Diamonds are said to be a girl’s best friends. Although it is a general saying, but it stands in affirmation to the fact that many women across the globe love to wear diamonds. Whether it is for selected occasions or for every day wear, diamonds are worn with great love and care.
Diamond jewellery is popular for wedding-wear especially in India. Brides wear some of the most detailed form of diamond jewellery done in Kundan and Meenakari workmanship. Such jewellery often takes months of fine craftsmanship from artisans in the Indian cities of Jaipur, Bikaner and Delhi where it is commonly made.
Key Components of Diamonds
Diamonds are well known for their characteristic of transmitting light & sparkle very intensely. The beauty and quality of a diamond is reflected through some key components that interact with one another within a diamond. They are referred to as the 4C’s, namely, Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat. They are simplified below:
- Cut: It determines the quality of the diamond from different angles, proportions, facets, and the finishing details.
- Colour: It reflects how colourless the diamond is.
- Clarity: The level of cleanliness determines its clarity. The lesser the inclusions and blemishes, the better the diamond is considered.
- Carat: It determines the weight of the diamond.
The buyers can get the purity as well as the quality of the diamonds tested from authorised institutions such as the GIA and the AGS. They have proper grading systems to evaluate the characteristics of diamonds.
Various symbolisms are attached to the diamond jewellery. Some of them are:
- Love & Romance
Couples share diamond rings and jewellery as an expression of their love and attachment. Diamond rings signify a romantic relationship between couples and bring them closer to each other.
- Light & Life
A diamond is an emblem of purity and perfection. They also signify spiritual power and awakening in the person who wears it. Used in fine jewellery, diamonds send our good vibes that mean brilliance, intellect and prosperity as well.
Diamond is often regarded as the hardest naturally occurring substance in the world. Considering this fact, diamonds symbolise strength, commitment, faithfulness and promises between the couples.
What is Polki Jewellery?
Polkis on the other hand are uncut diamonds mined from the earth using natural processes, without any fabrication or lab creation. Polkis are used their raw form in necklaces, bracelets and ear-tops. This brings us to the term ‘Polki jewellery.’
The complete concept of designing such regal jewellery using Diamonds, Polkis, Meenakari Work, Kundan can be attributed to be Jadau jewellery in India. The word ‘Jad’ itself means, the technique of studding diamonds, gemstones to create this style of jewellery. Although it is used mostly by jewellers or craftsman only, and might not be much talked about amongst the buyers.
Explore a range of Kundan jewellery studded with diamonds/polkis and precious/semi-precious gemstones at Old Delhi Jewellers.