Jewellery is something that has to do with emotion. That aspect of jewellery really interests me”, said the popular Belgian designer Ann Demeulemeester. While this is possibly true for all the jewellery pieces that you may own and wear, there is indeed something quite magical and special about your wedding jewellery. Each little piece of jewellery that you wear for your wedding has a tale to tell. It may be a legacy piece passed down through the generations, it may be a precious gift from your parents or it may be a diamond that you bought yourself when you
first started working.
The jewellery for the haldi ceremony needs special attention. Unlike other wedding rituals and ceremonies, haldi is usually held during the daytime with lots of natural light. The ceremony itself is a very colourful one and you will want to wear jewellery that complements your bridal glow without distracting from the turmeric and the sandal which is the highlight of the ceremony. Here are a few ideas to pick for a haldi ceremony:
A handpicked jadau neckpiece –
For the haldi ceremony it is likely that you will be wearing a pastel or light coloured lehanga set or saree. Yellow is a very popular colour for this ceremony. A handpicked jadau necklace will match the simple elegance of the ceremony. The practice of smearing fragrant turmeric and sandal on the bride and groom is a timeless one, much like the jadau technique of setting diamonds and precious gems in the jewellery. If you do not already own one, this is the perfect opportunity to look up some stunning jadau jewellery designs with price.
The bright and dazzling jhumkas –
Haldi is a fun ceremony with relatives and friends vying to smear the fragrant paste on you and tease you and your partner. This is just the occasion for some light hearted dancing with your partner and friends too. You will want to wear that dazzling pair of diamond jhumkas or the latest design diamond danglers which shall sway and twinkle with your every move.
Don’t miss the mang tika –
Another piece of jewellery that must be added to your haldi ceremony trousseau is the gorgeous mang tika. A polki maang tika, preferably an oversized one, will frame your face in the sunlight and give you the perfect bejewelled bridal look. You may opt for a passa or a jhoomar in a triangular or fan shape instead of a regular maang tika but it is best to set aside the heavy multi-tiered matha patti for the evening ceremonies.
And the precious kangans –
A vintage gold kangan or an ornate pair of kundan polki bangles will complete the simple but elegant beauty of your haldi outfit. It is best to keep off dangling bracelets and multiple bangles. Understated grace and natural beauty are the central themes of the day.
The haldi ceremony is all about the bride-to-be, her natural beauty and how cherished she is by her family and friends. It is best to keep the outfit and the jewellery simple and the make-up minimal. Visit the Hazoorilal Legacy store, one of the best jewellery stores, to pick the perfect jewellery pieces for this memorable ceremony.