The amalgamation of various cultures and their rich heritages contribute to the vast diversity that one finds in the costumes and ornaments of the country. The wedding rites, rituals, dresses and jewellery all bear the footprint of this enriching ethnicity. The previous concept was – ‘to each its own’.
However, due to cross-cultural mingling, those walls have now crumbled.
Hence, we get to see a North-India bride decked up with Maharashtrian bridal jewellery and vice-versa. This has left brides ecstatic as they can now choose their D-Day ornaments from the unique collection of ethnic Maharashtrian jewellery irrespective of their roots and state.
Known as the ‘Land of Warriors’, Maharashtra has its signature style. The great warriors of the place inspire each of the state’s ornaments. Thus, these artisanal trinkets make a woman feel empowered on one of the most important days of their lives. Its bold designs accompanied by the charm of its ethnicity draw brides of all cultures.
Here is a list of such jewellery that you can adorn on your wedding day:
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An exquisite collection of traditional Maharashtrian bridal jewellery:
Close your eyes and imagine your D-Day self-walking into the Mandap…all eyes on you…the blush on your cheeks…the shy smile…all that these ornaments will do is be the golden kiss to all of this. Enjoy!
This piece of the radiant ornament is as if tailor-made for a traditional Marathi bride. A string of pearls adorn a bride’s (and a groom’s) forehead and symbolise that she is ready for the once-in-a-lifetime ritual.
Marathis have the reputation of being extremely neat and tidy, with both their houses and their appearances. This is no exception on their big day, and so you would rarely see a Marathi bride without a neatly tied bun.
Pearls knitted into a golden string (Ambada) are used to highlight this bun. Amongst all the flowers tied around the bun, this trinket puts a subtle and elegant touch.
Sweet and sophisticated gold earrings studded with pearls (Kudya) lend a bride the profound look required in the serene wedding scenario.
South-Indian jewellery is an example of the exquisite gold ornaments designs that artisans of the country create. Tanmani is no exception. As elegant as its name, this neckpiece is self-sufficient in lending a bride the glamorous look that she yearns for.
There is a unique style of the Maharashtrian version of naths that makes it stand out. Crafted with pearls, a traditional Marathi nath has a white or pink stone in its centre.
Despite the emerging trendy gold ornaments designs, nothing beats the traditional ones. A heavy choker style neckpiece like Thushi will always be an intricate ornament innate to a conventional wedding.
This 22-carat gold neckpiece is crafted with gold beads and can be adjusted via a ‘Dori’. This neckpiece has jowar gold seeds in it that represent a blessing: a bride brings with her a blessing of food for her new home.
Don’t choose! Try all these Maharashtrian bridal jewellery and stand out on your big day!
After all, it’s your day; let all eyes be on you!
Pair it with your bottle green or mustard yellow Paithani sari and feel yourself basking in the glow of your prospective marital bliss!
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