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08 May 2015

Even More Indian Bridal Jewelry

by asha@hitched

Following on from last week's blog, I'm sharing even more beautiful Indian bridal jewelry and the traditional meaning behind it with you.

Matha Patti

The matha patti is a decorative chain which is goes around each side of the bride's head. It is always worn with the mang tikka. The matha patti originates from Southern India but is popular now across the whole of India, and there are plenty of current designs for the modern bride to choose from.

Nose Rings

Nose rings are a popular choice for the traditional Indian bride. In Ayurveda it is believed that brides who have their nose pierced on the left hand side experience less menstrual pain and have an easier childbirth experience. The nose rings can vary in size, ranging from 1cm to 8cm and will often be embellished with stones or beads. The nose ring can also be representative of your in-laws' financial power.

Jhoomer/Passa

The jhoomer or passa originates from Pakistan, but has grown increasingly popular in recent years. The head ornament is usually worn over the left temple and is secured in place by being attached to your hair. Consider wearing one to add even more sparkle to your wedding day look.

Hair Chotli

If you plan on wearing your hair in a traditional plait, this hair accessory is for you. The long chain is pinned alongside the plait for added glamour and sparkle.

Find more bridal jewelry in our inspiration gallery!

Zoe x

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Published 8 May 2015 10:57 by asha@hitched