South Indian Bridal Jewellery is the most beautiful traditional jewellery among all Indian ornaments.South Indian Bridal Jewellery has been associated with richness, grandeur and magnificence and this is one of the reasons why the South Indian wedding fashion has not changed over the years. For a family or community, South Indian Bridal Jewellery showcases not only the traditions & beliefs, but also a union of values, of families coming together and bringing two lives in perfect harmony, through the rituals of holy matrimony.With a little variation in ceremonies and custom, South Indian Bridal Jewellery remain similar in most aspects across all southern states.
In South Indian Wedding Jewellery, the things which clearly differentiates it from other Hindu weddings are the gold Indian bridal jewellery.Bridal range has been painstakingly hand-crafted in 22 ct pure Gold, using the traditional South Indian ancient techniques of jewellery making.The style of jewelry is known as "Temple Jewelry" The design inspiration has been drawn from the various Temple Motifs across the South India. The stones used are Burmese Rubies, Colombian Emeralds and Fine Diamonds.
The South Indian bride is beautified in a ceremony of ‘Pellikuturu’.The bride wears a rich silk saree and is then adorned from head to toe with heavy yellow gold bridal jewellery with the help of her mother, sisters, and close friends. The assortment of South Indian Bridal Jewellery majorly comprises of maang tika, earrings, 2-3 layers of necklaces, bangles, armlets,sari waist belt, anklets and toe-rings.Following are the inevitable traditional jewelry items for the southern brides.
|Traditional Jewelry Items for the South Indian Brides|
Thaali: In a special celrmony called "Mangalya Dharanam" the groom gives the bride a "Thaali" or Karimani Mala or Mangala Sutra. The mangala sutra is the equivalent of the wedding rings and identifies a lady as a married woman.Mangalsutra necklace is made of gold and black beads with a central gold pendant that includes two emblems representing each family.
Papidi Billa or Nethi Chutti - Maang Tika
|Papidi Billa or Nethi Chutti|
Pathakala Haaram -a multilayer long chain necklace with peacock pendant
Kanta Abushanam - a tight choker close to neck
Mangamalai - Mango Motif Necklace
|Mangamalai with matching Batalu and Kada|
|Kaasumaalai Kasu Mala Kasulaperu|
Gaja Lakshmi Haaram- Necklace with motif of Goddess of Wealth-Laxmi and God of Luck- Ganesha
|Gaja Lakshmi Haaram|
Gundla Mala or Muvvala Haaram: Long Gold Necklace with gold spikes or drops
Meena Ungaru: Meenakari Ring
Vaddanam/Oddiyanam -Waist Belt