Category: Indian Wedding Jewellery

What is more amazing, brighter, special and gorgeous than a real piece of indian jewellery? Whether they are traditional, modern, made with gold or stones, every stylish woman loves jewellery! I just give you some suggestions, showing you what Bollywood celebrities decided to wear! Shop some beautiful styles here – http://strandofsilk.com/special/indian-wedding/indian-wedding-accessories/wedding-jewellery

Selecting Indian Bridal Jewellery

Bridal shopping is always fun (frustrating I hear you say? Not online – read this great article) and one of the best parts about the experience is shopping for your Indian bridal jewellery

In the past gold used to be a favourite for bridal jewellery but this is no longer the case. Brides have been experimenting with colour, stones and styles. If you thought that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to clothing, you’ll be jumping with joy at the prospect of selecting from a huge range of jewellery. Some of the more common styles are elaborated upon. I’d love to hear your thoughts on my selection!

Gold Jewellery
Perhaps the most traditional form of jewellery that transcends time and cultures. All Indian communities buy gold jewellery – in differing amounts. It is considered auspicious and everlasting. You can select very traditional sets like these (from exclusively.in),

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Or opt to add a touch of gold in the form of earrings like these,

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Try to avoid overloading gold on the wedding day, you don’t want it to outshine your look! Certainly buy extra pieces as the wedding is the time to splurge and spoil yourself
Indian Diamond Jewellery
Diamonds are a girls best friends – and we want as many friends attending our wedding as possible !

Important things to remember while selecting diamond jewellery are the diamonds (see a guide to selecting the right diamonds here) and then of course the metal used to set the stones.

Blue Nile is an online retailer of jewellery and I think they have rather good customer service. I’ve bought smaller products from them in the past only though.

For the wedding day, some brides like to stack up the diamonds while others are more subdued and toned down. The choice is yours really and diamonds being fairly neutral do not necessarily detract from your overall look. In this instance, I have to admit that more is better rather than less is more !

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Coloured Stones
The range of coloured stones jewellery available is vast to suit all tastes and budgets. Quality of stones can vary though and this affects the resale value of the piece – so this is important to keep in mind.

Coloured stones can be rather tricky to combine for me, because they are less versatile than gold or diamonds – but combined in the right way, they can create a stunning look. (See my post on IIJW for some inspirational catwalk looks for Indian Jewellery).

Traditional colours like green and red are very good investments as these can be easily re-used for even your evening looks. I like the selection from exclusively.in – they have a very good range of products to suit my current budget !

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Polki / Jadau / Un-cut Diamonds
This type of jewellery looks very stunning and can easily add a vintage touch to your overall look. I especially like the larger stones and if they are set in a necklace, even better.

For example, this piece from the IIJW was absolutely stunning!

Indian bridal Jewellery at the IIJW
Bridal jewellery shopping is exciting – an as with all aspect of your bridal shopping, enjoy the experience! Indian bridal jewellery is beautiful, times less and obviously a necessity if you’re the bride !

Click on the link if you want to see more Indian wedding jewellery, for bride and guests!

Day 3 (Final Day) of the IIJW 14 – Traditional Indian Jewellery

 

 

Derewala

An interesting mix of styles. The traditional indian jewellery could be interesting, but not sure of the contemporary uses.

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Sun Jewels

Graduates from the prestigious designer institute, NID presented their collections, featured by Sun Jewels. The styles were certainly contemporary and some pieces could jump right into my wardrobe immediately.

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Saboo Fine Jewels

A lot of Polki and Jadau, very nicely presented collection. Brides watch out, the styles here are ideal!

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Mahabir and KIK Jewells

I really liked the collection. The diamonds and the stones were set very nicely and the presentation was tasteful. A lot of traditional jewellery to select from.

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Golecha Jewels

If you have Sridevi on the ramp for a brand, you’d expect class and grace in the collections. And this collection did not disappoint. The collection of traditional indian jewellery on the ramp were exquisite, and perfect for brides. I am in love with this collection.

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The beautiful Sridevi for Golecha Jewels

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Nazraana by Rio Tinto

A stylish collection that included contemporary and traditional styles. Sonam Kapoor walked the ramp for the brand, and she looked GREAT !

Gorgeous Sonam Kapoor on the ramp at IIJW 14 | Indian Jewellery
Gorgeous Sonam Kapoor on the ramp at IIJW 14

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Bridhichand Ghanshyamdas

A very elaborate collection of traditional styles including polki, jadau and pearls. I liked the collection and thought that it really represented the range of jewellery that brides could find appealing.

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IIJW – Day 2 – More Indian Bridal Jewellery

Day 2 of the IIJW was a lot less spectacular, for me at least, in terms of the jewellery on display. Some of the styles were stunning – absolutely stunning. I’d have picked out a lot of the indian jewellery pieces had I been attending an important wedding.

I do have a gripe though, I wish that there were more of these shows here in the UK. Maybe soon !

See also Day 3!

Aks Jewels

I didn’t like these styles. Very average design and no imagination as far as I am concerned.

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Swarovski

They took us on a journey through very different types of wedding ceremonies – loved the concept. The execution was also very good!

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Dipti Amisha

For me again, a lack-lustre collection that just seemed like a lot of different styles thrown together rather than a thought through ensemble.

Dipti-Amisha's collection of Indian bridal jewellery at IIJW 2014
Raveena Tandon on the ramp

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Ganjam

I had a lot of expectations from this show, because the brand is a heritage brand in south India. They have made jewellery for kings of the days gone by. I did like the combination of simpler styles and the more elaborate pieces. Certainly going to be buying from this collection!

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PN Gadgil Jewellers

Very average collection. Some of the styles had some imagination and something dreamy about them, but most of them were very standard and things that have been seen many times before.

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Gitanjali Gems

After the collection on Day 1, Gitanjali took a more fun approach to the show on day 2. There was entertainment on the ramp and everyone looked like they were having a great time. The collection? decide for yourself.

Shraddha Kapoor on the ramp for Gitanjali at the IIJW 2014
Shraddha Kapoor on the ramp for Gitanjali

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Beautiful Indian Jewellery from Day 1 of IIJW

Continuing on the previous post about the IIJW, here are my favourite pics from Day 1 of the show. The day obviously had beautiful Indian jewellery, but also an equally interesting mix of designer clothes.

See also Day 2!

Gitanjali Gems

This is a famous company from India and the collections were very traditional. Perfect for brides, but not for a lot of other occasions.

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Neha Dhupia – Day 1 of IIJW
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Day 1 of IIJW

Surya Golds

A good mix of traditional styles and of easy to wear styles. I liked the elegant styling and the simple lines used in the collections.

Ameesha Patel at Day 1 of IIJW | Bollywood and Indian Jewellery
Ameesha Patel at Day 1 of IIJW
Surya Golds Collection at IIJW | Indian jewellery on the ramp
Surya Golds Collection at IIJW
Surya Golds Collection at IIJW | Indian jewellery on the ramp
Surya Golds Collection at IIJW

Moni Agarwal

Very elaborate styles that are perfect for brides. I liked the mix of Polki and coloured stones a lot.

Chitrangada Singh for Moni Agarwal at IIJW 2014 | Polki Jewellery
Chitrangada Singh for Moni Agarwal at IIJW 2014
Moni Agarwal at IIJW 2014 | Polki Jewellery
Coloured stones and Polki on the ramp for Moni Agarwal at IIJW 2014

Jewels by Preeti

Relaxed styles. Easy to combine. I especially liked the Chokers.

Kalki Koechlin for Jewels by Preeti at IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery
Kalki Koechlin for Jewels by Preeti at IIJW 2014
Jewels by Preeti at IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery
A model presents Jewels by Preeti at IIJW 2014

Shobha Shringar

A lot of Pearls, Jadau and coloured stones. The styles are not necessarily my taste, but can certainly create a stunning impact.

Dia Mirza for Shobha Shringar at the IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery
Dia Mirza for Shobha Shringar at the IIJW 2014
Shobha Shringar at the IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery
A model on the ramp for Shobha Shringar at the IIJW 2014

Farah Khan

Loved her styles. Very feminine and easy to wear.

Lisa Ray for Farah Khan at the IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery and Indian Bridal Jewellery
The gorgeous Lisa Ray for Farah Khan at the IIJW 2014
Farah Khan at the IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery and Indian Bridal Jewellery
Love the elegant and simple styling
Farah Khan at the IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery and Indian Bridal Jewellery
Italian Influences?
Farah Khan at the IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery and Indian Bridal Jewellery
Beautiful style that can be so versatile !

 

Laksh Pahuja

The collection was very detail oriented. A lot of inspirational pieces, but could be tough to combine.

Model for Laksh Pahuja at IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery
Model for Laksh Pahuja at IIJW 2014
Model for Laksh Pahuja at IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery
Model for Laksh Pahuja at IIJW 2014

Apala

Sunny Leone for Apala by Sumit at IIJW 2014 | Indian Jewellery
Sunny Leone for Apala by Sumit at IIJW 2014
Sunny Leone for Apala by Sumit at IIJW 2014 | Indian bridal Jewellery
Sunny Leone for Apala by Sumit at IIJW 2014

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India International Jewellery Week 2014 – Bollywood Stars

I love Bollywood movies, the stars and all the glamour. There I said it for the world to read. Shiny jewellery and dazzling flashes of diamond make me quite a happy bunny. Put the two together, and I am in heaven !

Indian Jewellery looks great on the ramp and more so for brides. The Polki (un-cut diamonds) and the Polished massives stones set with coloured stones are stunning. And the best of indian jewellery and jewellers was on display at the India International Jewellery Week held recently in New Delhi in India.

Bollywood and Indian Designers (or everything in India) have a very close relationship. And of course for fashion, they are uber important – a lot of the inspiration for local fashion and dressing up is taken from what the stars wear on screen. No surprise then that for all the important events like a Fashion show, the turn-out and attention on Bollywood stars is immense.

Here are some of my favourites from the show, more pics to come later!

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Sonam Kapoor at India International Jewellery Week 2014 – Indian Jewellery
Beautiful Bipasha Basu at the India International Jewellery Week 2014
Beautiful Bipasha Basu at the India International Jewellery Week 2014
Sunny Leone at the India International Jewellery Week 2014
Sunny Leone at the India International Jewellery Week 2014

 

Online Wedding Jewellery Stores!

Online designer shopping has taken the world by storm and changed the lives of all us compulsive shoppers. Is it any surprise then that for jewellery is not far behind? Making their presence felt with earrings, necklaces and cummerbands and now in wedding jewellery almost every nooks and corners are these websites that we have followed, stalked and adored!

Amrapali - bigfatasianwedding.comAmrapali Jewels(http://www.amrapalijewels.com/) – Founded by Rajiv Arora and Rajesh Ajmera, Amrapali has stayed true to its muse over the years. Inspired from the timeless grace and beauty of Amrapali the courtesan, the brand focuses on bringing India’s rich craftsmanship and design history into the modern age, and to overseas customers. A luxury brand, it uses semi precious and precious stones and gems in modern settings with a touch of Indian heritage.voylla.com - bigfatasianwedding

 Voylla( http://www.voylla.com/ ) – a one stop shop for all our online designer shopping needs for jewellery, whether you are a bride, groom or even the family. They have a huge collection of jewellery ranging from traditional Indian to modern chunky. What we most loved about them was the neat classification of their products. Apart from the usual necklaces-earrings-bracelet deal, they also have nose pins, toe rings and armlets. Not just that they have clutches, handbags, pouches and wallets for women and kadas, rings, cufflinks and buttons for men too!

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Vasundhara Mantri (http://vasundhara.in/) – Well cut, well defined and full of elegance. Vasundhara Mantri, a young and inspiring jewellery designer from Kolkata established this fireball of a brand only 10 years ago. But the beauty that it has spun is breathtaking. Perfectly proportioned and with resplendent colours, this jewellery is powerfully feminine.

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Agastya(http://www.agastya.asia/) – has a decided aesthetic in which it houses products with distinct influences on them. Here you will find jhumkis, chaand baalis and peacock earrings, tribal necklaces and maharani necklaces, crystal-diamonte studded cuffs and products housing semi-precious stones – perfect for an asian bride. The vividity of colour will charm you, and the limited edition, exclusive collection will make you hurry!

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Isharya (http://www.isharya.com/) – Launched in 2004 by sisters-in-law Gauri and Radhika Tandon, Isharya is all about pleasing the modern bride. This online designer shopping destination for wedding jewellery is for brides on the go, and has chandelier earrings, intricate cuffs and cocktail rings. With a huge collection, from ‘Modern Maharani’ to ‘Bollywood Glam’ to ‘Snakes & Serpents’, they create rampant desire quite effectively. They also have exclusive sections for materials such as Black Onyx, Jasper, Coral and trends such as Blush, Bridal and Flora!

Want to see other Indian wedding jewellery to match perfectly with different wedding sarees?