It makes the bride look radiant. It makes the bride blush a thousand times more. It makes her world go around. The ‘it’ here stands for nothing but jewellery. Let’s face it folks, no matter how pretty everything else is, if the jewellery isn’t right, the whole bridal look may be shattered to pieces. While the classics can never be ruled out of fashion, trends change every season. brings forth the bridal jewellery trends for 2012.

Old is gold: The Indian wedding is never complete without buying some gold. Yes, other precious metals have joined in the bandwagon. But the charm of gold fails to cease. So, if you are the bride, do not hesitate to pick up a few gold sets that can be a part of the heirloom collection for posterity. If you are not too much into yellow gold, you may opt for a pristine white gold collection instead.

L-R: Nizam by Gitanjali, Tanishq, PC Chandra, Tanishq

Diamonds are definitely a girl’s best friend: Diamonds are here to stay. A bridal jewellery trousseau can never be complete with a few diamond sets. Subtle, loud, solitaires, coloured… choices are aplenty. Diamonds coupled with other precious/semi-precious stones are also making the rounds in the jewellery world. A definite buy this wedding season, and for the coming years as well.

L-R: Nakshatra by Gitanjali, AS Motiwala, Parineeta by Gitanjali, Tanishq

Nature-inspired jewellery: Nature has always inspired artists. The jewellers are not to be left behind. Nature-inspired jewellery with amazing motifs of flowers, birds, animals is what a bride can sport on any of the pre/post wedding festivities. Refreshing,  and extraordinarily stylish, they can be a trendy and classy addition to your jewellery closet.

L-R: Amaris Jewels, Amaris Jewels, Musskan Agarwal, Parineeta by Gitanjali

Chokers all the way: Size does matter, doesn’t it? For Indian brides, with a penchant for the royal ornate look, chokers are an absolute necessity. With a variety of options available today, chokers have continued to remain in fashion. Even better is that they can be paired with a traditional as well as a contemporary attire. Glam it up, the choker way we say.

L-R: AS Motiwala, Preeti Jain, Nizam by Gitanjali, Tanishq

The duo of kundan-meena
: Not to be outdone by all the precious metals, the elegance and traditional effect of kundan-meena still holds true. A bridal jewellery box of an Indian bride is incomplete without a beautifully crafted kundan-meena set. Trends may come, trends may go but the sheer brilliance of an elegant kundan-meena set is hard to match with any other.

L-R: Amaris Jewels, Soranam, Nizam by Gitanjali, Preeti Jain

Colour me bright: Adding colour to a bride’s trousseau are the jewel pieces set in different colours. Rubies, sapphires, emeralds are the new stones in demand. Either pair them up with diamonds, or keep it plain and simple. Matching your outfit with the jewellery, they can give you a classy modern look for your wedding. This wedding season, do add some colours to your jewellery box.

L-R: Tara Jewellers, Amaris Jewels, Alpana Gujral, Tara Jewellers