(Closed) Bridal Jewelry

posted 8 years ago in South Asian
Post # 3
83 posts
Worker bee

At gold’s current prices, jewelry has gotten crazy expensive!  I think the answer to your question rests in personal preferences and community norms.  For many brides, wearing gold plated jewelry is the standard and they make such beautiful gold plated pieces these days!  Sometimes, you can’t even tell whether it’s real or not.  I also don’t think anyone would or should judge another for wearing plated gold jewelry (unless you paid the same amount for it than you would have for real gold cause you should know better!).  I think some gold plated jewelry if made poorly can look cheap but it’s fairly easy to find well made pieces that don’t look gaudy.  They also photograph really well. 

But like I said, it’s a personal preference.  I don’t like fake anything and would rather spend lots of money on one quality classic piece of clothing rather than buy 5 cheaply made trendy pieces.  But that’s just me.  Also, if needed, I wouldn’t have a problem wearing borrowed pieces from friends, aunts and aunties during the wedding. 

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

I didnt want to purchase new jewelry for my wedding but i loveeee my mom’s set that she wore for her wedding.  so we are starting a tradition and I am going to be wearing my mom’s set for my wedding πŸ™‚ and hopefully when i have kids they will want to as well and i can pass it on to them.

Post # 7
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I will be wearing probably a mix of real and fake.  Bangles will DEF be fake (you need so many! How could they be real!!) along with the hair/ear jewelry (not earrings, the ones that go over your ears..?).  I think I will be gifted some necklaces in the days leading up to the wedding (tradition)  but otherwise I would wear fake.

If I were you, I’d buy a nice 22kt chain (that you can then wear/keep for the memories) and then the other stuff leave it fake.  For the few hours you’re wearing it, it will hold up very well.  I have a ton of fake indian jewelry and I get complimented on it all the time, and people can’t believe it’s fake etc etc.  Wear it with confidence and you’ll be fine πŸ™‚

Post # 8
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What a great question. I don’t know, I think I’ll borrow what I can and wear nice costume jewelry for the rest. I don’t think I even really want a lot of 22K bridal jewelry lying around, and borrowing is lucky, right?

Post # 9
13 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

There is also Gold Filled which is in the middle.  A lot of the jewelry at Nordstroms is gold filled and it wont turn your skin green or wear off.  I have made Jewelry for years and My daughter is making her own jewelry for her September wedding.  She will be using gold filled because she loves the look of gold.

Post # 10
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love the idea of wearing your mom’s set.  great idea!

Post # 11
17 posts

I had an outfit and jewelry change during my wedding. During the nikah ceremony, I wore my moms jewelery too, and the during the second half I wore the set my in laws got me.


Totally would borrow..


Gold is crazy expensive…Im thinking to rent out my jewelery…the idea is tempting….




Post # 12
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My mom had given a simple set that was gold. And I had bought a more heavy fake set with two necklaces. I wore three necklaces together.


Post # 13
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

For our Indian wedding last year, my in-laws actually rented gold jewelry for the ceremony. My husband told them that I wouldn’t wear it again (I don’t like yellow gold or BIG jewelry) so it wasn’t worth it for them to buy it. So they rented a very expensive, gorgeous set and I wore that. πŸ™‚ The reception jewlery I wore was all gifts from my new family. πŸ™‚


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