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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.

 

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!

5 simple rules for statement fashion!

The term “statement” is one of the most oft-heard (and maybe slightly overused) words in fashion, whether it’s via an email subject line that promises “10 Statement Necklaces To Fall In Love With” or coming out of your own mouth when talking to a friend about what to wear tomorrow night. “Statement piece” is todays buzzword for sure!

 What better way to do so than to complete your look with a bold, striking and attention-grabbing piece of statement jewellery?

Statement pieces are designed for you to have fun with, but can make all the wrong statements if they are not worn correctly.

Here are 5 simple rules to get the statement piece fashion right!

1. Less is more

Bold pieces should be allowed to stand out, so do not over-crowd your look by wearing them within close proximity of each other.

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2. Keep it simple

Big accessories are best worn with simple clothes. Steer clear of busy patterns and embellishments such as sequins when wearing bold jewelry.

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3. Choose earrings wisely

When wearing dangly statement earrings, it is better to keep your hair sleek and not too big. Also make sure that your make-up balances well with your earrings. If you are wearing a brightly coloured pair, they may look best with clean and simple makeup.

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4. Adorn your arms tastefully

Cuff bracelets are an excellent choice if you want to wear a statement piece. To show yours off, keep your arms bare or wear a cuff over a slim-fitting one colour long sleeve top. Stick to one cuff to create a focal point.

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5. Wear pieces that create an outfit

Remember that statement pieces are supposed to make – you guessed it – a statement, so choose pieces that help to create an over-all outfit. If you are going for a prim and polished look, opt for pearls . Vintage or floral pieces will look beautiful with a romantic and feminine outfit, while colourful beads are a must if you are going for a boho look.

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5 ways to mix and match your jewelry with your outfits.

Jewelry and outfits are inseparable, they go hand in hand. The choice of jewellery depends on the attire you wear and vice-versa. Traditional attires are likely to demand sparkly jewellery like temple jewellery or antique jewellery. But modern outfits that took a transformation over the ages are better matched with fashion/ imitation jewellery that are flashy and aesthetic, the choice however depends much upon the wearer.

The term- ‘mix and match’ has assumed new proportions among the modern elite. Here are a 5 ways you can team up jewelry with different outfits:

  • SHINY JEWELLERY should be worn with dark and bold colours, never wear shiny jewellery with a very sparkly outfit as it will be very flashy to the onlooker.

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  • LIGHT JEWELLERY like really delicate and thin necklaces or stud earrings can be worn with a very grand and loud coloured outfits. Keep it calm to the eyes of the onlookers.

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  • SOLID COLOURED JEWELLERY like a bronze neckpiece, a gold cut-out neckpiece or an oxidised silver neck piece can be worn with floral prints, pastel colours and bold colours. This kind of jewellery is the type that can be worn with Indian as well as western outfits.

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  • CLASSY TRADITONAL JEWELLERY like antiques are mostly clubbed with Indian clothes, like sarees and so on.

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  • GRAND JEWELLERY! Supposing you’re wearing a lehenga thats really grand, make sure you do not wear a neckpiece that is over lapped by the already outfit. Instead keep it beautiful with a pair of long grand earring like for example the famous ramleela earrings.

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These are a few ways you can pair up your jewelry with your outfits. Play around, but make sure you do not over do it, as no one finds too much jewellery attractive. Good luck with getting the best match of your jewellery and outfits.

How to maintain your fashion jewellery

How to maintain your jewellery

Don’t you just hate discoloured and faded jewellery? When your favourite pair of earrings or your most treasured charm bracelet go a weird, unappealing colour?  The lustre and beauty of inexpensive jewellery can also be maintained well with the right care and tips.  Here are a few measures to prolong the spark and brightness to your imitation jewellery.

1.STORAGE METHOD-

It is very important to store your jewellery in the right manner. Keeping your jewellery lying around on your dresser or hanging them around is most likely to cause damage to them. A good suggestion will be to store them in small air tight plastic zipper bags and be certain to let out all the air before zip locking. This will play the biggest role in avoiding the dulling and tarnishing of your jewellery.

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2. STORAGE WHILE TRAVELING-

It is a must to store your jewellery very carefully while you travel, as they are carried around and damage is unavoidable. You can still keep them safe by storing them in jewellery cases. Specifically designed jewellery cases lined with fabric and dividers is the ideal storage for your jewellery.

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Box type velvet storage

3. JEWELLERY POUCHES-

For those who do not have a jewellery case or have run out of space in a small jewellery case, can use a jewellery pouch which also serves the purpose. These jewellery pouches are made out of satin and velvet on the inside which keeps your jewels damage free. Note: while placing necklaces in these pouches, one must make sure to place them untangled.

4. ORGANISERS-

For jewellery made out of wood/glass or plastic, which do not discolour can be hung on a jewellery tree or put in racks. A jewellery tree is usually kept on your dresser with branches that are used to hang your wooden/glass or plastic bangles. This way you would avoid losing or breaking them.

5. MOISTURE-

Imitation jewellery should never be exposed to moisture of any sort, like: creams, hairspray, perfumes, water or any chemicals. When you are all dressed up to leave for your party or work, make sure to spray your perfume and then wear your jewellery. If not, this will cause dullness and discolour your jewellery. Always apply cosmetics before wearing your jewellery.

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With proper care and storage every piece of jewellery can be used for a long time how much ever worth it is. Make sure to keep your jewellery clean, do not wear

The art of antique!

Antique jewellery with its exhaustive array of designs has always had a charm on Indian women. Be it celebrities or the average Indian belle, these products have a lure on Indian society. Enchanting collections of antique jewellery have made inroads into the jewellery market and every city in India can boast of exclusive boutiques to flaunt these products.

From days of yore, antique jewellery has had an impact on the wearer and the trend is even more pronounced in the present days. There exists a vast market for this product as there is a huge demand for antique designs in fashion jewellery. If you’ve noticed many youngsters these days prefer vintage designed jewels also know as antique designs.

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From this we see that the trend of the primitive times seem to have re-born. Many young women these days love antique jewellery designs as they’re not too flashy and give you a classy look. Another really cool thing is that antique jewellery can also be worn with the right western outfit apart from the traditional Indian outfits.

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Antique jewellery portray decades of elegance.  Temple jewellery are also a part of antique jewellery only a little more on the grand side. The most famous antique designs are the round, close to the neck patterns. This design in particular is adorned by the majority of women these days. Antique jewellery has become famous among the beautiful brides of our country. They can be worn on absolutely any type of Indian outfit, be it:  lehengas, pattu sarees, patialla sets, designer sarees and so on.

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So go ahead, look for your favourite antique set and flaunt it with the perfect outfit!

Must know Jewellery tips for the pretty bride – to – be’ s !

Indian weddings are the most colorful and culturally rich weddings that can be seen!

Right from the event planning to the minor invitation detailing, planning a wedding can be truly a tedious task. Though we cannot help you in the planning and the execution part, we can make the stress of bride a lot more lighter! Now you don’t have to go around looking for bridal jewellery that is both exclusive and affordable in each shop or jewellery store. You can get them all in the comfort of a click at our online store.

Here we present some exclusively antique and vintage jewellery that will make the groom go weak on his knees!

Antique Carved Collection for Muhurtham

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These are the best option for muhurtham jewellery. When worn over a arakku pattu saree or a crimson red kanchivaram, the contrast these jewellery show is priceless! Yet they come in an affordable price range with us.

The Reception Look

For reception, women generally prefer a rich lehenga with swarovski stones/ a designer saree. The best kinds of jewellery that go with these are, kundan jewellery or american diamond jewellery. Let us give you a very important tip. If your reception outfit is in the shades of light pink, blue or green, go for american diamond jewellery. If it is in the shades of red, violet or yellow go for kundan jewellery.

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Sangeeth & Mehendi:

Fortunately or unfortunately our wedding events does not end with just one or two events. We have sangeeth, mehendi, nalangu, mappilai azhaippu and much more smaller events where the bride is expected to be dressed equally good as her muhurtham day! For these you can go for beaded jewellery or kemp jewellery to give some variety to the guests awaiting to check out the bride’s jewellery. Here is few options for all the smaller events.

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The Never ending Family Dinners and Post wedding parties:

Gear up for all the never ending invites from the relatives for virundu or lunch getogethers with friends post wedding. The brief to be need to look as fresh as she was during the wedding. You can choose simple pendant sets for all the virundu and family getogethers while stylish earrings/ chunky necklaces will keep you covered for the parties with friends!

For all the family getogethers,

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For the parties and dinners with friends choose and light weight trendy jewellery,

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Now you know everything you need to know to be the pretty and rocking bride- to- be!

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Eco-friendly or Pocket friendly? Welcome Terracotta Trend!

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Of late, terra-cotta jewellery have made a huge fashion trend among the ladies! Thanks to the brilliant designs and the pocket friendly prices of these rustic jewellery.

Made out of clay and moulded into various shapes and sizes, these jewellery can be custom made with ease. After the final moulding is done, they are given life by splashing with an array of Indian colors and intricate designs. These jewellery however is much preferred as they do not need much care like the gold polished or zircon stones. Well nature needs no preservation! They don’t darken with time. However, it is breakable. So one has to be sure to handle them with care.

The most preferred is the terra-cotta jhumkas and earrings! They come is variety of shapes, colors and designs. Then comes the long chains and necklaces. The chains are usually paired with black thread or golden thread depending on the design. Now many women are getting into terra-cotta jewellery making, as these are easy to make and many kits are already available in the market. But only a few of the brands have managed to come up with unique pieces in quality designs providing a great finishing.

How to pair it- They can be paired with long summer skirts, cotton sarees, tussar sarees and soft silks. Order a pair of custom made grand terra-cotta jewellery set with a touch of gold to go with your silks and kanchipurams.

Have a look at some of these beautiful terra-cotta pieces and how to pair them…

Some unique pieces of terra-cotta jewellery that you should add to your collection… Click here for more collections…

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6 types jewellery every Indian woman should have!

Now a days Indian woman are giving more importance to their jewellery. They buy a jewellery and match it with any dress of that suits it rather than matching the jewellery with the outfit. A good piece of necklace or an earring definitely compliments and elevate any outfit.

Here we give you the 6 must have pieces of jewellery that every woman should have.

Jhumkas: No function or traditional occasion is complete without spotting beautiful looking saree clad Indian women without jhumkas. Though there are many different version of this classic piece of jewellery, the basic trend of wearing this earrings remains the same. This stud with an umbrella like hanging at the bottom has many versions ranging from plain gold, antique gold with subtle use of stones, diamond studded with pearl hanging and kemp stone studded ones.

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A beautiful american diamond studded Jhumka with a pearl hanging at the bottom from http://www.mysticcollections.com

A set of pearls: Pearl symbolises purity and beauty. The lovely color of the pearl accentuates any look. A string of plain pearl necklace set is a must have in your jewellery box. They go well with western outfits and gives the wearer an elegant look! If you don’t know what to wear, go for pearls.

A alluring pearl necklace set that is sure to make you the talk of the evening. See more collections at www.mysticcollections.com
A alluring pearl necklace set that is sure to make you the talk of the evening. See more collections at http://www.mysticcollections.com

Terracota jewellery: Now more and more women are becoming eco friendly and want to go for hand loom cottons and ahimsa silks. The same trend has been catching up in the jewellery industry as well. And the result – beautiful and earthy terra-cotta jewellery. This jewellery is handmade with clay and beautifully painted with lovely Indian colors. These are pocket friendly as well!

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Here is a lovely looking eco-friendly terra-cotta jewellery from Mysticcollections.com

Statement Necklaces: These are the newer trend. From peter pan collar necklaces to neon coloured chic metallic pieces, these statement necklaces are available in wide varieties. These are called statement necklaces as they do not require any other huge piece of jewellery. These can be worn with chiffon/printed sarees or western wears. Avoid huge or dangling earrings.

Gold textured statement jewellery
Bright gold textured statement jewellery…

Hand Jewellery: A chunky finger ring that adorn your long fingers will put your taste in accessories at a whole new level! A beautiful intricately carved finger ring with kemp or ruby stones or a onyx or a turquoise studded ring is a must have for any season and for any trend.

An intricately designed kemp stone finger ring

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Shining Stars: A set of delicate necklace studded with american diamonds are a life saver for any evening party! To accessorize your designer saree or the lovely anarkali you bought recently, go for these kind of necklace sets without much doubt. But remember to invest in a necklace which is unique and has good quality stones!

Designer Necklace Set
  Designer Necklace Set

If you ain’t got them all your jewellery collection is not complete!