You’re unlikely to see an Indian wedding without the bride and many other guests covered in elaborate jewellery.
The Gold Nath is one of the truly iconic pieces that distinguishes the Indian Bride, alongside the Maang Tikka and Mangalsutra.
What is a Gold Nath?
A nose ring design worn by brides and married women in many parts of India. Its often larger, heavier and more fancy than regular wear nose ring designs.
Types of Nath Designs
There are various styles of bridal nose rings with the ones shown here, possessing a beautiful nose ring connected to the hair via an elaborate gold chain.
There are also types of nathiya which do not have the connecting chain such as the Maharastrian Nath, and the 22 karat plain gold designs.
What is the Gold Nathiya Made With?
Normally these are made with 22K Yellow Gold and adorned with bright and colourful gemstones, giving them a most dazzling appearance.
Solid gold designs with intricate styles are sometimes preferred instead of the colourful gemstone nath design.
History of the Gold Nath
Its believed to of been brought to India by the Mughals 100’s of years ago, becoming a standard bridal piece in many regions such as Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
In modern times the Nathiya has become popular across the world both as a fashion accessory and even for brides of other cultures.
When is the Nathiya Worn?
The Nath Nose Ring is normally worn only by a married woman, firstly on her wedding day and after that on festive occasions.