Raksha Bandhan is a very special festival celebrated in most parts of India especially in the North. The festival celebrates the special bond of love between a brother and sister followed by the Rakhi tying ritual which holds a lot of importance. The festival has a number of stories attached to its existence, with all of them highlighting the strength of sibling love.
With changing times, the Rakhis are also undergoing some transformation. From the traditional Rakhis made of thread and decorative adornments, modern day Rakhis are getting inspired by the latest jewellery trends which make them relevant even after the occasion. Some of the Rakhis crafted by artisans have a great style quotient and certainly deserve some flaunting. Here are some modern jewellery trends, which are likely to influence the rakhis you will be seeing this year in the market.
Dokra beaded rakhis: The Dokra trend has really come up in a big way in the recent times with more and more designers experimenting with the dokra beads to design fine jewellery. The unisex dokra bracelets can easily pass off as trendy rakhis, that your dear brother may not want to part with for a long time.
Beads and charms: There are a number of beads that have a unisex appeal. Evils eye, amethyst, coral and the Rudraksha are beads which are considered trendy for women and the boys. Designers are now redefining the rakhi trend by designing elegant beaded bracelets with cute charms that will rule the rakhi trend this Raksha Bandhan.
German silver kadas: Instead of the traditional rakhi this year gift your brother a stylish kada or bracelet made of german silver. Available in funky designs and styles, german silver is a favourite trend among the men and is certainly a unique rakhi to adorn your brother’s wrist.
Copper wire bracelets: Wire craft has certainly been one of the most catchy trends seen by the year 2017. Try out some innovative copper wire bracelet designs to be your innovative rakhi for this year. Copper wire bracelets incorporating semi precious stones or with written names are also a great way to make your brother feel a little extra special this rakhi.
Gold Pendants: Gold and silver pendants tied to the rakhi threads are also great rakhi ideas to pamper your brother. The good part is that after the festival, these pendants can be hooked on to a chain and will remain as a precious memory of the sibling love you share.