Weddings of the subcontinent are never complete without the gold jewellery. Be it as an asset, status symbol, heritage, or simple appreciation for a thing of beauty – gold jewellery must be there to make an occasion absolute – especially weddings!
Sometimes, the modern women contemplate breaking the tradition, opting for diamonds and platinum, but they soon realise that the sheer glamour a gold-set provides, in a deshi wedding, can never be replaced with any other.
We are pretty sure most will agree to this notion.
Avi Roy, the director of Jarwa House and an expert gemologist also agreed with us. “Women in our country are very much fond of gold jewellery and that has been the norm for generations, which is why we have been catering to their particular needs for more than 100 years now,” said the crafts expert.
Jarwa House, a leading name in the jewellery industry of Bangladesh, is extremely famous amongst its clients for being trustworthy, and providing them with the best of designs since their inception.
Avi Roy explains the reason, “We value people's viewpoints and truly understand the importance of styling. That is why, every year, we try visiting as many international jewellery conventions as possible, to avail ideas on what is trending and what is yet to come. We visit international stores just to be inspired by the work of famous names so that we can give our clients the very best of what they deserve.”
Speaking of fashion and trends, Roy makes it a point to let us know the current drift – “it's meena work and exclusive enamel paints on kundans, on chokers and gorgeous dangler earrings,” says the expert.
And Jarwa house seems to have it all, and more. The dazzling collections are superbly enticing, and will satisfy the needs of every jewellery enthusiast.
To this note, Roy adds, “We have been in this business for almost four generations now! My father Badal Roy, the managing director, my sister, and I – are currently looking after all the affairs, and our only goal is that clients leave our stores with satisfaction.”
On an end note, it can be said rose gold, antiques, yellow gold, kundans, pearls, platinums or diamonds; whatever your preference may be, Jarwa House will never disappoint you!
Wedding Jewellery Style Files
If you are planning on wearing a heavy neck piece, please make sure the blouse is of solid bold colour and has a wider cut. Because too much design will only camouflage the bling!
--Please do check out the latest enamel painted designs that look ravishing on all forms of gold.
--A tikli is a must have for a deshi bride, and can be adjusted for size and design to suit the shape of your face and forehead. A more minimalist take is to opt for the jhapta alone.
-- The earrings that you wear on the day, must always match your first neck-piece. Which means, if you are wearing more than one necklace, then the first one closest to your face must be matched with the danglers. Otherwise, the entire jewellery set-up would look chaotic.
– A nath is a must – whether or not you have a nose piercing! No Bengali belle ever looked complete as a bride without it.
-- Jhura churi is amazing, but it should always be coupled with a pair of robust churs.
-- The gold jewellery can always be paired with pearls and they actually look good. However, please do not combine diamonds with gold. Diamonds need to be standalone pieces – not to be “hindered” with any other metal.
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Jewellery: New Jarwa House
Make-up: Farzana Shakil’s Makeover Salon
Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha