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Jadau Jewellery Manufacturing - Everything you should know about polki and jadau jewellery

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

Coming to the wedding season, it all starts with rituals such as haldi, mehandi and sangeet but for a bride these are incomplete without beautiful sets of jewel.

What is jadau jewellery?

For the first time Jadau was introduced by mughals which later were perfected and improved by the craftsman of bikaner (Rajasthan), which is now considered as the hub of jadau jewellery.

It is basically a technique of jewellery manufacturing where precious stones like uncut diamonds (polki), pearls, rubies and emeralds are studded into kundan.

There are 4 steps involved in making jadau jewellery -

1. Making the structure / Gadhayi : The first step of making jadau jewellery is creating structure of jewellery with gold strips. Ghaat (structure) of jadau jewellery can be made in 22K as well as 18K gold.

They are cut, coiled and shaped by the craftsmen and are probably the most important step to establish the foundation of jewellery.

2. Khudai and Meenakari : After defining the ghaat (structure) it goes to khudai and meenakari in the next step. Khudai is etching design or pattern on the surface of the jewellery. After Khudai, the engraved patterns on the gold surface are then filled with various colors.

In meenakari, to set the colors in the structure of jewellery it is heated and the process is been repeated many times as the number of colours used.

3. Filling up soorma and gem setting: After the meenakari soorma is filled in the structure of the jewellery in the next step. Soorma needs to be heated in order to fill it in the structure of the jewellery.

The gemstones will be attached to the structure after filling it with soorma. To attach a gemstone, we have to fill the soorma in the jewellery, without this we can not include the gemstones.

4. Jadai: After setting precious stones like polki, rubies and emeralds into the structure in the last step jadai work need to be done.

Jadai is the process of gem setting by inserting a gold foil (Kundan) between the stones and the structure of the jewellery.

We hope you found this information useful! In case of any questions, please contact us - Happy to help!

Devendra Jeweller is a family-owned and operated firm, scoring a wide experience since 1996. We are a leading manufacturer of Jadau Jewellery in Bikaner. Our wide collection of Jadau necklaces, Jadau bangles, Jadau hathphool, Jadau earrings, Jadau baju- bandh and Kundan Meena Polki Jewellery is a stunning culmination of traditional polki and jadau jewellery for the modern Indian bride.

Our exclusively designed range of Polki jewellery with a stunning and eye catchy variety reflects a blend of modernity and ethnicity. we at Devendra Jewellers, assure you the best in quality, purity and satisfaction.


Shyla Varma
Shyla Varma
Jun 12, 2023

The process is very intricate and detailed. Very informative.


Lalita Soni
Lalita Soni
Oct 30, 2021

Very informative blog. Thanks for sharing this blog!!


Devesh Gaur
Devesh Gaur
May 26, 2021

Wow! Very precise and a time consuming process. Thanks for the knowledge.

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