In recent times where it is more about comfort and personal style, it also has taken a very personalised tone.
While women can pull off a whole range of ornaments from bling to baubles, not all men feel comfortable donning more than a watch, a class ring, or some discreet earring.
Jewellery brand Tanishq has recently launched its latest range and designs - for summer wedding season for millennial brides-to-be under its wedding sub-brand Rivaah.
A 'riot of colours' expressed through unusual combinations of very different families of gemstones coming together is expected to trend in jewellery in 2021.
Gold comes in many hues that can be appropriately styled for different occasions.