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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.

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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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TREND ALERT: STATEMENT EARRINGS

So you’re not into the whole ear cuff trend, but you want something more dramatic than diamond studs in your ears as you walk down the street/red carpet/aisle? ENTER STATEMENT EARRINGS.

Set aside all those statement necklaces you’ve been hoarding and get excited for this new accessory to look out for. They’ve been all over the Spring 2015 runways.They add just the right amount of drama to an outfit. And if you’re having a particularly bad hair day, tie your hair up into a bun, don a pair of statement earrings and watch how no one notices your crazy mane.

In this post we are going to help you realize the importance of a pair of statement earrings in your treasure box by showing you different ways to pair them up.

  • STREET STYLE:Wear your statement earrings with a minimalist look. Pair a basic blazer, ripped jeans, an envelope clutch, and sleek heels to add a level of sophistication. Remember it is always best to keep the rest of your outfit simple when you are wearing a statement piece.And if you feel that the high end 4statement pieces aren’t for you then this is a jewelry trend the highstreet does particularly well using plastic, crystal or glass alternatives that look equally as elegant and on trend.
  • 1WEDDING STYLE :A sparkly pair is a more traditional way to make a statement.When wearing dangly statement earrings, it is better to keep your hair sleek and not too big. Remember, it’s all about balance, so while you can pump up the volume with simple earrings, larger ones will balance better with loose waves or poker-straight hair.
  • WORK STYLE:The easiest way to nail the ‘Office look’ with statement earrings would be to ‘Keep it simple’.Pair a very contemporary(preferably geometric cut) statement earring with any casual work attire and refrain from wearing any other piece of jewellery to be a hit!2
  • NIGHT OUT :A Little Black Dress (LBD) is one of the most versatile and stylish pieces a woman can own.They also act as the best canvas to try out bold jewelry.So, pick a big and bold pair. Dangly, Hoops, or Studs can all work, as long as they make a statement. This is not the time for anything dainty, and remember to wear your hair up to make the earrings known.

So, now you ladies are well equipped and know how to get out and be your own ‘SHINING ARMOUR’!

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!

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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Charm yourself in classic temple jewellery

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We have all admired the beauty and elegance of the dancers on stage with mesmerizing expressions and hand movements shining in their timeless silks. But what makes it even more special is the traditional temple jewellery that they wear.

Making note of the designs and the colors of the jewellery, we have often left the place wondering where to buy such beautiful necklaces, tikkas and jhumkas. Temple jewellery have made a huge comeback in the recent years. Whether you are a dancer or not, when you don’t know what to wear for an ethnic outfit or an ind0-western skirt or a beautiful saree, having a set of temple jewellery is a huge life saver! They speak out your feminity and show off your elegance.

Once worn for only god and goddess statues, these temple jewelry is known for its finest design and meticulous handcraft. That is why making these temple jewellery may take up to an year! Mostly studded with red-green kemp stones and pearls the origin of these jewellery dates back to ages…

Some of the celebrities and beautiful women flaunting their temple jewellery… Check out  more beautiful varieties of temple jewellery here

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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!

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.