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Tribal Trends

Traditions are what tie people together. A tradition is a shared experience that connects us to the human race. There is more to accessorizing than simply matching an outfit. Tribal fashions are on the rise, and it’s no wonder why. Decorating ourselves w

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ith layered strands of beads, large wooden blocks and exaggerated dangling chains makes us feel connected to to tradition– to our ancestors. Those looks of years gone by have stood the test of time.  So we embrace them today and will carry them through to tomorrow.

Let’s explore a few of the elements that can give jewelry that tribal feel:

Materials

Dyed bone helps us feel grounded and in tune with our instincts. Oxidized silver, wood and shells help us feel closer to the Earth. All metals are precious and a gift of honor in ancient societies.

Symbols

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Certain symbols of peace and hope are easily identified across many cultures. The Om is an example of one of these universal symbols.

Colors

Colors like black, white and silver are wonderfully offset by bright red. These are timeless color choices that have been used in tribal jewelry since the very beginnings of civilization, because these colors are commonly found in nature (in the form of ebony, seashell, metal and coral).

Whatever your style, whatever your reason for wearing the tribal trend, choose accessories that make you feel strong and proud!

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Revealing the Layering secrets

Layering necklaces is one of our favorite trends at the moment. We just love the look of stacked up dainty gold jewelry. Every piece can be delicate and minimal on its own, but when layered together, it makes the perfect statement. Bring some of your old jewelry back to life by pairing it with new. Try out these chic necklaces to get the look!

Revealing the secrets here!

Secret 1: Go for a graduated effect—delicate shorter necklaces with slightly chunkier, longer necklaces.

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Secret 2: Larger-than-life necklaces pair well with dainty chains.

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Secret 3: For a collar effect, layer chunky necklaces that rest right on top of each

other.

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Secret 4: Personalize your collection with a letter or zodiac pendant.

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Secret 5: Gold may be in vogue, but silver can feel more unique.

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Contest time!

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     Must have pieces for parties!

Do you love parties, but you’re not really sure how to dress up for one? What if you are shy and just want to make a good first impression? Not to worry –we are here to your rescue!
Buying and owning jewelry is one of the best perks of being a girl, so it’s our accessory-loving duty to tell you what sparkly essentials you need in your jewelry box. And while we encourage you to indulge in any jewel trend of the moment, we’ve made a list of the top 10 pieces of jewelry every woman should own to stun at a party:

  • hMUST HAVE #1 –  Long earrings

 Mostly reserved for evenings or events, these will again make a statement and finish your look, and make your face pop.

  • MUST HAVE #2 –A Menswear-Inspired Watchw1
    Besides keeping you punctual, a great menswear-inspired watch is the perfect way to ground your girly jewelry.Invest in one that looks like it could be shared with either your boyfriend or even your grandpa, with a slightly bigger face and either a metallic or leather strap.
  • MUST HAVE #3 – A Strand Of Pearls
    We love how this never-out-of-style piece can top off a ladylike look and make it feel exquisitely sophisticated and classic. Worn with a simple black dress, a strand of pearls is always a sweet choice. It should work on its own and be neither too short nor too long. Think: Breakfast at Tiffany’s!
  • MUST HAVE #4 – Large Metallic Hoops
    Sometimes, a simple hoop can add just the right amount of interest to your look, particularly when your hair is pulled off your face. A thinner hoop that is larger than a silver dollar manages to feel both festive and feminine.
  • MUST HAVE #5 – Diamond studs

        Marilyn Monroe declared with a lot of conviction “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. We couldn’t agree more. Diamond         studs are expensive but they are totally worth the investment you are making. On days when you aren’t really sure               what to wear, you’ll find diamond earrings are almost always appropriate.

  • MUST HAVE #6 – The Cuff Bracelet

          Add sizzle to your wrist year-round with a sleek cuff bracelet. Wear a cuff (or two) to feel like the superhero you are.             We especially love them paired with something sleek—like a longer sheath dress or even a pencil skirt and corset                look.

  • pMUST HAVE #7 – A Right-Hand Ring
    Since your left hand is reserved for more serious jewelry (like wedding bands or grandma’s old ruby ring), think of your right hand as a place to play. Go for something that is stackable,colorful, or oversized, and that can ideally be worn on your pointer or middle finger for impact.
  • MUST HAVE #8 – Something Rock ‘n’ Roll
    Rock ‘n’ rollers have long since defined our love of studs,chains, spikes, and tough symbols. Use a piece you love, like pyramid stud earrings or a leather cuff, to offset the sweetness of a feminine floral dress or add an unexpected touch to a more conservative suit.
  • MUST HAVE #9 – Gold and Silver Studss
    While you wont be making any huge fashion statements with a simple stud, they are essential to finish a look. We love a domed ball for versatility but like a pyramid stud, bar, or shape, like a heart or star, too. These little metallic must-haves are best worn when either your necklace or bracelets are making the statement.
  • MUST HAVE #10 – A Locket
    A vintage-inspired locket can provide character and interest to almost any outfit. We love it thrown on with a casual tee and jeans, but this old-fashioned treasure will also make a modern dress look even cooler.

While a jewelry box brimming with beautiful baubles is nice, chances are you won’t even wear most of the pieces in there —if you can even remember that you have them.So now ladies, you have your very own personalised list of must-haves to get that party started!Go on and shine like a star!

        LIVE IN BLOOM

As thoughts of cooler weather approach, most people turn their thoughts from bold, fun accessories to heavy, warm layers. But, just because the temperatures drop, doesn’t mean your fashion style has to hibernate too!

So, what type of accessory is perfect for Fall or Winter? For a sophisticated, but still on trend look this season, floral designs are actually the way to go. As seen all over the New York Fashion Week runways this year, this beautiful pattern is going to be one of the most popular as we head into cooler temps.526606_570x0

Flowers as jewels on your mehendi, are now more of a norm rather than an exception and while it may have started with the usual white flowers as a maang tikka , floral jewellery has gone a whole new level of cool ever since!

Though floral is seen as the perfect spring-summer theme, when it comes to jewelry, one thinks more long term. The well-designed flower motif goes perfectly with both the traditional sari and an evening gown. The rest of the work can be done by making the jewel flexible and choosing the right apparel while donning the piece.

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The contemporary outlook has seen floral jewelry getting smarter with irresistible combinations of colors, styles,designs and  materials used. From pearls to precious colored stones to desi polka and enamelling, there are myriad asymmetrical rounds, half rounds, ovals and spheres are trends in jewelry to give modernity to traditional symmetrical shapes.

Apart from featuring just at weddings, floral designs have trickled their way into the big screen and we get to see the illustrious First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to our very own Superstar Aishwarya Rai adorn beautifully crafted floral designs below:

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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.

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!

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
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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
                       Wooden Bangles

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

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                  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.