Wedding!! The word resonates with the vibrant culture and tradition that India has been cherishing for millennia. This memorable occasion has enormous significance in building the very fabric of Indian society.
On one hand weddings in India are known for the many aspects that are celebrated in the form of rituals and ceremonies to bless the couple on their journey for a lifetime, while on the other, these are enormous family extravaganzas known for their enthusiasm and merriment. It is the time when everyone around dresses to look at their very best, especially the bride and the bridegroom.
Every girl thinks of herself as a shining princess, carrying all that style and charisma, which are defined by her wedding outfit and glittering jewels.
Jewellery – Worn For That Moment, Cherished For Generations
For every bride, the idea of creating a picture-perfect look starts with the wedding outfit. India, being known for its long-lasting tradition has imbibed a multitude of attires for various ceremonies. Speaking in general, the sarees are preferred as bridal dresses in Southern and Western parts of India. The North-Indian brides usually prefer wearing Lehengas, Ghagra Choli, and Odni (a head-covering). No matter which wedding attire the bride chooses, it is the jewellery that complements it and brings out that exquisite look for her.
Indian jewellery is an integral part of any bride’s wedding trousseau. It is an asset that is cherished for a lifetime and passed on to generations.
For All Those Brides-To-Be!!! It’s Time To Choose Your Own “Bijouterie”
Indian Bride, especially, has the daunting task of selecting the outfit and the jewellery that goes in creating that elegant look. Here’s a quick guide with some key elements of jewellery for all you brides-to-be out there.
The Jewellery Set – For A Wholesome Look
That classic red bridal lehenga that you have chosen goes well with that glimmering diamond-studded jewellery for that wow appeal. Polki Kundan Choker necklaces also mix well and match along with the royal and traditional touch of Maang Tikka and Nath.
For that complete gorgeous bridal look, a saree with silver zari looks beautiful with diamond jewellery while a red saree with gold work goes best with gold jewellery. Gold jewellery can also be the best match for traditional saree whereas the south Indian coin jewellery teams up well with designer sarees.
Platinum jewellery goes well with white colour. If the wedding outfit has beads, it is good to let them dictate the overall look.
The Ring - For that “She Said Yes” moment
Your wedding ring is that one piece of jewellery that will last for your lifetime and, will eventually turn into a family heirloom. These come in many types and forms.
While choosing a diamond ring make sure to have complete knowledge about its quality. A classic round diamond-cut is more expensive than those royal ones like marquise and pear. You can also pick the glamorous shining- Princesses-cut diamond solitaire, emerald-studded, or the cushion-cut diamond rings.
The Necklace – An Important Part Of Your Wedding Trousseau
A necklace amplifies the beauty of the wedding dress and the overall look for the bride.
The traditional necklaces were solely made out of gold but nowadays, the designs have taken a modern route towards diamonds, pearls, and gemstones.
Choker necklaces have gained popularity and are used widely for their royal and elegant look. They can be in 22 Karat Antique Gold or Polki Kundan. Raani Haar had been a popular choice for a long time. It is typically worn with other necklaces such as a choker. Satladas, with 7 layers and Panchladas with 5 layers are others are unique styled haars, which are known for their elegance and beauty.
There are many other types such as Guttapusalu, Gulbandh, Navratan which are popular and used with the choices of dresses and the bride’s overall persona.
The Chandelier Earrings - For That Shimmering Glow
Long earrings complementing the overall bridal look especially popular for the cocktail parties. Lighter shades of dresses look stunning with diamond solitaire while the darker shades like maroon and red go well with gold designs. Others such as polik, pearls, gemstone drop earrings, gold temple earrings are used for a touch of Glamour.
Maang Tikka or Maatha Patti – For That Traditional Royal Appeal
This piece of jewellery adorns the forehead and symbolizes sophistication and royalty. A matching pair of earrings, necklace, and maang tikka looks stunning to complete the look.
Some of the popularly used maang tikkas are passes, Rajasthani Borla, which goes well with the square face, diamond-shaped Maang tikka for the round faces, and broad Matha Patti for oblong face.
Spice up the fashionable bride in you. Go get your shopping bags ready!!! Tell us about your gorgeous bridal look, we will be happy to know and be of help.
We at JD Solitaire are passionate about bringing beautifully designed jewels right at your doorstep. Under the able mentorship of Mr. Sanjay Kalsi, who has been a trusted adviser and jewellery curator with experience of 27 years, we have carved a niche in the jewellery industry.
Mr. Kalsi, with his profound experience, is also a known Diamond Jewellery Expert, Solitaire Specialist, Certified Gemologist, Author, and Jewellery Store operations Coach.
Whether you are looking for expert advice on jewellery or planning to buy a new one for your closet we are just a call away.
Our jewellery and diamond boutique is based out of Delhi. You can find more information about us on www.jdsolitaires.com
Author: Mr. Sanjay Kalsi, Gemologist, Founder of JD Solitaire.
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