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In India, weddings and jewellery have always gone together. From a grandmother's retro jewels to modern designs in gold, the significance of wedding jewellery is deep due to its rich cultural, emotional, historic as well as financial underpinnings as many families see jewellery as an investment.

Artfully created ornaments are symbols of our diverse ethnicities and regional backgrounds. To celebrate each bride’s unique heritage, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has launched the 'Brides of India' wedding jewellery collection.

Be it a boisterous wedding for a Punjabi bride, or an elegant affair for a Christian one, the brand has designed a range of exquisite jewellery that caters to each background.

Established in 1993, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has a strong retail network of over 250 outlets in 10 countries and their commitment to quality has made them one of the market leaders in India.

Their creations exemplify fine craftsmanship and cater to the diverse moods of celebrations and bridal looks across various communities.

Christian Bride
A Christian bride’s jewellery represents sophistication and grace. Sparkling with the brilliance of the highest quality diamonds, this necklace set is a perfect match with her pristine white gown. With lattice-like patterns and floral motifs at the ends of three rows of diamonds that are evocative of dew drops, this piece will appeal to brides who like contemporary creations. Its delicate design pairs beautifully with the chandelier earrings and ties the look together with a touch of elegance.

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Muslim Bride
A striking headpiece, be it the maang tikka or the passa, is an essential element for every Muslim bride who matches this ornament with multiple jewels around her neck and wrists. Decked in layers of gold necklaces, right from the gulband (choker) to the haar (long necklace), her look effortlessly echoes the glorious spirit of a conventional nikaah. Her heavily hennaed hands peek through sets of gorgeous bangles and bracelets only to flaunt the prettiest hathphools. Presented in a beautiful contrast to the subdued color of her attire, the jewellery makes an unforgettable statement.

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Marathi Bride
The intricate detailing that goes into the wedding jewellery from Maharashtra imparts a unique quality to the pieces. A mundavalya (headband), Brahmani nath (nose pin), vaaki (armlet), jondhali haar (long layered necklace) and saaj (medallion) together paint an image of the most striking Marathi bride. The thushi (choker) makes for one of the most significant features of her look, which with its complex golden beadwork, stands as a symbol of prosperity. Dressed in a paithani saree, adorned with pieces of traditional jewellery she truly is a sight to behold.

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Kerala Bride
The Kerala bride is all about layering her ornaments and allowing the sheen of her fine gold jewellery to take the exquisiteness of her look a notch higher. A testament of fine craftsmanship, jewellery for the Hindu Kerala bride by Malabar Gold & Diamonds surpasses time and each piece holds a special meaning. Her manga mala is a long necklace that celebrates the King of Fruits, the mango, and suggests that her married life too will be a fruitful one. The Lakshmi mala, on the other hand, features Goddess Lakshmi - the Hindu deity of prosperity. Complete with gorgeous jhumkis (earrings) and a pathakam (pendant ), her look is resplendent and regal.

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Tamil Bride
It is difficult to miss an enchanting Tamil bride ornamented with gold jewels that narrate tales of the region’s rich past. Belonging to a lineage that holds gold in the highest regard, she chooses from a range of artfully crafted temple jewellery which showcases intricately carved figures of the Gods. Donning gold necklaces of varying lengths, she adds the final touch with an elegant oddiyanam (belt) that wraps gracefully around her waist as she prepares to enter a new chapter of life.

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Punjabi Bride
The Punjabis are known for their exuberance, and a bride from this community carries some of the heaviest pieces of jewellery with ease. On one of the most special days of her life, it is the red chooda along with the golden kalire that define her traditional beauty. However, the elements that heighten the allure of her look are the polki choker, gold haar (long necklace), and kadas (cuffs) replete with enamel work by Malabar Gold & Diamonds. A dainty nathni sits prettily on her nose in contrast to the other bolder ornaments, adding a charming angle to the getup.

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Gujarati Bride
Showcasing intricate relief work, the Gujarati bride’s polki and gold choker set against her red and gold ghadchola highlight her inner grace. Rubies bordering the edges of the circular design features add hints of crimson, thus making this a beautiful match with her attire. She wears this over a haar with bead details and ruby accents which come together in a charming design that balances her look. As she circles the holy fire with her bejeweled hand in her partner’s, she inspires awe and enchantment.

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Kannada Bride
Dressed in a silk saree that pairs wonderfully with elaborate pieces of temple jewellery, a Kannada bride looks nothing less than a goddess herself. Her look is considered complete only once the Indian deity of wealth graces it, often through the Lakshmi sara which is a long necklace with an elaborate pendant that bears her form. Her muthu kasina sara is another necklace where the goddess can be found seated as she blesses her marital journey. Carved with images of the divine, her ornaments are just what an occasion as auspicious as her wedding deserves.

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Telugu Bride
The Telugu bride’s jewellery fuses the aesthetics of temple jewellery with precious gemstones. Encrusted with blazing rubies and lustrous emeralds, jewels made for her by Malabar Gold & Diamonds only elevate her beauty with the artistry that it depicts. Some of the classic additions to her look that root her into traditions are the vaddanam (belt) and vanki (armlet). While the former is believed to be a representation of the bride’s fertility, the latter depicts the Ananta, the snake on which Lord Vishnu rests.

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The brand’s diverse and versatile creations are inclusive of but not limited to traditional jewelry and encompass a variety of contemporary styles crafted keeping in mind the preferences of today’s brides.

Be it modern designs that feature shining diamonds or South Indian pieces that are crafted using these gems in addition to gold; they have it all. For those who love regal polki jewelry, Malabar Gold & Diamonds also have an exclusive line with unique pieces.

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