Nose-Rings ~ No longer passe!
“Nose-rings?!! Nah, looks too outdated on a modern-day woman!” “Am I village belle to put on a nose-ring?” “Might experiment once or twice with a traditional outfit! But on a regular basis? No!” If this is your take on nose-rings, then you must reconsider your opinion. For the latest fad in the world of jewellery is that of nose-rings. Irrespective of whether you’ve put on ‘desi’ outfits such as salwar-kurti, saree, lehnga-choli or cool casuals, a nose-ring adds to the prettiness of your face and even ups your overall style quotient! For centuries, it had been considered to be an inevitable part of Indian bridal ornamentation, but recent trends reveal that these days even unmarried girls like to wear them as a fashion accessory.
Most women have their piercing on the nostril, and the jewellery is placed somewhere along the rim of the nostril, and the side that you choose for a piercing is entirely dependent on your preference. There used to be cultural associations with each of the sides but nowadays, such beliefs have become obsolete and redundant. To start out, a ring or stud is the best option but make sure it is not too tight.
Earlier, nose rings were mainly confined to Rajasthan and certain other parts of northern India but of late, the fetish for cool and quaint nose-rings have acquired a mass popularity all across India. Even young girls like to flaunt them with chic outfits such as tank tops and shorts, summery dresses, Indo-western fusion look, etc. It adds a bohemian dimension to your personality and gives your overall look an edge in a very unusual manner.
Nose-studs are the most popular ones, for they are discrete, comfortable and come in various styles to suit the tastes of the new-age Indian woman. They are available in different materials, and you can take your pick from gold, silver, diamond, platinum or even junk or oxidised jewellery that gives you a funky, hep look! Show off this trendy nose ornament as a dainty and delicate jewel stud that rests beautifully on the curve of your nostril or a large hoop that encircles your cheek with graceful pendant stones/pearls, which dangle close to the upper lip, for the extra trendy, independent & “unique” look.
What’s more interesting, in order to save you from the pain and the troubles, there are some nose-rings that can be easily clipped on to the side of the nostrils, without having to get your nose pierced. It is also being widely followed by the western culture and nose-rings have fast emerged to be a significant part of a woman’s beautification, while also enhancing her sensuous and glamorous self. Be it a tiny heart-shaped one, or one with a flower motif, or perhaps a little butterfly, do not be hesitant to experiment wildly with your nose-ring for they now come with oodles of charm and sophistication!