How to shop for jadau jewellery like an expert

Yash Agarwal, creative director, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers, advocates ancient craftsmanship in jadau jewels.

‘Aks’ polki, rubies, emeralds and rose-cut diamonds set in 18K gold bangle, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers

What does jadau jewellery offer that polished diamonds don’t? 
“Pieces like these are handcrafted by skilled artisans using ancient techniques. The Aks bangle is inspired by Mughal art using adornment and inscription methods from medieval India. With polished diamonds you can’t achieve such an authentic, older look. This gives it a timeless and heirloom feel.”
How is the stone setting different here?
“We embed real rubies and emeralds in a floral motif from the rough stones itself to achieve perfection in the design. This makes it look bolder.