What is kundan?
highly refined pure gold
Kundan is a form of jewellery made from gold, usually with a core of wax. The term ‘kundan’ itself means highly refined pure gold, and this type of jewellery generally involves 24k pure gold. Kundan jewellery holds credit as one of the oldest forms of jewellery in India with a rich legacy of over 2,500 years.
Is kundan a precious stone?
Kundan jewellery is really precious and is worth knowing about it since the beginning of its production. It is said to have originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan and further flourished under the royal patronage of the Mughal era. Its origin can also be traced back to 3rd century BCE.
What is the English name of kundan?
The correct meaning of kundan in English is Gold. In Hindi, it is written as सोना. Gold is a noun according to parts of speech.
How much does kundan cost?
Whereas a Kundan jewellery piece is relatively cheaper than Polki jewellery and can be purchased anywhere between INR 50,000 to 2 lakhs.
Is Kundan jewellery expensive than gold?
One common question that people ask: “Is Kundan expensive than gold jewellery?” and the answer is yes. Gold jewellery is made purely out of gold but Kundan jewellery uses the same amount of carat of gold, which makes it less pricey.
Is Kundan expensive than diamond?
Polki is made of uncut diamonds, while Kundan is made of glass stones. Hence, polki shines brighter and is more expensive.
Is Kundan diamond?
Kundan jewellery is basically created using glass stones. This is a traditional Rajasthani jewellery made of glass polki. Basically no diamonds (whether finished or unfinished) are used to create kundan jewellery pieces. Kundan jewellery is created using glass stones, which are then set in gold or silver.
What is glass Kundan?
Glass kundan is the second best imitation kundan you can find. It is made a little bit differently by having more of a cloudy kundan stone and is accompanied by meenakari work on the bottom to hide the imperfections of adhering the stones to the brass.