03 June 2015

How to choose the right bridal jewellery -by Manju Kothari

Expert Manju Kothari gives tips on what to keep in mind while investing in jewellery for a wedding.
            Jewellery adds perfect dash of effervescence to the bride. It is an integral part of bride's wedding trousseau. Every bride's dream is to look beautiful and elegant on her special day. Jewellery adds sparkle to the whole aura of the bride. Every bride wants her jewellery to be different and stylish. Manju Kothari, Creative Director, Entice gives inputs for how choose right bridal jewellery:


The first piece of advice is to start planning your jewellery as soon as your wedding date is fixed. Jewellery takes minimum a month or two to make, so if you want to get something manufactured especially for you, you need time in hand. Also, basic tweaking on existing designs will take at least 15-20 days.

A set budget only for jewellery is always handy as one can plan better and you can buy much more in the same amount with carefully planning and a good market.

Always buy from trusted jewellers who are recognized by industry giants like DTC, PGI, WGC or Gemfields.

A certificate is a must. It is the identity of the jewellery and is the most essential thing for evaluation in case of re-sale.

Tips to keep in mind:

- With bridal outfit designers getting very experimental, one needs to keep in the mind that the neckline of the outfit should match the necklace silhouette. If you have already bought the necklace, buy the dress accordingly or vice versa.

- Most bridal jewellery to be worn on the day of the wedding is heavy. Invest into jewellery, which can be worn later rather than keeping them in the safe. Either buy two necklaces which can be worn separately or buy one big piece which can be detached later.

- Multi-wearable jewellery or detachable jewellery offer very good options as they can be detached with very user-friendly mechanisms and can be worn in multiple ways. Wedding necklaces that can turn into beautiful pendants and small necklaces for all the other small occasions after your wedding.

- When shopping for earrings, make sure it goes with the hairstyle you are planning to do on D-Day.

- Revamping your mother's jewellery is another classic idea for wedding jewellery. Modifying old classics with a modern touch adds emotional value to your jewellery on the most special day of your life and also creates a unique piece for you.

Match your jewellery according your wedding occasion:

Mehendi is a light occasion but traditional so wear an ethnic styled pendant earring set. You can ever experiment with a maang teeka as your hands need to be bare.

For engagement, the focus is on the ring so keep the jewellery light.

Weddings call for heavy traditional jewellery from your head to toe, but that doesn't mean you overdo it. Match jewellery with your garments.

Reception or cocktail is fun and more relaxed. A diamond choker with uptight hair do and a cocktail ring looks stunning for such an occasion. You can also add coloured gemstones to your jewellery in compliment or contrast to your dress.
 Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/fashion/style-guide/How-to-choose-the-right-bridal-jewellery 

  
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