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Types of Bridal Jewellery: Essential Pieces for The Bride

From a modern bride’s point of view, bridal jewellery should be a reflection of her style. And we heard it, then incorporated her preferences while designing our curation from sketch to setting of jewels.

Presenting an arresting interplay of modern and traditional, bridal jewellery at Outhouse is termed unconventional. Traditional silhouettes undergo a modern update, with motifs signature to the House. By blending more-is-more with subtle and simple, we handcrafted a bespoke range of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and head harnesses that should make it to every new-age woman’s bridal set.

In this OH style post, we'll explore different types of bridal jewellery that not only enhance a bride's beauty but also tell a story of love, tradition, and personal style.

Essential Types of Jewellery for Every Bride

An Eye Catching Neck Piece

As per the bridal jewellery trends of the day, bridal chokers are emerging popular (also thanks to our favourite celebs whose images have surfaced all over social media). The aesthetic can be described as regal, as these handcrafted pieces are for brides-to-be as well as her bridesmaids. For a fuller look, pair the choker with long necklaces and create sparkling layers!

A Bangle, a Bracelet or Both?

Jewellery to adorn your hands includes bridal bracelets, bangles, or handcuffs which serve as statement solos. Embellished heavily with pearls, crystals, and semi-precious stones, these hand accessories are contemporary and match indo-western or ethnic outfits.

Earrings for All Year Round

Bridal Earrings, these elegant works of art are timeless creations that you can wear on your big day or a close one’s. With semi-precious embellishments such as natural stones, pearls, and Swarovski crystals, these neo-classical earrings are an expression of luxury. We offer small to large-sized earrings, and also sahara ones that extend till your hair.

Dangling Kaleera

Bridal kaleeras are an integral part of traditional Indian wedding attire. They are believed to bring good luck and ward off negative energy. In recent years, bridal kaleeras have also become a fashion statement, with brides incorporating various designs and styles to complement their bridal look.

Adorn Your Hands with Hand Harnesses

Kaleeras are exquisite and ornate accessories that add charm and tradition to a bride's ensemble. They consist of delicate metalwork, beads, and ghungroos (small bells) that hang from the bride's wrists, creating a melodious tinkling sound as she moves. 

Exquisite Hair Accessories

Trust us, hair accessories can make a dreamy bridal look. Options range from head harnesses to maang tikas and from passas to hair clips. With a modern silhouette, these hair accessories are

Ring in Elegance

Your bridal look is far from complete without the perfect ring to adorn your fingers. Rings have been an integral part of bridal jewelry for centuries, symbolizing eternal love and commitment. In a trending bridal set, you can choose from a variety of ring styles to match your taste and complement the rest of your jewelry.

How to style bridal jewellery?

Styling bridal jewellery is an art that enhances the bride's beauty and complements her attire on the most special day of her life. Here are some key points to help brides style their bridal jewellery:

  1. Match with Your Attire: Ensure that your jewelry complements your bridal outfit. Gold jewellery goes well with traditional reds and maroons, while diamonds and platinum can beautifully enhance contemporary pastels and whites.

  2. Neckline Matters: The neckline of your outfit plays a crucial role in determining the type of necklace or neckpiece you should wear. For a V-neck or sweetheart neckline, opt for a princess or matinee necklace, while a choker suits high necklines. Off-shoulder gowns pair well with statement chokers.

  3. Earrings for Face Shape: Consider your face shape when choosing earrings. Oval faces can carry off most styles, while round faces benefit from long or dangling earrings. For heart-shaped faces, opt for chandeliers or teardrop styles, and square faces look stunning with round or hoop earrings.

  4. Balance is Key: Ensure a balanced look. If you wear a heavy necklace, go for lighter earrings, and vice versa. A tiara or headpiece can add a touch of elegance to your overall look.

  5. Bracelet and Bangle Coordination: Coordinate your bracelets or bangles with your outfit's sleeve length. Full sleeves work well with cuffs or a single bracelet, while short sleeves allow you to layer multiple bangles.

  6. Hair Accessories: Maang tikka or matha patti should sit comfortably on your forehead without being too heavy or too light. It should harmonize with your hairstyle and not distract from your face.

Popular Trends in Bridal Jewellery for 2024

In 2024, bridal jewellery trends embrace a fusion of traditional elegance and modern sophistication. Popular trends include:

  • Sustainable and ethically sourced jewellery materials
  • Vintage-inspired designs with intricate detailing
  • Minimalist and sleek jewellery pieces for a contemporary look
  • Personalized touches such as engraved initials or meaningful symbols
  • Statement jewellery pieces featuring bold gemstones or unique textures

Final Thoughts

Bridal jewellery should be an embodiment of a bride's style and preferences, where tradition harmoniously coexists with modernity. At Outhouse, we've meticulously crafted a collection that captures the essence of this interplay. Our jewellery seamlessly fuses the traditional with the contemporary, creating pieces that resonate with the spirit of today's bride.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the essential types of bridal jewellery for a traditional wedding?

Traditional weddings often call for classic jewellery pieces that honor cultural customs and values. For such occasions, essential bridal jewellery includes a mangalsutra (symbolizing marital union in many cultures), elaborate choker necklaces, intricate polki or kundan sets, and heavy bangles or kadas. Maang tikka and nath are also common, representing the sanctity of the marriage.

How can I make sure my bridal jewellery complements my overall bridal look?

Coordinating your bridal jewellery with your wedding attire is essential for a harmonious and captivating look. Firstly, consider the color of your outfit. For ivory or white gowns, opt for classic diamonds or pearls. Vibrantly colored outfits like red or maroon are complemented by gold or kundan jewellery.

What types of bridal jewellery are suitable for destination weddings?

Destination weddings provide an excellent opportunity to infuse some whimsy into your bridal jewellery. Opt for lighter pieces that are travel-friendly, as you may have to carry them with you. Consider floral-inspired jewellery for beach weddings and pieces with aquatic motifs for seaside nuptials. Incorporate beachy elements such as shells, starfish, and pearls into your necklace, earrings, or hair accessories.

What kind of jewellery do you wear to a wedding?

When attending a wedding, the choice of jewelry should complement your attire while honoring the significance of the occasion. For women, elegant and understated pieces such as pearl earrings, delicate necklaces, or classic bracelets are popular choices. Men often opt for minimalist accessories like cufflinks, tie pins, or a sophisticated watch to add a touch of refinement to their ensemble.

What are the two types of wedding rings?

Wedding rings typically fall into two main categories: traditional bands and diamond or gemstone-accented rings. Traditional bands, crafted from precious metals like gold or platinum, symbolize timeless simplicity and enduring commitment. On the other hand, diamond or gemstone wedding rings feature intricate settings adorned with sparkling stones, adding a touch of glamour and elegance to the symbol of union.