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10 essential pieces of jewellery every indian bride Should have in her list

Weddings are the greatest celebrations of love, elegance and abundance. Everything about a wedding, starting from the theme, is of great importance to making the day memorable. Undeniably, the centermost attraction of every wedding is the gorgeous bride. All eyes are on her and her timeless beauty as she walks down the aisle adorned in the finest of clothes and jewellery. If you are a bride-to-be, preparing to tie the eternal knot with the love of your life, here is a list of essential jewellery that will make you look stunning and ethereal on your big day.

1. Maang Tikka No bride is complete without a Maang Tikka that adorns her forehead. Maang tikkas are worn at the parting of your hair and have an old world charm that will take you back in time. Maang tikkas come in many forms and designs; you can select one by keeping in mind the nature of your forehead and the look you seek. If you have a broad forehead, a heavier tikka will look stunning. If your forehead is smaller than average, a lighter maang tikka will look graceful and elegant. Maang tikkas usually come designed to complement the rest of your jewellery. An upgrade to Maang Tikka would be the Matha Patti, which comes with embellished chains on both sides. Matha patti is designed to radiate royalty and is without doubt must-have jewellery on your wedding day.
2. Necklace Another unavoidable jewellery for the Indian bride is the necklace. A well-crafted and exquisite traditional necklace works wonders on your appearance. A necklace not only dazzles on your neck but also accentuates your overall beauty. There are many types of necklaces to choose from, depending on your taste in jewellery and the overall theme of your attire. These may range from bib necklaces, the jadavi lacha (derived from the Nizams of Hyderabad), mango haaram, addigai etc. These varieties add a dash of etherealness to your overall aura, so do not forget to add them to your must- have jewellery list.
3. Rani Haar Rani haar, as the name suggests, is a neckpiece for the queens. Raani haars are long, majestic neckpieces that turn eyes and heads alike. As opposed to a necklace, a raani haar is significantly longer and regal, having various layers and a pendant. Raani haars are often studded with rubies, emeralds or even diamonds and pearls and are irresistibly gorgeous and have a royal touch to them. Raani haar is a bold and standalone piece of jewellery, and no Indian bride should miss a chance to don this regal chain of perfection on her big day.
4. Earrings When you don a gorgeous necklace or a regal raani haar, it is essential that you do not let the ears go bare. Your earring should complement the necklace and other jewellery, but need not necessarily be heavy or protruding. An earring is something you have to wear throughout the day, so it is important that you choose it to be light enough so that you can wear it for prolonged periods. Having decided your comfort level, you can experiment with the designs. An exquisite earring is a must have for every bride, and remember, no matter how small a part you think it plays, your earrings will undoubtedly be noticed.
5. Bangles Bangles need no reminder to be included in any list. Indian brides are known for their choicest, richest ethnic bangles. Any traditional bride is a vision in these clinking, dazzling crafted jewellery adorning her arms. There is no dearth of fantastic bangle designs in India. Be it the chooda or polki bangles from the north or the traditional Kerala kappu, you have a plethora of designs to choose from. Being the traditional Indian bride, you can even go ahead and make a statement by wearing the dangling kaleere bangles.
6. Kamarbandh or waistband Waistbands are the most sensuous pieces of wedding jewellery. They can be layered or thin, studded or beaded, and can be of varying lengths and designs. They encircle the waist and highlight your attire and waistline alike. There is no jewellery more enchanting than a gorgeous kamarbandh as it goes well with sarees and lehengas and beautifies your torso.
7. Antique Ring Rings are essential components of the wedding sets. As a bride, you would already have a finger reserved for the engagement ring but why limit to that when you have terrific antique rings that come with the wedding set! Designer antique rings in gold with a large diamond or pearl in the center, and with small emeralds or rubies studded around them are back in vogue. These heavy rings would work perfectly with your matching jewellery and bridal lehenga and add sparkle on your big day.
8. Anklet and toe rings Anklets are worn by brides all over India for reasons more than one. While they are appealing, they are also ethnic and otherworldly. Anklets, paired with toe rings would do magic to your delicate feet. Anklets are a feminine necessity as they transform your feet from normal to divine when paired with Mehendi and toe rings. Toe rings signify the married status of a woman in many traditions. Do we need to wait for an occasion more apt than your wedding to wear these little damsels?
9. Hand harness/ hathphool A hand harness is a beautiful piece of jewellery worn on the back of the palm. We have Madhuri Dixit embedded in our memories, dancing to maar daala with her beautifully adorned hands gliding rhythmically in the air. Hand harnesses bespangle your palm and embellish your fingers and are perhaps the most poetic pieces of jewellery to be crafted. Paired with a matching ring, and in tune with the rest of the jewellery, this is the most novel piece of jewellery that would bejewel the great Indian bride.
10. Nose ring A nose ring is the most fabulous facial highlight of the traditional bride. Even a simple nose ring can take you back in time, thanks to the traditional quality that can be instantly attributed to them. If you have chosen heavy attire and jewellery, an ethnic nose ring would be the perfect addition to complete your look. The good news is that you need not pierce your nose to be able to wear them on your big day, clip-on nose rings that look just as traditional as the others are available today. Nose rings make an ethnic statement, so do not hesitate to harness their power to transform you into a shimmering, otherworldly damsel.

Apart from these essential pieces, if interested, you can also give a thought about armlets, studded saree pins, foot harnesses, saree brooches, etc. Remember that this is your big day... leave no stone unturned in your pursuit to be the gorgeous bride!