Your new favourite pair of gold Kundan earrings. With delicate filigree, traditional colours, and the classic Indian setting, they’re wonderfully authentic and absolutely timeless. Bold ruby-red and emerald-green gemstones are framed in 22ct gold to make a bold style statement – perfect for weekends or special occasions. A pair of gold Kundan earrings is essential for your jewellery collection… no wonder this is one of our favourite pieces in store. *These earrings are made to order. To check delivery times, contact us using Live Chat.*
- 22ct Gold Earring with Kundan setting and antique finish
- Wt : 12.7g
- All prices include VAT
- 22ct Gold Hallmarked by London Assay Office
- Comes with presentation box
- Delivery included
The traditional Kundan setting
You may have seen it on Pinterest, but Kundan gold jewellery was invented in India during the 16th century. Kundan is a style of setting in which very thin pieces of gold are used to frame the stones – rather than prongs – giving the stone simple, uninterrupted prominence. It’s ideal for setting irregular stones, like Polki diamonds, in a secure manner. This video from the V&A shows an Indian jeweller building up the Kundan setting. Antique Kundan earrings carried many types of stones, although they are frequently associated with Polki stones nowadays.
Antique Kundan earrings
The Mughal era was, oddly enough, the source of many jewellery designs that remain popular today. Indian jewellery blazed a path of colour and decadence that has never really gone out of fashion. If you’re looking for genuine antique Kundan earrings, it may please you to know that our contemporary Kundan earrings are crafted in much the same way, and with the same materials, as the originals. In 22ct gold they’re luxurious and important: heirlooms of the future, whose story begins with you.