How you make Kundan jewelry?
Making Kundan jewelry is rather time-consuming and it is teamwork. You need a specialist for every stage of the process because the process is complicated.
First, you make a framework of pure 24 carats gold. That is a soft gold, so you have to work very precisely to get the right shapes. After that, you pour lac or natural resin in the framework, according to a certain design. Then you place the shaped and polished colored gemstones in the framework. And you put gold foil between the mounts and the gemstones to get a neat design look. And after that, you polish the gemstones again.
The finishing touch is the enameling to you wear your piece of jewelry on both sides and it makes the jewelry even more colorful and vivid.
You see a lot of diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires, jade, amethyst and other colorful gemstones in the Kundan jewelry, which makes one piece rather expensive. Since this style is so popular there are equivalents on the market, using silver, colored glass and metals.