The most important part of the bridal ensemble is jewellery. It enhances a bridal outfit, makes a bride look grand and is culturally an important accessory. Every bride desires to wear the best jewellery on her wedding day and thinks ahead about what styles will suit her and the occasion best. Modern brides love to experiment with jewellery, but as traditions and style gurus tell you, there are some jewellery pieces that are a must for a wedding. If you are going jewellery shopping for your wedding, here are the must-haves to look for.
1. Maang Tikka
The Maang Tikka is one of the most important bridal jewellery accessories. According to mythology, it signifies a third eye, or the power of the soul, the power of concentration and it is meant to control emotions. The Maang Tikka is also had historic importance, it has been portrayed in ancient artwork and seen in many vintage films. It is always worn at the hairline of the woman and is adorned with fine gemstones. It is available in a variety of designs and patterns. Pick a Maang Tikka to match your wedding attire and your personality.
Earrings are an important accessory that can really frame your face and add beauty to your outfit. Whether you are the bride or attending a wedding, a stylish pair of earrings will make you stand out from the crowd. There are endless possibilities when it comes to styling earrings as there’s plenty of choices. Stick what looks good with regards to your face shape and pairs well with your necklace. If you’re wearing a necklace with a lot of work on it, you may want to wear equally blingy earrings. If you wear a simple necklace, go in for a drop or dangling earrings that are elegant and simple.
3. Nose Ring
Yet another bridal jewellery piece that is an essential part of the ensemble, the nose ring is often chosen to keep in mind the earrings. Brides often match their nose ring with the kind of earrings they wear. While the ‘Nath’, a studded nose ring with a long chain hooked up in the hair is the most popular nose ring, brides these are are experimenting and wearing newer trends and styles of nose rings and studs.
4. Gold or Pearl Chokers
Chokers need to be chosen carefully because they sit up high against your neck and take up a lot of attention. If you wear the wrong one, your bridal outfit will look out of place so make sure you try on as many as possible before purchasing. Pearls are a timeless and elegant choice for any bride’s wedding day. You should know all types of pearls. Some of the most trendy and best options that work with bridal ensembles are gold or pearl chokers. They look grand and add vintage charm to your outfit.
5. Statement Bangles
Statement bangles are feminine, graceful and truly charming! They’re ideal for weddings, and brides who wear them always look beautiful and grand. Statement bangles in gold and pearl are ideal for weddings, they can be worn as stand-alone pieces or paired with bangles. From bridal sarees in red to lehengas in green, these bangles look stunning on any outfit.
In Indians weddings, it is customary to wear bangles. For an Indian wedding, a bride usually wears two types of bangles: glass and gold. While it customary for the in-laws to gift the bride a pair of gold bangles, the glass bangles are usually worn in the shade of the saree or bridal outfit. Some modern brides are moving from tradition wearing bangles in different colours and patterns.
7. Thewa Jewellery
If you are looking for something posh, opulent and gorgeous, try Thewa jewellery. This type of jewellery is made by fusing 23K Gold with multicoloured glass. It is an ancient art and each piece is handcrafted to perfection, making it the ideal choice for wedding jewellery.
8. Arm Bands
Armlets or armbands have become fashion statement pieces for special weddings and as bridal jewellery because they are regal in nature and look opulent. Armbands look best when they are worn on one arm. In some cultures, it is customary for brides to wear armbands at a wedding.
The mangalsutra is an important and auspicious ornament at an Indian wedding. It is a thread consisting of black beads and gold chain and pendant. Mangalsutra comes in various styles and designs. According to customs, grooms place a mangalsutra around women’s neck at the wedding. It is said that the Mangalsutra symbolizes marriage and according to Hindu culture married women must wear it.
The payal is an anklet worn on both the ankles. It is usually available in pairs and holds an imminent place in the overall look of a bride. Payals are made from different metals such as gold and silver. A trendy option is also white gold. Some like metallic bells on the payals, creating a pleasing sound as they move. Anklets are sometimes adorned with beads and pearls.