Bold, sophisticated, elegant yet timeless-- modern-age brides are all about statement pieces of jewelry that express their liberal thought-process, open-minded personality, and 21st-century style. In the last decade or so, Indian brides have become more experimental. Either they choose to opt for an all minimalistic look or perfectly blend traditional brilliance with modern hues. Many trends may come and go, but the love for eternal jewelry pieces brides have in their hearts will never fade into oblivion.
Against this backdrop, here we have curated a list of 5 gemstones-studded jewelry pieces that every bride should pack in her taking-a-new-step bag.
1. Blue Sapphire or Neelam
One of the most iconic engagement rings in history is Princess Diana's Blue Sapphire ring surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds. Today, Blue Sapphire has become anonymous with fame and popularity and can be found in all types of jewelry pieces like earrings, necklaces, and pendants that are sometimes paired with diamonds to give an OTT effect or simple silver to represent a minimalistic look.
2. Emerald or Panna
From the stunning Emerald earrings worn by Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone to the genuinely divine jewelry set adorned by supermodel Bella Hadid, the sparkle of Emerald studded jewelry pieces never seem to diminish. This avant-garde gemstone brings recognition in creative pursuits, growth in financial activities, and immense good fortune. Emerald earrings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and other statement jewelry pieces enhance the elegance of a to-be bride.
3. Ruby or Manik
In 2009, Victoria Beckham received a stunning oval cut Ruby studded in a floral diamond-setting ring and caught the eye of international fashionistas. Ruby's gorgeous bright red hue makes it a spectacular gemstone found in many jewelry pieces like bracelets, rings, and necklaces. Ruby is renowned for restoring vitality and enhancing authoritative power. It brings ample physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits.
4. Yellow Sapphire or Pukhraj
From Shilpa Shetty, Madhuri Dixit to Saina Nehwal , many Indian celebrities wear Yellow Sapphire studded rings for gaining marital bliss and mental peace while keeping negative energy and thoughts at bay. Yellow Pukhraj is a spectacular gemstone often used in pendants, earrings, engagement rings, and whatnot. The stone brings personal and professional prosperity to the wearer.
5. Pearl or Moti
Who can forget Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast at Tiffany's pearl necklace that she paired with a black dress and elbow-length black gloves? This iconic look inspired many pearl-based jewelry pieces to get a sophisticated but chic look. Pearl bestows the power of the Moon and summons good luck, peace, courage, and utter calmness in the wearer's life.
With inputs from Nitin Yadav, Founder and CEO, GemPundit.
The thumbnail picture is from Joorly.