Whenever we speak of Sangeets it conventionally strikes notions of traditional attire for the bride-to-be and jewellery to accompany this. However I have searched high and low for necklaces with the elegant traditional look, which has been added with chic touches. For any brides-to-be, here are the Top 10 necklaces for your Sangeet.
1. Now this is what I call a showstopper; if you want to make a statement this is certainly a masterpiece diamond necklace by Gehna Jewellers to indulge in for a Sangeet. Jacqueline Fernandes had been spotted wearing a similar piece last year on the catwalk and has started to trend. The diamond and emerald stones are a match made in heaven and the gold finish adds that traditional touch. This piece will add glamour to any Sangeet outfit and create the WOW factor!
2. Amrapali’s 18k gold plated silver necklace is a gorgeous and bold statement piece, which has been handcrafted with gold plated floral beads strung together. This would suit a contemporary outfit with either simple or heavy work with elements of gold hues.
3. This Vilandi fusion necklace is the perfect portrayal of where traditional meets present-day; the use of ruby and emerald square cut stones creates that contemporary look, whilst the round-cut american diamonds, gold finish and round white pearls adds traditional touches. This statement necklace could pair up with most Mughal or royal influenced Sangeet attire.
4. Manish Arora is the talk of the town at the moment and if you are a fan of his contemporary jewellery, then you will love his Naho necklace. Although this does not follow the conventional heavy necklaces that are normally worn at a Sangeet, this is certainly unique and daring. The colours are perfect to suit a Sangeet outfit, especially with the gold-plated enamel with swarovski pearl beads, miniature orange hearts and tiny deep lime green grape charms. This is a fun and quirky piece, which is perfect for the modern bride who is looking for something different.
5. Art Karat’s Aahana necklace is just dazzling, the colours and choker style necklace is faceted with ruby, white sapphire and kundan stones with an adjustable dori. As this uses a number of colours it would suit outfits which have simple kundan work and add more character to it.
6. This delicately detailed Chandrani necklace by Art Karat is exemplary of traditional Sangeet jewellery; with the use of multiple colours in the ruby, green onyx and clear kundan stones. This is an elegant customary piece which will compliment your traditional outfit gracefully.
7. Gehna Jewller’s Kaleidoscope necklace ticks the boxes for the ultimate traditional necklace, with its’ gold and coloured gem stones, rubies, emeralds, pearls and kundan work. Also the middle feature piece gives the necklace extra character; a royal mughal style outfit would work superbly with this.
8. Estelle Deve’s gold-plated pewter necklace meets the Starbust Trend as picked up by ELLE India, which consists of any jewellery with bursts of diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds! This is a simple yet a bold statement piece which will add glamour to an outfit with heavy gold thread work, border or embroidery.
9. Art Karat’s intricate Indra necklace is faceted with captivating small kundan gems; if you prefer a lengthy necklace this is ideal. With the added miniature pearls and golden balls on the chain, this would couple well with attire with pearl work or even without it. A blouse with a round neck or high neck or anarkali would be the ultimate pairing for this Indra necklace.
10. This Diva necklace is perfect for those who plan to wear attire with hues of red and pink and prefers longer necklace. Art Karat’s incredible Diva necklace has been crafted together using white pearl, zircon and ruby jewels and a white gold finish. An outfit which has more simple work around the neckline and chest area would pair up greatly with this.
One piece of advice I would with agree with from Shilpa Shetty Kundra was in an interview with ELLE India: “The jewellery shouldn’t overpower you and [you should] wear what you are comfortable with.” I hope this gives you inspiration on jewellery you select for your Sangeet.
Let us know which piece is your favourite from this top 10 list.
Written by Victoria Das
Victoria is a London based blogger. She has a passion for fashion and food, with a speciality in contemporary Asian fashion. Victoria runs the blog London Ki Ladki and is the latest member of the Think Shaadi blogging family. Here’s where you can find her around the web – Facebook: London Ki Ladki –Instagram: London Ki Ladki – Twitter: London Ki Ladki