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Kolkata is a major handmade jewellery manufacturing centre, mainly, of the Filigree fame. Mumbai is a key centre for cast and diamonds-set jewellery as well as Bombay Fancy. Thrissur is a hub for plain gold Kerala-style jewellery which is traditionally associated with light-weight. Comibatore is home to the largest electroforming jewellery manufacturer. Hyderabad is known for its gems-set jewellery. Bikaner, Jaipur and Amritsar are known for Kundan-Jadau jewellery with Minakari (Enamel), while Delhi-NCR is a hub for silver jewellery. Surat is an obvious centre for diamond jewellery, given that 11 out of world‟s 12 diamonds are processed in Surat and surrounding areas. Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Junagad are known for their unique jewellery styles.
Karaikudi near Madurai is known for extra-heavy jewellery which is sold for the purpose of investment or wearing on very special occasions. Karwar is another traditional jewellery manufacturing centre. Hosur and Bengaluru have also emerged as precious-metal jewellery centres in recent years, mainly, for handmade. Temple jewellery is a traditional style of South India, particularly, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In addition, cottage-goldsmiths can be found all over India including the North Eastern States.
Jaipur is also among the largest coloured-gemstones processing centres in the world. Surat is the main hub for diamond processing, followed by Mumbai. Tiruchirapalli emerged as a major centre for polishing synthetic gemstones, particularly, Cubic Zirconia or CZ, for which India was among the largest suppliers, globally. While Trichy continues to be the country‟s CZ hub, competition from other countries has hit this industry adversely.
Machine Made Jewellery or Casting Jewellery has gained popularity over last 25 years for manufacturing jewellery on mass scale and with product quality. It comprises a series of controlled processes and use of mechanised systems. Advancement in casting technology over the years has brought in precision and ease of jewellery manufacturing on large scale. While a goldsmith may take up to three months to make a new piece of jewellery by hand, the casting process may help make many pieces of similar jewellery in a day or two. However, machines have limitations and only those jewellery pieces can be made in multiple numbers for which the casting machines specifications allow. This obviously means that the process requires making of moulds of products and wax models of similar products that can be mounted on a wax tree which is then invested for manufacturing the jewellery pieces.
Casting is most appropriate for diamonds set jewellery because it can with the heat generated during the casting process without any damage. Other hard and heat resistant gemstones can also be used in casting, although, the present trend is of casting jewellery with diamonds. Also, with greater sophistication in casting machines, lighter weight jewellery can now be made with higher precision. Jewellery manufacturers are increasingly employing a mix of casting and handmade techniques to create new blends of designs as well improving profitability through mass production while keeping the traditional and high-value hand-manufacturing alive at the same time.
Diamonds are found in many countries around the world, but the majority is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia and South Africa. Mined rough diamonds are transported to the sorting centres and valued into different categories. There are thousands of different categories into which diamonds can be sorted, depending on size, shape, quality and colour. The best quality diamonds are used as gems for jewellery making and others are used for industrial purposes, such as cutting and drilling.
India is the world's largest cutting and polishing centre for diamonds. It is said 9 out of 10 diamonds sold worldwide are cut and polished in India.