Not only is a wedding an important chapter of our lives, but also an auspicious occasion to spend our savings on buying baubles that’ll last a lifetime. I know what it means to buy precious jewellery. Jewellery can be a lot of things: an investment, an aspect of your identity and if chosen wisely, jewellery pieces can be your very own style statement. These are some of the pieces I’d like to own:
1. Uncut diamonds/Polki set: An understated craft in the 90s, uncut diamonds or polka work rightfully took its place as one of the most traditional and intricate work in Indian jewellery trends. I’ve grown up watching it in films and till this very day would love to wear an elegant necklace on my big day. However, I wouldn’t want it to be very heavy so that I can wear it even after the wedding.
2. Kundan earrings: Since my mother has spent her childhood in Jaipur, I got accustomed to the colours that come with Kundan gemstone jewellery. I think they have a sense of regality that reminds me of the yesteryears and I’d love to own a pair of earrings: danglers/moon baalis that I could wear on one of the functions. I’d like to pair these with a dhoti sari or a chudidaar pyjama.
3. Ruby and Emerald bangle: Set in gold, the burgundy of rubies and sheen of emeralds makes me want to own one. I think these will look great in combination with chudiyaan for a bride with minimalistic bride. These can be worn even after the wedding with traditional attire like anarkalis.
4. Diamond earrings: I think the first ever pair of earrings were gold and diamond—and I’d like for this to continue. So I’d really like to invest in a pair of diamond studs/earrings. Classic shapes like square or round shaped studs would be ideal. I could pair these with daily wear (which is mostly jeans and a shirt) as well as traditional ensemble.
5. Maang tika and haath phool: If you’re having a big fat Indian wedding, chances are you’d like to go all the way. Maang tikas are a must have for functions like sangeet and haldi ceremonies where you don’t want to wear very heavy jewellery. Wear a maang tika along with earrings (sometimes not even that) can totally ace your look. The one finger haathphool is a classic—and will totally complement a champagne shade maang tika.
I hope you liked this personal account…If you have a wedding planned ahead, you should check the awesome video series created for brides by Kalyan Jewellers, Truly Bridal. They have cool tips on bridal fashion and jewellery.