An Indian bridal look is never complete without jewellery. Choosing the right pieces for all the different wedding functions is crucial, not only because they elevate your repertoire, but also because they can make or break your look. Now, we know this can be a difficult task; what with all the diverse types of jewels available. So we drew up a list of all the different types of ornaments you can don for every kind of wedding function. With the perfect jewellery, you’ll shine brighter than a diamond!
Mehendi: The playful pieces
You can go crazy experimenting with various colours, props and décor at a mehendi function. As it is generally held in the daytime, you can opt for fun, colourful items to wear with your outfit. You can don a pair of multicolour, Mughal-inspired earrings or go for floral gemstone earrings. As your hands will need to be left empty for the henna application, draw attention to your face with nose-rings and maang tikkas. We recommend a kundan and ghungroo nath, along with a gemstone studded maang tikka. If you’re feeling a tad adventurous, try something more elaborate like a bright polki passa.
Sangeet: The party starters
Every lady gets the opportunity to display her dancing chops on her sangeet night. While you do want to get the party started and look your best doing this, you don’t want extremely heavy jewellery weighing you down either. For a royal look, pair your lehenga with a dramatic gold and pearl matha patti. If you’d prefer a more delicate piece, try something more dainty and delicate like a Rajasthani-style borla. You can even opt for classic ornaments like a kundan choker with emeralds and green kundan earrings. Finish the look with a bracelet adorned with gemstones.
Pheras: The show stoppers
Kundan is a safe bet for a traditional look. Tiered necklaces and jhoomar maang tikkas are a must-have. If you want to add some colour, choose meenakari jewels. Options like meenakari-kundan sets, in both deep and light hues, are quite popular. For a more regal ensemble, combine kundan with jadau and polki. Perhaps, try a multi-coloured jadau set or a jadau-kundan ring.
Reception: The sparklers
Get ready to pose for the cameras adorned in one of the most exquisite metals—white gold. You can go trendy with the reception outfit, best accessorized with a white gold neckpiece with a statement pendant. If you’d prefer to stick to gold, try an ethnic pair of jhumkas. Don’t forget the arm-candy: add on a haathphool for that extra wow-factor.
What’s your go-to jewellery come wedding season?