Heavy Traditional jewelry in gold has been the favorite of Indian women since centuries. Though with changing times and needs trendy and sleek designs has made its foray into the Indian Jewelry market, Indian traditional jewelry as an ornament is worth flaunting not to mention the security it provides in times of financial crisis. Especially the Indian Bridal Jewelry is worth mentioning since it forms an integral part of the overall attire. The gorgeous and intricate traditional Indian Jewelry brings out the feminine charm of the bride.
Back in history, the origin of traditional Indian Jewelry is still blurring. The story of traditional Indian Jewelry can be traced back to the Vedic period. When it comes to wedding, the bridal look remains incomplete without traditional jewelry. Though in most of the Indian weddings the bride wears yellow gold jewelry and those with heavy budget go for silver, platinum, white gold or diamond jewelry. Precious stones, such as ruby, jade, emerald, garnet, amethyst and pearl, are also widely used in Indian bridal jewelry.
Though some variations in the bridal jewelry can be visible, depending on the particular region of the country where it is taking place, the basic Traditional Indian Jewelry for wedding remains the same. Here is a short list of Traditional Indian Jewelry a bride can try out on her wedding day:
Shringar Patti: Shringar patti adorns the forehead of the bride. Generally made of gold it is a kind of tiara placed along the hairline of the bride and has a circular plate in the middle, which hangs on the forehead.
Maang Tikka: Reduced version of the shringaar patti, Maang Tikka comprises of a string, with a center piece attached to one ending and a hook to the other. The bride wears this in the center parting of the hair.
Bridal Set: No Bridal outfit is complete without the stunning bridal set. The bridal set includes a heavy neck piece and matching earrings. It is usually chosen keeping in mind the color and style of the bridal dress.
Nath (Nose Ring): Nath forms an important part of the bridal jewelry. It consists of a studded nose ring, with a long chain attached to it. The chain is hooked up above the ear in the tresses of the bride.
Chudi (Bangles): Made of gold or glass, Chudi makes up a part of the overall jewelry worn by a bride.
Anguthi (Finger Rings): Besides the engagement ring, the bride is made to wear one or more rings in her fingers
Bichhua (Toe Ring): In many states of India, Bichhua is an essential part of the bridal jewelry. Bichhua comprises of a toe ring usually made of silver.
Payal (Anklet): Adorning the ankle of a bride is the Payal made of silver.
Mangal Sutra (Necklace with Black Beads): The most important part of the bridal jewelry is mangal sutra. It is a string of black beads, with a gold or diamond pendant. Mangal Sutra is tied by her husband around her neck as symbol of their union.
Baaju Band (Arm Bands): Though in the past a Baju band was an essential part of the bridal jewelry. However, nowadays wearing it is optional.
With the list to guide, dressing up with such extricate traditional Indian Jewelry on the wedding day would be much simpler.