traditional handcrafting techniques
ARTISANS AND THEIR CRAFT
Jaipur has been India’s mecca for jewelry since the early 18th century when the world’s finest gems were brought to Jaipur to be cut, polished and set. In recent years, the jewelers of Jaipur have had to contend with global forces: mass production, mechanization, and fluctuating metal prices. Despite these obstacles, artisans in this Pink City still craft designs by hand. Today’s jewelry designers experiment with many designs, stones, and even make jewelry from horn.