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By DILIP SONIGARA

Polki; perfectly imperfect!

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Part of the "Timeless Jewellery" series by Mohini

As often said, beauty lies in imperfections, and that’s what makes it precious. The unparalleled and authentic beauty of nature makes it a ‘wonder.’ The naturally carved rocks, willowy branches extending to the blue, and glorious but untamed rivers coalesce to design the wonder. Likewise, uncut and unpolished Polki diamonds embedded in jewellery are one of a kind. The 2500 years old jewellery, with its innate beauty, still earns the top spot in every jewellery connoisseur’s collection

Jewellery has gone through innumerable trends since the dawn of ages, and it’s not only about gold anymore. Jewellery is intimate and shares a significant connection with each passing generation. Polki has made its way into every woman’s heart with its aesthetically pleasing designs and, needless to say, its peerless diamonds!

What makes Polki so exceptional?

Polki is uncut and un-faceted diamonds embedded in jewellery, devoid of any physical or chemical treatments. The diamonds reflect authenticity as they are employed in their novel version and have a non-faceted polished surface. Polki jewellery is made by placing uncut diamonds on a gold plate, which gives the stones a beautiful shimmer. After the stones are embedded, the artisans embellish them with other gemstones such as pearls, rubies, and sometimes emeralds. The finished piece is a colourful medley of gems on a shimmering bed of gold. The art of making Polki jewellery is Jadau. The added pearls and precious gems adorn the jewellery, making it magnificent. Rubies are often matched with Polki, giving it a touch of elegance and perpetuating the significance of red in Indian society. 

Introduced by Mughals, Polki jewellery has been a part of the Indian jewellery collection for thousands of years. The fact that several generations have successfully adapted Polki implies the utmost beauty of this jewellery.

Evolution of Polki

Polki ushered its way into Indian traditional jewellery since the era of Mughals. Primarily, Polki was a speciality of Bikaner, which later made its way across the whole India. With evolution, the uncut diamonds symbolized the traditional values through their sterling diamonds. The diamonds were initially cut into shapes, and the added enamel work by artisans beautified the jewellery. The unpolished and jagged surface creates an alluring charm for this particular piece of jewellery. Over time, Rajasthani traditional essence paved its way into Polki. Polki has marked its territory in many states, such as Hyderabad, Orissa, Gujarat, and many more. Each state has amalgamated its own innovation and designs, thus making Polki a comprehensive fit for every being.

Polki in Contemporary Era

Traditional Polki jewellery ranges from chokers, fabulous earrings, and multi-layered necklaces, perpetuating its widespread existence. Polki jewellery has etched its substantial cultural impression on the bridal collection. With the volatile trends, Polki is embraced by plenty of brides to walk down the aisle. Owing to the significance of Polki, the designs have now evolved ingeniously, integrating multi-purpose elements and detachable. The contemporary approach towards Polki opens a window of diversity, thereby modifying its wearability beyond festive occasions. Modern designs combined with multi-coloured enamelling, polished natural diamonds, and precious gemstones give these classic pieces a contemporary edge. 

Uncut diamonds were the main feature of the first form of this diamond jewellery. With the evolution of jewels, pearls, and other imitation metals blended, giving a modern touch. Moreover, rubies became an integral part of Polki designs, thus making them suitable for bridal wear. 

Over the centuries, the stone has not only thrived and stayed in demand but has also earned its spot on every jewellery lover’s must-have list.

Identifying the Authentic Polki and Preserving its Charm

Polki diamonds are often valued based on colour and clarity. A polki tends to be brown or yellowish in its natural and unpolished state. Polki with the least visible colour is preferred and fetch a more excellent value than those with colour.

Clarity is concerned with the ratio of inclusions in a diamond. Being unpolished and unfaceted, the Polkis are bound to show inclusions. Nevertheless, jewellery designers prefer using polkis with the minimum amount of inclusions. The fewer the inclusions, the more valuable the polki. Clarity is a significant feature and is often assessed over carat weight, defining the value of diamonds.  

 While the precious diamonds adorn your collection, it is important to maintain them. Several external factors, such as dust and moisture, can affect the shine of Polki diamonds. Generally, the Polkis are packed in velvet boxes, which can affect the luster of diamonds. Thereby, it is essential to keep the jewels in airtight containers, wrapped in butter paper or cotton to avoid moisture destroying the valuable jewels.

Token of Love for a Bride

Polki jewellery is a classic choice owing to its touch of elegance. Owing to its significance thriving for thousands of years, the addition of Polki deems to be valuable in every bride’s collection. Polki shares a profound connection with Indian culture, kindling the nostalgia of ancestral art forms. It is a token of love for a bride, reminiscing the thousand-year-old rich heritage passed on to several generations. Besides, the intricate designs and rubies embedded on Polkis make it perfect for Indian bridal wear. The embellishment of Polki with a hint of gold complements a bride.

At Mohini, we believe every being is beautiful. Each woman must celebrate her achievements, freedom, independence, and most importantly herself! We believe in you and design each piece of jewels for you. Explore the intricate Polki designs exclusively handcrafted for you.

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