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BANSWARI

Banswari presents a range of antique-finish jewels each one individually crafted by hand. Being handcrafted there will be slight variations from piece to piece. These are not considered flaws in the products; rather they are its defining characteristic, distinguishing them from mediocre, mass-produced and machine-made bazaar jewellery.

Kundan is a traditional form of Indian gemstone jewellery involving a gem set with gold foil between the stones and its mount, usually for elaborate necklaces. The method is believed to have originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. It is the oldest form of jewellery made and worn in India.

Jadau Jewellery forms one of the major examples of high skilled craftsmanship that was brought into India by Mughals. Historically speaking, the tradition of Jadau work has been in practice in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat since the Mughal Era. Jadau jewellery is also called Engraved Jewellery and is unique and a kind in itself. Considered to be a traditional jewelry of India, it is used in many traditional and auspicious occasions, like marriages and festival celebrations.

Jadau work is team work, where a group of craftsmen are involved together. Each craftsman carries out a specific task related to the jewelry creation. The Chiterias make the basic design, Ghaarias are responsible for engraving and making holes, Meenakari or Enameling is done by the enameler and the goldsmith takes care of the kundan or the gold.

Temple jewellery designs have been inspired by south Indian temples and mainly consist of designs in kemp, uncut ruby and uncut diamonds.