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Now, deck yourself with henna jewellery

If you are done choosing your wedding trousseau, it is time to get bejeweled. Delay your visits to various jewellery stores in the city, as you can now deck yourself using traditional henna jewellery.

india Updated: Mar 12, 2010 02:30 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

If you are done choosing your wedding trousseau, it is time to get bejeweled. Delay your visits to various jewellery stores in the city, as you can now deck yourself using traditional henna ‘jewellery’, studded with any stone of your choice.

You can get designs on the neck, hair, ear, hand, arm, forehead, nose, etc., interspersed with muticoloured stones, to give the illusion of real jewellery.

Very contemporary
Mehendi is being used traditionally in India for years, but designer henna body art is very contemporary. Hence, there’re many takers for it,” says Pammy Kaul, a bridal henna designer.

Henna jewellery can be matched with your dress. It can even be made to replicate the pattern and colour of your outfit. “Many brides-to-be are getting it done for their engagement and roka ceremonies,” says Kaul.

The cost of getting a bridal design depends on the kind of stones used. The cost of labour ranges between Rs 1,000 and Rs 5,000, depending upon the intricacy of the design.

No-hitch art
Henna art can be easily peeled off and thanks to a special gel used during its preparation, it doesn’t leave an impression on the skin. Also, other additives used to prepare henna for this purpose are extracted from nature and completely safe. “Initially, I was very apprehensive, but I went ahead with it for my sangeet and everyone complimented me. I also saved a lot of money,” says Priyanka Gulati, who got married last month.

Besides jewellery, bridal bindis and nail art can also be done with mehendi.