Thewa Jewellery - Creating Filigrees for 400 Years and Counting..

11-Jan-2021

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Thewa is a 400-year-old art of making gold filigree on the molten glass with patterns inspired by nature and mythology. This inherited art is practiced by a few Soni families in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh. Initially, the art was used to adorn the boxes and chests gifted to royalty. Today, the expertise has extended to jewellery - earrings, necklaces and rings. 


International Recognition


Thewa has not only been the favourite of Indian royalty but there are a few of 250 pieces said to be the part of Queen Elizabeth's collection. British women in the Victorian-era noticed the art and bought elegant pieces from Indian artisans. Some graceful pieces are also displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Victoria & Albert Museum in London. In 2002, the Government of India had issued a stamp featuring this beautiful art on a plate.


Designs in Thewa


The 23-carat gold sheet is traced with patterns which consist elements inspired from nature, animals and mythology. The mythological plethora involves Radha-Krishna, Lord Ram, Hanuman and Goddesses. Apart from traditional designs, Thewa is also blended with other techniques of meenakari, diamond and bead & thread settings. Peacock, flowers and elephants are counted among the bestselling designs!


The soaring price of gold has made this jewellery a viable option for the jewellery lovers as the amount of gold used in making Thewa is minimal. The hard work that goes into handcrafting each piece adds immense value to it. Considering the ongoing wedding season, this is the best option to present your loved ones as a wedding gift. So, when in Madhya Pradesh, do shop for this unique yet chic jewellery!


Contact details of Thewa Jeweller: +91-96309 14052