Hello, everybody! I ‘ve always been interested in different countries, its customs, national clothes and of course jewelry. So, today I’d like to share it with you and to tell a lot of interesting things about impressive Indian wedding jewelry. As we all used to know, an Indian wedding provides a rich tapestry of color and vibrant images. Bold colors such as red, burgundy, orange and gold are typical of Indian weddings – and even if a bride’s sari will be bright and vibrant – so different from traditional western white wedding gowns!
Dressing up and looking the best on this special day for every woman takes top priority for any bride, and jewelry forms are regarded like a vital part of it from ancient times. An Indian bride is deemed incomplete without her adornments and jewelry is an essential part of these adornments. On the wedding day, every bride is expected to look her best.
To achieve this goal, the bride pays special attention towards her wedding attire, jewelry, accessories, makeup and hair style. There are a number of items in the jewelry which cover, almost all the vital parts of the body. These items are specially prepared to compliment the bridal dress. The bridal jewelry consists of the following items.
So, Let’s start with Maangtika. This gorgeous hair accessory is held by a hook at the centre parting of the hair, with the pendant falling on the centre of the forehead. The point where it falls is believed to be the ajna chakra, which in Sanskrit means “to know or perceive”. The chakra is represented by two petals signifying the holy union of male and female on a spiritual, physical and emotional level. In my next post, I will tell you more about chakras and its connection with jewelry.
This is another essential jewellery item to be worn by the bride. It is also chosen keeping in mind the colour and design of the ear rings. The traditional nose piece is known as ‘Nath’, which consists of a studded nose ring with a long chain hooked up in the hair. In case the nose is not pierced, there are nose studs available, which can be temporarily worn by the bride for the ceremony.
I’d like to emphasize that this nose ring possesses acupuncture benefits and according to Ayurveda, women who have their nose pierced on the left side experience easier childbirth.
Bangles are the symbol of the nuptial rituals. As a result, the bride wears both gold as well as glass bangles on her wedding day. The glass bangles are mostly of the colour of the wedding dress. However, the gold bangles are the ones gifted by the mother in law.
The designs range from simple to intricate handmade designs, often studded with precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, gems and pearls. Brides are recomended to wear heavy bangles so that they give fullness to the hand. A sparkling hand with colourful bangles look beautiful and more beautiful when they are photographed.
Necklace is the most eye catchy piece of jewelry, worn by the bride. It comes along with matching ear rings and nose piece. Moreover, attention is paid that it complements the colour of your attire and neck line.I think that a choker is perfect for such an occasion, coupled with a long necklace.
The earrings usually match the necklace. Brides can choose between varieties like long heavy ear rings or short loops, from antique ear rings to small studs, depending upon your wedding outfit’s colour and design.
Stunning Set consisting of earrings, necklace and hair accessory Maangtika. Best choice of Indian bride.
Rings are also vital to the embellishment of the bride. Usually the bride wears a Hath phoolhar in her hands. This consists of five rings for all the fingers, connected with a central piece, further connected with a bracelet, to be worn in the hand. As for Wedding ring, It’s worn on the third finger of the left hand.
Waist band is worn on the waist, over the saree or the lehenga. This is a heavy jewellery piece, which is quite traditional in look and design. This also serves as a support for the wedding dress and helps to keep in place. An artistic waist band can really add up to the grandeur of your wedding ensemble.
Anklets and Toe Rings
The bride also wears anklets and toe rings in her feet. These are usually made of silver as gold is not worn in the feet. They are available in intricate designs, decorated with works of meenakari, kundan and beads.Anklet is meant to announce arrival of the new bride in her husband’s house with its tinkling sound.
Below you can find a video of representing a collection of Nirav Modi jewels. I have never seen so stunning and impressing jewelry pieces before.
I hope you were impressed with all the necessary jewelry for Indian brides and broadened your mind.We will be glad to read your comments and proposals.
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