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      what is the difference between polki and kundan or it is same?

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      Kundan : A speciality of Rajasthan, is work of Kundan, the jewellery in which kundan is applied, mostly made from a core of lac, a natural resin. The pieces which make up the finished object are first shaped by specialised craftsmen (and soldered together if the shape is complicated). Holes are cut for the stones, any engraving or chasing is carried out, and the pieces are enamelled. When the stones are to be set, lac is inserted in the back, and is then visible in the front through the holes. Highly refined gold, the kundan, is then used to cover the lac and the stone is pushed into the kundan. More Kundan is applied around the edges to strengthen the setting and give it a neat appearance. This was the only form of setting for stones in gold until claw settings were introduced under the influence of western jewellery in the nineteenth century. The plain yellow gold ornaments has been replaced by more colourful sets. The contemporary and traditional designs has been replaced by oxidised and antique jewellery encrusted with cubic zircons, colourful beads, rubies, pearls, emeralds and other precious gemstones. With the release of movies like DEVDAS and with the introduction of all the 'K' based television serials the demand for all that antique jewellery has been further propelled. Modern Asian jewellery has got a new form recently with the introduction of Kundan and Polki jewellery. Polki is uncut diamonds which give Asian jewellery a 21st century look with a touch of traditional flavour. Thus, with a vast variety of options available in jewellery today, we are not limited to the plain boring yellow gold jewellery anymore. Almost all of the known metals and gemstones can now be used to create a design as per your taste and choice.

      What is the difference between polki diamond and kundan? :: Answer it on Indiatimes QnA
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      It is not the same polki is muchhhhh more expensive than kundan jewelry, not only because one is a diamond and the other is not, but kundan jewelry also uses lac so the stones are not set on all gold, there is another metal in it to keep the jewelry sturdy.
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      * This is a Golden Kundan Set:




      * This is a polki set:


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      why polki is expensive then kundan?

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      and why polky cut called polki diamonds?

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      If you read my responses you would not be asking why polki is pricier than kundan.

      Polki is a type of diamond- an uncut diamond. Kundan is a semi-precious stone.

      Polki is not a type of cut, it is a type of diamond, which is uncut. And why is it called polki specifically? I don't know. Why is a diamond called 'diamond'?
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      So is it expensive as polki or afforable as kundan??

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      i have seen kundan with uncut diamonds and semi precious stones..although both set in 22kt gold/lac.
      if you buy kundan with diamonds it will be expensive..

      these dont look like diamonds..the descriptions says "mulitcolor Tourmaline" it has a glassy look to it.
      22kt Gold Indian Kundan Jewelry


      these on the other hand look like diamonds..i hope you can see the difference..
      http://www.zevraatjewellers.com/full-images/714892.jpg

      the cost of ^this set will be around $12000 or up depending on the quality and the size of the diamonds

      mine was slightly lighter/smaller and i was quoted $8000 but that was when gold was $834 i cant believe how expensive gold has become recently...i am being told it will go up to $1500....yikes..
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      Seriously .. GOLd prices are killing.. I'm supposed to get married spring, next year iA and I had in mind to get tis uncut diamond kinda set in red n green, I wil post pic , I jave lovely design but its too big, wil resize it and post again. I was told by my mum tat kundan jewellery is less expensive compared to gold ones . As in kundan sets, pure gold isn't involved in making I guess.

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      i love kundan!! and emeralds look lovely! actually kundan is gold...the mold of the set is made with lac, then a certain amount of gold is plated over it, depends on your jeweler..but unfortunately the lac is weighed as gold when you buy the set..
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      "Life is too short to spend it hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade can mask an ugly heart."

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      Bhawalpur is famour for kundan jwellery. I mite visit tat in comin few weeks or month, lemme get price range frm der and wil update u so atleast we wil get a clear idea.

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      i think you will get a better deal from a smaller city like faisalabad, gujrat, and yes bhawalpur..
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      Quote Originally Posted by sarah101 View Post
      Bhawalpur is famour for kundan jwellery. I mite visit tat in comin few weeks or month, lemme get price range frm der and wil update u so atleast we wil get a clear idea.

      really didn't knw that....wuld love to knw the price range.

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      yeah surely update once i get to know .

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      Kundan means pure gold and very much like the name suggests, very fine hand beaten sheets of pure gold sheets were hammered together in form of cups or holders or containers to hold the diamond. Each 'cup' was filled with a natural glue like blackish colored substance called 'lac'. This was then covered by a very fine film of pure silver which was used simply to cover the lac and gave a background to the diamond to make it look a bit shiny. The diamond was then 'pressed' in the lac and the edges of the cup were gently pressed onto the edges to secure the stone in place. Once the lac dried up, it would harden thus holding the stone in place.

      To give a well groomed finish, the reverse side of the products was beautifully decorated by a technique called meenakari or minakari.

      Beautiful dressy kundan neckpiece in 22K gold:




      Reverse of the same neckpiece with very intricate meenakari work:




      The technical difference between polki and kundan is that 'polki' uses real diamonds and kundan fancies 'glass' imitations of the same.

      Polki is also created in non-precious and other precious materials such as silver. A new art called "Hyderabadi Polki' has recently come into the market. This technique is very similar to the kundan art but there is a difference of the metals which are used. The artisan uses a combination of silver and gold to create a white and yellow gold look, using the of silver and the contrast of gold to his advantage. Usually real uncut diamonds are used in these products and the value of the product depends completely on the design and labor that went into creating each piece.
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      im sorry but you ALLLLLL have it wrong!
      KUNDAN is the STYLEEEEEEEEEE its the way jewellery is SET.
      POLKI is basically UNCUT diamond
      traditionally all kundan sets had polki on them but they were not called polki sets they were called kundan!
      NOW because most people use cut class in their kundan style because they cant afford polki they have stared to use the name kundan n polki seperatly!

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