Desi jewelry is expressive and colorful, remaining vital in the expression of fashion and tradition. Weddings, holidays, and celebrations bring beautiful outfits that are not complete without these bejeweled pieces.

We’ve seen the magic brown girls create in their colorful jeweled adornments, but here are Desi women who will make you wish you’d invested in a matha pathi or maang tikka (a tikka style that lays across your forehead, sometimes split in the part).


1. Such beauty.


2. Have you ever seen such perfection?


3. Yes. Yes. Yes.


4. What absolute joy!


5. We’re in heaven. 


6. Those details. That updo.


7. She is absolutely stealing the show.


8. Love, love, love.


9. Gorgeous colors.


10. So vivid.

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A closer peek at the look I went with for one of my closest childhood friends' wedding. I was running late and decided to go with a quick 15 minute makeup+hair. Here are the deets- -Middle parted hair, slightly twirled and clipped on either sides. A low messy bun held together with a matching yellow bun-stick. -L'oreal True Match Concealer for under the eyes -Colorbar Lip Liner -Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream -Glitter Golden Eye Shadow from Sephora -Lakmé Liquid Liner for upper lids -Maybelline Liner for half lining the lower lids -Maybelline Hyper Curl Mascara -Nyx Blush -Elf Blush for highlighting the high points . Sounds like a lot, but if you know what to do and how, it hardly takes any time at all! (With a little practice, of course!)

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11. Everything is on POINT.

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REDISCOVERING BEAUTY, HAPPINESS AND DREAMS, THE QUINTESSENTIAL INDIAN BRIDE !!!!!! ❤️ JUST CAN'T STOP ADORING THIS STUNNING LOOKING BRIDE, SHACHI 😻💋 ______________________________________________________ Follow me on FB – Makeup by Priyanka Arora Follow me on Snapchat – priyanja8012 For Bookings- 📩 📲+91-9999998012 ______________________________________________________ #happybirdes #realbride #prettybride #bridestory #dulhan #bigindianwedding #weddinglook #celebritymua #delhimua #mua #keepingitregal #eyemakeup #subtelmakeup #imbbgurus #bridalglow #bridaljewellery #maangtikka #thatglow #bridalhair #makeupandhair #loveformakeup #lovethemakeup #lookamillion #slayingthelook #bridesbypriyankaarora #priyankaarorabridesarethehappiest #priyankaarora

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12. No words.


13. Absolutely adore-worthy.

  • Khadija Mubarik

    Khadija Mubarik is a pre-med student at Wayne State University majoring in Women’s Studies and Psychology. She balances her time between school and her passion for photography. She runs her own freelance photography business, and is a photographer for The South End, the university’s student run paper.