‘Jewellery is like the perfect spice – it always compliments what’s already there’. – Diane Von Furstenberg. How right is she?!
Following on from my last blog post about bridal styling. Sonal also owns a jewellery business, called Aurora’s Collection, which is the perfect synergy with her styling business. In fact, all Aurora brides get styling advice as part of their experience. Win win! Aurora’s Collection specialises in Kundan jewellery.
Jewellery, where do we start? I will wear earrings at the most, I may stretch to wearing bangles, but it has to be a really special occasion. And don’t get me started on bindi’s, do they count as jewellery? I always lose my bindi, if anyone has any tips on how not to lose your bindi then please shout!
Let’s start with the basics of what Brides usually go for when buying their wedding jewellery:
There are other options to go for other accessories such as a nath or nose stud, bracelets, punja, passa, shingar patti and jhanjra, the list is endless.
Sonal, will hold a one to one consultation with her brides and their closest family or friends, just like an episode of Say Yes To The Dress (guilty pleasure!) but not as dramatic. One of Sonal’s priorities during this consultation is to understand the kind of look the bride goes for when she attends special events, this will tell her a lot and she can tailor her suggestions to suit.
You may already have a good idea of what you like or may not and that is okay but all Sonal asks is that you approach the experience with an open mind, because you may not physically like what you thought you wanted, but this is why Sonal dedicated this much time to the bride, this is your opportunity to try things on and see how you feel. Sonal has the amazing ability to empower you to try something new.
When going for your jewellery consultation, it is important to take with you the blouse and dupatta (if you have it already) but do not worry if you don’t have your outfit just yet, an image or swatch of what you are going to wear will work just fine.
Sonal will want to know what kind of look you are going for, what your overall aspirations are and will provide you with pieces that match your requirements. She is also mindful of matching you with accessories that are complimentary to your face shape, and also the outfit. You do not want to commit the gold jewellery with silver embroidery faux pas. Been there, done that!
If you are looking for something that is entirely unique then Aurora’s Collection is your place, Sonal can help you create a bespoke and personalised piece of jewellery for your wedding day. The turnaround time for bespoke pieces will usually be around 6 weeks, so make sure you visit Sonal with plenty of time to create that showstopper.
The service doesn’t just stop there, each item of jewellery comes with an aftercare kit which includes:
- Spare earring backs
- Extra string for the necklace
- A jewellery care card
- Cleaning cloth
This goes to show how much love and care Sonal puts in for each one of her brides.
Sonal is a jewellery wizard, she believes that the key trends for this year and 2021 include cooler toned jewellery, including jade, grey and blues. Big rings are also back in fashion (googling rings as we speak!)
If you want to get in touch with Sonal, you can find all of her information on her website Aurora’s Collection. If you are looking to build a dream supplier team for your wedding day, then get in touch, I would love to hear from you about your dream wedding.