Meenakari jewelry is found in gorgeous colors and antique designs, and is made with silver, sterling silver and enamel colors. It is made by fusing brilliant colors, made with enamel, to ornament the surface of precious metals in an intricate design.
History Of Meenakari Jewelry
The process of Meenakari was developed by Iranian craftsmen and was brought to India by Mongol raiders. Mina refers to the azure color of heaven and was the only color originally used in Meenakari work. Traditionally gold was used as the base metal. Later silver and copper started to be used. The enamel is made with metal oxides mixed with finely powdered glass and fused to the surface of the metal. While many north Indian cities have their own signature styles and colors, Jaipur remains the hub for Meenakari jewelry.