Indian Bridal Jewelry
Sparkle and shine like a true Maharani princess with the majestic and resplendent touches only Indian bridal jewelry can add to a wedding look!
The essence of Indian wedding jewelry is in the attention-grabbing colors, materials, and ornate construction that convey a sense of regalia and make the bride the central focus point of the day. Precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum as well as exquisite clusters of gemstones, layered pearls, and vibrant beadwork are all foundational to the jewelry that adorns a Maharani bride on her special day.
Indian traditional jewellery will often include most if not all of the components of the solah shringar, the 16 bridal adornments that make up the meaningful and breathtaking look of an Indian bride. In addition to the bridal gown and artistic mehndi, the solah shringar includes embellished earrings, the bridal chura (bangles), an exquisite necklace, a nath or nose ring, and the ornate headpiece featuring the drop pendant that sits on the forehead, the mangtikka.
Each piece carries a deep symbolic meaning regarding protecting and empowering the bride on her wedding day. While this ritual does carry a spiritual significance, much of it has been updated over the centuries to cater to a more modern fashion sense with some brides leaving some adornments off, like the nose ring, and others incorporating only single elements like a bindi, earrings, necklace, and headpiece.
An expert jeweler who is familiar with South Asian bridal fashion and specific regional traditions is an absolute must for putting together the perfect Indian bridal jewelry sets for all your wedding events. They can not only help you choose pieces that will seamlessly pair with your bridal outfit and saree, but they can also assist you with picking out wedding bands with your groom.
Remember, you will treasure the jewelry you wear on your wedding day for the rest of your life. If your wedding planning spotlight has turned to bridal fashion and ornamentation for your wedding, don’t miss our carefully curated list of Indian fashion jewelry vendors below. Check out our Maharani Weddings’ Platinum Guide for more shimmering jewelry inspiration too!