15 Rudraksha & Navratna Jewelry Pieces That’re Perfect For Indian Brides & Grooms

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Rudraksha and Navratna jewelry pieces hold a lot of importance in the Hindu culture. Predominantly associated with Lord Shiva, the destroyer of the universe, Rudraksha is also known by the name ‘teardrops of Shiva.’ This stone fruit is obtained from a blue fruit of the tree belonging to the Elaeocarpus genus. Worn by the followers of Shiva and as a part of everyday jewelry paired with casual clothes, it is not very common to spot a bride or a groom wearing the holy Rudraksha as their wedding jewelry.

Rudraksha earrings

The Rudraksha, however, makes its appearance in the jewelry of South Indian brides and grooms. Considered to be extremely holy by a Shiv Bhakta (devotee of Lord Shiva), the health benefits of wearing Rudraksha are plentiful. Rudraksha is known to reduce stress, and induce feelings of calmness. The dielectric properties of rudraksha beads are also known to stabilize anxiety. Since a wedding event is marked by stress, why not consider wearing this tiny powerful bead in your wedding celebrations. Also, the folklore has it that the Lord’s blessings forever remain with those who wear the bead.


The nine gems of Navratna jewelry, represent the nine planets as per the Hindu mythology. Considered to be a marker of health, wealth, status, and prosperity, the Navratna stones are also believed to have a mystical effect on the well-being of their wearer. The combination of nine gems is said to be not only powerful and auspicious in not just Hinduism but also in Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism doctrine. It’s revered in concept in other countries too like Thailand, Nepal, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The 9 stones that form a traditional Navratna piece of jewelry are diamond, pearl, blue sapphire, yellow sapphire, emerald, ruby, red coral, cat’s eye, and Hessonite. Dating back to almost 5000 years, Navratna jewelry is still widely worn by men and women in India, besides having a lot of importance in bridalwear. If you too are a bride or a groom looking to wear Rudraksha or Navratna jewelry on your wedding day, then here’s a little inspiration for you.

1 The traditional Rudraksha Haram for a quintessential South Indian bride

Rudraksha Haram

2 A minimal Damru-Trishul (Shiva’s favorite) pendant for the groom on his big day


3 The grooms can also go for a rudraksha chain like this that has several rudrakshas tucked under a gold covering

Rudraksha Chain

4 Another classic Haram (necklace) featuring Shiv-Parvati carvings to depict the bride and groom on their big day

Shiv Parvati
Source: Southjewellery.com

Do you know Meenakshi and Sundareshwar, in Southern parts of India, are said to be an aspect of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. (Related Reads: All of our favorite looks from Netflix’s Meenakshi Sundareshwar with tips to recreate them)

5 Temple jewelry featuring Rudraksha for the traditional bride

Temple Jewelry

6 A layered temple jewelry necklace with multiple strings of the Rudraksha to add depth to the bride’s jewelry


7 You can’t go OTT with traditional jewelry. Says who?

Bridal Rudraksha
Source: Jumkey

8 Flaunting Navratnas, the Sabyasachi way


9 When in doubt wear a simple and classic Navratna haar with pearl strings

Navratna Jewelry

10 The most stunning drop earrings with the Navratnas


11 We can look at this traditional Navratna haar and earrings all-day

bridal jewelry

12 The opulent Navratna charm bangles


13 A Navratna pendant that can also be used as a maang tikka

Navratna pendant

14 A unique Navratna Mangalsutra

Navratna Mangalsutra
Source: Creative Gems & Jewels

15 These glam Navratna earrings and finger ring – How well they would go with Navratna inspired nails

swirly nails

Navratna rings

So which of these Rudraksha and Navratna jewelry pieces did you like the most? Do let us know in the comments below.

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