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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.

 

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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!

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

Find your jewellery personality!

We all have our favorites in jewellery. Some of us like pearls…and some like chunky oxidized silver jewellery. Few are crazy about antique gold jewellery and few wants the shining american diamond stones on their necklaces!

Just like our favorite colors says our personality, our favorite jewels also means something.

Passion for Pearls!

If you think that just a string of pearl around your neck could light up your entire look, then you are the kind of woman who loves simplicity and comfort! You are classy with a sense of elegance and would like to keep your work life and social life as separate as possible.
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Chunky earrings and funky look!

If you someone who loves to wear chunky jewelry such as big hoop earrings, thick dangling necklaces, or extravagant rings, you are more likely to be an active, social and bubbly person. You are the ones usually surrounded by groups of people at a party.

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Gold means Royal!

Does the handcrafted carvings on the antique gold necklace and the contrast of ruby kemp stones steal your heart and take your breath away wanting you to match with your silks? Then you are the kind of women who enjoys being pampered and loves extravagant things! You are the balanced and cheerful one among your circle. You want to own anything best around & You are willing to work hard for it…

 

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Shining Star..

You love fancy…You love glitters…you love gazing at the stars on the sky. Your entire jewellery collection is filled with shining stones, zircons & diamonds! If this describes you, then you love freedom and embrace independence. You are bold and hate to be dependent on anybody. You like to get things done your way!

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Now tell us what is your personality?!!!

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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Kundan – The royal patronage of Mughals

Kundan ( K-uu-n-d-uh-n ) The word kundan means highly refined gold, and a highly refined and pure form of molten gold is used. Kundan jewelry is a style of jewelry made with techniques native to India.

imagesThe history of kundan jewelry making in India dates back several thousand years to the Mughal Empire and Dynasty period in India, between 1526 and 1858. It flourished in greatly in the Mughal era as it received royal patronage with the most intricate form of Indian Gem Stone, and is the oldest form of jewelry made and worn in India, still in use. During Mughal period, the art of kundan work reached Rajasthan from Delhi. Later on, craftsmen from the different part of the country migrated to the place and made Rajasthan a hub of Kundankari. Over the years the kundan jewellery of the courts was successfully copied in silver in Rajasthan, Bihar and the Punjab states and became popular with common man as well. Pachchikam is one such variation of Kundan Jewelry. Today, it is known world over and Rajasthan is considered to be the centre for the best kundankari workmanship. There are many styles and variations in Kundan work, with the meena kundan being considered the most traditional. In this style, the stones are encrusted on one side and the reverse is decorated with elaborate enamel or meenakari work. It is said that the meenakari was a way of adding to the beauty of the kundan jewelry. But overtime it came to be as much admired as the kundan itself.

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Traditional kundan jewelry has stones encrusted on one side and colorful and intricate meenakari on the reverse. The entire technique of Kundankari lies in the skillful setting of gems and stones in gold, which is rarely solid. Holes are cut for the gems, engraving is carried out and the pieces are enameled. The core of the ornament is made out of lac, a natural resin. Later, lac is inserted into the hollow parts and is then visible from the front, through the holes left for the gems. Highly refined gold or kundan is used to cover the lac and gems are then pushed into the kundan. To increase the strength of the joints and to give it a smooth finish, more kundan is applied. Kundankari is such a specialized work that it is carried by a group of craftsmen, each carrying out a specific task. 125590-sonam-kapoor-in-the-movie-thank-youThe chiterias make the basic design, the ghaarias are responsible for engraving and making holes, meenakari or enameling is done by the enameller and the goldsmith takes care of the Kundan or gold. The jadiyas or stone setters, set stones such as jade, agate, garnet, emerald, rock crystal, topaz, amethyst, and spinel into kundan. With kundan jewelry, even the smallest piece is elaborate. It definitely can’t be termed as light jewelry. So it calls for a special occasion to bring out that kundan set.