Maharashtrian Jewellery- Embodiment of culture and tradition
From ornate naths to traditional necklaces, the maharashtrian jewellery pieces reflect the essence of culture across the state. Traditional Maharashtrian brides wear jewellery that goes with their wedding saree, especially the Paithanis, and Nauvaris.
Just like any other culture in India, the wedding trousseau of the Maharashtrian bride will consist of the typical Maharashtrian jewellery pieces that every bride wears for the wedding.
Most cultures in India have their customs and rituals, and jewellers make sure that they make jewellery that you can purchase to hand over the tradition and keep as an heirloom for future generations.
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Knowing the names of traditional Maharashtrian Jewellery
A Maharashtrian bride is different from the ones up North of India. While traditionally, brides wear red, a Maharashtrian bride wears a Paithani in leaf green, aubergine, or golden yellow.
The traditional Maharashtrian jewellery is also equally enchanting. Once familiar with the name, you will fall in love with the fun, happiness, and tradition it brings to the typical, shy, and coy bride.
One of the most important pieces of Maharashtrian jewellery, the Brahmani Nath, is made of gold, pearls, and bead. The bride wears it at her wedding and on auspicious occasions. Rubies and green emeralds add colour to these nose pins that have been famous since the Peshwa rule.
A choker necklace, the thushi is an important piece of Maharashtrian jewellery for the bride and originates in Kolhapur. It is made with gold beads and comes with an adjustable dori. The necklace is embedded with gold seeds that signify the bride’s new home will always be blessed with food.
3. Kolhapur Saaj
Popular in the belts of Kolhapur, Belgaum, and the southern part of Maharashtra, the Kolhapur Saaj is as good as the mangalsutra. It depicts the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu. This traditional maharashtrian jewellery is a long necklace with 21 carved leaves.
Out of these, 10 pendants represent the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, 2 have a ruby and emerald stone, and 8 pendants denote the ashtamangal, which means eight kinds of happiness. The last pendant is the taviz.
4. Mohan Mala
Made out of gold beads, this piece of Maharashtrian jewellery is an elegant and versatile accessory strung in two or three layers.
Worn by the groom and bride, this unisex maharashtrian jewellery ornament is donned on the forehead. It is made of a string of pearls of gold beads that cover the face.
The jodvi, or silver toe ring, is gifted by the mother-in-law to the bride as a sign of welcome to the household. A must-have in the Maharashtrian jewellery bridal box collection, this piece is a wonderful addition to well-manicured feet.
Simple and elegant, the Kudya is a versatile ornament maharashtrian women love. A statement pearl and gold earring goes well with sarees and can be worn on special occasions.
The epitome of love and commitment, the mangalsutra is a sacred necklace made out of black and gold beads with a detailed and intricate locket in gold or studded with gems.
Price Range for Maharashtrian Jewellery
The price of casual wear Maharashtrian jewellery in gold depends on what you are buying.
The range differs depending on the individual piece, the style cut, and the design. The price range for maharashtrian jewellery in gold begins from INR 14,000 to INR 1.5 lacs.
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Get Your Favourite Maharashtrian Jewellery with DGRP
You can now plan your maharashtrian jewellery in gold purchase at Candere with the DGRP plan. The Double Gold Rate Protection plan now lets consumers book gold jewellery without paying the entire amount upfront. With the DGRP scheme, one must pay only 10% of the initial purchase price. You can pay the rest of the amount in equal installments over a fixed tenure.