Tradition. It is the essence of a wedding.
For as far back as we can go, into our history, one thing has maintained its consistency. A bride is not a south Asian bride unless she is adorned in the most eye-catching, unique and significant pieces of jewelry. I know if your parents are like mine, they saved up for years to send me off with a significant start to my own jewelry collection.
So it is no surprise that I am in awe of the beauty that is bridal jewelry.
For those Shahzadis that want to incorporate Gold jewelry into their wedding outfits… here is some eye candy for you… (believe me, both my parents and my husband are counting their lucky stars that I am ALREADY married!)
That is the picture of the traditional Bengali bridal look <3
I love how the traditional pearls have been reworked to create a new yet vintage look, Sonam can really pull off this look so very effortlessly!
The ever so amazing traditional long stranded sheeta-haar has been beautifully created with kundan and uncut rubies! Deepika looks RADIANT!
The newest trend of gems playing the starring role rather than a gold-heavy set is portrayed gorgeously in this look, the emeralds are to DIE for!
Amazing right?? OMG. Someone get me some water… *Faints*
Now Shahzadis, the price of gold is really high these days and the idea of buying an entire set of gold jewelry can be a little hard to swallow. But never fear my dears! There are a whole host of vendors that are doing bridal jewels gold-plated over silver so that it hurts the pocketbook less. My fave right now is ArtKarat mind you… I said the prices would hurt you less.. I didn’t say they wouldn’t hurt at all… lol.
Lets have a look at their jaw dropping pieces…
look at that minimalist matha patti/sheetapati! <3 (would have loved to see this whole outfit)
I don’t know why, but Pearls make my heart sing!
I love this, it’s a statement piece. Especially the Jhumaar/Jhaapta
OOooOOOo another statement piece. This set features a Meena style. Meena is coloured enamel that is filled into raised gold work. it is just classic.. ask your Nani, she might have a meena piece in her Khazana <3
Oh Shahzadis! I am such a sucker for shiny, sparkly, amazingly unique, meticulously crafted south Asian jewelry… I hope you had fun experiencing a little bit of my obsession!