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No wedding gems to suit men

DNMUM429398 | 1/6/2019 | Author : Yoshita Rao | WC :595

Society calls for women to be adorned in jewels to symbolise engagement while men stay-away unembellished and plain, Yoshita Rao finds why

A bended knee proposal, surprised emotions and a loud acknowledgment - Yes! This, happiest of all occasions, is marked with the quintessential engagement ring. A ring that was once a symbol of husband’s ownership in ancient Egyptian and Roman culture.
For 27-year-old Indrabati Sarkar, who will be married come March 2019, jewellery is only meant to be worn for ceremonies. “I don’t mind wearing jewellery on the engagement day. I have a problem with wearing something constantly.” Her argument is that family ornaments or jewellery worn to symbolise marriage might just cramp up her usual style. “Commitment doesn’t need a showcase,” she asserts.
Growing up with a mother who didn’t believe in wearing sindoor (vermillion red col
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