A bride is incomplete without jewellery; it is an essential item of her bridal attire.
Brides spend huge amounts of money on the bridal dress, bridal makeup and when it
comes to jewellery it is no exception. Brides don’t hesitate to spend on jewellery
for their special day as they want to look perfect which is not possible without
jewellery. Moreover they know that by spending money on Indian jewellery they are
adding to their assets and it will be their personal wealth. Indian bridal jewellery
consists of jewellery sets made in gold including the articles; necklaces, bangles,
anklets and earrings. Some brides also prefer to have the bridal jewellery set with
diamonds and other precious stones. Indian bridal jewellery is considered to be a
security that will protect the bride in times of need.
Jewellery enhances the beauty of a bride and the dazzling Indian jewels for brides
are designed skilfully to make the bride more attractive and charming. For the feet
lovely anklets are made while rings make the hands more delicate and appealing. Neckline
looks attractive when adorned with beautiful necklaces and chokers. These articles
can be of gold, silver, diamond or platinum depending on the budget and choice. Majority
of the Indian brides go for gold jewellery with precious stones for their wedding
day. The brides usually choose the same colored stones for the wedding jewellery
as of their wedding dress. This makes the overall look appealing and elegant. The
brides who like to wear customized jewellery go for designer wear but it is quite
expensive and only the affording brides can have it.
The brides are adorned with heavy jewellery from head to toe. The lovely bindis,
necklaces, nose rings, earrings, rings, bangles, panjas, armlets, waistbands, anklets
and toe rings are the articles of Indian jewellery used on weddings. Modern brides
however like to have light and sophisticated jewellery that goes with their outfit
and adds a sparkle to their apparel. Asian brides like to have a red dress on their
wedding day and the jewellery sets they select usually have red colored rubies with
gold setting. Kundan jewellery is also preferred by many brides as it has a very
traditional look and is perfect choice for the wedding jewellery. Girls also like
to have the beautiful meenakari jewellery on their wedding.
Indian articles of jewellery are not only for brides, an eclectic range of jewellery
is also made for the bridegroom also. The modern bridegrooms are also very demanding
when it comes to looking good on their wedding. They like to wear jewellery on their
wedding day. Men’s rings and watches are most used jewellery items of men. Chains
made of gold and silver are also preferred by the men for their wedding. Rings of
platinum and silver with diamonds are the most suitable for men. Wedding day is the
most special day of one’s life and it is the right of every girl and boy to look
best on their special day. Indian jewellery provides the brides and bridegrooms with
a wide range of stunning and gorgeous jewellery items to choose from to look charming
and dashing on their wedding.
The Indian bride attaches a lot of importance to jewellery too. Now let’s take a
look at the different varieties which are available in the market for the bride to
Tikka : The Tikka is used to adorn the centre forehead parting of the bride. They
are now available in different styles and colors. Usually, for bridal wear, a tikka
with a decorative centre piece is preferred, with a long string. In the modern times,
tiaras in the form of crowns are also being used.
Hair accessories: The trend of using hair accessories is getting highly popular in
today’s times. It is fast becoming a fashion statement. The hair accessories should
co-ordinate with the attire of the bride. If the bride’s dress is studded with diamonds,
hair accessories encrusted with diamonds can be used. Pearl headgear and silver hairpins
are also in vogue in the fashion world. In certain communities in India, elaborate
headgear made of flowers is used as part of bridal wear.
Earrings: Earrings are available in every imaginable style and colour. They range
from small, delicate ones to dangling, heavy ones. Earrings are available in different
metals and using different gemstones or pearls. Nowadays, the trend is to wear earrings
covering the whole ear. Brides typically wear earrings that are attached to a chain,
which is hooked in the hair.
Nose ring: The nose ring traditionally worn by Indian brides is in the form of a
ring, which is attached to a chain that is hooked in the hair. It is called ‘Natth’
. In certain castes, the nose ring is worn without the chain. With the changing fashions,
the nose ring is also undergoing a change. It is now available in different styles
and is fast becoming a fashion statement.
Necklace: The necklace is the most versatile piece of bridal jewellery in today’s
times. It is available in a variety of styles and colours. The type of necklace is
chosen depending upon the neckline of the bride’s dress as well as the color and
pattern. According to fashion experts, a long necklace would look good with a deep
neck, while a choker would suit a smaller neckline.
Armbands: An armband is called ‘Bajubandh’ . It is also a widely used piece of bridal
jewellery, which is worn on the upper part of the arms.
Bangles: The bangles are one of the most important part of a bride’s attire. A variety
of bangles made of different metals and studded with different gemstones and pearls
is available in the market today. Nowadays, bracelets are becoming popular as bridal
Finger rings: Finger rings are also one of the most important pieces of bridal jewellery.
There are a number of styles available in the market in case of rings. Like other
jewels, rings are also available in different metals, colours and gemstones. Generally,
finger rings are worn on the ring fingers. However, finger rings can be worn on several
fingers, as per the preference of the bride.
Ring bracelet: A ring bracelet is a bracelet that is attached to finger rings by
way of chains. It is a custom in certain castes in India to wear ring bracelets.