Jewels for the wedding
Be it their movies or their weddings, the stars, no matter how modern, love to adorn the conventional look and as the wedding season is kicks off it is ideal time for you to pick the ideal jewellary for those wedding nights.
While Aishwarya Rai looked ethereal in Jodha Akbar; Shilpa Shetty’s trousseau stood out, but one thing that surpassed the beauty of these women was the exquisite kundan and polki jewellery. These traditional jewels have with time taken a giant leap forward.
The regalia and exquisiteness of the Mughal Era, if wished to be seen in the present day, can be best found in the traditional jewels like Polki and Kundan. The origin of these precious stones can be attributed to the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Since time immemorial they have adorned the women of our country and are still adding to her charm. Let us have a look at the intricacies of these gems and find out what trends are in when it comes to traditional jewellery.
Both Polki and Kundan have been a must have for women since time immemorial. Around for ages, they are coming back in the fashion circuit as the preferred ornaments once again. Be it small galabands or large neck pieces, these stones enthuse women to opt for beautiful pieces of ornaments. Though Polki and Kundan are mentioned in the same breath, there lies a significant difference between both of these. While Polki means uncut diamonds used in Rajasthani jewellery, Kundan is glass stone embedded in gold. Polki, also known as Vilandi, is far more expensive than Kundan jewellery.
With time, these gems have got trendier too. Play with them and make your own style. Get more experimental in designs, looks and the metal used for making jewellery, but do keep in mind to ensure that these stones stand out in the combination used. Create designs and looks according to your own taste and preferences keeping in mind the age old charm of these stones. While teaming them with conventional yellow gold still remains popular amongst many; diamond jewellery, semi-precious stones, and white gold seem to have acquired many fans as well.
Another popular trend is to go for black metal jewellery. It provides a stylish and chic look. Black colour symbolises glamour, mystery as well as seduction, power and elegance. Jewellery made up of black Zirconium, black Titanium, black Gold, black diamond and black stone-jewellery provides a classy touch on every occasion, especially when combined with traditional gems. Another interesting combination can that be teaming them with pearls. Pearls themselves have a suave touch that when combined with kundan or polki make an interesting combination that goes well with both modern and traditional attire.
This season, emphasis is on light jewellery that provides a trendy, smart and chic look which oozes style. The preference has moved beyond jewellery for keep sake to jewellery that can be worn daily as well as during special occasions. Style and usability along with a personalized touch have become the mantra for jewellery buyers today.