Karva Chauth- one of the most adorable Indian festivals is not just another religious occasion; it is a feeling! It is a legacy of rituals and fasting diligence for the longevity of the spouse, a day full of love and social hour that ends with a peek at the moon and a feast. Social media gets a viral dose of pictures of Indian women decked up like brides. But if you think that Karva Chauth is only about wearing red sarees, red lehengas, and suits with lots of Indian jewelry, then we’re here to break the stereotypes. And if you’re looking for jewelry options to wear for the festival, then scroll down; we have a comprehensive list ready!
Jewelry for Karwa Chauth:
1. Heritage Ornaments
For most of the North Indian and Rajasthani communities, it is a big day. And that calls for unloading your treasure boxes and display your sparkling metallic possessions! Going by the cultural norms, a filigree gold set or one with Kundan work, Meenakari, or similar Indian art would look great with your heavy silk sarees and embroidered lehengas. And well, don’t forget to top it up with a bold Bindi!
For budget-friendly ostentation, you can switch over to commercially available gold and silver-polished ornaments. Jhumkis, chand balis, beaded necklaces, and thick bangles are what you can consider wearing if you’re planning for a head-to-toe Indian look.
2. Statement/ Edgy Jewelry
A single piece of accessory can make you stand apart! Taking a breather from the festive norm of dressing that dictates indulgence in heavy embroideries over shimmering fabrics, fine silks, aesthetic brocades, you take it easy with your outfit and use a statement accessory for an edgy highlight. Statement accessories also lend a glamorous appeal to the outfit, all that you need on a day when you have your partner’s attention!
And that’s why we always suggest keeping a stock of a few statement jewelry pieces, for you can wear them with the trendiest designer-wear as well as with an inherited handloom saree. A pair of shoulder-dusters will be a good match for your graceful indo-western gown. You can also add a delicate hand-harness to complete the festive look.
If you’re wearing a plain saree with a designer blouse, then a long necklace with several chains and charms, oversized earrings, or a captivating pendant will elevate your outfit. If the blouse has a high neck, then a pair of danglers would suffice. In either case, do add a few delicate finger-rings too!
3. Casual Add-ons
If your Karva Chauth festivities are going to be socio-casual, then a printed Anarkali Kurti paired with light-weight floral or tassel earrings counts as a chic pick for the day! Well, beyond tassels and pompoms, there are plenty of accessory options that you can try out.
Chandelier danglers in neon colors or druzy stone studs and rings can be a gorgeous highlight for a monotone salwar suit or a simple fusion palazzo set. Bohemian jewelry with feathers and trinkets is also an appealing alternative. You can mix-and-match to create a unique look and turn-up as a surprise package for a less formal Karva Chauth party!
4. Pearls Verstility
No matter what you’re wearing for the day, you can conveniently style the outfit with a single-line pearl necklace. With an unbeatable sheen, pearls carry a very sophisticated look, and with their extreme versatility, they usually complement all types of ethnic and fusion wear. A little pearl indulgence can work wonders on your overall look. A multi-layered pearl necklace is an evergreen style statement- an accessory that never fails to impress!
So we have you covered for types of jewelry that you can wear for the upcoming festival. We wish you a happy Karva Chauth 2020!