"10 Indian Wedding jewellery that you must know about!”
India has a great tradition and rich culture. India’s soul lies in its diversity. There is a lot of significance given to the marriages in India as we believe in family values. “Am I looking Beautiful?” this question prevails on the day of the wedding on every bride’s mind as they are eagerly waiting for the most auspicious day of their life. Every woman wants to look beautiful, especially on the wedding day they are on top of the world. She is the centre of attraction and everybody notices her moves, smiles, dressings, makeup, jewellery, etc. In that Jewelry is the most important accessory where a woman pays a lot of attention to. There are a lot of things to remember while buying wedding jewellery as the wedding jewellery reflects ones’ personality.
The budget is the most important thing and the personal preference and the style comes the next. The jewellery must suit your body habitus and it must compliment your wedding dress, and most importantly you must accept the principle “Less is more” on some occasions. Sometimes your jewellery may outshine your wedding costume, but it should blend well with the overall look of your bridal wear. Each individual is different and so the taste of each one is different. The importance is given to the bride’s concept of wedding jewellery. Now the wedding events have changed a lot and they became a part of event management. Everything is well planned and well organized. The technology also is enhanced to the level that “there is a release of wedding promo videos.” If you want to make your “Wedding Day” unforgettable, choose your jewellery wisely. A smart choice will definitely help to enhance your beauty to look more gorgeous for what you can be pride in your whole life.
Let us discuss the ten types of Wedding jewellery which most of the Indian Brides prefer
1. Maang Tikka or Headpiece
A piece of jewellery which meant to be worn across your centre-parted hair and the pendant hung down towards the forehead. Maang Tikka regained its lost glory as our new generation is eager to getting back on their traditional roots. This jewellery helps the bride to look gorgeous and unique. You must choose the right one to suit your face. If you have a larger forehead, heavy or larger size “Maang Tikka” will be suitable and if you have a small or shorter forehead, small jewellery is enough to make the impact. It is believed that the pendant part of Maang Tikka lies on the forehead and this part is called “Aagya Chakra” which stands for preservation. This traditionally signifies the sacred union of bride and groom in a physical, emotional, and spiritual manner.
Earrings matching the Maang Tikka and Necklace are a must. When you choose bridal earrings, make sure that the colour and design match the Bride’s face and her wedding dress. You must also consider the weight and size of the jewellery and make sure that you are comfortable with the jewellery.
3. Nath or Nose Ring
Indian brides also prefer to adorn their nose with hoop-shaped wedding jewellery called nose ring to look more attractive and unique. Some traditional bridal nose ring comes with a chain connecting to one of the earrings or hair. Most of the brides did not prefer to pierce the nose, they rather use clips etc. Please make sure that you choose a light ornament as it may cause irritation to your nose. In a special occasion like a wedding, you must feel comfortable with your dress and jewellery otherwise it might reflect adversely in the event.
The necklaces are the most important wedding jewellery. Necklaces are the centre of attraction and it must complement your wedding dress and body habitus. Trendy, stylized necklaces enhances the beauty of the bride and it adds a touch of elegance to your wedding photography and videos. There are a lot of varieties of necklaces available in the market including gold jewellery sets, diamond sets, Kundan and Polki sets. The Pachlada bridal necklace, the satlada bridal necklace of north India and Palakka, Manga mala, Mullamottu Mala in South India to name a few. These necklaces come in different styles including collar necklace, choker, princess necklace, matinee necklace, opera necklace, bib necklace, multicolored string necklace etc.
5. Baju band or Arm Band
This wedding jewellery is worn around the bride’s arm and is usually made of gold and an ensemble of gemstones. It is believed that this signifies a sense of virtue for a bride. Please make sure that the armband must not be too tight or too loose for it to stay in place comfortably.
Indian bride’s wrist is adorned with different types of bangles. Bangles must compliment to your wedding dress and necklace. Nowadays a few prefers contrasting styles also, it is up to you to decide what you want. A few brides prefer to wear hand chain to go along with the bangles and Mehndi. The sizzling sound of the bangles with dazzling smile makes the bride more gorgeous. The material and style of bangle may differ. Materials include, gold, glass, diamond, ivory, plastic, and other metals, etc
7. Finger Ring
Finger ring is also an integral part of the wedding jewelry collection. Bride will wear an engagement ring and also rings to match her necklace, earrings, and wedding wears. Finger ring adds glory and style to the bride’s fingers for a magnificent look. Usually bride will wear a ring with the name of the groom and groom will wear ring with name of the bride. This signifies the bond between the bride and groom throughout their lives. There are different varieties of the rings available from gold to silver, bronze, platinum, steel etc. Different rings include Antique ring, Band, Bridal set, Claddagh ring, Cluster ring, Cocktail ring etc. When you choose your ring, you should consider the rings which match your fingers. It is better to avoid heavy rings for longer usage as it may irritate your fingers.
8. Kamarbandh or Waist Band
This wedding jewelry consists of a belt made of chains using metals like gold. Now a days people also choose diamonds to add on the elegance and class to their wedding jewelry. It helps to enhance the beauty of the wedding dress, especially saree and it also highlights’ bride’s figure by flattering the waist.
9. Anklet or Ankle Chain
Anklets along with Mehndi enhances the beauty of the bride’s feet. There are different styles and designs of anklets available in the market. Designs in gold, silver, platinum are more popular with tiny Gungroos (bells) attached to the lock. The melodious sounds of anklets helps the bride to grab attention of other as the bride as she is the person who needs to grab more attention on the wedding day.
10. Toe ring
Indian brides also prefers to wear toe rings on their wedding day. It usually consists of silver, it may be single or pair or set of three according to one’s preference.
Choose jewellery wisely. Proper planning and execution will save your pocket as there are a lot of other expenses to meet at the wedding event. Make a priority list before buying, which things are necessary and which are less and this will definitely save a lot of money. The most important thing is that wedding jewellery shopping must not intent for showing your status symbol or the class to others which may end up in overdoing things. The focus must be given to your budget and the need of the moment.