Different kinds of jewellery have always been an integral part of traditional Indian weddings. In today’s post let’s talk about various kinds of jewellery that you can sport on your wedding day!
1. Kundan Jewellery
Kundan jewellery was the jewellery for the royalties and the art of making kundan jewellery called Kundankari reached Rajasthan from Delhi during the Mughal period. Kundan jewellery is a refined form of 24 carat gold and that is why it is highly expensive. This is the purest form of gold and is made with addition of various precious and semi precious stones and gems.
2. Meenakari Jewellery
In this bright and intricate jewellery style, precious stones are set and enamelled with heat-resistant colours like red, yellow, blue, white and green on a base of gold or silver. Kundan jewellery sometimes, has Meenakari designs on the reverse side which makes it wearable from both the sides.
3. Jadau Jewellery
This style of jewellery was brought into India by Mughals. Jadau jewellery is also called engraved jewellery as various stones, gems, crystals and beads are embedded in slightly melted gold. In this jewellery style, no adhesive is used and it is purely the craftsmanship of the skilled persons that makes this jewellery so beautiful and unique.
4. Gold Jewellery
Gold is truly a metal that resembles prosperity and is considered auspicious. Gold is such a versatile metal and it due to its durability and shine, this metal has been created and recreated in so many eras and styles. Gold is a symbol of Goddess Lakshmi and is worn all through the world with so many modifications and also in its purest form.
5. Lac Jewellery
Lac jewellery or lacquer jewellery was originated in Rajasthan but has now gained popularity in other parts of the country too. In this jewellery, Lac is embedded in various types of ornaments like necklace, baajuband, maang tika and many more to strengthen the design. Lac bangles are especially a must have for a quintessential Indian bride.
6. Pachchikam Jewellery
This jewellery style was originated in Gujarat and Kutch. Silver is used in this jewellery and not gold which makes it quite affordable. Although this jewellery is easy on the pocket but the process that goes into making this jewellery is quite laborious and time consuming.
7. Navratna Jewellery
This jewellery has astrological significance and nine auspicious stones are used in a single ornament representing the nine planets (although there are 8 now!). The nine stones used in the jewellery diamond, ruby, emerald, coral, pearl, sapphire, garnet, topaz, and cat’s eye. The stones are usually set in rings and are recommended to the wearer according to one’s astrological chart.
8. Temple Jewellery
This jewellery originated way back in 9th century and back then this jewellery was used to decorate the idols and Gods and Goddesses in temples. The designs are very intricate of the ornaments and traditional temple jewellery is made in finest form of gold. As pure gold can’t be affordable for all so nowadays imitation temple jewellery and stone type temple jewellery is also widely used.
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