Meenakari: Indian Traditional Jewellery Designs

Meenakari is a piece of art and has been part of traditional Indian jewelry since centuries. It was developed in Rajasthan after it was introduced by Mughals & Hindu princesses. Meenakari jewellery is usually prepared by Sonar goldsmith community in Rajasthan, Jaipur, Bikaner regions by using colored materials like cobalt oxide for Blue & Copper Oxide for Green and by using metal surface for precious gemstones like Ruby, Emerald, Pearls, etc.

Meenakari jewels are a piece of art with Kundan ornaments that provide a rich look & showcase the royalty of Indian traditional jewellery designs especially for wedding brides. Meenakari art can be made only by skilled artisans and needs a lot of training. The work is prepared on a piece of gold and different designs are carved on it like fish, flower, birds, peacocks, parrots and elephants is popular in “Meenakari Kundan” art jewels.

Meenakari is the traditional jewellery of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and Bikaner is colour full jewellery in India.

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