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Emeralds

Emeralds is also one of the kind of gem stone.The Colour has been mentioned as Green.These emeralds comes under the parameters like the diamonds 4C.

The Gachala Emerald is one of the world largest emerald. This emerald was found in Colombia

It has a weight of 172 grams

According to Indian mythology, the name? emerald was first translated from Sanskrit as “marakata,” meaning “the green of growing things”.

The name as we know it now is believed to have come from an ancient Persian word, translated into Latin as “smaragdus,” and eventually over time, corrupted to “emerald”.

 

The emerald has long been the symbol of hope. It is considered by many to be the stone of prophecy.

 

The emerald is said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom. The spring is considered to be the most effective time for the powers of the emerald.

Kundan Jewellery

During Mughal period, the art of kundan work reached Rajasthan from Delhi. Later on, craftsmen from the different part of the country migrated to the place and made Rajasthan a hub of Kundankari. Rulers and feudal lords gave patronage to the art and it developed into perfection. Today, Kundankari is known the world over, with Rajasthan serving as its epicenter. Kundankari is basically done on gold and silver jewelry. The beauty of kundan work lies in the precise setting of stones into kundan and the overall look of the ornament.

Traditional kundan jewellery has stones encrusted on one side and colorful and intricate meenakari on the reverse. The entire technique of Kundankari lies in the skillful setting of gems and stones in gold, which is rarely solid. Holes are cut for the gems, engraving is carried out and the pieces are enameled. The core of the ornament is made out of lac, a natural resin. Later, lac is inserted into the hollow parts and is then visible from the front, through the holes left for the gems. Highly refined gold or kundan is used to cover the lac and gems are then pushed into the kundan.

To increase the strength of the joints and to give it a smooth finish, more kundan is applied. Kundankari is such a specialized work that it is carried by a group of craftsmen, each carrying out a specific task. The chiterias make the basic design, the ghaarias are responsible for engraving and making holes, meenakari or enameling is done by the enameller and the goldsmith takes care of the Kundan or gold. The jadiyas or stone setters, set stones such as jade, agate, garnet, emerald, rock crystal, topaz, amethyst, and spinel into kundan.

TEMPLE JEWELLERY

Indian jewellery art is at times divided into three kinds – temple jewellery, spiritual jewellery and bridal jewellery. These are used to adorn the idols of Gods and Goddesses. The statues In India were ornamented with chunky necklaces that were either strung with beads or crafted with intricate filigree.

The jewellery used to adorn the idols was later worn by temple dancers and slowly, the designs became a part of the Indian woman’s bridal jewellery trousseau. Though the idols continued to be decorated with jewellery, a practice seen even today, the jewellery of Indian women also came be made on the pattern. Today, temple jewellery has become open of the most popular crafts of India. During festivals and occasions of worship of Gods, women wear temple jewellery, believed to be auspicious and offer good luck. Jewellery items like pendants, bracelets, belts and brooches based on temple jewellery are very popular amongst women, during auspicious times, and wearing these is believed to bring fortuity to the person. The favourite design for pendants is that of Ganesha – the elephant headed god known to bestow good luck and good fortune. The other emblem, which is also, very much in demand, is that of the sacred syllable OM. These days, the temple jewellery of India is finding a flavour amongst foreigners too.

Handmade Jewellery

Talking about jewelry manufacturing in India is as good as talking about handmade jewelry in India. A major chunk of jewelry in the country is made by independent craftsmen. Traditionally also, a significant part of jewelry manufacturing has been handmade jewelry. Big and feudal families used to have their personal jewelers, who would entertain their demand. These jewelers were expected to design ornaments, keeping in mind the individual needs and desires of customers.

Though the old pattern is shattering and new trend of full-fledged jewelers have come up, the traditional patterns are still followed in rural areas. In case of occasions such as weddings, jewelry is often specially designed to match perfectly with the wedding outfit. The major USP of handmade jewelry is they are really aesthetic and hold a lot of appeal. Mastery of craftsman shines through the jewel, in the form of myriad designs, which is most admirable.

Handmade jewelry is an interactive process, where customer and craftsman sit in front of each other and decide on the design and pattern to be followed. This also asks for great deal of planning and re-planning, like finalizing designs, stones, metal and other embellishments and intricacies. Even during the process of making these ornate handmade trinkets, there are frequent consultations so that any required changes may be incorporated into the ornament.

Rubies

A Naturally occured form of ruby A Ruby is pink or deep-red coloured stone The main source of the rubies of the world are from the Mogok Valley in Burma. The best colour of the rubies of Myanmar is called as Pigeon’s Blood We can found rubies in the well developed cities like Thailland,Cambodia,Namibia,South Carolina,USA etc Nowadays the rubies are largely found in the Mazambique in Nanhumbir We can classify the rubies in two .

What is Antique Jewellery ?

The jewellery which is not in mainstream production and of which the mode of production is no longer popular is known by the name of ‘Antique Jewellery’ This kind of jewellery has dull and rough look, combined with an old world-world charm. It takes you back to olden era The jewellery pieces in antique jewellery usually belong to a particular period of history, Those pieces of antique jewellery that are extremely rare are usually .

DIAMONDS

Diamonds are the most valuable and precious stone in the world. It want to go for several processes before it come to the shop. The diamonds are divided into 4-C (Carat,Cut,Clarity,Color) The world’s love of diamonds had its start in India, where diamonds were gathered from the country’s rivers and streams. Some historians estimate that India was trading in diamonds as early as the fourth century BC.? By the 1400s, diamonds were becoming fashionable .

Stone Jewellery

Jewelry studded with different gems is quite popular among Indians. For reasons ranging from spiritual to aesthetic to health, gemstone jewelry has become the part of life of Indian women and men both. These stone jewelries are worn according to the individual’s astrological chart and ruling of planet. Navaratna i.e. the combination of nine gems together, to form a necklace forms important part in the life and fashion of Indian women. These stones are .

The Kohinoor is one of the oldest and most famous diamonds in the world. The history of the Kohinoor goes back in history to more than 5000 years ago. The current name of the diamond, Koh-i-noor is in Persian and means “Mountain of Light”. Below you will find a timeline of this priceless diamond.

It is believed that the diamond was first mentioned more than 5000 years ago in a Sanskrit script, where it was called the Syamantaka.

In 1849, after the conquest of the Punjab by the British forces, the properties of the Sikh Empire were confiscated.

The Koh-i-noor was transferred to the treasury of the British East India Company in Lahore.

The properties of the Sikh Empire were taken as war compensations. Even one line of the Treaty of Lahore was dedicated to the fate of the Koh-i-Noor.

The diamond was shipped to Britain on a ship where cholera broke out and supposedly the keeper of the diamond lost it for some days and it was returned to him by his servant.

The diamond was handed to Queen Victoria in July 1850.

The Koh-i-noor