You have finally bought your wedding outfits and now it’s time to accessorise 🙂 The tradition to buy and wear Gold Jewellery for your wedding has been overpassed by the rising costs of Gold and influx of designers making and selling Imitation Jewellery that looks exactly like high-end Jewellery. Whilst many can maintain that tradition it really isn’t feasible for everyone. With wedding costs rising and with the fashion industry designing cheaper alternatives, Imitation Jewellery is a great way to complete your look.Buying Imitation jewellery has some great benefits:
1 – Asian weddings are expensive and buying Imitation jewellery can save you a lot of money when you need to accessorise for multiple events.
2 – Imitation jewellery is very durable as the base metal used is stronger then Gold. The pieces you can buy should also be looked at as investment which you mix and match for other events many times after your wedding.
Aadheekta By Mudra is a new upcoming designer jewellery company selling Gold plated and Semi-Precious jewellery. The team at Aadheekta believes that jewellery should enhance your features, just as your Makeup Artist would highlight and contour. Each bride is individual and has different requirements that drives them to design their jewellery freely. Aadheekta truly feel honoured to be there to celebrate you on your new journey!
I must also mention that Aadheekta does not forget the Groom! Aadheekta are able to design and create custom buttons/ cufflinks for grooms to match the bride’s accessories or some classic strings of pearls to enhance the Grooms outfits!
We have teamed up with Aadheekta By Mudra to write this blog to help you understand what to look out for when buying Imitation Jewellery.
Imitation Wedding Jewellery
For those of you who are not experts Imitation Jewellery, below explains some of key words you may hear when looking for your jewellery set.
Kundan & Polki
Kundan and Polki jewellery were wore by the kings and queens in India going back a 1000 years during the time of the Mughal era. Most commonly from Rajasthan and Gujarat, Kundan and Polki is style of jewellery where precious stones like diamonds, rubies and emeralds are set in the gold. With intricate designs, Kundan and Polki produces the most beautiful and elegant jewellery. These days, many jewellers create this style by using gold plated or imitation gold with semi-precious stones. So you can get the royalty look at the fraction of the price.
When searching for jewellery you may come across the term Semi-Precious Stones. Now don’t let this put you off as research shows that there is no difference between a precious and a semi-precious stone. These two terms were introduced in the western market purely to drive sales. Precious stones include Diamonds, Ruby’s, Sapphire and Emerald and the remaining gems fall under Semi-Precious. Just like buying a Diamond, the prices of the other stones will be determined by the quality, cut and size. Imitation Jewellery will most likely have a less expensive gemstones but will still give the look of an expensive stone.
Gold Plated Jewellery is created using an electric-chemical process. This process adds a layer of gold on top of a base metal like copper or brass. Gold plated jewellery looks authentic and will make your piece look high end but will cost significantly less than buying Jewellery made of pure gold.
Custom Jewellery Design
Companies like ‘Aadheekta By Mudra’ offer custom wedding jewellery for you to have jewellery made to go with your wedding dress. Each of their pieces are handmade with great deal of attention and precision, using the best artisans. For more information on custom designed jewellery – get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buying Good Quality
When looking for quality, buying gold plated or silver based jewellery will have longer longevity. Also, semi-precious stones, synthetic gemstones or Polki stones look much more realistic than low quality crystals. Sometimes quality of what you are buying relies on what the budget is, we advise our clients to think long term. Investing in good quality is much more important than anything else. Invest in classic styles rather than rushing to buy something that’s trending. Jewellery is meant to make you feel beautiful, pick pieces which will give you maximum wear.
Aadheekta By Mudra believe in owning a collection of pieces which can easily be worked together, whether it be layering longer necklaces with chokers or owning a good pair of Bangles which can be paired up with most of your collection. Why buy your bridal jewellery just to wear it for a few hours on your big day? Why can you not look as beautiful by matching pieces from your wedding events for the upcoming wedding of your bestie?
The prices of Imitation Jewellery vary, sometimes a set of earrings can be more expensive than buying Necklace and Earrings Set. There are many reasons for this, the most important is the Craftsmanship. Some pieces come with very intricate details and therefore can be a bit more on the pricier side.
The current collection at Aadheekta By Mudra start from £25. Most of the pieces from their collection have been worked on by a numerous Artisans to ensure that each piece is made with the highest quality at each step. Something I really like about Aadheekta is that they also provide a bespoke service. They are able to work within your budget to create you a beautiful piece of jewellery that will not only be unique but will match your outfit to give you that sparkle!
Taking care of Imitation Jewellery
There are two important ways to look after your collection. We recommend keeping imitation jewellery wrapped in a soft tissue and in an individual mini zip lock bags, as weird as it sounds! Especially away from those VELVET lined boxes, which more times than not have been dyed with colours which can easily stain your pieces. Always use a box which ensures that your pieces will lay flat once wrapped and store delicate items separately in an individual boxes. Most importantly, ensure you put perfume and makeup before wearing your pieces, needless to say – Perfumes have alcohol which can cause decolourisation.
If you are looking for Imitation Jewellery for your upcoming wedding visit Adheekta By Mudra’s profile page at https://www.facebook.com/AadheektaByM/ or @AadheektaByM for more information!
All images in this post are from the Adheekta By Mudra Collection.