Six months away? Or just a month more? The big day that you have been so meticulously planning for is almost here! As your heart beats faster at the wonderful thought of spending the rest of your life with that special someone, that checklist for perfection begins ticking its clock! For every moment that you close your eyes, imagine yourself, flawless in your beautiful gown, handpicked to dazzle! When you have picked nothing less than perfection, when it comes to bridal jewellery we are here to help you choose the perfect finishing touch! Read more to choose from the trendiest of fashion from down the aisle:
Layer ’em up: Your necklace will always be the piece of jewellery that grabs the most attention, so ensure you don’t leave any stone unturned while amping this up. Layering is already one of the biggest trends this year. Going traditional? Pick a single piece dramatic kundan and polki necklaces with up to five different layers. Or mix and match to create your own unique look. Strings of diamonds or a culture pearls, the layered look is for brides who want to keep their options open! The short and the long of it, nothing makes grabs more attention than the playfulness that such pieces bring with them! And why stop at neck pieces only? Bangles and rings can be stacked together too to add to the glam quotient!
The majestic cocktail ring: While the traditional cocktail ring styles have always been in vogue, they have recently become more popular at Indian weddings for the stylized look it gives both to Indian as well as western wear. A big rock, or detailed meenakari work, the cocktail ring sits on a throne outshining the rest! And before he puts a ring on it that will always steal the show, flaunt styles that no one else has!
Tradition meets modernity: The term ‘old is gold’ is back in vogue, this time in the true sense of the word! With the contemporary classics of Indian jewellery such as chandbali, jhumkis and arsis making a comeback, the element of newness is brought in with a twist of contemporary techniques and patterns of experimental pieces. Such designs can be seen in new patterns such as the two finger ring and detachable earrings infused with classic traditional motifs. While polki designs are still popular, we are seeing a steady shift towards smaller designs. Subtleness combined with class are the new buzzwords.
In addition, shoulder duster earrings clubbed with diamonds, are quintessentially for the bride who can’t take no for an answer when it comes to all things trendy. The gentle sweep of the earring on an open neck gown at a Sangeet ceremony will help you carry a different look at every ceremony than just traditional jhumkis!
Delicate Desires: Going in for a minimalistic look doesn’t mean to say that you don’t want to look good! Stunning pieces inspired by royalty and dot to the theme, pieces that are simple, yet simply unforgettable! Using small round diamonds, replicas of fancy diamond shapes are created using the pressure setting technique. Some popular shapes devised through this include the Aquila, Miracle plates and Napoli amongst others. Adding to this, an amalgamation of kundan polki style, fine temple jewellery, piroi, with diamonds are also in vogue.
Should you be looking at an overseas destination, you can celebrate with less being more. Go for a diamonds and platinum that will add a fresh look to your beautiful lehanga. Also, don’t hold back and feel free to experiment with colours that speak you. You can further accessorize with maathapattis which are back in trend, allowing you to skip the veil and flaunt a regal vibe. Other than this, you can also choose to accessorize with kamarbandhs, haathphools and maangtikkas to create a stunning fashion statement.
Getting down to the basics: A girls’ best friend, diamonds are now being explored beyond the traditional shapes of square, pear and round. Radiant, Princess, Marquise Cushion cuts are sure to catch anyone’s eye from afar! Clubbed with this, seamless combinations of rose and white gold are in trend with dual colours standing out. When it comes to gemstones, besides the evergreen pearls, red and green gems, even blue gemstones are catching increasing interest.
Settings and placements: Considered as one of the most easily outstanding of designs, the starburst setting has always given a ‘spread-out’ look to the design making it look all the more glamorous! The micropave setting which in French literally means ‘paved’ refers to an arrangement of diamonds across a surface also works well for the 3D form. Besides these the regular prong setting still manages to create excitement, as diamonds will continue to remain popular this year.
Customization is key: For those brides wanting to conserve the traditional look while adding a touch of innovation, custom high end jewellery is very much in vogue. From large sized diamonds to fancy unconventional cuts or detachable jewellery that can be worn in multiple ways, the list is endless as is the choice. A bride of today thinks much beyond just her wedding day itself and wants to work with jewellery and bridal trousseaus that can be worn for other occasions as well. This is where detachable jewellery and diamonds play a key role allowing accentuating any look! Furthermore, many brides and grooms like to pick their jewellery and trousseau together which while subduing the surprise element, ensures a complete ‘in-sync’ look.