The Indian International Jewellery Week that came to a close recently saw jewellery take the center stage as models and Bollywood beauties walked the ramp showing off gold, diamond, ruby, emerald and pearl jewellery. As is the tradition in India, most of the big ticket jewellery purchases happen during the wedding season. So it did not come as a surprise that many collections portrayed Indian wedding jewellery sets teamed with bridal lehengas as a part of the show. Here is a look at some of the Indian wedding jewellery sets that dazzled in the Indian International Jewellery Week.
Sridevi, who walked for Golecha jewellers in a gold Vikram Phadnis bridal lehenga showed off a Rani haar with a gleaming diamond pendant.
The necklace was paired with matching drop earrings and rings. The ensemble the designers teaming the gold coloured outfit with silver toned jewellery, which is not very common. It just goes on to show that if you have a rock as big as that in your pendant, co-ordination is the last thing you need to worry about.
Day 1 of the jewellery week also saw six graduates from the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery display their collection of close to 45 fabulous sets comprising necklaces, earrings, rings, bangles, cummerbunds and bracelets. Notable among them was a stunning diamond choker and matching earrings worn by Amruta Patki, Miss India International 2006.
PC jewellers presented their collection called Beau Mariee or beautiful bride, featuring bridal jewellery in gold, diamond, kundan, polki and pearls. They showcased unique Indian wedding jewellery sets that included cummerbunds, haath phool and chandelier earrings in uncut diamond, precious stones and pearls. Actress Bipasha Basu walked the ramp as the showstopper for their collection in a dazzling multilayered necklace.
She paired her maroon and green bridal lehenga with a polki necklace and dangling earrings, studded with emeralds and pearls. Matching white and green bangles and a cocktail ring completed her look.
Dia Mirza opened the show for Shobha Shringar jewellers with a studded collar necklace with diamonds, precious stones and an enamel work pendant. Matching chandelier earrings, maang tika and wrist cuffs completed the look.
The collection featured Indian wedding jewellery sets with beautifully crafted ganesha pendants, kadas, shoulder dusters and chand baalis which were paired with traditional Indian bridal lehengas and saris. Assorted statement rings also made their appearance on the ramp in abstract, traditional and floral designs.
Ganjam displayed their exquisite neckpiece “Mayuratna” on day 2 of the IIJW. The gorgeous necklace with 15 Zambian emeralds with brilliant diamonds took nine months to craft. Sagarika Ghatke walked the ramp for Ganjam with this stunning piece of jewellery.
Bidrichand Ghanshyamdas unveiled the “AKS” collection as a part of the Indian International Jewellery week. Parineeti Chopra walked the ramp for the jeweller in a stunning black layered bridal lehenga with a velvet corset. A heavy necklace with multiple strands of pearls with a heavy pendant adorned her neck. It was paired with a chunky kada with emerald prongs and a green floral ring.
The Parineeta collection from Gitanjali jewellers featured exquisite Indian wedding jewellery sets for the bride in gold, diamond, jadau and other precious stones. Many of their pieces glistened with rubies and emeralds set in gold. Neha Dhupia walked the ramp in an elaborate fuschia bridal lehenga wearing a spectacular ruby and diamond necklace with shoulder dusters and a maang tika.
The Indian International Jewellery Week had a lot to offer to the Indian brides – be it antique and heavy gold and Nizam jewellery or contemporary diamond jewellery. We are sure that these fine pieces of jewellery have left you lusting for them. The beauty of these Indian wedding jewellery sets is that they won’t just add a sparkle to your look but will also make you the cynosure of all eyes.
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