The art of Kundan jewellery flourished in the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat under the encouragement and patronage of the Mughals from the 16th century onwards. However, the craft had already been in use prior to Mughal involvement. But the Mughals gave it a new impetus. It is said that many Kundan crafting and setting styles were passed on to the artisans of Rajasthan and Gujarat from Delhi courts. Kings and statesmen of ancient India not only commissioned jewellery made of Kundan stones but also used Kundan work in the design of their royal attires and even as an embellishment on royal furniture.