Bridal Jewellery: Walking the Less Trodden Path

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Wedding—a day made up of hundreds of hours of decision making and details, a day that brings with a lot of happiness but also hours of stress. For brides, a lot of this stress revolves around clothes and jewellery, especially because so much of the attention is bestowed upon them. Bridal jewellery is often a once-in-a-lifetime investment, and this investment is only tarnished when you are out shopping and jewellers take out design after design of the same, old monotonous golds.

If you are planning your wedding and want to quirk up your wedding style, then here are some tips to help you up your bridal style quotient, and also make a practical investment.
Give traditional yellow gold a miss and opt for more modern metals like platinum or even white gold. Go absolutely traditional with artisanal work like meenakari. Instead of diamonds, experiment with differently-coloured gemstones.

Go minimalistic instead of heavy jewellery layered together. Opt for a broad choker or a medium-length necklace. If you want to layer, opt for multiple layers of thinner, sleeker pieces.

Opt for jewellery that can be worn on multiple occasions and to jazz up your bridal avatar, wear chunky pieces made of flowers, gotas, pom-poms etc which are all the rage. Replace heavy earrings with chic and in-trend ear cuffs.

Invest in detachable jewellery: This is a value-for-money option where the bridal set is heavy and regal but can be made more every-day by removing layers or individual pieces.
Tips aside, it’s also a good idea to keep the latest trends in mind to ensure your look is always classy but never dated. With jewellery shows and increasing collaborations between fashion and jewellery designers, there is no dearth of inspiration. Here are some trends to inspire your wedding jewellery collection.

Antique: Brides who want to keep it timeless and classy could always opt to take a journey back into time, hunt their ancestral treasure chest for something antique. It will be emotional connect that will be difficult to recreate with any other piece of jewellery.

Chokers: It’s a nineties’ trend that has evolved from tattoo neckpieces to traditional, ethnic pieces. They have been seen on the ramps and can be teamed from weddings lehengas to reception gowns. It’s the perfect meeting point of the traditional and contemporary.

Dangler Rings: If you want to go minimalist with your jewellery and opt for a statement piece, then let it be a dangler ring. Not only are these traditionally a part of bridal trousseaus but also in the right combination (think Swarovski crystals in mixed metal settings), add the right amount of glamour to an outfit.

Layers: One trend that has been seen on ramps, magazine covers, and real brides is multi-layered necklaces. Made of more than three layers, it’s the perfect way to imbue a hint of royalty in your look. Polki, kundan, and other more traditional jewellery are what generally make up the layers.

It’s not going to be an easy road ahead to pick the right jewellery for your wedding but with these tips, it should be a relatively stress-free one. Happy shopping!

Bindu Menon

Bindu Menon

A lifetime's interest in aesthetics and writing has led Bindu to a new path as a fashion columnist. After working as an HR consultant, student's counselor, trainer, and teacher, she's combing her interest in fashion and writing to discover something new about herself and the industry.
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