Kerala Wedding Jewellery Traditional Neck Pieces
Kerala wedding is generally a simple affair, even if a large number of guests are invited. That moment when the traditional para has been filled, and the tunes of the nadaswaram and mrindangam throng the room, it is time for the beautiful bride to make her grand entrance, and all eyes will be on her. And as the blushing bride, you want to look your very best on your big day, and a big part of your sumptuous look will be the Kerala wedding jewellery. Whether you decide to wear a traditional white and gold kasavu saree, or a gorgeous Kancheevaram saree, the right kind of jewellery is what will make the Malayali bride’s look complete. The love that Malayalees have for gold is legendary and their love for gold is paralleled by their love for food
Pathakam is one of the quintessential pieces of wedding jewellery that is a must-have in the Malayali bride’s trousseau. This consists of a thin, simple golden necklace, at the centre of which is a gorgeous pendant that stands alone in all its glory. This is usually the very first necklace in the bride’s jewellery that sits closest to her neck. The pendant traditionally has an engraving of Goddess Lakshmi, but these days, getting your favourite deity engraved on it, is no big deal. The pendant may also be studded with some gorgeous emeralds or rubies.
These are just some of the common traditional Kerala wedding jewellery.