One evening glaring at the stars and the crescent moon I was astounded with their magnificence and aura. Then at that moment aroused an intense desire of adorning the celestial objects. That very thought cherished deep within the desire to someday to adorn them but very well knew that this was a fantasy never to be true, until the day of my wedding. It was my special day making me feel like a princess from a fairy tale. The dazzle and shine of the gold ornaments shone brighter than the celestial objects. Like a toddler overjoyed on receipt of the favourite candy I was bubbling in joy not just for the reason of the day but for all the glowing attire.
Completely engulfed in dazzling jewels and the heavily embroidered wedding wear I walked to the mandap only to realise that my fantasy was awaiting me. Binding all the stars in a lovely garland my better half swoon me away. The bright shine of the stones like the heavenly stars and beholding them were beads in black. One auspicious tradition confirming the unison of two souls was my first gold mangalsutra.
The design of my gold mangalsutra fitted perfectly well. It was short and precisely designed to be carried easily to my office and compliment well with any attire. I was glad that I wasn’t wearing the old model of heavy long mangalsutra like those older woman or rural housewives. Although I had no dislike for the heavy ones but having seen my mother and the older generation aunties wearing them had developed a bias that they suit best for them.
Customised Designs in Gold Mangalsutra:
Thanks to the daily soaps which introduce us to the latest designs and fashion trends. As the wedding talk begins like other jewellery was eyeing on the Mangalsutra designs. The very attractive single stranded long beads captivated my initial desire. Looking around I realised that the pendant is the most important aspect of the gold Mangalsutra for women. Surfing on the flora collection I realised that it has been commonly used and I wanted something more like me. Inspired by the Bollywood diva Sonam Kapoor who self-designed her Mangalsutra based on her and her husband Anand Ahuja zodiac signs. Such unique concepts were part of my designer hunts.
Mangalsutra Designs by region:
Some designs which captivated my attention were the designs inspired by region and cultural influence. The south Indian Thali model to the Rajasthani necklace design of the gold mangalsutra had made it clear that it’s no longer just matter strands of gold and black beads but new fad styles which help in keeping the traditions alive. So, I begin with one but for sure look forward to own more gold mangalsutra as per the trending attires.
Wedding is a new phase in life, new relations, new traditions a completely new beginning of the unknown. Amongst the ultimate new collection of the closet is the jewellery in varied designs. Choosing amongst my jewellery was pairing and planning for post wedding ceremonies simultaneously enjoying the blessings of by my near and dear ones with the gifted gold ornaments. Mesmerised with designs to match varied attires I was glad to see so many varied designs of gold earrings.
Women never feel they have enough although they have varied designs of gold earrings to complement each attire. The heavy embroidered sarees deemed perfect with the even heavier jhumkas. Gold earrings for women are a daily affair. Whether before the wedding or after, you can never think of going out without wearing them. Sometimes we fall prey to the styles of the artificial wear but then when the same designs are found in the precious gold metal why to undermine your look in a cheesy way.
Some of the jewellery designs were repetitive but I knew that I could any day walk to the Vaibhav store to have them exchanged. Vaibhav was one brand which was prevalent for authenticity and design. Being busy I chose to surf their website www.vaibavjewellers.com which saved lot of my time as I was able to explore the online designs. The online store is no less in comparison to any retail outlet. The portal introduced me to both gold and highly precious gems giving me an option to custom make based on my style and preference or image sent by me to them. So hail the creativity which is thus alive!