Decoding Sanjana Ganesan’s peak millennial, modern heirloom bridal jewellery


Sanjana Ganesan set new standards for utilitarian bridal bling with her D-day picks; the sports presenter who recently got married to Jasprit Bumrah assorted a curation so earthy, sophisticated and youthful that every millennial bride can take notes, irrespective of their personal aesthetic. Sanjana pushed the modern heirloom trend which is going strong in the bridal milieu as more and more brides are keen on recalling heritage designs. However she picked handcrafted, designer pieces which she can effortlessly pull off beyond the bridal memo and also raised the bar on styling statement pieces. Here’s decoding her bridal bijoux.

Modern, detachable heirloom polki by Anita Dongre for her sangeet

For her sangeet, Sanjana chose a chic, effortless polki paneled necklace by Anita Dongre’s pink city. Despite being designed like a contemporary heritage piece the necklace was detachable which means it can be re-styled in several different, low-key ways, even as a cocktail number. The 18kt gold necklace features a dreamy array of uncut diamonds and is flanked by emerald and pearl accents. Since Sanjana picked a rather heavy, jewel-toned zardosi lehenga, it made a lot of sense to pick something along monochrome lines and the easy, polki necklace adds a nice balance to her look.

Heritage Sabyasachi jadau for her wedding with Jasprit Bumrah

Sanjana chose a polished heritage polki piece by Sabyasachi for her wedding to Jasprit Bumrah. The 18 kt gold necklace has a structural bent as it tries to inculcate the choker silhouette with embellished tassels featuring uncut diamonds, tourmalines and emeralds, which lends a lot more dynamism to the piece and makes it more wearable. Sanjana also sticks to an easily workable, breathy colour symmetry which goes well with the pastel tones of her lehenga. The polki choker ‘patta’, especially, gives the necklace a lot of repeat value.


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