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Try temple jewelry like the Mouni Roy and Karishma Tanna brides


Celebrity brides Mouni Roy and Karishma Tanna have something in common, and we’re not talking about their successful TV careers. Both brides donned temple jewelry to accessorize their ethnic looks during their wedding festivities.

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    Try temple jewelry like the Mouni Roy and Karishma Tanna brides
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Try temple jewelry like the Mouni Roy and Karishma Tanna brides
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What is a temple jewel?

Inspired by the intricate temple architecture of South India, temple jewelry is ornate and rich jewelry with designs of deities, and is usually crafted in dark, antique or bright yellow gold, although it There are also oxidized silver options.

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Best worn with silk sarees for that classic look, gold temple jewelry can be very expensive, usually costing hundreds of thousands of rupees. But, if you want this budget-friendly look to channel the Mouni and Karishma vibe at the next wedding you attend, here are some imitation and silver jewelry pieces that might be friendlier.

1. Riddhi Mayuri Earrings The Amethyst Store

Riddhi Mayuri Earrings The Amethyst Store
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Price: Rs 14,795

A very ornate pair of earrings with an unusual and distinctive structure, these seemingly traditional earrings are actually quite unique. The design is inspired by the old Nakhi Naga style of jewelry making, and features curves and shapes that are very difficult to create. Crafted in 92.5 pure silver, this pair of gold-plated earrings also has kundan work, which is also done by hand. So if you want good quality jewelry without paying the high price for gold, this gold colored silver coin is ideal for you.

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2. Saranya Red Gold Plated Temple Work Necklace with Jhumka

Saranya Red Gold Plated Temple Work Necklace with Jhumka
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Price: Rs 13,999

When you think of temple jewelry, a long necklace with a big pendant like this is what usually comes to mind. A great ensemble to wear with saris, the beautiful jhumkas this set includes can also be worn independently later. Although it is not made of pure silver, it is still of high quality, as it is made of a gold-plated silver alloy. If you don’t like the color too much and want classic dark gold ethnic jewelry, that’s perfect.

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3. Unniyarcha Silver Gold Plated Jhumka Temple

Unniyarcha Silver Gold Plated Jhumka Temple
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Price: Rs 6,100

A 92.5 pure silver coin with gold plating, this classic red and gold jhumka is a great staple for everyone traditional desi equip. Since red and gold are staples in our ethnic wardrobes, having a pair of earrings like this is very useful as it can be paired with many Indian ensembles. In addition, the size is neither too big nor too small.

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4. Jaypore Golden Tunes Golden Temple Bangles

Jaypore Golden Tunes Golden Temple Bangles
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Price: Rs 3,000

A pair of gold bracelets can cost thousands of rupees. This gold colored, copper pair is super affordable in comparison but gives the same rich ethnic look. Featuring intricately carved traditional designs, it is extremely large, making it ideal for complementing a heavy Kanjeevaram saree or Banarasi lehenga.

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5. Ishil Temple Work Gold Plated Necklace Set

Ishil Temple Work Gold Plated Necklace Set
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Price: Rs 5,499

A delicate necklace set ideal for those who don’t like heavy jewelry, it is made of gold plated silver alloy and has an antique brass color. Dotted with green and red stones, it’s quite vibrant and fun for a desi wedding, but not heavy and chunky enough to dominate a look. So if you’re intimidated by the idea of ​​dramatic jewelry, start small with a piece like this.

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6. Madhurya Nilah Ganesh Necklace

Madhurya Nilah Ganesh Necklace
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Price: Rs 19,375

A truly minimal and clean take on the idea of ​​traditional jewelry, this one features a design of the Indian deity Ganesha. Made of pure silver, this gold-plated piece is also adorned with small studded red stones on the choker. Perfect when you want to flaunt the traditional charm of a bright yellow gold piece with a classic silk saree, this necklace is the perfect blend of traditional and unique.

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7. Daivik Dashavatar Belt

Daivik Dashavatar Belt
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Price: Rs 4,999

Wearing a golden belt adorned with sarees is a long-standing tradition in many South Indian cultures, so any temple jewelry look is incomplete without it. This imitation piece is made of brass and is golden in color. Quite blingy and glitzy, it contains many small studded white crystals, as well as dark pink and dark green stones. If you want to pair a plain silk saree with this, it will definitely brighten up the look.

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So which of these traditional temple jewelry caught your eye?

Main image credit: Instagram.com/imouniroy, Instagram.com/karishmaktanna