Polki diamond jewelry possesses captivating rhythm in asymmetry and charming beauty in imperfection. Symbolic of regal brilliance, heritage, and an elite allure, Polki diamonds find their roots in India during the Mughal era. 

Polki diamond band ring on white background.

What are Polki Diamonds?

As stated in the book Traditional Jewelry of India by Oppi Untracht, Polki is described as an uncut diamond with one flat side and the other cut to a taper or point. It mounts on either side, but usually with the shaped (non-flat) side face up.

These gems are also called uncut diamonds. They are not traditionally shaped into round or oval cuts and do not possess precisely cut facets. The rough form of the stone determines the shaping of Polki diamonds. Gems may be polished or lightly faceted by machine. This means each piece of Polki diamond jewelry is unique. Due to the shaping process, the sparkle of Polki diamond feels softer than traditionally faceted diamonds.

Polki diamond gold pendant on white background.

Determining the Value of Polki Diamonds

Color is most important when choosing Polki diamonds. Most diamonds display a yellow or brownish tint. Artisans favor diamonds with the least visible color, but these stones also cost more. Colorless diamonds are scarce and command the highest prices. These uncut diamonds undergo no additional treatment.

Clarity is also significant when determining Polki diamond value. As these jewels will not undergo faceting, some inclusions will be present. Therefore, designer prefer using material with smaller amounts. Clarity often wins over carat weight in matters of value. An uncut diamond with less carat weight but better clarity is more valuable than a bigger carat weight stone full of inclusions. 

Styling Polki Diamond Jewelry

Traditional Polki jewelry is an essential part of wedding attire for most Indian brides. On their special day, the bride transforms into a queen with the help of her jewels.

Bride displaying traditional jewelry and dress.

With the contemporary and trendsetting Polki jewelry designs from Shop LC, you can add a hint of regal glow to any ensemble. Here are four ways to style up Polki diamond jewelry.

Casual Chic: Look lively on a workday or style up for a quick lunch with an enticing Polki diamond necklace. Try layering this drop necklace with a 36-inch lariat style neckpiece to flaunt classy bling.

Polki and Pastels: Dressing up for an after-wedding brunch or want a chic luncheon look? Bring out your favorite pastels and add a captivating shimmer with a Polki pendant and band ring.

Intriguing Monochrome: Add glamour to your favorite little black dress with a lariat style Polki necklace. Wear it as single long neckpiece or double it up for a layered look.

Red-Carpet Glamour: Dress like a diva with the majestic appeal of blue sapphire and Polki diamond floral earrings. Or, add minimalistic gleam with a Polki diamond pendant. 

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