Stylish Traditional Jewelry for Indian Weddings

Posted by Rahul Agarwal on May 11th, 2016

In the Eastern culture, weddings are celebrations not just for the two people getting married, but also for their family and friends. Indian weddings in particular are known for being large occasions with several days of celebrations, festivities, and traditions. Indian brides are under extreme pressure; they have to look perfect on their special day. One of the most important parts of a bride’s look is the jewelry. The right pieces of jewelry can complete the look and make the bride the most glamorous woman in the room, as it should be. Jewelry can enhance her beauty and tie together the rest of her outfit as well as her hair and makeup. 

Some mothers of the bride give their daughters heirloom jewelry for their traditional Indian wedding. The trouble is not all pieces—especially ones from about a decade or two ago—will look good in today’s Indian weddings. If you are looking for bridal jewelry today, you need to consider your top and bridal lehenga as well as other garments you will be wearing during your celebration and ceremony. One of the best things to do is to put off jewelry shopping until all of your wedding garments have been bought and finalized. This way, you can save time and money. You don’t want to end up with Indian jewelry that will not match the rest of your outfit. 

A typical Indian bridal jewelry set usually includes short and long necklaces, dangling jhumka style earrings, a nath for the nose, a pair of haath panja for the hands, a bazoo band armlet, and a mangtika or the head jewelry. The type of jewelry used depends on where the bride and groom’s families hail from in India. Each region has its own type or style of jewelry worn. 

You can also purchase Indian jewelry by piece, but it might be harder to find ones that match. Stylish Indian jewelry worn during weddings is usually made of gold and is set with precious stones like emeralds and rubies. Pearls are also popular with Indian brides. You may choose to wear traditional white pearls or exotic Tahitian ones that have a dark color.

 Remember to set aside a budget for your jewelry, or you might go overboard and end up buying a jewelry set that costs as much as your entire ceremony. It’s okay to purchase cheaper jewelry but you have to take into account the color, material, size, and quality of all the pieces included in the set. 

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The article is written by Rahul Agarwal, the Marketing manager at Rahul is a frequent blogger on a variety of subjects like fashion, food & culture of India. 

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