From the day the date is finalised to the actual D-Day, it’s a never-ending stream of shopping and enthusiasm (so what if we get tired at the end of the day) It’s all worth it. Right girls ?
Speaking of the D-day the first thing that comes to a bride’s mind is the outfit and jewellery. A bride’s trousseau is incomplete without the jewellery. You surely want to look your most best and picture perfect. The diamonds, pearls, kundan, gold and platinum you can choose as per your outfit, from the ring, necklace, maang tika (bindi), bracelets, hand harness, bangles and anklets; you need it all. Here are some of the best jewels which will serve the purpose.
It always starts with a ring. Believe it or not it’s the first jewellery people are curious to know about once your wedding date hits the circle. Always make a smart choice, diamonds are girl’s best friend after all. See this list of astonishing ones here.
Images are taken from the respective jeweler’s official website.
The variety of diamonds, emeralds, ruby, gold. Nirav Modi‘s artistic flower design of diamonds from the Mughal collection in 18 k white gold. Amrapali’s large sapphirre and emerald diamond rings set in white gold and also available in silver. Gehna’s mesmerizing white gold circular ring displays stylised petals articulated with round, princess and marquise diamonds and modern yet classic full finger-leafy ring mounted in white gold. Harry Winston‘s Ruby and diamond ring set in platinum and 18 k yellow gold. MIKIMOTO‘s pink conch pearl with a shimmering dome-shaped base of rose cut diamonds. BOUCHERON‘s quatre radiant edition solitaire set with a round diamond and pavé diamonds, in yellow and white gold. GRAFF‘s 22.03 carat D flawless heart shape diamond ring. You surely will have people jaw-dropping.
For any bride, the jewellery that she wears on her wedding day is the second most important thing after her outfit. Every would-be bride is on the lookout for exquisite pieces of jewellery to be paired with her bridal outfit. Choosing a classy necklace is equally important to look stunning on your special day. Antique gold, diamond, polki, precious stones, kundan; whichever you choose should dazzle your look. Here are some which I found gorgeous ones. People won’t be able to take their eyes off you.
The Gold Necklace Collection
Images are taken from the respective Jewellers official websites & Instagram
NAC Jewellers gold embossed temple inspired necklace, Reliance Retail (Reliance Jewels) , Sunar Jewellers Gold necklace & Vasupati Jewellers pearl gold necklace have won best gold Jewellery GJF -NJA Awards 2016. The Art Karat gold Jewellery is inspired by the Bajirao Mastani Collection. Bespoke Shweta & Nitesh Gupta’s vintage collection was showcased in Vogue Magazine.
*Images are taken from NJA-GFA official website, Vouge Magazine, Art Karat official website.
The Diamond Collection
Kanjilal & Bros Jewelers (Surat) Diamond necklace has one the first prize at GFA-NJA diamond design awards 2016. Rest of the winners include Khanna Jewellers 6 layer diamond necklace, Yoube Jewellery Ltd multi chain design. Minalwala Jewelers diamond necklace design has also won award back in 2012.
Images are taken from NJA-GFA official website, Instagram & Jeweller’s Official websites.
The Polki & Emrald Collection
Images are taken from Instagram & Jeweller’s Official websites.
Precious Stones & Jadau Collection
Images are taken from NJA-GFA official website and Pinterest
Mangalsutra is an auspicious thread tied by a groom to his bride on the day of marriage. It is also believed to regularize a women’s blood circulation and that the mangalsutra protects a lady from bad vibes and evil. Today in India, mangalsutra has become a fashion statement as well. The influence of television serials and movies has presented it as a trendy ornament. It is an auspicious ornament in south indians and maharashtrians. Mangalsutra is also known as thalli, thaaly or mangalyam. In southern parts of India, wearing Mangalsutra is a strongly followed custom. Hindu marriage is incomplete without Mangalsutra. They are mostly made in gold with black beads and paired with gold or diamond pendants. Jewellery showrooms are packed with a vast variety of Mangalsutras. Tanishq, Kalyan, Joyalukkas, PNG, WHP have wide range of variety available.
*Images are taken from Tanishq Jewellers Official website.
The Maang Tika, Nose Rings and Hand Harness
The Maang tika became a trend since the time our Bollywood queen Shilpa Shetty was spotted in it at her wedding. Specially famous with south indian brides. It is an integral part of an Indian bride’s ensemble. It is a piece of jewellery that has a hanging ornament at one end and a hair pin at the other. The pin is attached to the hair in such a way that the ornament dangles at the hairline of the woman. This accessory can be worn with middle parting or any other hairdo. There are the whole lot of variety available of the mango tikka, right from a kundan work tikka to a wrought silver one.
In Rajasthan women wear the round-shaped maang tikka, commonly referred to as ‘Bor’, which is a single-string tikka pinned to the hair at the top of the head. Some maang tikka designs are heavy and intricately embellished, whereas some are simple and delicate looking. In Muslim weddings, brides wear the maang tikka on one side of the head; and it is known as ‘Jhumar Tikka’. It can be sport on occasions besides the wedding when the most elaborate jewelled accessories are required. Chand bali, one side, borla, matha patti are the various styles one can choose from.
Amid the vision of wearing trendy necklaces and bangles, a piece of classic nose ring always sets the charm. Nose rings are worn either on the nostril, septum or the bridge of the nose. Laung, fan shaped, Latkan, punjabi nath, spoked, nathani, nath, nose stud, pullaku popularly knows as spectum nose ring and nose pin. These days many known designers are also making it , we witnessed Sonam Kapoor and Vidya Balan flaunting it at Cannes Film Festival 2013. Amrapali Jewels nose ring, jhumar tikka collection has been spotted on Sonam Kapoor by Rohit Bal in India Bridal Fashion Week.
Gorgeous hand harness are also accessory gamers! Recently I came across these two sites Aé-Teē and Art Karat where you will find the widest range of beautiful designer hand harness and other statement jewellery.
*Images are taken from the respective jeweller’s official website.
Bangles/Chura, Bridal Armlet/Bajubandh
The bride is incomplete without bangles the essential part of the jewellery. The Indian brides generally opt for traditional designs on their wedding day. The color and types of bangles worn on the wedding day depends on the region to which the bride belongs. Modern brides prefer to wear contemporary styles and select bangles in such a manner that they match with their outfit. Marathi brides wear green bangles paired with gold ones as they are significance of prosperity. North Indian brides opt for choora which is composed of red and white ivory bangles which are gifted my bride’s maternal uncle paired with the famous kaleera. South indian brides wear heavy gold kadas and bangles as the designs are inspired by south indian temples also knows as temple Jewellery. Bengali ones wear Shankha and Pola (shell and Red carol) combined with iron bangles which helps in keeping the positive energy. For the wedding reception, they prefer the latest trends in diamond bracelets, bangles and gold.
Baajuband also known as armlets are worn on the upper arms which look like bangles. Mughal, Jaipuri are the most popular designs of Baajuband. They are mostly spotted with south indian and maharashtrian brides. They are also found in Kundan and modern yet contemporary work.
Gehna, Tanishq, Kalyan, Joyalukkas, SouthJwellery are the pioneers when it comes to gold traditional jewellery designs. Khanna Jewellers polka collections bangle/bracelet is also splendid. Bangle Bracelet is Minawala’s bracelet design has won an IJ Jewellers awards.
Images are taken from the respective jeweler’s official website.
Waistband, Anklets & Bichua
Bridal waistband also known as Kamrband and side Hip bands are one of the important accessories when it comes to south indian bride. As a part of the traditions brides wear the gold kamarband with their kanjeevaram or silk sarees on their wedding day along with elaborate bridal jewellery and hair accessories. Bollywood celebrities like Alia bhatt (2 States ), Shilpa shetty and Deepika Padukone (Chennai Express) flaunted these waistbands in the mentioned hit flicks. In a Chirstain wedding the bride wears the white trousseau ball gown which can also be paired with a delicate pearl or crystal waistband to add that extra glamour quotient.
Anklets are considered to be traditional, and auspicious for the bride. Heavily carved, embellished with exquisite meenakari (coloring and ornamenting the surface of metals ), are an all-time favourites of the brides. Sometimes the bride will even put a ring on her middle toe with a connecting piece to represent her marriage. They have also been found in other ancient cultures of Egypt and the Middle East. Toe rings popularly known as Bichua made of silver, kundan are also being worn by the brides as they attract positive energy and good health.
Images are taken from the Pinterest and fashion websites from google.
Why should brides have all the fun? Right Grooms? These days groom jewellery is also trending. Designer brooches, traditional maharaja pearl necklaces, pagari etc can be opted to make it a royal look. Our Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was spotted wearing a spectrum ring on L’Officiel magazine cover and his bajirao (Bajirao Mastani) look was a splendid watch. Here are few ones which will definitely add that glam quotient to your wedding outfit. From Mikimoto’s brooch to Art karat‘s Bajirao collection is worth try .
Images are taken from respective Jewelers official website
Hope this post would be of help to the would be brides and grooms in easing out the wedding shopping process