As the grand Indian wedding season approaches, popular jewellery designers and experts highlight which pieces are a must-have. From the most traditional designs to the modern ones, LuxeBook breaks all the jewellery trends down for the brides and the grooms.
1. Temple jewellery
Temple jewellery finds its roots in Indian history. It takes only one such fine statement piece to amp up the bridal look. Designer Anavila Misra, renowned for her classic, hand-woven linen drapes says, “I really like temple jewellery and the kind of designs Amrapali creates. It is apt for brides who like to mix modern with the traditional.
2. Naths (nose ring)
A hint of tradition in the modern stylebook helps brides stand out. This is where a delicate nath works its charm. According to designer Shaheen Abbas, Founder of, Flowerchild by Shaheen Abbas, there is nothing more bridal than a nath. “Every bride must wear a nath. It is stunning and beautiful,” says Abbas.
3. Versatile clip-on
Accessorising is a personal choice, but to keep it edgy, a groom must focus on multi-usable elements. “A well-designed clip is a must-have for the groom. It can be worn on anything from a suit to a T-shirt, on the collar, placket, sleeves or lapel,” says Rahul Jhaveri. designer, diamantaire and Founder of fine jewellery label Studio Renn.
4. Eclectic gemstones
Make your ensemble more interesting by weaving in a colourful story with radiant gemstones. Modern brides and grooms can explore a variety of precious stones and do not have to be restricted to gold. Designer Manish Malhotra, who recently collaborated with heritage jewellery brand Raniwala 1881 to launch the brand’s bridal jewellery collection, says, “I personally love emeralds, rubies and diamonds and the delicacy of uncut diamonds gently hanging on. One can choose whatever he or she wants because every stone is beautiful in its own way.”
5. Statement earrings
Oversized silhouettes have for long accentuated the fashion vocabulary and have now extend to jewellery as well. Sixthgeneration jewellery designer of Jaipur Gems, Siddhartha Sacheti says, “One of the hottest wedding jewellery trends this wedding season is oversized chandbalis. These statement pieces are apt for mehendi and sangeet functions.”
New-York-based designer Bibhu Mohapatra who has been associated with Preciosa crystals for six years now, recommends stylish and delicate headgear, studded with crystals. “Crystals are a new way to embellish clothes and look stunning with evening gowns,” says Mohapatra.