Indian women are extremely possessive and obsessive about jewellery and this obsession is running through the adrenaline of Indian society for ages together. Rich or poor, young or old; every Indian woman considers it as the most prized possession. That's why Jewellery, especially the gold jewellery is considered to be the real wealth of a woman. It symbolizes her power and glory. Post independence, the Bollywood movies have greatly influenced the emerging fashions in bridal jewellery.
In any Indian household, when a girl marries and goes to her husband's house she is adorned with precious jewellery. And this custom of bridal or wedding jewellery has come along since ancient times. The concept and trend of bridal jewellery has however, evolved with time and it will continue to evolve with changing times. Jewellery has been the most important part of bride's trousseau and in many of the Indian families it is passed on through generations.
The bridal jewellery comes in wide varieties and fascinating designs, with different ethnic touch and cultural reflections. Prominent amongst them is of course, the Mangalsutra, the necklace which has a holy and auspicious significance. A lady wearing the mangalsutra, signifies that she is married and her husband is alive. There are host of necklace varieties, ear-rings, pendants, bracelets, bangles, kamar-patta or waist-band, waki and bajuband which is worn on the arms, bindi, nose-rings and nath and many ornaments which enhance the beauty and grace of the Indian bride.
Among many other varieties, the bridal jewellery includes temple jewellery. It is called so because in olden days it was crafted basically to adorn the idols in the temple. In the changing times it became popular among the temple dancers, especially in the South and subsequently became the part of bride's trousseau. The other varieties like Jadau and Meenakari jewellery became popular in the North. The Jadau jewellery was introduced during the Mughal regime. Atrisans from Gujrat and Rajasthan championed the art and outstanding skills in this kind of jewellery. Jadau technique is all about beating or heating the pure gold to make it pliable to create a frame and motif and filling lac in the cavities. Many dynasties in Rajasthan popularized this thanks to intricate designs produced by the talented craftsmen.
Raja Mansingh of Ajmer was the connoisseur of art, introduced and popularized the Meenakari or enamel work. This technique involves fusing of powdered glass in the intricate design patterns. This is very popular and trendy because it is produced with lot of finesse and deft touch.
In the recent times the western design patterns have also become trendy. The contemporary designs and studded ornate precious stones like diamonds, ruby, sapphire jewellery pieces are preferred by the new-age brides.
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