10 Aug Traditional Goan Jewellery
India is a country of diverse cultures and traditions. Every culture and tradition has a different language, costume, jewellery, and food. When a wedding is arranged for, the elders generally want everything to be traditional, with the bride and groom wearing traditional costumes and jewellery; traditional rituals being performed; and the guests being served authentic traditional food. But, at the same time, youngsters want it to be a destination wedding, with everything arranged in a way that the destination place follows.
Arranging for a destination wedding during the pandemic
We know that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed it all. Weddings are now small and simple, rather than the grand lavish weddings we have been putting up since years. But, as we are started to get back to normal life, we can consider having a memorable wedding again. By memorable, we don’t mean arranging for grand weddings with extravagant setups, DJ parties, large number of guests, or anything like that. You can keep it simple and small with only your family members involved, complying with the rules of the Government, but there is no harm in arranging for a destination wedding, as long as you follow every law and maintain order.
Destination wedding in Goa
Goa, although a very small state, is one of the most popular and admired destination. For those who have been to Goa before, it could be a great opportunity to be there again; and for those who haven’t been there, it can be a lifetime experience! So, get a booking done at Goa, and arrange for a small yet intimate and memorable wedding.
And, while you are arranging for a Goa wedding, how can you forget the most popular Goan jewellery? Here’s a list of all the Goan jewellery you can adorn yourself with to bring a complete feel of a Goan wedding.
Earrings – Goa is particularly known for its varied types of earrings. First comes the simplest Ved stud earrings, made in gold, adorned with diamonds or gemstones. But, a bride will generally not go for stud earrings. This is why we suggest Pake, which are traditional earcuffs adorned with Konkani designs and patterns, in pearls, diamonds, and gemstones, strung together to form a mesh-like pattern. Kaan are another kinds of earcuffs that are generally designed in leaf motifs, with the entire ear covered beautifully. And, for those who would not like their ears covered, rather would want dangling earrings, the Vel is for you.
Nathini – Adorn your nose with the traditional Goan Nathini, which consists of pearls and pink or white stones, or maybe even a ruby or emerald in the center.
Neck jewellery – Coming to neck jewellery, Galsiri is the most traditional style that consists of coral and gold beads and gold coins, strung in a gold chain. This is a very important Goan Hindu bridal piece of jewellery, consisting of religious figures like Kelbai, Bramhini mai, Vetal, and Mahishasurmardini. Choose from a single or double layer of coin chains, depending upon how light or heavy you want the look to be.
Bajubandh – Gold bajubandh in floral and peacock designs, inspired by ancient Indian culture and folklores, adorned with detailed designs and chunky gemstones is a perfect Goan piece of jewellery. Other traditional Goan bajubandh designs include Kelbai, Bramhini mai, Vetal, and Mahishasurmardini.
Bangles – There are a variety of Goan bangle types made in gold that you can choose from. One is the Goth, in sleek designs, adorned with floral motifs. Then, there is Tode, the chunkier designs that comes with an adjustable screw. Next is the Pichodi which consists of pearls, gemstones, or gold arranged in the form of a crown. Piddukachi bangles are those that are studded with beads of one or different colours, with the most traditional colour being black. You can also choose to wear the famous coin bangles that come with symbols of religious figures like Kelbai, Bramhini mai, Vetal, and Mahishasurmardini.
Ambada Aati – So, you’re done decking up your ears, nose, neck, hands, and arms. But, what about your hair? Your hair is one of the most important aspects of your look. Well, if you are planning to cover up your hair with your odhani, it shouldn’t matter much. But, if you aren’t planning to cover your head, or are doing so in a transparent material, your hairdo is of much importance. So, to complete your look, you can tie up your hair in a bun, and embellish it with a traditional Goan Ambada Aati.
There, with all of the above, you have your jewellery sorted if you are planning a Goan style wedding! Now, with all your plans in mind, just walk in at Aura Jewels, the most versatile customized gold jewellery shop in Bangalore, where you can get not only Goan, but any kind of traditional and contemporary jewellery customized as per your liking, with the amazing team of talented designers and craftsmen working here.