The blog sphere is full of experiences and tips from real brides. We pick one post with either a useful tip or an experience that could help you as you prepare for your big day. This blog tells us about the jewellery pieces every woman must have.
You have the perfect lehanga for your dream wedding and you have thought of the right amount of jewellery you want to complement it with, but have you thought beyond that? Do you have all the essential jewellery pieces?
- A Family Heirloom: if you have something that’s been passed on from generations, then lucky you! However, not all families have the royal tradition of passing down priceless pieces. In that case, ask your mother if she has something that belonged to your nani, which she used to wear and was later worn by your mother. You could even start the tradition by asking for one of your mother’s jewel to pass on. It needn’t be an expensive piece of jewellery; it can simply be a ring or a pair of jhumaka. After all, it is the history and not the price attached to it that makes it an heirloom!
- Gold Set:Gold never goes out of fashion. It is classic, elegant and timeless. Every girl needs at least two sets: a light one that can be worn to dinners, friend’s weddings and at festivals; and a heavy set for a wedding in the family. If you want to wear gold at on your wedding day but don’t want to buy a very heavy set then layer a couple of sets together to create a heavy look and then wear them separately.
- Diamonds: How can a jewellery list be complete without them? If you don’t want to spend a lot on a diamond set, then invest in diamond earrings and rings. They are great to wear every day and go with almost all outfits.
- Ruby: Diamond may be a girl’s best friend but rubies are the soul sisters. I would strongly recommend buying a light weight ruby. Any time when you’re unsure it the party you’re going to is a big red carpet bash or a small gathering rubies just blend in.
- Mangalasutra: The ideal bahu in television serials may have popularized it but Mangalasutra isn’t really a part of the culture across India. It however does have its advantage. Little tiny black and gold beads keep away your mom or mother-in-law from complaining why you have nothing on your neck, while it helps you keep it simple!
- Polki and kundan: Both create a wow factor and are certainly statement pieces. Well, they also do create quite a statement on the bill! If you can, then buying real polka and kundan makes for great heirloom pieces. However, if you want to go easy on the pocket, there are a lot of good imitation jewels and only a trained eye can make out the difference.
- Cocktail Rings: Buy loads of them! They are fun and add a little personality to you. You can wear them with your sari, at a wedding or at any fashion event.
- Big Earrings: Just like the cocktail rings, a statement earring can make any simple outfit look glamorous. Buy different kinds and colours. Get jhumka, meenakari, swaroski, kundan, silver and anything else you can find.
- Bangles: Here is a little tip to make your bangles match everything without having to buy sets with every single piece of clothing. Get a lot of gold and silver colour bangles in different designs; when you buy a set of bangles to match with your outfits these are the ones that cost the most! Just buy plain glass bangles to match your clothes and use the same gold or silver ones with all.
- Attitude! Because that’s the best jewel you can carry.