Every bride's fantasy is to rock her wedding dress. And, that can happen when you know your wedding jewellery to soothe your wedding lehenga or wedding dress. The bride always wants to look special on this day and plans out every bit of her outfit, right from the ‘gajras’ to the makeup, from the wedding jewellery to the clothes. 


Indian brides are exquisite in every sense. They carry an eye-catching beauty, poise, polite mannerism which is unique of their Indian heritage. Adorned with beautiful gold bridal jewellery from head to toe, they make a distinct bride unmatched anywhere in the world.                          


Each piece of jewellery worn by an Indian bride or Indian woman is never just a piece of metal to enhance their beauty but also symbolic of their culture & tradition. 


Every regional bride in India owns a particular piece of jewellery, without which she is incomplete in her wedding day attire.

Our south Indian brides are adorned with opulent bridal jewellery for their wedding, making them a vision of beauty. What is prominent amongst most of our south Indian brides is the heavy gold saree belt worn to accentuate their figure. These brides also adorn themselves with a distinctive Maang Tikka variously called Papidibilla, Mundale, Netti Bottu, etc. It's also too endearing to see those gold hair accessories, Jadai Billai, worn by Tamil brides.

In the Marwari tradition, we see the prominent use of distinctive Maang Tikka, called Borla. It is round in shape and is made of gold, studded with pearls, Kundan, and Meenakari work. A nose ring, or a Nath as it is called, is a significant jewellery piece to be worn by a Marwari bride to complete her wedding day look. It's a vital piece of jewellery to signify the marital status of women in the Marwari community. A choker bride necklace is again part of their traditional bridal jewellery adjustable with a thread. 


A Punjabi bride adores a unique set of accessories meant to wish her good luck, fertility, and prosperity for the couple. A collection of 21 bangles in a red and white combination, called chooda, marks a new bride traditionally worn for 40-45 days. A set of umbrella-shaped kalire are hung on the chooda conveys happiness and eternal love between the couple. Here too, a Maang Tikka is again famous with all Punjabi brides for their wedding day look.


Among Indian's Gold is the most preferred choice of metal for jewellery for bride because of its high value which is considered an asset for any household. However, diamond and silver are also among the choicest of metals and pearls, gems, precious stones, and Kundan art for certain jewellery i

tems.

           

Most of the jewellery in Indian culture is inspired by natural elements, celestial bodies, and historical symbols, along with a detailed depiction of gods and goddesses as temple jewellery designs, which is worn by some communities in India.  


When it comes to wearing any jewellery, the saying has that. It is an expression of the inner self. We have shot beautiful images of brides wearing heavy traditional jewellery to wearing lighter necklaces who wish to keep it subtle and minimal away from all the glitters.  


So the brides-to-be;


  • Make a note for trending wedding day looks and accessories to come up with your wedding day look.


  • If you prefer to carry your family traditions to your new life, we suggest you dive down in your mother's or even grandmother's jewellery boxes for an ancestral touch to your wedding day attire. We are sure you will find plenty of timeless pieces of jewellery to match your wedding day attire.


  • Apart from that, set aside plenty of days to rehearse & finalise dresses, makeup, and jewellery for every occasion following up to the wedding's big day.


So, on the wedding day whichever jewellery you choose to wear, sober or minimal, let your inner beauty speak out.


Wedding jewellery holds enormous significance in our lives, conveying all the love and sentiments from parents and families. Few of these jewellery will be passed to you from your mother; she might have received them from her mother or mother-in-law in-turn.

Wedding jewellery holds enormous significance in our lives, conveying all the love and sentiments from parents and families. Few of these jewellery will be passed to you from your mother; she might have received them from her mother or mother-in-law in-turn.


It takes special care to store them properly so that you can pass them to the next generations. Read our five tips to maintain your jewellery properly. 


  1. It's best to clean your jewellery of sweat and keep them in airtight boxes or zip packs to avoid change in colour due to oxidation. Soap and warm water can be the best agents to prevent discolouration due to sweat. 
  2. Store each piece of jewellery separately to avoid scratch and breakage.  
  3. Store your jewellery at an ambient temperature and moisture. High temperature and humidity lead to tarnishing your jewellery. 
  4. Always wear your jewellery last after dressing and makeup. Especially avoid applying perfume directly over your jewellery.
  5. Storing pearls could be tricky; avoid keeping them with other jewellery that would scratch their surface. Remember to never store pearls in airtight boxes or pouches, as the dryness would lead the pearl to crack. 


Hope you find this blog helpful, watch this space for more such tips. Meanwhile, if you’re interested you can also check our recommended bridal makeup artist list here.