These jewelry piece are made from a traditional craft called 'Bidri'. This craft is practiced in Bidar, Karnataka. The Silver motif is made of Pure Silver inlay work while the black part is an alloy of copper and zinc. Traditionally this craft is used in making home decor items. This is an effort to experiment with Bidri craft as Jewelry. About the Collection Bidri artwork is a form of metal handicrafts. It is named after Bidar, a city in Karnataka where it is widely practiced. It was developed in the 14th century. Bidri is made from an oxidized alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with pure silver. It is prized as a symbol of wealth. To Create this Collection artisan needs to follow eight stage process: The eight stages are molding, smoothening by file, designing by chisels, engraving by chisel and hammer, pure silver inlaying, smoothening again, buffing, and finally oxidizing by soil and ammonium chloride. In this collection, the soil plays a very important role. It is believed to possess special properties that help oxidization giving it a beautiful blackened appearance.
Set of Handmade Bidri Silver Choker Necklace & Mughal Danglers