Like a scepter or a tiara, some things do not require ornamented descriptions to denote their royalty. The art of Meenakari is one of them. If your mother or grandmother holds Meenakari jewellery with high regard, then don’t be surprised. This art is not a muse of a common jeweler but instead a saga of generational dedication towards this art. It takes an unfathomable amount of precision and attention to detail to craft a piece of Meenakari jewellery. From the royal houses of Mughals to now everyone’s ornamental repertoire, Meenakari has covered a long and interesting journey.
Let’s unveil the secrets of Meenakari so that the next time you wear a piece of Meenakari jewellery, you should know that it is not simple jewellery, it is a gift from a glorious history.
Types of Meenakari
Like any other art form, Meenakari has its types as well. Usually, meenakari art is classified into two parts, ‘Ek Rang Khula’ and ‘Panchrangi Meena’.
Ek Rang Khula is called a meenakari work that has a prominence of only one color or only one color of enamel is used in the entire jewellery.
On the other hand, a meenakari work is called Panchrangi Meena when five colors of enamels are used in a piece of jewellery to make diverse patterns of colors. Usually, these five colors are powder blue, ink blue, pearl white, forest green, and blood red. These vibrant colors look mesmerizing on gold and silver metals.