Here’s how to pick jewellery for a neutral-hued bridal lehenga
Thinking of going the minimal route or considering cool-toned, neutral shades for your bridal lehenga? Styling neutral colours can be a cakewalk if you know what kind of jewellery you want. If you’re having an intimate, daytime ceremony and are opting for a breezy beige or ivory lehenga, some classic and petite jadau can be great.
However, if you want to get creative and explore some audacious colour play or old-world, heritage pieces, think in terms of colour palette and aesthetic. If your wedding has cool-toned decor, contemporary diamonds are your best bet. For an after-dark, cocktail-style reception, you can always style a moody, neutral lehenga or sari with some maximalist Mughal jewellery. Here’s an easy style guide on styling a neutral-hued bridal lehenga:
If you’re wedding aesthetic is all about minimal, muted tones, you’d probably want to steer away from heavy, coloured jewellery or even cocktail pieces. Modern silhouettes with diamonds and pearls can be ideal for daytime weddings especially since they don’t clash with any colour palette and can fit into any memo. If you’re looking for statement jhumkas or shoulder dusters, explore longline or linear silhouettes so they can be reusable for cocktail soirees as well.
Not sure how to jazz up a cool-toned lehenga or saree? Go for some clever colour play! You can always explore a certain tonal range if you’ve zeroed in on a lehenga. This tanzanite emerald choker set in 18kt hallmarked yellow gold is a stunning example of what a contrasting palette can do for your wedding look. For pastel lehengas especially, gemstones in similar colour palettes can help elevate the look.
A stacked choker or a tukda choker
If you pick a breezy, neutral-coloured lehenga, you’ll have plenty of options to explore drama. You can opt for maximalist jewellery especially old-world design elements. Consider a retro, Rajasthani tukda choker in yellow gold featuring elegant polkis. It’s dynamic, eye-grabbing and also exudes a sense of heritage. Or go for dramatic modern pieces such as a stacked choker made of polkis or pearls because a dramatic, high-panelled piece is a terrific contemporary option
Long Necklaces/Diamond Liners
You can totally pair heavy-duty jadau or classic polki with your earthy, neutral bridal number if you pick the right silhouettes. Longline polki necklaces or layered polki chains make for terrific bridal pieces. This layered necklace made of uncut diamond and accented with green enamel, and made in 18 kt hallmark gold, is a great example.
Maximalist/Retro Jadau (for dark neutrals)
Think about regal and dramatic jadau pieces if you’re planning on wearing a dark neutral-coloured lehenga for your wedding. A heavy-set gulbandh choker, a Mughal-inspired lantern necklace or even some traditional jaali work could be great options if you want to amp up a moody, earth-toned lehenga.