elegance . . .
There stands the blushing bride in all her bridal finery, with bangles
jingling in her hands, jhumkas dancing to her every move, attractive rings
flashing on her fingers, tinkling anklets making her presence felt, the
tikka or tiara on her forehead setting her apart from the rest.Well it's
a part of her trousseau. Can it be complete without jewellery? Certainly
not. Valued for its aesthetic appeal and preciousness, each piece of
jewellery is a masterpiece of creation. Jewellery continues to fascinate
woman since times immemorial and even the cyber savvy women of today.
The variety is innumerable. Kangans, kadas, armlets, bracelets, necklace,
chokers, rani hars, rakodi, kamarbands, nose rings, toe rings,ear rings the
list is endless. The materials that goes into the making it, is yet another
list in itself. Precious stones, pearls, corals, metals, enamels, shells,
tusks, wood, lacquer and many more.
Gold is mandatory and an important pre requisite in Indian marriages. The
tying of the 'mangalsutra' by the groom around the neck of the bride and
slipping the 'wedding band' in the finger of the bride are most
important aspects of Indian weddings, lending an official seal to the
ceremony. There is a lot of sentiment attached to these jewels. It is a
statement of the status acquired, of moving from the 'single' to the
The bride and her 'saheli's appear resplendent in their jewellery. To
coordinate jewellery with the bridal dress is extremely important. Gold sets
with enamel work or diamond sets would match with the red or pink jazzy
outfits. Pearls look good with blues and purple outfits; navratan sets
generally look good with green.
Weddings are occassions to bring out chunky jewellery to impart the ethnic
So brides and brides to be adorn your selves with the choicest jewellery
from the extensive range available and bring out the chunkiest ones get
ready for d-day.
Did you see his eyes set only for her as she sashays forth in these jewels?
Jewels Courtesy: KFJ, Mylapore, Chennai.