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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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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!

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.

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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How to choose the right accessory?

Understanding the Style Quotient and providing interesting options to brighten up every beautiful personality is high on the priority list because it is important to bring out the uniqueness of the Superstar in each Woman!

When it comes to wearing jewelry, more is often more. Styling your accessories has become just as fun and challenging as putting together an entire ensemble. It’s practically an art.Here are simple tips to help you upgrade your jewelry game to the big leagues.

  • The easiest way to accessorize your jewelry is by picking one piece to work around. That piece can be a statement ring, a bold watch or a chunky bracelet. Work around it by adding pieces that are smaller in size and not as flashy.
  • If there is no statement piece to work around and all of your jewelry pieces are equal standouts, try to mix them by thickness and size.
  • Silver, rose gold, copper, white gold. It no longer has to match! In fact, it’s encouraged to mix all kinds of metals when it comes to your jewelry.
  • Here are few more simple tips to pep up your looks
  1. Bracelet stacking is where you can be the most random
  2. Update classic pearls by adding a second necklace
  3. Consistent color throughout your dressing
  4. Layered necklace metals in all the same shades
  5. Sometimes a long earring and no neck piece at all

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The true key to mixing and matching your jewelry is to play around.  It’s sort of like cooking, add a little here, take away there and don’t overdo it.  However, don’t under do it either.  Also, make sure that the amount of mixing and matching works with where you are going.  In some instances a lot of layers will make sense whereas in others you may want to hold back.  But that’s the beauty of this way of accessorizing, you can tailor it to the day ahead.

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.

Bangles – Beautifully yours!

Bangles form part of the traditional ornamental jewellery of Indian culture from time immemorial. It even dates back to the pre-historic ages, where bangles were made of stone, clay and metal. Gradually it became a work of art and were made out of precious metals like gold and silver. Today, it occupies a vast space in modern ornamental jewellery with a million designs transcending cultural barriers. This fashionable trend has now been passed on to alien cultures. Now, it is as popular in the west, as it is in India. So much so, that there is a vast market in the bangle trade, be it precious or non precious. Ornamental bangles made of precious metals and stones are beyond the reach of the aam admi, hence this has given rise to a market of bangles made of semi-precious metals and stones known as FASHION JEWELLERY. The love for this ornamental jewellery has given rise to various types of bangles.

There are 2 very basic types of bangles: a solid cylinder type and a split cylindrical spring opening/ closing type.

The only distinguishing factor is the material used to make these bangles, they vary from the following:

GLASS BANGLES – These bangles are the most fun and colourful type of bangles that make you look so girly. Glass bangles are nothing like they were so many years ago. They have updated a lot and are super stylish. They’re worn at absolutely every event with the perfect outfit and so many colours to choose from.

Colourful Glass Bangles
          Colourful Glass Bangles

GOLD BANGLES – These are beautifully crafted and designed to look elegant on your wrist. The gold bangles are the pompous bangles. They can be worn to parties and grand occasions.

Golden Bangles
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JADE BANGLES – These bangles are made out of the ornamental rock ‘jade’ which is carved and crafted for its aesthetic looks. They also sometimes symbolize things as a part of ancient beliefs.

Jade Bangles
                          Jade Bangles

PASTIC BANGLES – These bangles are the choice of the mass for its affordability and comfort. They come in different colours and sizes and sometimes with beads. These bangles should definitely be added to your wardrobe.

Plastic/Acrylic Bangles
                  Plastic/Acrylic Bangles

WOODEN BANGLES – These bangles promote an artisan class which gives an opening to innovation and craftsmanship.

Wooden Bangles
                       Wooden Bangles

CERAMIC BANGLES – These bangles, though heavier to sport affords a wide range of colourful and designer bangles.

Ceramic Bangles
                  Ceramic Bangles 

Now-a-days, it’s not just the older people who wear bangles, times have changed. Fashion keeps altering itself. So go ahead and update yourself with fashion, don’t lag back.

•WOODEN BANGLES- These bangles promote an artisan class which gives an opening to innovation and craftsmanship.

•CERAMIC BANGLES- These bangles, though heavier to sport affords a wide range of colourful and designer bangles.

Now-a-days, it’s not just the older people who wear bangles, times have changed. Fashion keeps altering itself. So go ahead and update yourself with fashion, don’t lag back.

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!

Terracotta jewellery

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!