A typical South Indian bride, draped in a traditional Kanjeevaram Saree and adorned with opulent South Indian bridal jewellery is no less than a representation of a Goddess herself. South Indian brides stay classy yet authentic and true to their roots in the most fashionable way.
To help you choose the perfect pieces and to complete your South Indian bridal jewellery set, we’ve put together a list of all the jewellery that adorns the most important look of a bride.
Here’s our guide on the different South Indian bridal jewellery pieces to help you plan your look for your wedding day
Maang Tikas – Primary to South Indian Bridal Jewellery Set
The Maang tika, also known as Nethi Chutti is an integral part of any South Indian bridal look that adds to the charm and grace of a bride. They are intricately designed ornament pieces, embedded with different kinds of precious stones like rubies, diamonds, sapphires or clusters of pearls, placed at the centre of the bride’s forehead. Although there are various styles available, a traditional Nethi Chutti in temple jewellery design looks resplendent and divine on a South Indian bride.
Neckpieces and Layered Chains – An Integral Part of South Indian Wedding Jewellery
A South Indian bride is decked in heavy gold neckpieces which comprise of a choker studded with precious stones, a statement necklace and several other layered chains all forming part of the South Indian bridal jewellery set. South Indian jewellery includes Kasu Mala (Kaasumala), Palakka Mala, Nagapada Thali, Karimani Mala, Mullamottu Mala, Mango Mala etc. All having distinctive South Indian jewellery designs
A bride who loves her gold wears more than 12 neck pieces on her wedding day!!!
Baju Bandh/Vanki – Armlets for a South Indian Bride
Bridal Baju Bandhs incorporate the famous South Indian jewellery designs of temple jewellery. Baju bandhs enhance the beauty of a traditional South Indian bride and are an important part of the South Indian bridal jewellery set. While wearing vanki try to go for a blouse with smaller sleeves or cap sleeves that accentuate it well and are good to show off your beautiful vanki.
South Indian Bridal Jewellery for the Hair
South Indian brides prefer to have their long hair tied in braids and adorned with flowers or specially designed unique hair jewellery pieces. These make the otherwise plain and simple braid look fancy and blingy. Brides can choose from various kinds of braid accessories like temple jewellery or even diamond studded ones for their South Indian bridal hairstyle. These days brides also prefer having their entire braid covered with a jewelled strip that makes it look like the braid is made of antique gold or diamonds. This kind of South Indian jewellery for the hair looks best with Kanjeevaram sarees.
Nose Rings – A Trending South Indian Bridal Look
A traditional trend that has caught on with the times, making its way into the South Indian wedding jewellery set is the nose ring/nose pin. It is important to choose the perfect nose ring that will suit your face cut. South Indian brides are seen wearing both, simple yet elegant nose pin and a bigger more extravagant nose ring.
Kamarbandh – South Indian Jewellery Designs
A south Indian bride has a timeless vibe to her – right from her saree to all the heavy South Indian wedding jewellery, and a Kamarbandh helps tie the whole outfit together giving her an elegant yet composed look.
Traditional South Indian Bangles
Known by different names in South India like valayal in Tamil, gajju in Telugu, bale in Kannada, bangles in temple jewellery are every South Indian brides favourite. They are heavy, intricately designed and go awesomely well with the traditional South Indian sarees.
Temple Jewellery Jhumkis
There are a variety of options in earrings that a South Indian bride can pick to go with her bridal saree. Inspired by the architecture of temples and idols of Gods and Goddesses, these South Indian bridal jewellery jhumkis can be very heavy, which is why some bride also opt for more dainty and light designs, making it easier to sit for long pujas
Anklets & Toe Rings – The Finishing Touch to a South Indian Bridal Look
Anklets and toe rings are very much an important part of a South Indian bridal jewellery set and they add to the glamour of South Indian bride. They come in different styles and brides can choose from heavier / lighter option
With the perfect blend of Elegance, Royalty and Simplicity, these South Indian wedding jewellery inspirations are best for brides-to-be who love to keep the ethnicity alive yet stay up to date with what’s trending.
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