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Jewellery pieces for your arm to add to your bridal jewellery box
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From options encrusted with pearls and coloured stones to solid gold choices, consider this your one-stop guide to picking bajubandh for your big day.
Speaking of ‘gram-worthy wedding day looks, jewellery truly ties it all together. For most brides, however, the main focus of their accessories is usually pivoted around their necklace and earrings. And that’s totally fine! But your other bridal baubles need attention too. With so many choices, from your hair to your feet, on the horizon, it would be a shame not to pay attention to the several other ornaments. Another unexpected element that you can incorporate to your big-day look? Jewellery for your arms. If you thought conventional bangles, haathphools, and cocktail cuffs were your only options, you’re about to get some good news. Think beyond the obvious and consider an armlet.
Traditionally known as a bajubandh, it is a type of bracelet worn on the upper part of the arm. Originally, this piece of trinket was worn by men, and eventually became an indispensable part of Bharatanatyam dancers. Since centuries, bajubandhs have held a place of pride among brides too. Although typically worn as a pair on both sides, today, sporting single armlet has become popular with millennial brides.
Bajubandh designs you can consider
Whether you need to give your traditional lehenga an upgrade during the pheras or spruce up a reception gown with dramatic jewellery, bajubandhs are an out-of-the-box solution. Especially for mehandi celebrations, where brides are likely to skimp out on bangles or bracelets, embellished arms teamed with earrings and a maang tikka will do the trick.
The best part? Jewellers today are crafting pieces that are far from the renditions from generations past. Whether you’re a bohemian bride or a lover of traditions, there’s a style for everyone. If you’d like to emulate Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s bridal style, turn to the Anmol Jewellers creation, whereas Aishwarya Rai Bachchan fans will resonate with the piece by Izaara. The jadua armlet by Falguni Mehta, with delicate floral motifs, is apt for a romantic bride. The classic brides will find favour with armlets by Motisons Jewellers, Jewels of Jaipur, RK Jewellers South Extension 2, and Tanya Rastogi for Lala Jugal Kishore Jewellers. To measure up to your contemporary style, look to the diamond encrusted bajubandh by Narayan Jewellers, the pearl and uncut diamond version by Raniwala 1881 or the Shobha Shringar Jewellers piece.