Sunita Shekhawat Jewellery

the process

The art
of meenakari

'' We create timeless masterpieces based on traditional practices of Meenakari ''


The first of step creating our unique pieces is to define the structure with gold strips. Image of a typical mould like framework is set according to the design using thin gold strips. They are cut, coiled and shaped by our kaarigar. This is the most important step to establish the foundation of the piece.


Followed by engraving of the outer surface with the planned designs and patterns. The framework filled with lac or gold is then engraved in this process known as 'Khudayi'. It is basically etching the planned pattern or design on the surface of the jewellery piece. Engraving requires a steady hand, high precision and concentration. Each piece is hand finished by countless hours of hard work by skilled artisans.


The engraved patterns on the gold surface are then filled with various natural colours.


Last step is setting precious, rare stones such as diamonds or kundan into the piece. Finally the step to enhance the beauty of the jewellery; 'Jadayi'. It is the process of gem setting by inserting a gold foil between the stones and their mount. Diamonds, Polkis, Kundan and various rare precious stones are used. They are placed on the surface of the jewellery piece and supported by the gold foiling so that the gemstones can grip on tightly.