Jan 12 2019
Satlada a must have jewellery for an Indian bride
We know that you love to look like a princess on your wedding day, so we have a little trick for you to achieve that look - wear a satlada haar.
Many of you may not be aware of the word 'satlada', but we assure you that you have seen it. If you don't believe us open one of your history books which features the erstwhile Maharajas and Maharanis, look closely you will see a layered necklace with strings of pearls that adorn their neck that is a satlada haar.
Well in other terms satlada haar is the layered necklace (usually in pearls) which is further adorned by diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
Satlada - the seven-strand necklace – was once part of the jewellery collection of the Nizams. The pearls used in it were said to be originated in the Basara region of Iraq. Earlier, only the Basara (which was a centre for marketing pearls from the Persian Gulf) pearls were used to create the satlada haars. It was because the Basara pearls were usually silvery white in appearance.
The Mughals also adored the neckpiece and it became a part of their invaluable jewellery collection. The speciality of the haar is that it has many layers which give it the appearance of not just one but many chains.
Though it was only part of the royal households, nowadays brides use it to give themselves an elegant look. It is one of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery that adds to the bride's beauty.
It is now available in both gold and pearl strings. You can add diamonds, rubies or emeralds and other precious gemstones to it; or if you want could add semi-precious stones to the haar instead of the diamonds.
A satlada neck piece would instantly bring elegance and charm to the bride. You can pair it with a simple choker to get the royal look. It goes well with sarees and lehengas.