Rajasthani Jewellery has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique | Rajasthani Bride
- Rakhdi: This is a head gear that the bride poses. Also called as Borla or Sheeshfool, the Rakhadi is the most famous of all the head gears available. It is basically a string that runs along the hair partition and hair line on forehead. There is a prominent bell-shaped end which stays at the center of the forehead.
- Nathni: A nathani is the most prominent jewel on a Rajasthani bride which completes the look. The nathani or the nathani is a big circular ring worn on the left nostril and extends to the ear with a gold chain. The circular part that rests on the nostril is mostly intricately designed and the chain is typically gold and also is studded with diamonds or pearls sometimes.
- Aad: Aad, is a square or rectangles chocker which is presented by the groom’s family to the bride. This piece of jewelry worn by the Rajput bride is visually very striking. The Aad is also referred to as Rajputana necklace or ‘Timaniya’. The beautifyl neck piece is made of kundans and studded with precious stones. Sometimes the necklace is also woven with kundans and precious stones. A thread extends to the back where it is tied.
- RaaniHaar: As the name suggests this jewel is very intricately and royally designed. The authentic design traces back to the era of kings and queens where many queens were spotted wearing this heavy and royal necklace. Unlike all other necklaces, this neck piece is a multi-layered, made of kundans, pearls, stones, beads and a heavy pendant which reaches the belly. This extravagant piece is very royal and a must on a Rajasthani bride.
- Bajubandh: This ornament is worn around the arm. A bride wearing this is ought to be dressed in the most ethnic attire. The bajuband (an armlet) is delicately designed with stones and pearls embedded in it. This ornament enhances the beauty of the bride and makes her stand among everybody else.
- Haathphool: This is an ornament which is worn on the hand and beautifies the back of the palm and the wrist. Mostly made of gold with a minakari design. The ornament is basically like a bracelet which has beautiful strings that go up to the fingers and end in a ring. The heavy ones have five rings to it while there are some light ones having a single string and a single ring. With mehandi on her hand and haathphool over it, makes the bride look extravagant.
- Tagdi: A belly chain or waist chain is yet another ornate called Tagdi or Kardhani in Rajasthan. It is made from an assemblage of fine strings that are usually made from a mixture of gold and other metal like copper or silver. Strings run across in a pattern with asymmetrical precious stones pendants breaking the flow.
- Payal: An anklet which can be as lightweight or as heavy and intricate as desired. Often, the new bride announces her arrival at her husband’s house with the tinkling sound of these anklets.
- Bichua: Bichua is a toe ring worn on the second finger after the thumb and is a symbol of a woman to be espoused. The top of the ring comes in a variety of shapes and is decorated with precious stones and pearls. A woman continues to wear the bichuwa forever post her wedding. This ornament is a symbol of her married life.