strategies for collecting jewellery

Maybe you’re intrigued by jewelry in general, or perhaps you’ve fallen hard for one particular trend — here’s how to make it work with the rest of your jewelry wardrobe.

You might be looking for a little sparkle or ready to take your look to the next level. Whether you love collecting designer jewelry or you want to step it up by adding some more goodies to your jewelry box, it’s not always simple meshing your style of dress with jewellery pieces and ending up with a cohesive jewelry wardrobe.

There are several strategies for collecting jewelry, whether you’re just starting your collection or you have always been attracted to the sparkles.

Collecting one designer

If you’ve fallen in love with the work of one particular jewelry brand, there’s no reason to “play the field” if you don’t want to. You’ll know that a certain brand really resonates with you if you find yourself drawn to their pieces again and again, if you follow their website/ store to see if there’s anything new.

Your favorite brand’s pieces echo the style of your wardrobe — be it sleek and modern, vintage-inspired or ornate and jewel-toned. In short, if you love a designer, stick with it and amass an amazing collection.

Collecting one style

When shopping for clothing, if you look for fashion that has a really defined style, perhaps that should extend to your jewelry too. When choosing jewellery pieces, do you stick to a theme in its design, such as chunky silver, feminine and ornate pieces or raw, unpolished gemstones?

Sticking to a certain style of designer jewelry is like walking down the same shopping street every day. Once you’ve decided what your jewelry style is, then all you have to do is seek it out wherever you go — there’s your favorite design. Wear one particular style of jewelry and it will instantly define your look, and make you appear pulled together at all times.

High/low

Are you a woman who feels preppy one day, but like a princess on another day? Well, there’s nothing wrong with embracing your eclectic side, and even if the core of your jewelry wardrobe consists of gold and sparkling jewelry, you can really spice it up by collecting some fun pieces in different shades and color tones. Try combining a thin gold bracelet with pearl bracelets; you can even add a leather wrap bracelet to make a stack that’s fashionable and fun. Layer your real gold chains with fun colored beads or a stylish pendant — the sky is the limit. Just remember to not add too many elements to one “look” or you’ll just look confused.

Ready to shop? We have added some fun new styles at http://www.mysticcollections.com . Now go check them out!

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Anklet season is in!

While anklets have been around since ancient times and are still a perennial in our culture, they’ve gone in and out of fashion for the past few years. We say they’re due for a big, fine-jewelry comeback! In recent years, “arm parties” of bracelets; “finger parties” of rings; hand jewelry; ears full of studs, earring jackets, ear climbers and ear cuffs; layers and layers of necklaces; and body chains. Every body part has been loaded with jewelry except for the leg.

The wedding season is obviously the best season for showing off anklets. But you can also wear an anklet with a more trendy look— even jeans — or dress to pep up the outfit.

Ankle bracelets are also a great way to add a splash of color to an outfit heavy in neutral colors. Buying flashy ones can be quite an investment, as a statement color isn’t likely to go with every outfit.

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Anklets are often paired with toe rings in India. How else can you draw attention to a new pedicure?

Some traditional varieties are shown below. These can be paired with lehengas, sarees and silk ethnic dresses.

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Add some bling to your outfits with anklets/ ankle bracelets!

Beauty of Turquoise Jewellery

When it comes to fine crystal jewellery, turquoise jewellery is always a fantastic choice. Turquoise is a beautiful stone that has been worked into amulets and jewellery for thousands of years. It is found in many different parts of the world and its wonderful green and blue colour has made a favourite of civilizations as far apart as the ancient Chinese and Native Americans.

We love the bright colours of turquoise jewellery. There is something about the richness and brightness of this crystal that look simply stunning. Turquoise jewellery makes a wonderful gift and we at Mysticcollections have a great choice of turquoise jewellery.

Healing Power of Turquoise

Different cultures have ascribed differing powers to turquoise as a healing stone, but there are some main attributes that they all agree on. Turquoise is believed to protect from both physical and spiritual harm and it has historically been carved into amulets against sorcery. In modern crystal healing, turquoise is still used for protection, as well as its calm, balancing energy. It is believed to stabilize mood swings and bring relief to people who are exhausted or overworked.

Turquoise pendants are among some of our most popular pieces of jewellery. Pendants really show off the beauty of crystals and they put the gemstone centre stage in your look. Below are some of our favourite turquoise pieces, that can be worn for both special and everyday occasions.

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Top Antique finds this season

We love the latest trends and new designs. However, there’s always something special about a rare vintage style or one-of-a-kind antique piece. Check out our favorite vintage and antique pieces in our website.

With a hint of pearl…

For a while now, the lakshmi or the godess crafted pendants or necklaces have been in trend. This combined with tiny pearls gives a very vintage and antique look.

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How to wear this? Match this with maroon or dark coloured kanchivaram silks. Let the pearl glow in the dark background!

A dash of colours…

With colourful beads, this chain gives a perfect look of fun and fantasy for the wearer. We can see the most popular goddess etched pendant here.

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How to wear this? Pep up the sober coloured sarees and ethnic wear with this colourful pendant chain.

Kaasumalai:

An absolutely antique and vintage find that goes with anything in your wardrobe. This coin jewellery is quite popular in southern India and most of the brides would have atleast one in this kind.

 

How to wear it? The first one is rather a contemporary version of the kasumalai. Team it with any long haarams or wear it alone.

The long version is the authentic and the classic style. Much suited for the matured and elderly women.

 

‘Watch it’ this season

Though we’re all buried deep down into our phones and can tell time with a blink of an I(phone), watches are a luxurious-fashionable-retro-must-have accessory for every woman and girl who have a penchant for details.

Small retro watches are in right now, with both metallic as well as leather bands, minimal design, thin, sticking to your wrist. They look amazing as the single accessory of a basic minimal outfit. Think French-chic.

Bigger watches in silver or gold, more on the masculine-statement-bling side are still hanging in there, which if you ask me, is absolutely great, because you can do both styles, depending on your outfit and mood. These ones look fantastic with layered bracelets, boyfriend jeans and blazers.

Here are some absolutely drool-worthy watch styles from http://www.mysticcollections.com

 

Look at these various patterns that can go with your everyday wardrobe.

Go get one for yourself now!

Four Finds – Your gift options at MYSTIC!

If you’re struggling to find that “perfect” piece for a holiday/Christmas gift this year, make sure you check out our website. It is brimming with fun antique jewelry, rare items and collectible pieces. We’ve put together a color palette to get some ideas flowing. Whether you’re drawn to moody blues, epic greens, festive florals or vibrant orange, these will surely get you inspired!

A bright zircon stone bangle, finished off with gold enamel around the edge, is set with three american diamonds in triangle settings. This is a fine piece of  jewelry and we love the setting–gives it some nice detailing!

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A mashup of my current muses all in one piece of jewelry–a tri-colored semiprecious necklace! I love the detailing with the different colored beads. The uniqueness of this piece is really something else!

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A moody tri coloured pendant set, consisting of a garnet, pearl and some enamel. The pendant is flanked by pearls with polished tones and blue, red and green enamel in a circular-shape. So exquisite!

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A Jaipur-royal looking colourful bangles. The coloring is bright and vibrant, depicting an jaipur queen! Nothing like that nature coloured effect on a piece of jewelry.

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New year Looks!

It’s time for a new year and new looks! Make this New Year’s Eve a memorable one by adding a style factor with statement jewelry and breathtaking dresses. How do you do it?

Start by reading this article, as our fashion experts unveiled some timeless jewelry ideas to help elevate your personality and get you ready for the most stylish night of the year.

Stylish Jewelry for Your New Year’s Eve Party:

Break the rules and follow your heart!

Hand cuffs are common so make an entry with ear cuffs instead. This was one of the biggest trends in 2015 so rock it this New Year’s Eve as well. Make sure to pair it wisely so they don’t overpower your look.

If rings are more your style, try a ring like the one below with american stones and a dreamy, feminine design. Slide on one statement ring and your look is complete!

Play it cool by going trendy with floral patterns and exciting colors. Pair a floral necklace with a nude dress or a beaded necklace in multiple rows.

Make a princess statement by flaunting an Indian looking antique gold tone chocker necklace with a curvy black evening gown.

Whether it’s diamonds, beads, crystals, gold embellishments or sterling silver statements, it’s time to go out and rock your best New Year’s Eve style ever!

Be a therapeutic Indian bride

In India jewelry is not only worn just for ornamentation purposes but also for its medical and therapeutic benefits as well. In India since ancient times, jewelry was designed, crafted and worn with great care thought and care. Indian jewelry was valued not only for beauty but also for the therapeutic,astrological and spiritual benefits it provided for its wearer.

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Maang Tikka worn from the crown of the head to the forehead between the brows and rests on the acupressure median of endocrine penial gland.Pineal gland activation will help the 6th Chakra reach its potential, which includes clairvoyance, psychic abilities, intuition,spirituality and enlightenment.To further enhace the benefits of wearing a Tikka it is advisable to use a Tikka set with crystals like violet/purple Amethyst or Clear Quartz.

sheesh phool is worn at the crest of the hair from where the juda(bun) or plaits are tied.It presses on the urinary bladder meridian and helps control headache and sleeplessness.

Nath or Nose Ring is connected to the heart meridian and increases the sense of smell and reduces nose infections.It is claimed that nose piercing also decreases pain of menstruation and eases the child birth.

Kada or Bangles are worn on the reflex points of reproductive organs like uterus and ovaries and help regulate their functions.

Ring worn on the first finger presses the reflex point of brain,on the second finger that of eyes,third that of ears and fourth that of heart. That is why engagement or wedding rings are always worn on the fourth finger of the left hand.

Necklaces presses the points of the heart and lungs and help regulate their functions.

Choker rests on the points of thyroid and parathyroid and helps regulate their functions.

Kamarband or waist belt helps regulate the functions of spleen, ovaries,uterus and kidney.

Payal or Anklets are mostly made of silver.They improve peripheral blood circulation and reduces inflammation of sole.

By wearing silver Bichya or Toe Rings in second finger from toe menstrual cycle course is regularized with even intervals. This gives good scope for conceiving to married women. Also it is said just because that particular nerve in the second finger from toe, also connects the uterus and passes thru heart. Because of this, the constant friction caused while walking and doing all sorts of chores during a day, it revitalizes the productivity organs. Silver being a good conductor, it also absorbs the energy from the polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body, thus refreshing whole body system.

Now you can be a therapeutic bride too!

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Know your head adornment !

Forehead Jewelry has been an important part of the Indian culture since ancient times.In India forehead center located between the eyebrows is the center of 6th “Agana Chakra”or “Indu/Chandra Chakra” or third eye.It controls and energizes the pituitary gland and is important for endocrine and nervous systems.The purpose of the forehead chakra is to help you to gain higher spiritual awareness.

Here we look at the various Indian adornments and ornaments for the forehead.

Maang Tikka:

It is a beautiful ethnic piece of jewellery which adorns the forehead of a traditional Indian bride. It is also a part of the 16 adornments worn to accentuate the bride’s beauty.The maang is the stringed portion which lays flat between the parting of the hair, while the tikka is the jeweled part which sits on the forehead on the spot on the forehead where you apply a tilak or bindi.

It is a very versatile piece of jewellery and can be worn in various styles. The types of maang tikkas vary from region to region in India.

-South Indian Maang Tikka is known as “Netti Chutti” is crafted out of traditional plain gold without any stones.

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Rajasthani maang tikka known as “Borla” has a rounded center is made from pearls , kundan/jadau and meenakari.


Women from Himachal Pradesh wear Chirri Tikka ornament on her forehead during Dussehra and other special occasions. Chirri Tikka is usually silver,enameled and has lots of bell drops.

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Jhoomar:

Jhoomar worn by Muslim brides is another forehead head ornament which is worn on one side of the hair, falling partly on the forehead like a one-side ‘mang tikka’.

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Matha Patti:

Matha Patti is another forehead ornament which is a extended variation of Maang Tikka. Also known as Shringar Patti, the central tikka is a flat piece suspended from the centre of the forehead while one or several chains hang along the hairline on both sides.

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Now which is going to be your head adornment this season?

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The perfect hues

We believe that jewel tones are the perfect hues to encompass the transition from summer to fall. Brightness stays but becomes more saturated, more confident. Here are a few ways to bring these tones into your wardrobe, to celebrate this season of change:

Mystique Earrings

A droplet of  beautiful kundan earring that is finished with a focal point of deeply rich red. A gem with a tone warm as folklore.

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Stone Earrings

A beautiful earring with a earthy green stone. Paired with simple pendant, it gives a much in trend boho look.

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Midnight Blue Necklace and Earrings

Tear drop shape of deepest blue stone stand alongside oxidized silver. This is sometimes called “poet’s stone,” to capture the creative essence that this stone has been known to bring to the wearer.

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Sophisticated, royal, seductive… these semi-precious stones are colored by the earth. They will add a pop of color to a neutral outfit. And since jewel tones complement each other, feel free to mix and match for a combination that’s just right.

There’s a romance about wearing a color that came from deep inside the earth. It slept there, in a cave, sparkling quietly in the darkness. It waited to be unveiled to show the brilliance that it’s capable of. Bring that brilliance everywhere you go.

A deeper, more mysterious set of colors to capture the wandering spirit of upcoming autumn in these last few moments before winter preparations must begin.