Jewelry that will shine a wedding
PHYO WAI KYAW
THE long period of Buddhist lent will soon be coming to an end and time is just around the corner for couples who are planning to tie the knot. Wedding is a very special occasion in one’s life so as time approaches couples will surely be busy planning how to make this event the most splendid and most memorable moment for both of them.
Picking and choosing of a reception hall, the right wording for the wedding invitation and printing, the menu, wedding attire, which are guided not only by fashion but also by tradition, are just part of the whole process. There are many more to be placed on the check list which are needed to be handled in detail. As the bride and groom will be the two most important people and centre of attraction, jewelry surely plays a vital role to fulfill their dream.
So when it comes to jewelry which kinds of new jewelry are in fashion during this wedding season? Some famous jewelers in Mandalay shared their opinions.
“Brides and grooms need to be the most outstanding couple in a wedding ceremony. So as the diamond being the crown jewel which sparkles more than any other valuable stones will be most suitable for the happy couple,” says Ko Moe Zaw owner of The Perfect Diamond Jewelry situated on 26(B) Road in Mandalay.
The latest craze is the three lines, five line and seven line diamond necklaces and a variety of diamond brooches. For those who can afford new designs are being created to their choice. When comparing to the past five years now most precious gemstones like jade, ruby, sapphire, peridot, amethyst and pearl in combination with diamonds are created into elegant designs. As for diamond, it is the frontrunner and despite its skyrocketing costs, the Perfect Diamond Jewelry says it fully guarantees the quality of their diamonds.
“When it comes to jewelry which a wedded couple must have is an engagement ring and a wedding ring. These rings can be preserved for posterity. So it’s important to select the right choice. The bride and groom should at least think for about three months ahead to select and prepare the jewelry which they are going to wear on the big day. Being an important function also for their loved ones, parents from both sides should wear simple and elegance jewelry. The groomsmen should wear diamond studded buttons and diamond brooches while bridesmaids should wear a combination of diamond and ruby necklace or a combination of diamond and sapphire necklace which will be matching to the colours of the attires that they wear,” says Ko Moe Zaw.
Ma Phyu Phyu Aung, owner of Aung Thamadi Jewelry in Mandalay says she would like to advice brides who have more interest in jewelry for not to get confused in selecting jewelry of more classical designs.
“If the Bride prepares her hair style as a chignon, which is a must, and wears Htain mathein, a hip-length Myanmar traditional jacket, she should wear a matching diamond necklace or bridal peacock gold choker and dumpling style earrings which goes well and looks more elegant. As a bride has to think of many things for the big day, she should pay more attention of a kind of jewelry which will match her wedding attire. As for a bride, the first thing that wedding guests will pay attention is her attire and then the jewelry which she wears. Although the wedding attire is striking and the jewelry is not that elegant, all in all it will fade the attire and the hair style of the bride,” says Ma Phyu Phyu Aung.
Jewelry does not mean distinctive just by being large in size as it is more important to go hand in hand with the attire of the bride. Just wearing a peacock gold choker can go matching with the attire but sometimes if the taste and selection is right the attire and the accessories will enhance the beauty of the bride.
“Brides should take time to think and select the right attire and jewelry. If a bride may consult, our Aung Thamadi Jewelry, will be most happy to provide necessary advice. However preparation time should be at least two months before the big day arrives. Some kinds of diamond necklaces need more than two months to create and then sometimes redesigning to the bride’s liking may be added so it takes about three months to make a necklace. Booking for renting jewelry from jewelry rental service should be made in advance as many couples get married soon after lent is over,” says Ma Phyu Phyu Aung.
She also said that as engagement and wedding rings are a must for couples, Aung Thamadi Jewelry has promotion programmes for making them. Diamond jewelry falls in with any colour of the attire so mothers of both the couple mostly rent the one line diamond necklace and diamond bangles which are simply