Each area has its own unique style that follows the age-old traditions. Be it the regal and classic forms of jewellery adorned by the Royals, Aristocrats and Nobles done in real Gold, Platinum with precious stones embedded to lend glamour or the rural who prefer the reasonable, chunky Silver or the cheap metal with colored glass cuts to give it an effect.
Some of the most charming and attractive hand crafted jewellery comes
from Rajasthan. Rajasthan is famous for its jewellery industry and it is
one of the world's largest centres for hand-cutting of gems. It is
India's important source for precious and semi precious stones like;
Ruby, Emerald, Garnets, Agate, Amethyst, Topaz, Lapis lazuli, Carnelian,
Rajasthan is also known for the art of silver smithy, beginning from
anklets to earrings to head gears. A lot of effort goes into its making
since most of the rural communities wear silver ornaments. Besides
silver, it is known for its Lac bangles, Kundan and Minakari, enameled
gold jewellery, uncut diamonds and emerald-cutting. Another most
exclusive art is 'thewa' from Chittaur popular for its gold work on
glass. Some of the traditional adornments are Rakhdi (head ornament),
Tussi (necklace), Baju Bandh (armlet), Adah (special necklace worn by
Rajputs), Gokhrus (bracelets), Pajebs (anklets), etc.
Kundan,the art of setting stones in gold famous in Bikaner and Jodhpur.
Minakari is the Art of enamelling in gold and silver for other metal
(meenakari can be done in precious, semi precious gems or the cheaper
coloured glass also. it is made in Jaipur, Nathdwara and Pratapgarh.
Jaipur market holds the monopoly in the jewellery houses all over India
and in the global arena too. This colorful market is popular as the name
of Johari Bazaar which ranks among the most exclusive jewellery markets
in the world. The variety of ranges is beyond compare and not only does
it cater for the elites or the high socialites but a vast collection of
semi-precious and silver creations are at display in reasonable prices
too. An exclusive Rajasthani traditional work of art is of setting
precious stones (diamond chips, precious gems) in solid 22-carat gold,
the design and workmanship is beyond compare. It is famous of Jaipur and