Designers from across India have been showcasing their collections of bridal jewellery at the fifth edition of India International Jewellery Week in Mumbai.
Models glittered in a range of traditional Indian jewellery influenced by ethnic and antique styles from the different regions. They wore brooches, head crowns and statement necklaces along with bracelets and rings studded with diamonds, emeralds and rubies — set in gold and silver.
Amongst those stepping out on the catwalk was Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia, wearing a diamond and ruby necklace and matching headpiece by designer Queenie Singh. Singh’s collection was inspired by royal jewellery styles.
Dhupia, 33, is a mega-star in India and has worked in several super-hit Bollywood films
Dhupia said: “Definitely it’s a collection that symbolizes a lot of royalty, you know, it symbolizes a lot of class. It makes you feel far more confident and makes you feel it takes you away to a little bit of an old world, and that’s why the Nizam collection, and everything you see, is done intentionally, only keeping this beautiful jewellery in mind.”
Organisers say the show of gems and precious stones pays tribute to the Indian woman.
For buyers and designers, the four day event is a major destination ahead of the upcoming bridal season, with traditional and modern looks to choose from.