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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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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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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
                         Golden Bangles

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.

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?!!!

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!

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!