The auspicious green bangles or chooda are interspersed with gold bangles called the paatli, which are singular flat bangles, and the carved tode bangles.
The paatli is the Maharashtrian equivalent of the north Indian kangan, and is a must-wear for the Marathi bride as she steps into a lifelong commitment of marriage.
This long gold necklace, called Kolhapuri Saaz, is as stunning as it is symbolic. Traditionally, 21 beautiful leaf-shaped pendants form the neckpiece that ends in the large, circular good luck charm or Taviz.
The pendants represent good omens - Nature and the avatars of Lord Vishnu - to invoke blessings and protection for the couple.
Carved out of gold and designed with jav mani or golden beads, emeralds and rubies, the neckpiece is also said to bring love and riches to the new couple.