Know your polki:

What exactly is polki?

Polki is an uncut and unpolished diamond, used in its natural form without any physical or chemical treatment. Often retained in their original rough version, they have a non-faceted polished surface, and are generally cut to follow the original structure of the stone. This is why no two pieces are alike, making each polki distinctive and unique. It is, in fact, one of the oldest forms of cut diamonds, originating in India long before western cutting methods were born. Since they are the purest form of diamonds available, polki jewellery pieces are rare, exquisite and make for a high value asset or even an heirloom to passed on for generations.

History and origin

Polki is an art known to have come into existence during the Mughal Era, and is more than a thousand years old. It evolved as a specialty of designing tradition Indian jewellery out of uncut diamonds. This art was a specialty of Bikaner which later traveled to different parts of the country.Broadly there are 3 types of polki: Syndicate, Zimbabwe & Kilwas. While syndicate and zimbabwe are considered the best and the lustrous kinds, while kilwas is a close second.All moy products are made with the finest quality certified and lab tested syndicate polkis set in 22 karat Hallmark gold.

About the artisans

Moy has a state of the art designing and manufacturing unit with a team of skilled artisans and smiths that have with time learnt and perfected the craft from their preceding generations.

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