Being a bride can be intimidating. Marrying the guy of your dreams is already nerve-wrecking, and on top of that, you have to deal with all the wedding preparations .Of course, there is also the immense pressure of looking stunningly perfect on your wedding day.
Choosing a wedding dress is difficult, but finding the right jewellery that goes well with your dress and your vision can be a whole another challenge in itself.
We are here to relieve some pressure off you and advice you on the different types of jewellery you could pick on your wedding day.
Originating in Rajasthan, Kundan jewellery can make any bride feel like a royalty, and it is a great of India’s rich heritage. There are precious stones engraved with pure gold in each piece. The enameling is done on the back, while the kundan is set in the front. It is developed by setting diamonds and gemstones into carefully shaped and designed pure gold base. Instead of gold, other metals are also used these days.
Some people often confuse Kundan with Polki because their technique is almost the same, but they are indeed different. The first major difference between them is that Kundan originated in Rajasthan while Polki was brought in the country while Mughals.
Polki uses uncut and intricate diamonds in their natural form without any enhancement. Because of the natural form, Polki is often valued more, is high in demand, and costs more than Kundan.
This jewellery technique was developed by Rajasthani and Lahori artisans. Founded during the tenure of Raja Mansingh of Amer, Meenakari jewellery pieces are still every bride’s favourite. Usually meenakari jewellery is full of bright peacock colours. There are also many kundan pieces which have meenakari on the other side. This way, you can re-use the same jewellery set on another occasion, and no one would know.
Though temple jewellery was initially the jewellery worn by Gods and Goddesses, it was later on accepted by people and worn by South Indian brides. These jewellery pieces are completely made out of gold with temple and god formations on them.
Temple jewellery, which originated back in 9th century, it still very famous among brides. If you are going for a minimal look, and you do not want to be dressed in gold, from top to bottom, you could skip a full-decked set, and instead, get a pendent, kamar bandh or bracelets.
This type of jewellery was either made during the Victorian era, or is inspired from the pieces during this era.
The Victorian era was the time when Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire between 1837 and 1901. During the time, the Queen set out many new style trends, and as Britishers were invading more lands, and getting access to diamond mines, they started incorporating them in their jewellery too.
Today, Victorian jewellery is the epitome of sophistication and class, and it is perfect for brides looking for minimalism.
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