Coming straight from the tradition of ancient Indian art of jewellery making, Kundan has seemed to represent the traditional cultural heritage of the country over the years. With impeccable jewels and finest of gold being used to manufacture a unique class of jewellery, Kundan promises to be a trend for the years to come. The embellishment of only the royal class, now Kundan has assumed an important role in contemporary fashion circles too. Being inspired by the royal tradition, the Kundan jewellery art seems to surely inspire several fusion and haute coutre trends. With the grace of Maharani Gayatri Devi, the jewellery offers scope for a beautiful Elizabethan elegance.
Various Kundan jewellery options are now open for women who are not afraid to go back to their roots and add a dash of royal touch to their dressing sense.
1) Anklets and bracelets
A perfect accessory for any woman, anklets and bracelets in Kundan can be a vibrant add-on to an Indian attire as well as a Western one. Worn with sarees, they do add a tinge of grace to the traditional attire but with a Western casual outfit they offer a pleasant contrast and fuse well.
An assortment of colours across an intricately woven pattern of gold, necklaces in Kundan art form go well with only traditional attire. Teamed with lehengas, skirts, sarees, suits and bridal wear, they enhance the grace and poise of the woman. Brighter colours on lighter shades of clothes and vice versa help to add an intensity to the look. You can experiment with chokers and raani haars too. Chokers, in a minimalist work pattern can go with a Western attire like a tunic but raani haars should strictly be restricted to sarees to be worn on festivals, marriages or similar traditional occasion.
3) Jhumaka (earrings)
The Kundan earrings with the minakari work on them can go well with sarees and salwar kameez but you can take a leap in experimentation and team them up with Jodhpur designs with a bright skirt to achieve that perfect bohemian look. Excellent examples of Kundan craftsmanship, these jhumkas also go well along the traditional bridal wear.
4) Rings and Bajuband
While bajubands are restricted only to formal family occasions to be teamed up best with sarees and lehenga-cholis, surely you do not want to miss out on the fun of experimenting with the brilliantly embellished rings and teaming them up with a motley of dresses and co-ordinate a variety of styles with them. The idea of a sapphire embedded ring with a LBD is equally exciting as the possibility of wearing a navaratna ring with a white emroidered saree.
With the Old and Royal art of Kundan, the possibilities and further experimentation depends on your sense of style. Go for Kundan if you want to intensify the poise and elegance of your look with the never-exhausting range of colours and patterns.
Love Kundan Jewellery, it has such a royal look to it and can be made to be quite simple and not over the top. It’s traditional and classy and definitely would recommend to everyone!
-Neha @ Scarlet Bindi