Weddings are important occasions in the life of every woman. Whether it is her own wedding or she is being a part of another wedding, women do not want to leave any stone unturned in ensuring they look their best. Every bride, right from childhood, nurtures the dream of being cynosure of eyes on the most important day of her life. More often than not, brides spend thousands on their dress alone without saving much for the bridal jewelry. With the price of gold, diamonds and other precious metals and gemstones touching the skies, brides today prefer fashion jewelry instead of expensive jewelry. This choice not only helps them save money, but also gives them the opportunity to wear these for other occasions as well.
The armlets are ornaments that should be a part of every bride’s fashion jewelry kit. These are jewels that adorn the arms of the bride. Though the origins of this can be traced to India, these ornaments can be worn by brides all over the world. If you have opted for a sleeveless or off shoulder or Greek styled bridal gown, the armlets will add to the charm of the attire and will offset its beauty better. The kundan style armlets are available in white, cream and maroon colours that complement the white colour robe of the western bride to perfection.
The kalira is also an important part of the bridal jewelry kit. These are ornaments that are commonly worn by the north Indian brides on the wrist along with the bangles. As per the Indian tradition, the uncle and aunt of the bride tie this ornament to the wrist of the bride during the “chooda” ceremony which is of utmost importance. After the wedding, the bride rubs her hands together over the head of many unmarried girls and the one over which pieces of the kalira fall is considered to be the next in line for marriage. These ornaments have multiple tier chandeliers that are either completely gold plated or have white and maroon stones and trinkets embedded in them.
The jhumar is also one of the bridal jewelry essentials for brides all over the world. This is an ornament that adorns the head of the woman. It can either be worn at the center or to a side of the forehead. The silver plated white diamond jhumar is the best choice for many brides because the white coloured imitation stones shine like mini diamonds and complement every bridal ensemble to perfection. While the leaf style jhumar can be worn on the side of the forehead, the chandelier styled one is ideal for the center. If simplicity is your hallmark, then trump the jhumar for the maang tikka which is simpler but equally beautiful. However, unlike the jhumar, this type of fashion jewelry can be worn only in the middle and not on the side of the forehead.
Bridal anklets are also essential fashion jewelry items for every bride. These are ornaments that adorn the ankles of the bride and make them look dainty and delicate. The kundan style bridal anklets comprises of white and maroon stones embedded on a gold plated metal. Starting from prices as low as $13.12, you can choose from a wide range of anklets that can be worn for many other occasions after your marriage. While gold plated anklets with white imitation stones have been a perennial favourite, there are gold plated anklets with coloured trinkets for brides to choose from as well.