The craft originated in Deolia, a small estate in the district of Chittorgarh that was ruled by Prince Bika of Mewar. The scarcity of water in the region forced a shift of capital to Pratapgarh, 16 km to the east. Since then, this small town is quite well known for it.
It is believed that thewa impressed Maharaja Sumant Singh of Pratapgarh so much that he bestowed immense wealth upon the Soni (goldsmith) and rewarded him with the title of 'Rajsoni' - The chief jeweler of the court. Both, the title and the craft are being passed on through generations.