Stone work on dress material is an age old romantic art which uses decorative stitching in a palette of colors to create rich exclusive designs. A stone can be used alone as a centerpiece or as part of a large and varied pattern. Stone work initially involved a time-consuming process of stitching precious or semi- precious stones by hand. Later came shuttle embroidery, followed by machines that continued the same. Computers are used at present for mass production of embroidered designs.

Bridal wear is an important segment where the usage of Stone work is popular. Stone work is prominent even in evening wear and accessories. Entertainment events both in India and abroad are seeing an increase in the usage of Stone work on unique designs. Stone Work on Lehenga Cholis, Sarees and Anarkalis in various silhouettes is a popular demand worldwide.

A wide range of materials are used to highlight Stone work,  right from fabrics like Silk, Chiffon, Brasso, Crepe, Cotton, Denim, Corduroy, Hessian, Jacquard, Lace, Dupion, Satin, Glass tissue, Net, Tissue, Poly-viscose, Georgette and Organza. Due to the delicate nature of stonework and its cost, dry cleaning is recommended. Ironing is optional and maybe done on a moderate temperature with a cover.