Significance & History
Our polki jewellery collection is inspired by the rich heritage of India, and we're proud to offer you a selection of timeless pieces that will add value to your jewellery box.
Polki jewellery has been a part of Indian culture for centuries, with some pieces dating back to Ancient Rome. Polki jewellery is typically made from silver or gold, but it can also be made from other metals such as copper or brass. This jewelry often features intricate designs that are hand-crafted by skilled artisans using traditional techniques.
Polki jewellery is typically worn by women on important occasions like weddings and religious festivals, but it can also be worn every day as a sign of status or wealth. Some people believe that wearing polki jewellery can help ward off bad luck or bring good fortune.
Polki diamonds are one of the oldest forms of cut diamonds. They are cut to follow the original rough, and have an unfaceted, unpolished surface.
Jadau was the first art form in jewellery that originated in the indo Gangetic plains. It was started in Rajasthan and Gujarat during the Mughal era. A design is conceptualised by the designer, and then moulds are made by Chiterias (mould specialists) following the jewellery sketch. Once the mould is ready, Ghaarias engrave it to give an ethnic old-world feel. Then enameling or meenakari is done by enamellers, followed by setting of Kundan or gold by setters; this process gives you your highly delicate uncut diamonds or Polkis.
How to preserve Polkis (Natural Uncut Diamond)
Polki jewellery is a work of art. Don't treat it like a piece of art that you can put up on a shelf and ignore. Here are some things to keep in mind when caring for your Polki jewellery, so that it lasts and shines for years:
Spraying perfume directly on to your piece of Polki Jewellery could in time damage it. There may be gradual discolouration because of the chemicals in the perfume and / or if the moisture that settles in.
Store your Jadau Jewellery in a dry place, at room temperature away from moisture. Your best storage option is an airtight plastic box. Beware, of the ornate looking velvet boxes which are nothing but moisture traps. Your Polki Jewellery will turn blackish over a period of time if you are not careful with it.
Handle with care! As you would any priceless work of art. Be gentle with your Polki Jewellery while putting on or removing it, so that it doesn’t slip out of your hands, and drop to the floor weakening it.
If all you need to clean your Polki Jewellery is soft cloth and wipe gently
Different ways to style traditional Polki jewellery(natural uncut Diamonds) with western wear
If you've never heard of amalgamation, we're not surprised. It's a relatively new trend that hasn't quite caught on yet—but it will!
Amalgamation is the mixing of two very bold and strong trends. It's usually western wear beautifully clubbed with traditional Indian jewellery. We see this pairing all over the runway at fashion shows, but it's also starting to make its way into everyday life.
Here are a few recommendations in styling traditional jewellery with western wear:
A polki choker with a shirt, jacket or maxi dressPolki neckpiece gives the perfect edgy look paired with an evening gown, off-shoulder dress or a blazerPair your polki maang tikka with a maxi dress, cord-set and be a head-turner wherever you goEvery girl loves to wear earrings, pair your jhumkas with an off-shoulder dress, pencil skirt or high waisted pants. Our polki (natural uncut diamonds) includes a variety of traditional chokers such as bold designs with the yellow metal that can be used to complement traditional outfits.