Ask any woman for what she would like in her jewelry trousseau and notice that kundan remains top of the pops. The jadau kundan jewelry has always been in demand. Presently, lot of jewelry designers in order to fulfill their customers desires are launching pure gold kundan jewelry with collections in the colors of the rainbow. For a women, the jewels start from sarmatha, mangtikka, borla, chapka, chand and suraj down to the payal and todas. Antique polished, gold kundan and minakari necklace, navratna, pendant armlet with enamel on the reverse, kundan minakari bangles, bracelets, hathfools, baazubands, tagdis or waistbands, todas and payals are very much in demand.
Kundan has its own history. The most fascinating and extravagant kundan comes from Rajasthan in the north and Hyderabad in the south. The simply stunning Golconda diamonds and emeralds were used in the kundan jewelry that graced the Hyderabadi nobility. The popular stones like uncut rubies, navratanas and popular emeralds came from Rajasthan. Kundan pieces with large size colored precious and semi-precious stone are the rage. A lot of similarity is witnessed in the designs from Hyderabad and Rajasthan.
Kundan is easily the most dramatic way of setting stones. The method, even if simple, requires a high level of competence and craftsmanship. Kundan is known for the sarpech or turban ornaments. This type of jewelry is considered the most magnificent piece of jewelry for the males in weddings in old Rajput families. The karnaphool is a motif that recurrs in kundan as well. They are made more elaborate with jhumkis shaped like a small umbrella. Having large stones in the the jewelry are in trend nowadays. Kundan naths or nose rings are also available with pure gold. The hand ornaments like kundan bracelets, kundan bangles, kundan baazubands, kundan hathfools are quite popular among the brides, further completing their trousseau.
No wonder, Indian kundan jewelry has become a attraction for ladies in parties, weddings, and formal gatherings in India, Pakistan, Canada, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Germany and several other countries all over the world.
Endorsed by Bollywood & Hollywood Celebrities: International celebrities like Jenifer Lopez, Late Princess Diana, Goldie Hawn, Sally Field, Hillary Clinton, Chelsey Clinton, Elizabeth Hurley, Anna Kournikova, Madonna, Sharon Stone, Jemima Khan have adorned this graceful Indian kundan jewelry at high profile social, music, Hollywood and fashion events.
Indian kundan jewelry is clearly the flavor of choice in the West and also the designer choice from the World's Hottest jewelry designers. You might have seen these amazing jewels worn by the leading Indian actresses in Hindi Bollywood movies too. These include the leading ladies Kareena Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherji, Kajol, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Neha Dhupiya, Madhuri Dixit, Karishma Kapoor, Ameesha Patel, Raveena Tandon, Amrita Rao, Rekha and several others.
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