Carnatic Constellation By : Umesh Nagappa Traditional temple jewellery from South India is a refreshing alternative to contemporary designs

Tracing its origins to the 4th century, when diamonds were discovered in the region, the classical temple jewellery of South India has many centuries, and generations, of tradition behind it. Gold was the metal of choice for radiant south...

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Buttoned Up By : Sudhir Kasliwal The humble button gets a glamourous makeover on wedding outfits

Jewelled buttons are an indispensable accessory in a man’s traditional wedding attire, be it an embroidered achkan which requires as many as 13 buttons (seven for the jacket and three each for the cuffs) or its cousin, the classic five-buttoned bandhgala. For those who appreciate the discreet luxury that they represent, there is a wide variety available to choose from.

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Chapka Calling By : Roopa Vohra Top off your wedding ensemble with an ethnic highlight

The mesmerizing head ornament that was popularized by the ethereal beauties of Awadh- the courtesans with their undulating chotis. These women were the ardent lovers of this ethnic piece that enjoyed the prime spot in the jewellery chests of Nizam princesses and Awadhi royalty. An old relic says that the Chapka or Jhoomar brings luck to the bride on her wedding day.

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Armed With Allure By : Farah Khan Adornment doesn’t get more symbolic than the traditional Bajubandh

Going through Indian heritage’s annals of exquisite jewellery design spanning five thousand years, one comes upon this unique and alluring ornament. The arm bracelet or bajubandh is back and has caught the fancy of brides. Worn on the upper arm, the bajubandh traces its origins to regal Rajputana

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Badge Of Style By : Ramesh Narang Small but hardly insignificant, an intricately handcrafted brooch adds oodles of oomph to a groom’s bandhgala or shervani

A passion pioneered by the Parisian jewellery menagerie like Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels and patronized by India’s royals during the days of the Raj, the brooch resurrects the jewel-laden elegance of the bygone era for the grooms of today. Bedecked with the burst of baubles

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Diamonds In The Rough By : Rajiv Arora Uncut and raw stones set in jewellery are the new rage

Nothing is more appealing for the bride than to be bedecked in resplendent jewellery on her wedding day. But today’s brides have moved away from strings of rocks and solitaires to diamonds ‘in the rough’. Most are shunning the cut and opting for diamonds in their natural shapes.

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