Ladies, let's talk bling—a language every woman speaks, rather eloquently. Wedding season? Full steam ahead. So, what better time than now to get into the nitty-gritties of your bridal bijoux box? As you prep for your big day, diving into the minutest of details, step back and take a moment to dissect your look, with a keen eye for the jewels you're planning to adorn.
While 2021 was all about heritage jadau sets, contemporary cuffs, and statement chokers, 2022 has a lot more to offer; Kushal Menghar of Kushal Fashion Jewellery opens up about the bridal jewellery trends that will shine through this year; brides-to-be, take notes.
Make Way For Zircon
Dazzle away on your big day by adorning Zircon ornaments—perhaps, a ring. Interestingly, colourless zircons make very convincing diamond imitations and have the potential to outshine even mediocre diamonds. If you're not looking to splurge and are on a tight budget, consider opting for this gemstone instead. While a few varieties of zircon are much rarer than diamonds, they're typically much less expensive and can be acquired in different cuts and colours.
Nath It Up
The traditional nath signifies the onset of a new journey in a woman's life...a sacred union. It is also believed to add to her overall vitality. Brought to India by the Moghul emperors in the 16th century, as the years go by, more and more brides are adopting the bridal adornment as part of their wedding ensemble. From nose rings featuring pristine pearls and precious stones to a Maharashtrian-style Karwari nath, pick from a slew of styles to complete your wedding look.
92.5 Silver Gold-Plated Temple Jewellery
A divine blend of our cultural heritage and elegant, intricate craftsmanship, temple jewellery is said to have originated in the Chola and Pandya dynasties. The glorious and heavenly appeal of these pieces is unmatched and would be an interesting choice for Indian brides this year.
Kundan is here to stay—and slay. The classic, ethnic elegance that Kundan jewellery exudes makes it easy to pair with almost everything. It’s voguish, contemporary yet traditional, and is more affordable than polki and jadau. To stand out from the crowd this wedding season, opt for a Kundan set that includes contrasting pastel beads.
Go Back in Time
Vintage, antique designs and heirloom pieces passed down generations are a definite conversation starter. Apart from having a deeply meaningful, sentimental value, heirlooms allow you to embrace—and celebrate—your roots on your big day; the perfect way to add a touch of antiquity and regality to your bridal ensemble.
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