All you need to know about Meenakari Jewellery | Jewellery Buying Guide
One of the oldest yet also the trendiest jewellery design for every bride-to-be is Meenakari jewellery.
As a bride, one of the most important decisions that you will have to make is regarding your jewellery and within that what type of jewellery. One of the trending options for this season is Meenakari jewellery. Meenakari jewellery was introduced to India by the Mughals. In its essence, it is just enamelled jewellery and has been a part of bridal jewellery wear for a long time. And now a lot of new trends have come up, be it pastel shades or a fusion of Meenakari and Kundan work. We have brought together all the latest designs in one place, so go ahead and pin your favourites.
With Uncut Diamonds
From the Anita Dongre jewellery collection, these gorgeous blue and yellow bangles with uncut diamond work are ideal for the Haldi or Mehndi function.
You can wear multi-coloured bangles in soft hues and also combine different styles and patterns here.
This Meenakari bangle set of gold and white is both minimal and elegant and goes with outfits of all colours.
Lotus Designed Bangles
This alluring piece of jewellery with intricately designed lotuses will look great as border bangles with simpler bangles in the centre.
Kada Studded Bangles
This elegantly enamelled bangle with uncut diamond work in a captivating firoza shade looks just striking.
Pure Gold Bangles
If you are wearing a Kanjivaram or Banarasi sari for the wedding, then you can go for Meenakari worked gold bangles.
These beautiful pink-enamelled earrings have two jhumkas in a bell-shaped pattern which makes it much more appealing.
This gorgeous combination of jhumkas and sickle-shaped designs is drool-worthy
This traditional earring design is given a modern twist by the lavender enamelling and the attached string of pearls.
Baahubali Style Earrings
This particular style of earrings was made famous by the Baahubali movie and has seen a lot of demand this season.
Meenakari jhumkas come in colourful patterns and designs. For example, the picture below has colours across the spectrum and still looks exquisite.
These will look good both with traditional and western wear and are inlaid with precious stones.
Stranded Choker Necklace
If you are looking for a single piece of jewellery which is both stylish and presentable enough for a mehndi function, then this pearl stranded choker will interest.
Pastel Hued Enamelled Jewellery
One of the best features of meenakari jewellery is that both bright and pastel shades go well with it.
An elaborate collar necklace looks attractive enough to be used as a single piece of jewellery, even for the wedding. So this is a must-consider option if you are going light on the jewellery.
This elaborate necklace with blue and pink enamelling will be suitable for attires with a full or plunging neckline.
Rani Haar Necklace
This is a very traditional form of Meenakari jewellery which is a long necklace with an elaborate pendant at the end.
A layered necklace with peacock motifs stringed together by pearls is another evergreen necklace pattern.
A plain gold ring with a small floral pattern attached by two thing golden strings is beautiful in its simplicity.
White and Gold Naath
This sophisticated mesh of uncut diamonds, pearls and gold gives you a regal look.
Bajirao Mastani Style
The style popularised by this movie features a small but painstakingly worked naath with both Kundan and meenakari work.
Partially Decorated Naath
Peacock Design Naath
Borla Maang Tikka
A style native to Haryana and Rajasthan, the Borla Maang Tikka features Meenakari work.
Green Gold Spherical Shaped Maang Tikka
The spherical half-moon shaped maang tikka is a standard design, and also the green colour in the jewellery contrasts well with the red lehenga.
This simple design has an interesting interplay of colours with green, pink and the pearls dancing on the bride’s forehead.
Kundan Inspired Meenakari Maang Tikka
This intricately worked maang tikka in red and gold will go well with most of the traditional colours of bridal attires.
Tiara Style Maang Tikka
This tiara style Matha Patti with red and green enamelling make you look like a princess on your wedding day.
This turquoise coloured ring surrounded by a string of pearls will go well with outfits of all colours.
Floral Shaped Rings
This ring has an antique richness to it and has an understated yet classy look.
The designs and shadings in this ring have been done very finely and have a white enamelled and lacquered finish.
Oxidised Meenakari Ring
Oxidised rings may go well with your outfits for reception and sangeet. They also suit almost all indo-western attire.
If you want statement rings, then go for the bigger sized ones with Kada stud work.
By the time you reached the end we are sure you have fallen in love with Meenakari and are already thinking about which designs you want to buy.