Post # 1
Hello! I’m having an Indian fusion type wedding.. I’m wearing a white dress but I want to wear Indian jewelry. Does anyone recommend a good website or location in Charlotte for decent quality stuff?
Also if anyone has done this, I would love to see pictures!
Post # 2
Do you mean American Indian or from India?
Post # 3
Commenting to follow. I LOVE those bangles but they generally sooooooo tiny!! I saw some in the jeweler the other day and they were 22kt and BEAUTIFUL but about the size for what was surely a toddler wrist!
Post # 4
theatrejulia : hi! I mean India Indian.
leilarobs2 : yeah they don’t like to fit over my wrists either!
Post # 5
Markinu : Are you Indian? Or is your partner? I ask because you need to be careful with what Indian accents you adopt. If you want your wedding to have an Indian influence through food and colour then that’s great. But be careful about adopting certain cultural traditions. There are certain things that we do that have significant meaning and shouldn’t really be done unless you understand them. E.g. Indian wedding bangles are worn by brides for 40 days (sometimes longer. I have known brides who wore them for a year, and some who wore them for just a week or two because they couldn’t continue wearing them at work) before their grooms take them off. I recommend you avoid a bindi unless you adorn them in your own culture too. Just be mindful of what you choose to incorporate.
Post # 6
BubblesandCupcakes : Hi! I’m full blooded Indian and I’ve never heard of that bangle rule… I was born and raised here but my parents both immigrated here so the culture is a part of my life and I’m just trying to find some good Indian jewelry sources.
Post # 7
Markinu : sorry, I wasn’t sure. I’m in the UK so I’m quite useless! In London we’re blessed with plenty of Indian shops but ordinarily my things come from family from India. Not easy, I know. But do you have family members local to you who can recommend places? I hope you find what you’re looking for. It’d be lovely to see them when you do!
Post # 8
I’m from California and not Indian, but I live in a mostly Indian neighborhood right now, and this place has always caught my eye… so pretty! There’s a location at my local shopping mall.
Post # 9
Markinu : I’m half Indian, but raised in the US. What I did for jewery was ask around. My grandmother will be lending me bangles from her wedding given to her by my great-grandma. I think they were my great-grandma’s originally. I got way nicer things than I could ever buy, and they are my something “borrowed” and something “old”. Plus, my great-grandma had my taste in jewelry 😉
This bangle rule doesn’t apply from the state/subculture my family is from either. Also, while I get not wanting to do anything that looks like cultural appropriation…if someone non-Indian wanted, I’m sure a Bollywood theme would go over well.
I’ve got all my good jewelry from India from relatives that have come back from trips. Cousins/aunties ect are usually ok with bringing me back stuff as long as I give them money upfront. Could this work for you?
Good luck! Are you having henna done? I decided on doing my feet only since I’m wearing a white dress.