Bridal Jewellery in India
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What's an Indian bride without jewellery? From the ancient times, jewellery was seen as mandatory for a complete bridal look and was indicative of the affluence of her family. Today, jewellery designs have adapted to the changing tastes of modern brides. From long glittering necklaces to short chokers studded with gemstones, dainty diamond chains, elaborate nose rings, and maang tikkas, every jewellery set borrows from the culture that a bride belongs to. With so many brands and designs to choose from, it can be pretty confusing to finalize jewellery looks for various wedding functions, including the all-important pheras.
We, at WeddingSutra, help you select the best wedding jewellery according to your preferred style. Classified under the category of WeddingSutra Favorites, our list of handpicked professionals will ensure that you look your best on your big day.
EXPERT TIPS TO PICK THE BEST JEWELLERY
- Ensure that the neckline, sleeves and hem of your bridal outfit match the style of your wedding jewellery. For example, wearing a long ornate necklace over a heavily embellished blouse will dilute the impact of the overall look. You are better off with a beautiful choker around your neck and a deep neck blouse which will showcase the beauty of the outfit and the choker independently.
- Pay attention to the color, design and embellishments on your wedding outfit. If your bridal lehenga has gold thread embroidery, wear gold jewellery. For lehengas or sarees with silver thread work, white metal like platinum with diamonds work well.
- Do not mix too many differently colored metals together. Limit the number of metals used to one or two.
- Pick versatile and lighter items to include in your trousseau as you can mix and match them with regular outfits over time.
THINGS TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR JEWELLER BEFORE SEALING THE DEAL
- Ask your jeweller where they source their diamonds and precious metals from
- Request for the guarantees and warranties that they offer
- Enquire about the making charges well in advance as that will impact your jewellery budget
- Check with them about their repairing and maintenance costs
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What sort of jewellery pieces must be included in an traditional Indian bride's trousseau?
An ideal wedding trousseau of an Indian bride for the pheras should include a long necklace, a short choker, a maang tikka, matha patti, earrings, nose ring, bangles, waist band (optional), anklets and arm bands (optional). However, brides can tailor their jewellery options based on their outfits and the look they are going for.
2. What are the bridal jewellery trends for 2019?
While bridal jewellery trends, just like any other fashion trend, keep fluctuating all year long, you can find the top trends of the season on the WeddingSutra blog.
3. Do modern Indian brides still prefer gold jewellery?
Gold has retained its position of eminence with traditional Indian brides for decades, no matter which state they belong to. It also helps that gold brands are modernizing their bridal jewellery designs with contemporary motifs and embellishments. Rose gold and diamonds studded jewellery are also proving very popular these days.
4. Do brides prefer traditional designs? Or have modern jewellery pieces taken over?
Millennial brides have started pairing traditional designs with their contemporary counterparts. While heavier traditional creations remain popular, lighter modern styles are also trending because they are versatile and can be worn even after the wedding celebrations. Ensure that your wedding trousseau includes a mix of both for the perfect modern bridal look.
5. When should I start shopping for my bridal jewellery?
You should start exploring designs you like ideally a year before your wedding date when you have a rough idea of what you would like to wear for the various functions. However, finalize your jewellery sets only after you have decided on your ensembles as your bling should match the style and cut of the outfits.