etc. This began as a tribal handicraft art form, which has been found in excavations of extinct civilizations. Urban handmade lac products are seen as decorated jewelry boxes, beads, pen holders, pens, mirrors, key chains, napkin holders, etc., that look attractive.
Lakh ki Chudiyan Jaipur
Known as Lakh ki Chudiyan, lac bangles are a specialty of Jaipur. They can be found beautifully studded with glass pieces, colorful beads, or even precious stones. Handmade lac bracelets are also purchased that spread their shine and fame all over the world. Dazzling pearls are placed on the surface of the kadas or broad bracelets that look as good as genuine precious jewelry. The colorful patterns painted on the jewelry look very mesmerizing plus comfortably fit wrists of all sizes.
Such pretty-looking handmade lac jewelry can be found at ‘Maniharon ka Rasta’ in Jaipur. For precious and semi-precious jewelry in gold and silver, the famous Johari Bazaar of Jaipur is to be wandered in. Johari or jeweler is the world-famous market for Jaipuri jewelry.
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