5 Rajasthani Bridal Jewelry To Give You Royal Look
By: Sandeep Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:13 AM
If there is a place which can give us a true sense of the rich grandeur of India’s aristocratic past, then it is has to be Rajasthan. The land of kings is abundant with forts and various other fragments of nobility. It is no wonder that when it comes to an occasion like wedding, Rajasthanis spare no effort in making it as grand as possible. Even a Rajasthani bride looks no different from a queen, lavishly decorated with jewellery pieces that effortlessly convey the state’s royal lineage. To bring you a glimpse of what it takes in to the making of a Rajasthani bride, we bring to you 5 items of Rajasthani bridal jewellery.
This is a head-gear type piece of jewellery and an elaborate variation of another Rajasthani ornament called borla. Rakhdi consists of two parts, a string decorated with precious stones which runs across the hair partition and a bell-shaped ornament that stays on the upper end of the forehead.
No image of a Rajasthani bride will be complete without the nathni. It is an ornate gold nose ring heavily decorated with beads and studded with precious stones. The bulky ornament is supported by a metal string that is usually latched-on the ear.
Bajuband is an arm band which is worn on the upper arm. It is crafted in gold with precious stones studded all around. It usually forms a set with the bangles and therefore will have the same design scheme as them.
It is a waist band made from an assemblage of fine strings that are usually made from a mixture of gold and other metal like copper or silver. Strings run across in a pattern with asymmetrical precious stones pendants breaking the flow.
Aad is heavy gold necklace which comes in a variety of designs. The highlight of the necklace is the large curved pendant with broad rims on the top and bottom. The pendant could be made from interlocked individual pieces or can be a single piece of metal with an overlay of precious stones.