Indian jewellery culture: special focus on Polki-Kundan jewellery

Journalist, Richa Goyal Sikri explores the complex fabric of India’s love affair with jewels, it’s 5,000 year-old history, notable periods, differences within the Indian subcontinent, and how India has influenced jewellery styles beyond it’s shores. The second part of Richa’s presentation will de-mystify the ancient polki-kundan technique of jewellery craftsmanship involving the setting of wafer-thin slices of diamonds, coloured gemstones in gold, and how artisans continue to use champlevé enamel technique in this jewelled art form.