It’s a traditional form of Indian gemstone jewellery involving a get set with a gold mount for the elaborate necklace. Kundans is also known as Bikaneri or Jaipuri jewellery.
Kundan Stones are available in different size and shape here is a list:
The city of Jaipur in Rajasthan has traditionally been the centre for Kundan jewellery in India. Nowadays Kundans are used for making bridal accessories. In Indian traditional marriage, Kundan jewellery is a bridal favourite. Because of their elegant and rich appearance, Kundan transforms Indian attires and enhances a woman’s festive or ceremonial look greatly.
Kundan jewellery is the oldest form of jewellery craft in India. In this old art form, Kundan stones are set with white rhinestone with gold mount. Traditionally Kundan jewellery is created and sold in matching sets, the designs being extremely detailed, the set of comprises of a necklace, earrings and bangles.
Nowadays individual pieces can be bought separately as well. Besides ornate jewellery sets waist belt, jewellery cases, toe rings, nose rings, anklets, hair ornaments, maang tikka, pendents and armbands also popular.
Bridal Kundan jewellery has always been an important segment of the Kundan jewellery market. The colours available in Kundan sets provide an interesting enhancement to the bride’s outfit. It is also a big hit with the divas of the Indian film industry.
The necklace is the attraction point in a Kundan jewellery set and can be crafted in the choker style or a closed collar one. Nowadays kundan stones are used for making silk thread jewellery, kundans used silk thread jewellery is more attractive and suitable for brides and party wear and similar occasions.
A pair of earrings in Kundan can opt for evening wear without any other accessories.
Here is an example video showing how to make beautiful silk thread Kundan stone bangles.