Jewellery

8 Types of Bridal Necklaces you Ought to Know About if you're a Bride to Be

Sanchita Sehgal, 12 Jun 2018

Choosing jewellery not your thing? Fret not! If you don't want to be just another humdrum bride and take anything without having proper knowledge of it we're here to guide you through it. Selecting and buying bridal jewellery would never be an easy nut to crack until you know what kinds of jewellery are available in the market. 

So here, we tell you the illustrious necklaces that can be perfect for your D-day or the bling you need in your trousseau.

Rani Haar

My personal favorite, they are these long necklaces – either single or multi-stringed. The ghera is what gives them a feel queen-like. Rani Haar has been admired by a lot of brides for a long time and is typically layered with another necklace (looks great with collar necklaces and chokers). Brides are usually seen wearing polki, kundan, and diamond rani haar.

Satlada

A Satlada is a haar which has seven layers into it, usually layers of pearls or precious gemstones. It's quite in trend these days and has that extraordinary look. Brides who are planning to wear just one necklace should surely go for this beautiful piece. The smaller versions are called Panchlada (5-layered necklace) or teenlada (3-layers). It gives a traditional look but can be given a modern look by wearing a diamond piece.

Navratan

Known to be auspicious in Hindu marriages, it was made popular by Mira Rajput Kapoor when she wore it on her wedding. Since then, there is no looking back. It is a necklace that has nine different precious and semi-precious gemstones (pearl, emerald, ruby, red coral, yellow sapphire, diamond, blue sapphire, cat’s eye and hessonite).

Princess Necklace

It’s the most primary, common style of necklace and can be somewhere around 19 inches in length – adjusts just below the collarbone. A light princess necklace can look good with saree or either simple suits, a heavy one could be all vivacious for your D-Day brides to be. It’s also popularly known as The Gulband.

Bib Necklace

A bib necklace is derived by toddler’s bib. These necklaces are huge in size and replacement for brides who want to wear a heavy necklace instead of two small ones. Many brides are often seen wearing this with sickle shape hangings.

Collar Necklaces

Better known as crewnecks, they are generally 12-13 inches long. Twin sister of Choker encircles your neck around the collar area. They are surely statement based necklaces and should be kept in your trousseau box.

Chokers

A choker is a style that fits the neck. It could be a single band or something a little more impressive with pearls or kundan hanging from it. The catchy thing about is it goes well with gowns as well a saree. It gives a modern and conventional look and can add wonders to your trousseau bridal kit.

Aadh Necklace

It’s an elongated choker and popularly known as Rajput Aadh and Rajasthani choker. This necklace typically has rubies, gold, clear stones, emerald and also pearls rooted in it making it something unique and memorable. It has become a storm with all the brides to be and truly make an exclusive one to wear!

Which kind of necklace would you adorn at your wedding? Tell us in the comments below!