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Bridal Jewels of Bollywood
 
By Ashley Gain
 

The traditional getting married starts with a proposal and an engagement ring. More than just the size of your rock or it’s setting the ring itself the ring is a public representation of a promise to marry. It’s where all the fun begins!

Each culture or part of the world has it’s own customs and traditions when it comes to getting married.

From culture to culture the most decorated bride on her wedding HAS to be a Indian bride. Covered literally from head to toe each and every detail of jewelry and accessories takes months to shop for, design and purchase.

To an Indian bride her jewelry is not just about adding to her dress or sari, it’s about representing the custom of marriage in her culture and paying respect to her immediate and future families.

From the red carpet to the glam bride RGK D’zines based in Arizona blings out her Indian cliental to complete their perfect day!

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{Photo:: Yasmin Tajik of Shalimar Studios, Location:: Montelucia, Jewelry:: RGK D’zines}

Incorporating in antique or heirloom pieces is very common to an Indian bride. This ring is a antique Moroccan piece with a large green onyx. The Victorian style  matching onyx earrings are made with sterling silver.

Precious stones and pure metals are extremely important to these brides. Even if the budget is low you will see 22k gold with no stones. As the budget increases silver, platinum, white gold and diamonds are not uncommon to this dressed to impress bride.

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{Photo:: Yasmin Tajik of Shalimar Studios, Location:: Montelucia, Jewelry:: RGK D’zines}

A necklace is always worn by an Indian bride. The color, size and length are all determined by the type of dress she wears. However, the color of the necklace should match the earrings and the bride’s nose ring if she wears one.

This stunning necklace is encrusted with red onyx and crystals. The 24k gold makes it sparkle and truly makes this piece of jewelry the focal point of the brides attire.

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{Photo:: Yasmin Tajik of Shalimar Studios, Location:: Montelucia, Jewelry:: RGK D’zigns}

A bride might also forgo a larger more blingy necklace to have a more over-the-top glamorous earring.  These 24k gold vermeil filigree earrings with a stunning citrine dangler detail are a perfect stop-in-your-tracks accessory to offset a more delicate necklace.

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{Photo:: Yasmin Tajik of Shalimar Studios, Location:: Montelucia, Jewelry:: RGK D’zigns}

Indian jewelry is typically always made from gold and precious gems because of their meaning. Each piece of jewelry the bride wears has a religious or aesthetis connotation. Gold is the symbol of wealth and prosperity and precious stones symbolize color and beauty.

This necklace and earring set was made with Kudan, a form of Indian gem stone setting that dates back to the mughal era of India, over 500 years ago. The historic beauty of the setting displays the turquoise stones so beautifully in this bridal set.

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{Photo:: Yasmin Tajik of Shalimar Studios, Location:: Montelucia, Jewelry:: RGK D’zigns}

It is not uncommon for an Indian bride to adorn her hands with one or multiple Anguthis or statement rings. This beautiful ring is adorn with garnet stones and with 24k vermail filigree dangling earrings.

There is no doubt that an Indian bride looks anything less than a perfect picture of celebration, grace and beauty on her day.

To her the jewelry creates more than just a fashion statement. Each piece is worn with a deep meaning behind it, just like her engagement ring.

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