Remember the 2008 Bollywood magnum opus, Jodhaa Akbar? Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical romance drama made headlines for all the grand reasons. Needless to say, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s regal looks took everyone, especially the fashion industry, by storm. No matter how old the period saga gets, Ash’s elaborate necklaces and intricate earrings will never go out of style. A tasteful blend of Rajasthani and Mughal designs, the exquisite ornaments made Meenakari jewelry the talk of the town and how!
What is Meenakari?
The art of ornamenting and enameling various types of metals (gold, silver, faux, etc.) with bright colors in dramatic motifs of flowers, leaves, birds, etc.
The stunning designs and effervescent colors can instantly add more drama to a regular outfit and make one stand out. Want to get the taste of the Meenakari magnificence? Feed your obsession for the royal jewelry with this striking Meenakari Statement Earrings from Voylla.
While we are at it, let’s go through a few fascinating facts about the royal Indian art.
Meenakari work originated in Persia. It was at the turn of the 16th century during the Mughal era when Raja Man Singh of Amber introduced the art to India through Rajasthan.
It may be all the rage today, but the Persian craft was originally used on the back of traditional polki jewelry. With time, it flourished and became a design of its own. Here’s a splendid pair of pearl earrings from Taj Mahal collection to take your breath away.
Mina is the feminine form of Minoo in Persian, referring to the azure (blue) color of heaven. So while blue remains the prominent one, other colors are also used for creating Meenakari jewelry. And with that being said, this awe-inspiring pair of Kundan Cz Studded Crescent Earrings With Gold Plating demands your attention right now!
The best metal for Meenakari to showcase its brilliance? Gold, hands down! Not only does the natural sheen of gold sets off the colors of Meenakari gorgeously, the metal also holds the enamel better, adding to its uniqueness.
Meenakari art is primarily divided into two categories – Ek Rang Khula, the single color enameling, and Panchrangi Meena, the multi-color enamelings.
The vibrant colors used in Meenakari are the metal oxides, mixed with a dash of powdered glass. While we talk about vibrant colors, you must check out this breathtaking pair of Green Pearl Earrings.
Once the process of embedding color in the jewelry and polishing is over, the piece is finally cleaned with a mix of lemon and tamarind to retain the color.
Eager to invest in some spectacular pieces of Meenakari jewelry and give your aura that royal and vivacious edge? Voylla is here with some majestic Meenakari jewelry pieces to add all the sparkle to your looks.