They say that jewellery is like the perfect spice – it always compliments what’s already there. And in this case, it’s the resplendent beauty of a bride on her wedding day.
From scintillating Kanjivaram sarees to unique blouse designs and even saree lehengas! There is so much goal worthy wedding inspo that comes from the bridal trousseau of a South Indian bride. And it’s not just the outfits we pine after from her wardrobe, but also some of the most exquisite pieces and styles of jewellery that are exclusive to South Indian brides.
So, after studying South Indian brides that always leave jaw-dropping wedding ideas, we’ve compiled a list of the various type of jewellery for South Indian brides that have been loved in the past. Gear up, new age brides, as we list out all the types of flattering jewellery for your ultimate bridal look!
Diamonds are truly a girl’s best friend. And these stunning shiny little things have been a prominent part of Indian weddings due to their preciousness. Honestly, every bride deserves to show off her bling on her big day. Diamond jewellery goes well with every kind of attire, especially if it’s green, pink, or red!
Gold jewellery is probably the kind we have all seen in South Indian weddings. Considered to be auspicious, this jewellery is made in many designs and forms like Meenakari, Kundan, etc, and is considered one of the best jewellery for South Indian brides. Since South Indian gold is slightly lighter in colour, antique gold jewellery is polished a bit darker to look like a dull gold colour that camouflages the heavy blingy look of the attire.
In act, antique designs like haath pools, maang tikkas, kadas, vankis, and waist belts along with heavy neckpieces are making a major comeback in South Indian bridal fashion. And when speaking of popular antique gold jewllery for South Indian bride, the Gundla Mala (beaded necklace having three layers) is also quite a hot choice amongst brides.
Nakshi and Temple jewellery give brides a divine and exquisite look. Brides in the South are rocking Nakshi jewellery, which makes them look like a million dollars. Nakshi and Temple jewellery are more popular than any because of their opulent and royal loo.
Pendants of Lakshmi & Ganesh studded with precious gemstones, uncut diamonds, polkis, nashi beads, and south sea pearls are what’s hot and trending in bridal fashion. In fact, Nakshi waist belts, traditionally known as vaddanams, are popular to flaunt the overall bridal appearance.
If you are dreaming of a wedding that resembles that of an Indian Rajkumari then Kundan or Polki jewellery is set to realize your royal imagination. Polki jewellery which was introduced by Moghuls is made of unfinished natural diamonds. Polki necklace sets, heavy chokers, chandbalis, or the Jadau Polki sets with intricate Meenakari and enamel work are trending now among Indian brides and gives the bride an extremely royal look on her wedding day.
Mango Malas, traditionally known as Managa Malai, is a South Indian jewellery in the form of a necklace with beads that resemble a mango shape strung together with a long and thick chain. The lavishly elaborate and ethnic mango Mala makes any bride look extremely flamboyant on this significant day.
Kundankari, though originated in Rajasthan during the Mughal era, is popular jewellery for weddings down south as well, made from Kunan (glass stones). Kundan is something we often see adorning a bride’s neck. The amount of skill used to set these gems and stones into intricately designed jewellery is not just astonishing but so sophisticated than even a dainty Kundan choker can make a bride look extremely elegant.
A heritage necklace is a vital ornament that pretty much every woman owns. And it is a vital part of every South Indian bride’s attire. One such heritage necklace design is the Guttapusalu. Guttapusalu is a loopy necklace design that owes its origins to the pearl fishing coastal areas of the Andhra region. The necklace is designed with strings of beads attached in fringes which appear like a shoal of small fish, and hence the name. This is further embellished with patterns to adorn the base area of the necklace. It is usually studded with rich rubies, emeralds, or Kundans and looks very graceful which is why it’s become a trendy choice for today’s brides.
8. Pacchi Jewellery
The exquisite appeal of Pachchikam or Pachhi jewellery has helped it acquire a vogue status in the contemporary world. It is a centuries-old, extremely intricate jewellery art that originated from Jaipur. Pacchi jewellery pieces are created using glass stone, coloured pacchi leaves, and pearls. Every leaf is embellished by hand on top of the other, which makes pacchi jewellery even more special and unique due to its three-dimensional appearance. Aesthetically designed and finely finished, the pacchi jewellery has become the bride’s latest favourite.