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The Ultimate Guide to Wearing South Indian Jewellery for your Wedding

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Our love for traditional South Indian bridal jewellery is approved by celebrities like Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor, who opted for antique South Indian jewellery for their wedding. We couldn’t take our eyes off Deepika Padukone’s temple jewellery for her Konkani-style wedding. We also loved Sonam Kapoor’s South Indian jewellery set, and its main attraction was the traditional necklace called guttapusalu haram. While we love taking inspiration from Bollywood celebrities, we know real-life brides who shopped for bridal South Indian jewellery at Tarinika and looked like the perfect quintessential bride. 

If your wedding is just around the corner and you are browsing for South Indian jewellery designs, look no further since we have curated the ultimate guide to wearing bridal South Indian jewellery for your big day. We will help you choose the perfect bridal necklace, earrings or head accessories that suit your wedding outfit.  

1. Classic South Indian Bridal Necklace for your Big Day

You can opt for various South Indian jewellery designs when choosing bridal necklaces for your wedding day. You can go for a Temple Lakshmi Haram like the Gayatri Antique Temple Long Necklace Set, a Guttapusalu Haram, or a Kasumala, also known as the coin necklace like the Nakshi Temple Antique Long Necklace Set to style with your Kanjivaram saree for a regal look. You can always layer multiple necklaces if you prefer maximalism in your bridal attire.

2. Graceful South Indian Earrings for a Divine Look

A South-Indian jewellery set is complete with a classic jhumka or a chaandbali. If you are layering your necklaces, we suggest you opt for the subtle Jalaja Antique Jhumka Earrings. The perfect length of these jhumka earrings will balance the opulence of the layered bridal necklaces. If you are wearing a sleek kasumala or a coin necklace for one of your wedding festivities, you can opt for the Premila Antique Earrings. These chandbali-style antique earrings will complement the elegant look of your Lakshmi-adorned coin necklace. 


3. South - Indian Head Accessories to Adorn your Wedding Hairstyle

Bridal South Indian jewellery consists of hair accessories that can be worn on your wedding day as a part of your jewellery set, or you can wear it as a single accessory for other wedding functions like mehendi or haldi ceremony to accentuate your bridal outfit. If you style your hair in a bun for your mehendi ceremony, we suggest you style it with Chakrika Antique Maang Tika. You can wear this stunning piece all alone or pair it with an antique South Indian jewellery set that consists of a temple necklace and jhumka . For the wedding day, wear your thick locks in a pleated braid and adorn it with a classic Jada billa, also known as Jada Choti, which is a long hair brooch worn along the length of the braid.

4. Antique Wedding Bangles that you can Pass Down to Generations

If you want a piece of heritage jewellery in your bridal trousseau, you must consider purchasing the Ketaki Antique Temple Bangles. The classic bangles set will add to your wedding ensemble and complete your Bridal look.. We suggest you pair it with a hath-phool or intricate rings for a statement wedding look. 

5. Classic Nakshi Style Waistbands to Accentuate your Wedding Attire

Whether wearing a traditional handloom saree or donning a beautiful lehenga set, we suggest you accentuate your wedding attire by adding a waistband to your outfit. You can opt for the stunning Mayurika Antique Waist Band that will look regal and elegant and signify bonding with your new family. At Tarinika, we understand the significance of a traditional Vadannam or a waist belt in your South Indian jewellery set. Therefore, we believe in customising the waistbelt as per your preferences. 

6. Handcrafted Armlets for your Unique Wedding Look

Armlets or Baju Bandhs incorporate the famous South Indian jewellery designs of temple jewellery. These arm accessories are an essential part of traditional South Indian jewellery. Style this antique South Indian jewellery piece with a short-sleeved blouse to flaunt your arm accessory. Our favourite pick amongst these jewellery pieces is the Aashni Antique Temple Armlets. We love the intricate Laxmi motifs and the opulent Kempu stones that will enhance your wedding ensemble and complete your bridal South Indian jewellery set. 


While we just explored South Indian bridal jewellery styles and figured out the perfect temple necklace, earrings or waistband that suits your personality, it is essential to consider a few styling tips before purchasing your South Indian jewellery online.  

  1. Match your metals to your dress- If you are wearing red or ivory tones in your wedding, opt for antique goldSouth Indian jewellery sets, and if you choose a soft pink hue for your wedding dress, opt for rose-gold jewellery sets that complement your attire. 
  2. Consider your dress's neckline- If your wedding blouse has a round neck or a sweetheart's neck, we suggest you style it with an, or if you choose to wear a deep V-neck style blouse, we recommend a long guttapusalu necklace that mirrors your V-shaped neckline. 
  3. Comfort is Key- Make sure your jewellery is comfortable throughout the day. Heavy traditional gold jewellery pieces might become cumbersome. The artificialSouth Indian jewellery sets come to the rescue, balancing style and comfort. 
  4. Be yourself- The most important thing about picking the perfectSouth Indian bridal jewellery style for your wedding is that it should be a reflection of you. Therefore, opt for jewellery pieces that define your taste and personality.

We hope you fell in love withtraditional South Indian bridal jewellery as much as we loved showcasing it. We encourage you to explore ourSouth Indian jewellery sets atTarinika, which our skilled artisan's handcraft to enrich your jewellery wardrobe. Happy shopping. 

  • Blog by: Avik Sadhukhan