The bridal ensemble is incomplete without matching and complementing bridal jewellery! Indians have a close relationship with jewellery. Jewellery is considered auspicious – a sign of wealth and prosperity. Bridal jewellery is even more important – not only for its symbolic significance but also because it completes and brings fulfilment to the bridal look.
In an Indian wedding, if there is one thing that is as important as the bridal lehenga, it is the bridal jewellery. Indian women have a tradition of wearing jewellery. We have jewellery for every part of the body – be it jhumkas, chandbalis, kaanbalas, kaan-pashaetc for the ears or raani-haar, choker, hasli, sita-haar etc for the neck or maang-tikas, kamarbandhs, bajubandhs, anguthis, bracelets, bangles, panjas, naths etc for the rest of the body!
So when you have so many options to choose from, the decision becomes even more difficult to take. Wrongly selected jewellery can really destroy the whole bridal look. Make sure that your jewellery and your bridal outfit complement each other. For example, if your lehenga has more of sequin work or stone and crystal embellishment, go for stone-studded jewellery instead of jewellery in gold finish. Also, if you are wearing a brocade lehenga or a Banarasi saree, gold jewellery is what you need!
Moreover, some styles complement each other. For example, with Kanjivaram silk sarees, South Indian temple style jewellery looks very good. Again, with traditionally North Indian lehengas, kundan jewellery is irreplaceable. If there is silver tone embellishment on your wedding lehenga, do not go for gold finish jewellery and if there is gold zari detailing on your bridal outfit, do not go for silver or platinum jewellery.
Most often, jewellery is considered as heirloom and it gets passed on from generation to generation. Moreover, Indians are keen on buying jewellery made from precious metals and stones. Though all this is great, these types of jewellery may not look that great with your bridal outfit. The gold necklace inherited from your grandma may not look that good with the sequin lehengayou are keen on wearing. Also, if you are living outside India, your access to trusted jewellers dealing in real gold or diamond jewellery might be limited. What would you do in that case?
GetEthnic comes with a great solution! We are showcasing a huge range of non-precious bridal and semi-bridal jewellery sets featuring styles like gold finish, kundan, meenakari, antique gold etc. These sets feature intricate craftsmanship and look no less royal and classy than precious jewellery. Choose a piece from our wide range that complements your bridal lehenga and also goes well with your inherited precious jewellery.