#Trending: Is This The Next Big Thing in Jewellery?
BY The WMG Bride | 16 Jan, 2016 | 832 views | 2 min read
Pics via @Amrapali; Nizam's Jewellery and Pinterest
First of all, what is a Nizam Choti?In short, it's a hair accessory for brides. This prized ornament was typically worn in the braided hair of the royal women in the Mughal/Nizam era - almost like a hair pin. It's was a huge part of the dressing up routine in the Nizam households - it was regal and showed royalty in the most stylish ways. What is it made up of? The royal families used diamonds, uncut polkis and south sea pearls - in unique, eye-catching designs to showcase their style. But really, nowadays you get them in all shapes and sizes with a great many additions like semi-precious stones and coloured stones.
Pic courtesy: Sunita ShekhawatHow can one wear it? It's almost like a little pendant with a hook so you can hang it up on your hair. But a modern twist to it is the way in which it's converted into a great many things - sort of like a multi-use accessory. Fine jewellery stores are offering versatile and innovative ways to use it now so one can use it as a pendant, a sort of tiny maang tika and as a Nizam Choti (hair accessory). Now, how cool is that? You can even convert a prized pendant or a maang tika from your granny into a Nizam choti with just a hook.What's better? You can even make one earring with a pin so you can use it as a choti. You can even take a pendant and add a comb to it to slip it in gently into your hair - Sunita Shekhawat had a piece in her jewellery cache. Smart heh?
Picture Courtesy: Ghana Singh Be True Jewellery Nizami Choti SketchesWhere do I buy it from? Ghana Singh Be True Jewellery exclusively makes Nizam Chotis at Velvetcase. But you can also ask your local jeweller to convert a pendant into a Choti.