Necklaces for Mehndi: Ideas That Amp up Your Look!

Published: Fri, Mar 10, 2023
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Necklaces for mehndi ceremony

Indian weddings are lavish affairs, and the pre-wedding rituals are no less than a carnival. One such pre-wedding event that they cannot absolutely do without is the mehndi ceremony. A quintessential Indian wedding ceremony steeped in tradition and significance, the mehndi ceremony is a time of celebration when the friends and family of the bride and groom gather to bless the couple and dance the night away.

A Symbol of Beauty and Prosperity

Mehndi ceremony

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Mehndi, otherwise known as henna, is one of the sixteen components of a Hindu bride’s “complete adornment” or Solah Shringar. The color of the dye, which is red, makes mehndi a symbol of luck and prosperity. It is said that the bride would be loved more by her future husband the darker the mehndi is on her hands.

During the ceremony, mehndi is applied on the hands, arms, and feet of the bride-to-be (sometimes on the hands of the groom as well). The female relatives and friends of both the bride and groom also have mehndi applied on their hands during the ceremony, which usually signifies their close bond with the couple.

The Other Important Aspect of the Ceremony

Rituals and celebrations are two aspects of this significant Indian wedding ceremony. Then there is a third aspect—the perfect ensemble! For a bride, her attire for every single ceremony is almost as important as her wedding day bridal outfit. And her ensemble would be incomplete without the right jewelry that perfectly complements it (and her!)

When it comes to jewelry, of all the pieces, bridal Indian necklaces are perhaps the most important. But choosing the ideal Indian necklace can be difficult because they are available in so many different patterns and styles! As your personal bridal wedding stylist, that is what we are here to help you with. We will take you through some of the most well-liked and stunning Indian necklaces for mehndi ceremonies that you can choose from to ace your mehndi look.

Stunning Indian Necklaces for Mehndi Ceremony

Without much ado, let's explore the world of Indian necklaces for mehndi now as you recline and unwind!

The Forever Classic Kundan Necklace

alia bhatt necklace for mehndi

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If you are looking for something traditional, something evergreen, then the classic Kundan necklace for mehndi ceremony can be a great option. Made using gemstones hand-pressed into gold, this Indian necklace style is a mainstay of Indian bridal jewelry. Whether you are the minimalist bride who prefers muted designs or the flamboyant bride who loves to go bold, you would definitely get something that suits your style and personality!

Flowers for the One Who’s Close to Nature

If you are someone who stays abreast of trends, while has a fanciful taste at the same time, you might want to take a look at floral necklaces for mehndi that are in vogue for this pre-wedding ceremony in the current times. Available in a variety of styles, from dainty to bold, floral necklaces for the mehndi ceremony are a lovely idea to entertain. 

Colorful Artwork for the Colorful Bride!

meenakari necklace for mehndi

The Meenakari necklace is an outstanding pick as a necklace for mehndi ceremony for brides who want to add a splash of color to their look. Meenakari is an enameling method that uses vibrant motifs on metal and has its roots in Rajasthan, India. Meenakari necklaces are ideal for adding a whimsical touch to your mehndi style because they come in a variety of hues with blue, red, pink, and green being the most common colors.

The Graceful Aura of Pearls

One thing you can never go wrong with is pearls! Pearls are a classic that will never date. Pearl necklaces can be worn with a variety of outfits and are simple yet attractive. These are ideal for brides who wish to give their attire for the mehendi ceremony a little refinement.

Necklaces for Mehndi From the Lookbook of Aurus

Whether you are a bride, soon to get married, looking for the perfect necklace for mehndi or not so soon but are keen on building your trousseau beforehand, or are a guest going to attend an Indian wedding of a close friend or a relative—no matter who you are, we are here to play the role of your personal wedding stylist and help you make the right choice when buying a necklace for mehndi ceremony, so that you can check that off your list of efforts!

Classics for the Culturally-rooted

If you are someone who is deeply rooted in her traditions and holds her culture as something of utmost value, then your necklace for mehndi ceremony should ideally also reflect this personality trait of yours. You can go for classic designs such as the Kadambari gold and emerald polki necklace or the Deccani Navratna choker necklace.

deccani navaratna necklace for mehndi

Deccani Navaratna Necklace by Aurus

For the One for Whom Pearls Are Always Appropriate

If the tranquil white is your vibe and pearls are your thing, then you are in luck! Whether you have an eye for entire parallel lines of pearls, as in the Ankur pearl choker necklace, or prefer hints of gold and other colors in between, as in the Shirali pearl and gold necklace, there are so many ways in which you can dress pearls up!

pearl necklace for mehndi

Shirali Pearl and Gold Necklace by Aurus

And if you prefer longer necklaces over the neck-hugging choker necklace, then the Maurya pearl necklace with its serene white interspersed by a multitude of rich colors can be a great option as a necklace for mehndi ceremony.

For the Unapologetically Whimsical One

For those who are all about color, laughter, and music—if the versatility of textures and shapes is what catches your eye, then we hear and feel you. The space is a canvas supposed to fill with the colors of your imagination! And the colors, textures, and shapes of the Nandita gold necklace might just be the necklace for mehndi ceremony that you need; or the Diya Jaisalmeri gold necklace for women, with this elongated, horizontal pendant featuring a riot of colors hanging from elegant-looking lines of pearl—the perfect mix of flamboyant and grace!

gold necklace for mehndi

Nandita Gold Necklace by Aurus

Indian necklaces for the mehndi ceremony come in a wide variety of styles. The important thing is to select a piece that expresses your individuality and makes you feel awesome and confident on your big day, whether you choose a traditional Kundan necklace, a graceful pearl necklace, a vibrant Meenakari or floral necklace, or anything else. Choose the necklace that resonates with you!

Indian bridal jewelry has long been synonymous with the dazzle of polki, the traditional uncut diamond style. The shimmering brilliance of polki has adorned brides for generations, creating an aura of grandeur and opulence. However, the world of traditional Indian bridal jewelry goes beyond polki, offering a diverse array of choices. Nestled among carefully woven designs, these gemstones are the driving force of the kaleidoscopic hues of Indian bridal jewelry. Today, we will take a deep dive into the enchanting world of gemstones, offering not only aesthetic beauty but also cultural and symbolic significance.


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