Kundan bridal jewellery is very popular among brides-to-be because of its intricate designs and stately appearance and of course, every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day. The word “Kundan” refers to the purest form of gold. Royal Kundan jewellery comes in two types, viz., real Kundan jewellery made from pure gold and imitation Kundan jewellery which comprises of gold-plated alloy like brass. Due to the intricate nature of Kundan jewellery and the efforts required to make it, real Kundan jewellery is very expensive. An affordable option is imitation Kundan jewellery which looks very similar to authentic Kundan jewellery without burning a hole in your pocket. The affordable Kundan jewellery comes in various designs and is available for customization as per your outfit which might not be possible for everyone in case of real Kundan jewellery due to the cost.
Kundan jewellery is made by encasing gemstones, beads, and glass in a base of gold foil that may be made of highly refined gold or gold-plated alloy. People generally confuse Polki jewellery with Kundan jewellery but they are very different. Polki jewellery is made of uncut, raw diamonds which gives it a raw, unfinished look that makes it highly desirable for wealthy families while Kundan jewellery can be made of precious or semi-precious gemstones. Jadau is the process of fixing the stones in the gold foil and hence, is used for making both Kundan and Polki jewellery.
Different types of Kundan jewellery are available in the market such as Kundan earrings, bangles, necklaces, maang tikkas, etc. with earrings and necklaces being more popular.
Kundan earrings designs are highly coveted by brides-to-be to wear on their wedding day. Kundan earrings come in different styles such as jhumkas, chandbalis and drop earrings. Kundan earrings can be easily worn on festive occasions as well as for parties depending upon your outfit. Due to the intricate design of Kundan earrings, remember not to overdo your look while pairing Kundan jewellery with your dress. For example, heavy Kundan earrings like jhumkas or chandbalis will go beautifully with a plain kurti or monochrome saree while on other hand, if your costume has elaborate designs then it is best to pair it with simple Kundan earrings. In case of bridal wear, make a point to choose the earrings which will flatter your face type and create an enchanting appearance with your royal Kundan bridal jewellery.
There is a wide variety of styles in Kundan necklaces to choose from such as Kundan choker necklaces, short necklaces and long necklaces. Kundan necklaces can even be styled in layered fashion in case of bridal wear or festive occasion. While choosing your Kundan bridal necklace, pay attention to the neckline of your bridal wear and choose a necklace that will flatter your neckline.
Delicate Kundan bangles look good with any kind of outfit. You can go for a stack of multi-sized bangles for an eclectic appearance. You can even wear multiple delicate Kundan bangles bracketed by heavy Kundan kadas for an ethnic look.
Kundan rings come in different styles and designs. You can easily pair a Kundan ring with Indian or Western outfit. Embellish your plain dress with a beautiful Kundan ring for a stylish look. You can wear Kundan rings on multiple occasions ranging from festive occasions, weddings, casual parties, or formal meetings.
Look every inch the royal bride in mesmerizing Kundan maang tikka designs. Kundan maang tikka comes studded with different types of gemstones such as topaz, sapphire, emerald, ruby, agate, crystal, amethyst, jade, pearls, etc. Choose your maang tikka according to your outfit. In case you are planning for an entire Kundan look at your wedding, then you can also invest in complete Kundan bridal sets. Buying a bridal set will help reduce your efforts for finding the perfect bridal jewellery.
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