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.
Secret 2: Larger-than-life necklaces pair well with dainty chains.
Secret 3: For a collar effect, layer chunky necklaces that rest right on top of each
Secret 4: Personalize your collection with a letter or zodiac pendant.
Secret 5: Gold may be in vogue, but silver can feel more unique.
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
Bracelet stacking is where you can be the most random
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.
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.
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.
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.
CLASSY TRADITONAL JEWELLERY like antiques are mostly clubbed with Indian clothes, like sarees and so on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So go ahead, look for your favourite antique set and flaunt it with the perfect outfit!
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.
Open type bangle with a screw
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
•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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
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…
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
If you ain’t got them all your jewellery collection is not complete!
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.
The 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.
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. The 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.