Elaborate occasions like a wedding have certain elements that are undeniably essential and have a great traditional and sentimental value. One of those essentials things is the jewellery that is meant for the bride. Since she is the queen for her D-day, she deserves nothing but the best! The tradition of passing down or gifting a Raani Haar to a daughter on her wedding day has been existing in India since times immemorial. Today, we have this beautiful and exclusive Rani Haar in the limelight. So read further to know about this beauty and perhaps you may find yourself motivated to either get one Rani Haar for yourself or your daughter and treasure the necklace as well as the moments created with it.
What's it all about?-
Rani means a queen and haar means a necklace in the Hindi language. Naturally, this deciphers its value and importance in a woman's life. This extraordinary piece of jewellery is also known as Sita haar or Haram. The design of the rani haar is elongated and heavier than the usual necklaces, which usually weighs between 40 to 50 grams. The more customary design of this haar would have a long gold chain with an absolutely big and beautiful pendant.
With the changing times, the design and concept of Rani haars have also changed which is why today's designs of this haar come with a choker and have a shorter version of the longer chain design that is attached at the base of such chokers.
The category of Haram in Rani haar is that of an exclusive one since this is embellished with jewels and precious stones to give the necklace a look so fitting for a royal woman. One of the popular designs in rani haars that's picking on as a trend is the one which has multiple pearls-beaded strings attached to a chunky pendant with intricate designs. Pearls have a special place in the designs of rani haars since these look subtle but at the same time very positively pure! Precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, rubies, emerald, sapphire, Kundan, and many other similar varieties of stones are also used to add to the exquisiteness of the rani haar.
Since rani haars are expensive, a lot of imitation versions are ruling the market. Apparently, gold-plated rani haars look very graceful and have been the first choice of many brides, especially a trend seen in Maharashtra. These gold-plated rani haars look very traditional, stunning and also are quite budget-friendly for many. These imitation haars come in a complete set which comprises earrings, maang tikka, and one rani haar. Since the set includes major essential jewellery pieces that a bride needs, it does seem quite a great option for a lot of women.
Top 5 styles of a Rani Haar-
1. Temple Jewellery style, which is popularly inspired by Southern India clearly has intricate carvings and designs of goddesses on the chains and the pendant. Goddess Lakshmi's motif on the pendant of rani haar is the most famous of all.
2. Green base gold choker rani haar is typically a very Bollywood design which many divas have worn at their own weddings. This elaborate style of rani haar is for every girl who wishes to look like her favourite actress on her D-day!
3. Heavy bejewelled Kundan rani haar is particularly for those who don't mind looking extra glamorous and decked up. This design of rani haar does not only look heavy but is also heavy, weight-wise.
4. Multi-layered simple pearls rani haar is surreal and subtle with a hint of princessy vibes in it. Those who would like to glow naturally should definitely go for this style of rani haar.
5. White unpolished stones rani haar is the most versatile of all the other styles because it can be paired with any type or colour of a bridal outfit. This type of rani haar can be customised with other coloured gemstones to be added with unpolished white stones.