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Known for its richness in traditions and its heritage, Rajasthan is said to be the cultural capital of India. It’s the Rajasthani culture that attracts people from within and outside of India to the city of colors! Rajasthani festivities are known for their grandeur, amongst which is the royal Rajasthani wedding. The Rajasthani brides on their big day are covered in embroidered lehenga cholis in bright hues of orange, red, pink, yellow. They’re adorned with some of the cities traditional jewelry like the bell shaped maantikkas, the Rajasthani chooda, Bajuband, Bicchiya. Rajasthani jewelry in itself has a variety of techniques, and each technique is beautiful. The Wedding Ensemble has done the research for you and whether or not you’re a Rajasthani bride, if you wish to wear these royal pieces, go right ahead and select from the variety!

Jadau Jewelry – Perfected by the Indian craftsmen of Rajasthan, Jadau jewelry uses the technique of Kundan, Polki and Meenakari by embedding precious and semi-precious stones and diamonds in gold, which is first melted. Authentic Jadau jewelry can be found in Jaipur, Bikaner and Gujarat, but worry not ladies, Jadau jewelry can also be found in retail jewelry stores across the country. Considering the time and effort that goes into making these lovely ornaments, Jadau jewelry is a little pricey but worth all the money!

 

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Kundan Jewelry – 24 carat jewels are set in solid gold, and meenakari work is done on the reverse side so as to get a beautiful finish on both sides is what makes Kundan jewelry. Precious and semi precious stones like jade, topaz, emerald, crystal and pearls are used in Kundan jewelry. Bikaner, Jaipur, Naithdwar are homes to Kundan jewelry till date. Kundan jewelry can be found in major retail and jewelry stores across the country.

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Meenakari Jewelry – To engrave nature, animals, gods and goddesses and bring out the color in you is what Meenakari jewelry famous for. It is the use of colored metals like brass, copper, silver and gold that makes the jewelry stand out. Traditional to Persia, Meenakari was introduced in Rajasthan by Raja Mansingh of Amer. You can find Meenakari jewelry across many retail stores in India as well as on online stores.

 

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The other traditional Rajashtani jewelry pieces include

Bor Borla

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Nathni

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Bajuband

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Rajasthani chooda

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Rajasthani choker

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So you know what to go for if you want to have a Rajasthani bridal look, we hope to have helped you, drop in your comments and suggestions! You can find these jewelries at major jewelry stores of India like Tanishq, Amrapali Jewels, Jaipur Gems, Jet Gems, Sabyasachi Jewelry and many more. They are also available online on stores like Pernia’s Pop Up, Aza Fashion, Bluestone, Caratlane.

To know more about these jewelry pieces and brands get in touch with our experts on hello@theweddingensemble.com. 

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Sakshi Kore

Team TWE

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