Kundan Jewellery is the oldest form of Jewellery made and worn in India. Kundan Jewellery is characterised by elaborate stone and mount settings where gemstones are set with gold foil between stones and the mount .The beauty and striking characteristic of kundan work is in the the precise setting of stones into kundan and the overall look of the Jewellery Piece. The centerpiece of Kundan Jewellery is usually the necklace with matching earrings, however bracelets and anklets are also popular.
Kundan Jewellery is thought to be Royal Jewellery as the method of making Kundan Jewellery is believed to have originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The city of Jaipur has historically been the home of Kundan Jewellery.
Kundan Jewellery remains an important component of traditional wedding costume, it also makes for striking accessories for functions and special occasions. Thanks to Bollywood Cinema Kundan Jewellery has seen a resurgence in recent years and has been introduced to Western Audiences through films such as Jodhaa Akbar.
Kundan Jewellery making is a precise craft which is specialised work and carried out by a select group of craftsmen including goldsmiths, stone setters and designers.