This is simply cut glass jewellery as compared to polki jewellery which uses uncut diamonds. They look very similar though . It is created by setting cut, shaped and polished glass pieces and coloured glass /gemstones into gold or a faux metal base. As a matter of fact ,we can trace its roots to Rajasthan & Gujarat. Above all, it is a very old & traditional form of jewellery made and worn in India. Jaipur is a prominent city known for Kundan Jewellery.
Kundan Jewellery is much cheaper that actual gold & diamond jewellery or Polki jewellery.
Available at Jaipur:-Shri Jewellers, Jaipur Gems, Suranas(Jaipur), Kuber Tholia, Amrapali,
Stores in Delhi at :- LajpatNagar Jewellery lane ,P.P. Jewellers, The Bikaner state, Khanna Jewellers, Amrapali Jewels,
Available at Kolkata:-Bhuramal Rajmal Surana
Meena Kundan is a popular variation wherein enamelling with vivid colours and designs is done on the reverse of Kundan stones.
Antique Kundan Jewellery is creating a niche for itself in modern bridal fashion. It is similar to imitation jewellery.