These are the words that we will use for the precious Kundan, Jadau, and Polki jewelry we own.
The sheer elegance and royalty that these jewels show makes us want to keep buying them, no matter the cost.
Here’s where a lot of people flounder, though.
Buying them is one thing, but taking care of them is an entirely different ball game. You need to be careful.
These jewelry pieces are delicate and need to be cared for every time you decide to wear them.
Let’s talk about each of the jewelry types individually and how to care for them in the best way.
- Kundan can primarily be known as glass jewelry. When a jeweler is making a Kundan ornament, they will cut glass in specific ways and set it in gold with Meenakari (colorful lac) in the back.
- While it may seem as though Kundan and Polki give out the same look, the former one is quite cheaper and do not shine as much as a piece of Polki jewelry would.
- Depending on where your budget stands, you can have your Kundan jewelry set in gold, silver, or even artificial metal.
Taking Care of Kundan Jewelry
- You must never wear Kundan jewelry in the shower. Since Kundan is considered to be delicate, it has the potential to get scratched easily.
- Keep Kundan away from perfumes, detergent, and water.
- Use airtight jewelry bags to store your Kundan jewelry.
- Avoid sleeping in Kundan jewelry as the sweat from your body may affect how it looks.
- Remove your jewelry from the box now and then to make sure that it is not tarnished. It is challenging to remove tarnish from Kundan jewelry.
- If you need to clean your jewelry, then make sure you use soft polishing cloths.
- The uncut and raw diamonds are known as Polki.
- To the inexperienced eye, Kundan and Polki look exactly the same.
- When a diamond is cut and polished to make it look like a certain way, and reflect light in a certain way, it becomes a diamond used in engagement rings. On the other hand, when a diamond is set in jewelry as it is, without any alterations, it is known as Polki.
- Polki tends to shine more than Kundan, without being polished at all.
- If you look closely, you will be able to see a lot more depth in Polki.
- They’re more expensive than Kundan.
Taking Care of Polki
- You will need to use a soft cloth to clean your Polki jewelry.
- If exposed to perfume for long periods, Polki would soon face discoloration because of the chemicals present in it.
- You should avoid getting in contact with water while wearing Polki jewelry since moisture could seep into the natural diamond and ruin it.
- Do not scrub Polki jewelry. It is easy to get a scratch on the surface.
- For storage purposes, make sure to wrap it in a soft cloth and place it in an airtight bag.
- While most might think that Jadau is a type of stone, it really isn’t.
- For the most part, Jadau is a method of using Kundan and Polki in an engraved setting.
- Worn during auspicious occasions, Jadau was brought to India by the Mughals and is now quite famous in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
- Generally crafted in 23-carat gold, it can also be used in lesser carat gold. When the former is used, the jewelry gets a lustrous shine, while in the latter one, a dull look can be achieved.
- For a bright finish in any Jadau piece to be made in less than 23 carats, meenakari isn’t added to the back.
Taking Care of Jadau
- No matter how long you decide to store your jewels for, you will have to make sure that the box has been lined with velvet, felt, or satin. Jadau is exceptionally delicate and should not rub against any hard surface.
- Your jewelry box should have a desiccant so that it can soak up any excess moisture and keep the box dry and clean.
- The box you store Jadau in should be sturdy, and not bend in any condition.
- Get your Jadau jewelry pieces cleaned by a professional for a long and healthy life.
- Before you wear your Jadau piece and when you’re removing it, clean the surface with a soft cloth to clean any dust and sweat off of it.
So you see, there’s a lot that goes into taking care of your jewelry
You must be very careful while wearing delicate pieces, especially such as Kundan, Polki, and Jadau.
Jewelers invest a lot of time and money into crafting a piece of jewelry, and even you, as a customer, spend a significant amount of money on buying these exquisite pieces.
This is why we should take care of our precious jewelry.
With proper care and use, you can increase your jewelry pieces live by decades.
Sona Jewelers is a family-owned business. We remain committed to the surrounding community by supporting many philanthropic efforts, particularly those that encourage young girls and empower women to reach great heights. We inspect each and every diamond coming in and out of the house in every piece of jewelry. All of our jewelry is certified under GIA.