When a girl becomes a bride, she faces so many emotions at the same time and many of them are connected with the traditional gold jewellery designs that she wears with pride of carrying forwarding her legacy. On her big day, she leaves no stones left about flaunting her traditional bridal look and making everyone amazed with her charm. This is the beauty of traditional jewellery that makes the bride look so gorgeous on her special occasion.
Every religion has its traditional jewellery designs but, in this article, we will be talking about the Maharashtrian gold jewellery designs that every bride must have in her jewellery box for life.
1. Brahmani Nath
One of the most uniquely designed and beautiful-looking ornaments of Maharashtra is the Brahmani Nath which is big than the usual nose pin. It is a crescent-shaped nose pin made of gold adorned with beautiful white and pink pearls.
2. Mohan Mala
A beautifully looking long necklace set is made of gold beads and made by every Maharashtrian woman on her special occasion. Mostly, it is worn on the saree with matching earrings to give an elegant look for the special day.
It is a uniquely designed choker necklace set that is available in every Maharashtrian woman’s jewelry box. It is carved with gold beads with an adjustable thread which makes it much easier to wear by every lady. This piece of jewelry completes the Maharashtrian attire when worn with matching earrings and other traditional gold jewelry.
3. Kolhapuri Saaj
It is another uniquely designed piece of jewelry mostly worn by women in the Kolhapur region of Maharashtra. Its design is not the same as the ordinary necklace as it is made of 21 gold leaves where ten leaves are considered the different forms of Lord Vishnu in the Hindu culture. This necklace set is given by the groom’s family to the bride on her special day and looks very beautiful when worn with matching attire.
This is a beautifully carved bun pin usually made of gold. It is crescent in shape and worn over the bun to decorate it with this beautiful piece of jewelry. When worn with matching jewelry and attire, it helps in giving a rich look to the bride and adds more beauty to her.
Maharashtrian gold mangalsutra has its beauty which makes it unique from the design of the mangalsutras of various other religions. This sacred piece of jewelry is the most essential one for every bride’s jewelry and it is mostly a gift from the groom’s family. The gold necklace has strings made of gold and black bead with a uniquely designed pendant which is made with the combination of two bowl-shaped lockets. The lockets are hollow from the back side and plane or designed from the front side. These lockets are the symbol of shiva and shakti and symbolize an endless bond between the bride and the groom. It is believed that the black beads are compulsory in the mangalsutra as it protects the bride and groom from the evil eye.