Bridal Jewelry That Will Be Seen At Times Glamour This Season.
Think India, Think Jewelry! Whether it’s for an auspicious occasion, a festival or simply to make a style statement, ornaments and gemstones have often played an integral role in our lives for the longest time – 5000 years to be precise! During the Indus Valley, India was the largest manufacturer and exporter of beads to the world. With the arrival of the Mughal Emperors in the 16th century, the golden age of Indian jewelry began!
Like we all know, jewelry plays an essential role in every bride’s life. I mean who doesn’t want to look like a princess on her D-day? And since the bridal season is just around the corner, I decided to pick a few kinds that will be trending and will be seen as favourite amongst brides who aspire to look regal on their wedding day.
Jadav jewelry hails from the times of Mughal era. It’s a technique used in making Kundan and Polki jewelry. Regarded as one of the most complicated and intricate handwork in jewelry, Jadav first originated in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Of course now, it’s popular all over India. Keeping this in mind, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers has launched an exclusive collection called “Adaa” identifying the six eminent iconic women of India, viz Maharani Gayatri Devi, Sita Devi (Kapurthala), Umraojaan, Razia Sultan, Jodha Bai and Queen Niloufer. Now that makes an immortal story! Doesn’t it?
StyleTip- For that perfect royal look, you can team up your exquisite lehenga or saree with Jadav jewellery. Precious and semi-precious gems come alive with traditional couture – they are usually large and cascade over the wearer’s neck. But today, you can also find dainty and simpler Jadav pieces which go perfectly well with an anarakali or a long one-piece. Brides are wanting to experiment with their looks and leaning towards the age old jhoomar, pasa, baajubandh, hathphool and bold naths. Quite a favourite in Bollywood!
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and rightfully so! They are precious and sparkling tokens of love. Thus, diamond jewelry seems popular for wedding and engagement functions. Also, let’s not forget that the young Indian couples, today, are adopting to westernized traditions and prefer clean motifs. So whether you plan to have a church wedding, a stylized reception or a cocktail sangeet party, diamonds are the best companions for that. Other than the conventional jewelry, hair accessories, brooch, saree pins are in vogue.
Style Tip- Off shoulder evening gowns with sparkling diamond studded chaandbaalis, chandeliers, necklaces, pachelis, three and two finger rings are in vogue. However if you wish to stick to Indian attires, pastel colours would look lovely with diamond ornaments. In my opinion, dark colors look equally great, especially the colour red or wine. It works wonders when complemented with diamonds. Do not go over board when wearing jewelry, a single statement piece paired with lighter ones completes the look. For instance if your necklace set is elaborate, either avoid wearing or opt for lighter bangles, kadas and rings. Investing in a multi-functional jewelry will definitely help you switch looks within no time.
Ostentatious display of gold for traditional Indian weddings was hugely popular a decade or two back. But the key to dressing up today is simplicity. Young brides are moving away from being weighed down in heavy gold jewellery. In fact, it’s become a fashion for brides to keep things simple, adorning themselves with just a statement piece of gold jewellery or two with play of metal textures. Opting for white, rose gold has been seen off late however yellow gold being an all time favourite and has made a great comeback. Temple jewelry in gheru polish or antique polish has been seen trending in a big way.
StyleTip- A kundan with gold maangtika on your Mehendi ceremony with bold chaand baalis or jhumkas may look elegant if you team it up with a churidaar or lehenga.
As the name suggests, heritage jewellery is not only a form of art but a piece of legacy that is often passed down the generations – jewelry that has stood the test of time. This can basically include anything ranging from gem studded necklaces, bangles, earrings, jhoomar, jhumkas to bracelets, and pendants.
Style Tip- Often worn with traditional attires like lehenga or sari, you can carry heritage jewellery will make a statement in itself. Try sticking to nude colors like white, off white, creams and gold for the jewelry to stand out.