Floral jewellery has existed even in the prehistoric era, even before metals such as gold and silver were discovered. These beauties today crown brides-to-be, and their charm has deeply captivated the modern woman. Floral jewellery can be classified as traditional and modern. Real flowers such as roses, tulips, orchids, jasmine etc. are used to make these kinds of jewellery. The principal drawback of ornaments made of real flowers is that they are not durable. The need to preserve this beauty of flowers gave birth to the contemporary designs that comprise of dry flowers, gota, artificial or silk flowers and non-precious stones. Weddings and pre-wedding celebrations are the focal spots where brides and bridesmaids adorn beautiful ornaments in the shape of flowers. Mehendi and Haldi functions are the key spots where almost everyone is found flaunting floral jewellery. Brides have started ditching traditional maang tikkas to wear gorgeous floral tiaras that complement their bridal attire. Jewellery designers now use flowers to exclusively design kaleree, hathphul, floral passa, armlets, bangles, necklaces, earrings and even hair accessories like hair clips and bands. The prices start from a bare minimum of Rs. 150 and may go up to thousands depending upon the flowers and design chosen by the customer. Usually, designers take around a day to make these mesmerizing pieces, so it is safe to order them beforehand so that the designer has ample time to gather the flowers to start working.
Floral jewellery made of fresh flowers is appreciated due to the lingering fragrance, feminine look and eco-friendly designs. If these are stored under the right temperatures, they might not wilt too soon. The best way to adorn floral jewellery is by creating a contrast with the attire. Dresses are kept simple and low-key, to accentuate the effect of floral jewellery and it is the task of flowers to add a pop of colour to the overall look. Floral jewellery conveys a boho charm to the bride and bridesmaids, and is a hugely popular choice when it comes to modern weddings and functions.