Cabochons are no more just simple cabochons. Creativity of gemstone artist clearly reflects in art made on cabochons. India is known for the best quality handmade work whether it is textile or gemstone market. Jaipur (Rajasthan) is particular known in India for semi precious gemstone cabochons manufacturing. I went around the different corners of city (Jaipur) and found many people making different arts on cabs.
- Painting on cabochons – YES, it is true. When first I saw it, I didn’t even believe that it was handmade. For a local market (india), they are making pictures of gods, (Krishna, Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha), goddesses, saint and creative designs for export market. It needs a good experience to make a art like this. When it comes to prices then it depends on the size of stone. Small sizes below 3 cm cost 1 USD approximately and big sizes cost around 2 USD to 5 USD depending on size. They put the lamination after finishing the art to protect it from dust and scratches. This art stays longer over years and years if normal precautions been taken.
- Tanjore work on cabs – People from the United States, United Kingdom less like the painted cabs and they more prefer Tanjore art cabochons like picture. Crystal polki used in this art which is classical indian painting style and originated from the town Thanjavur (Tamil Nadu, South India). Supplier make designs as per customers’ requirements (using real polki or crystal polki). It is widely used in Jewelry and it capture the good market because of low prices and elegant appearance.
Cufflinks made of these cabs in ethical wear look aesthetic.If you are looking for Christmas gift or gift on any other occasion then it can be considered.
Ever wondered how Gemstone paintings are made? Check out by this infographic here: