Kundan Jewellery Design-Diverse Style of Form Clusters a Methodical Study of Their Characteristics

  • Parag K. VyasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 34)


In vast gamut of Indian jewellery, Kundan is a traditional one with a unique character of its own that has remained unchanged over a period of time. Motifs, often identifiable by their individual names are used in this particular style. A semantic unit is the fundamental building block of an article of Kundan jewellery. These units are used in combination to make a form cluster. These form clusters are fitted around a curve to create an overall jewellery form like necklace or a bangle etc. These patterns are repetitive and appear through the body of jewellery as a coherent theme. Form clusters are made in a variety of ways and follow different construction details. Sometimes they are densely packed with many semantic units in a small area and sometimes they have a lot of space in with the, units just barely touching each other. These styles of form clusters can be differentiated from each other and can be classified for a better understanding of subject. This study elucidates three types of form clusters and discusses their respective characteristic form. This is a comparative study based on form to provide points of reference and mark out key aspects.


Kundan jewellery Typification Parametric design Form clusters 


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  1. 1.Grau Bär DesignsIndoreIndia

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