Polki jewellery ~ a woman's delight!
This style of jewellery originated in India itself, the very word “polka” standing for “uncut diamond”. This is an intricate form of jewellery which when planned in its design stage, the uncut diamond is set as the central piece that grabs attention. However, nowadays, coloured stones or semi-precious stones are replacing diamonds due to the expense factor. In recent times, polka jewellery - also called polki - has been largely popularized by the scores of Bollywood movies that portray the heroines flaunting the best of polka jewellery. Even in television serials, be it regional or national, such jewellery is being lavishly displayed onscreen.
With its gorgeous appeal, polka jewellery can brighten up attire in no time. Since old times, it has been a part of India’s rich heritage and till date it is a favourite with women who prefer classy jewellery to adorn themselves. The royal courts of Rajasthan are where it first flourished during, the Mughal era. The base is usually made of silver and gold, while the diamond or gemstone is embedded onto it. In order to enhance the sparkle, the reverse side of the stones is left open or at times, enamel work is added for colour. Women bring out their most elegant selves with polka jewellery in weddings and formal occasions, with the jewels adding oodles of resplendence to their look. The right designs can also lend you a contemporary look, in case you want to achieve a blend of the old and the new.
Amongst all other forms of jewellery, a polki necklace is the most captivating and magnificent of all! A close fitting piece, with a one-shoulder draped dress can give you a glamorous fusion look that is sure to make heads turn. A gold and diamond studded Polki bangle with black enamel work can be a majestic possession, whose impact increases manifold if worn with a cropped jacket in a neutral shade and high-waisted trousers. Polka earrings are a visual treat by themselves, and look great with almost anything. However be cautious of the fact that you do not go overboard with accessorizing so that the exquisite earrings get the attention that it deserves. Regal chic is what rightly defines a 'maang tika' or a forehead adornment in polki, luxuriously embellished with rubies and diamonds. Primarily a bridal wear, if worn with a flowing evening dress, it is sure to make others go green with envy! You can also be a little more innovative and experimental with a polka armlet, if you’re in the mood for it. Bejewelled with colourful gemstones, this can be the epitome of the glorious Polki legacy that our country boasts of. A subtle and sleeveless attire will automatically be elevated to a few notches higher in the glamour scale, if you choose to add the right dose of colour and sparkle to it with a polki armlet.
If you've had enough of the traditional gold and silver jewellery, Polki is just your thing! You might admonish yourself for being a tad too extravagant but for sure, you would not regret it!