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9 Traditional Ornaments That Look Stylish Even Today!

724629661“Jewelry has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique.”

When the major festivals of the year are just around the corner, don’t you want to look like the most beautifully dressed girl in the town? But how will you look different if you wear accessories that are very common these days? It’s time for you to be a gold miner and dig into your mommy’s old jewellery box! We’re sure you’ll at least find one of these in there too! Traditional is the new contemporary, and here’s your ultimate guide to traditional jewellery for accessorizing each part of your body.

  1. Jhoomar

Jhoomar is a traditional, Mughal head-piece which adorned Mughal princesses and brides of that era. Unlike the maangtika, which is laid on the forehead in the middle of the eyebrows, this one dangles on the side of the hairline.

  • Karan Phool

Karan phool has a lot of significance in Indian mythology. In Sanskrit, it means “ear flower”. It is a long dangling earring with a hook that is attached in the hair. It looks gorgeous with any ethnic attire and any hair style.

  1. Nath
    Nath is a Maharashtrian nose ring which is usually worn by married women on the left nostril.  There are two types, one like a stud, and the other having a chain that is attached to the hair.
  2. Hasli
    Hasli is a type of a traditional choker usually made in silver with beads. It is handcrafted  and has a very antique look to it. It is usually worn by the tribal woman and has a very rustic feeling.  Wearing just this can be like a statement piece for you.
  3. Baju Bandh

A “baju bandh” or “armlet” is worn around the arm instead of the wrist. It is an important part of the south-Indian wedding ornament set. Embellished with heavy stones, beads or diamonds, these are an integral part of the ‘sola shringar’ of the bride.

  1. Haath Phool

Haath phool is a very elegant piece of jewellery. In literal words, it means haath (hand) phool (jewellery). It is a beautiful line of design created around the wrist which is attached to the finger with a ring. It looks extremely rich and dainty. It is usually worn by a bride but can be donned by anyone.

  1. Chabi Challah

Chabi challah is basically a gold or silver keychain holder, which the newly-wed bride of the house would get from her mother-in-law. In the yesteryears, it was carried by landladies and was a symbol of richness and status for those carrying a gold and studded challah.

  1. Kamar patta

A Kamarpatta is a chain worn around the waistline, usually over a saree. In a few cultures, it is an integral part of the wedding ornament. The traditional kamarpatta is thick, gold-plated, embellished and embossed with heavy and intricate designs. But these days, there are quite a few delicate kamarpattas too that make the Indian body look prettier.

  1. Bichhiya or Jodvi
    Bridal Feet with Mehndi

Bichhiya is an Indian toe ring worn by married Indian women and is usually worn in a pair. But now it has also become a style statement.

With this guide to traditional jewellery, make the most of your mother’s old jewelry to look extremely chic and stunning on festivals!

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