In Meenakari jewelry, precious stones are set and then enameled with gold.
Historically speaking, the art was introduced to Rajasthan artisans by Raja Mansingh of Amer.
He invitedLahore-based skilled artisans to his kingdom, and their intermingling with the locals craftsmen resulted in an amalgam, which came to be known as Meenakari.
Meenakari is also a team work, where specialization of skill is of paramount importance.
As it is generally doneon the reverse side of kundan jewellery, meenakar has to work with goldsmith, engraver or ghaaria, designer or chitteria as well as jadiya.