Heavy Indian jewellery is what has been completing the term ‘Royalty’ since ages in our country. So much so that it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Indian jewellery defines royalty to some extent. The Maharanis and even the Maharajas have never failed at flaunting their studded masterpieces and for the right reasons. But amongst all the bling of the gold and the sparkling of the diamonds, let’s talk about the most traditional form of gemstone and glass jewellery -Kundan! India’s obsession with kundan jewellery began 5000 years ago and you can imagine why the obsession is still on board. The ethnic kundan jewellery flourished in the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat but Mughals gave it a new impetus. Kundan jewellery has transformed from a tradition to a style statement because why not? We are no less than a royalty, are we? Let's have a look at the most extravagant kundan jewellery pieces that will let you live the life of a Mughal queen.
1. Kundan Necklace
You can never ignore a gorgeous necklace on a lady. It becomes even more difficult if it is an intricately designed Kundan necklace. Kundan necklaces are a great option to adorn when it comes to dressing up extra. A heavy choker kundan necklace or a multi-strand kundan necklace looks great when styled with a saree or a lehenga. You can also style a kundan choker necklace with a collared shirt for an indo-western touch.
2. Kundan Earrings
A nice heavy pair of kundan earrings are enough to glam up your entire look and make you look no less than a Mughal beghum. Elaborately designed earrings go absolutely well with Indian outfits. Put your hands on the beautifully handcrafted styles of kundan earrings and style them with your favourite outfits.
3. Kundan Maangtika
A kundan maangtikka is a jewellery piece that can take your look from a one to a ten. Maangtikas are great accessories for dressing up your mane. An oversized mathapatti can also do wonders when it comes to the bridal look.
4. Kundan Passa
One of the most unique and loved head jewellery of the Mughal royals was the Passa / Jhoomar. It is beyond stunning. Gold-plated with kundan and multiple pearl chains, a passa / jhoomar is great adorn on wedding functions like mehendi or sangeet. They look absolutely adorable when styled with shararas.
5. Kundan Nathani
Nathani is a tradition that we would never want to neglect. Nose jewellery has also managed to become a trend that started as a tradition. Nathanis are evergreen and for all the good reasons. Adding a nathani studded with intricate kundan stones that match with the rest of your kundan jewellery will make you look no less than a Mughal queen. A few tints of red or green here and there in its design would give it the perfect pop of colour.
Now that you know the mandatory pieces that you need for a royal look, it’s time to say qubool hai to the beautiful kundan stones.