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Beauty of Turquoise Jewellery

When it comes to fine crystal jewellery, turquoise jewellery is always a fantastic choice. Turquoise is a beautiful stone that has been worked into amulets and jewellery for thousands of years. It is found in many different parts of the world and its wonderful green and blue colour has made a favourite of civilizations as far apart as the ancient Chinese and Native Americans.

We love the bright colours of turquoise jewellery. There is something about the richness and brightness of this crystal that look simply stunning. Turquoise jewellery makes a wonderful gift and we at Mysticcollections have a great choice of turquoise jewellery.

Healing Power of Turquoise

Different cultures have ascribed differing powers to turquoise as a healing stone, but there are some main attributes that they all agree on. Turquoise is believed to protect from both physical and spiritual harm and it has historically been carved into amulets against sorcery. In modern crystal healing, turquoise is still used for protection, as well as its calm, balancing energy. It is believed to stabilize mood swings and bring relief to people who are exhausted or overworked.

Turquoise pendants are among some of our most popular pieces of jewellery. Pendants really show off the beauty of crystals and they put the gemstone centre stage in your look. Below are some of our favourite turquoise pieces, that can be worn for both special and everyday occasions.

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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.

 

     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!

TOE RINGS-TIPS AND TRADITION!

Put some zest in your step and feel more than just the sand in your toes. This is the time to break out those fabulous new sandals, get a pedicure, and head to the beach. That also means it is the season for foot jewelry. Currently barefoot sandals, anklets, and toe rings are all the rage.

2As we all know that toe rings fashion is in trend since late 90’s. This toe fashion is mush attractive and almost every girl now loves to wear them along with other jewelry. It gives you an attractive look & completes your personality. Expensive and trendy toe fashion rings is basically a matter of good choice.

Toe rings have more to them than just being a feet accessory. They carry a heavy tradition along with them.  Wearing of TOE RINGS is highly practiced in India. They’re proven scientifically and  vedically of many uses. Some of the reasons the tradition hasn’t faded are:

4It is worn as a symbol of married state by Hindu women. In olden days, married women are known to be identified by their toe rings.
There is also a belief that the wearing of toe rings press on certain nerves that pertain to the reproductive system, keeping it in balance and healthy.
Indians believe that your “prana” or “life force” must be in balance in order for you to stay healthy. All of the paths of your “prana” run down to your toes, so the idea that a marital symbol could double up as a reproductive enhancer is not a big stretch.
Scientifically, Silver being a good conductor, it also absorbs the energy from the polar energies from the earth and passes it to the body, thus refreshing whole body system.Toe rings can really make an outfit sparkle . Beautiful wrapped toe rings in gold and sterling silver, gem toe rings, double toe rings, and illusion toe rings are all over the place this season.

5Toe rings are available in many styles to suit your taste in body jewelry. Look for shiny gold rings decorated with crystals, shimmery silver toe rings with tribal engravings and sets of stackable stainless steel toe rings. They  feature anything from birthstones, to solid metal, to nautical charms, and more. In the summer you will want to keep these accessories lightweight and simple with bright colored accents. Fantastic and valuable jewelry is an investment, so it’s important to know how to show it off. Use these tips to show off all of your favorite body jewelry stylishly.

Choose the right shoes:Toe rings look good with flip-flops, but there are many other shoe styles that will showcase fun fashion jewelry. Peep-toe pumps offer a cute retro style to a dress or a pair of shorts. Wear toe rings with peep-toe pumps to add just a dash of daring fashion to an outfit.
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Get a pedicure:Get everyone to notice your pretty new toe rings and trendy new sandals with a fresh and fabulous pedicure. You’ll feel confident in bare feet when you’re sporting bright orange toenails decorate with white daisies.

Mix and match:Keep your style fresh by wearing your favorite body jewelry and fashion jewelry with your toe rings. Pair a set of stackable toe rings with a matching glittery belly ring. Dangling gemstone earrings go perfectly with brightly colored toe rings in a variety of styles.
SO GO ON LADIES AND PUT YOUR BEST FEET FORWARD!!

Beading it out!

nBeaded jewelry by in itself, is a very unique facet to the world of jewels and ornaments. Unlike conventional jewelry who’s value is largely derived from the type of stones or material used, the value of beaded jewelry comes from their design and the creative worth of the designer making them.

A Beaded jewel designer makes use of simple stringing, wire wrapping and stitching techniques to create wearable works of art that are limited only by their own expansive imagination, with the created pieces being very reflective of key trends and styles in the ever changing world of fashion and design.

Although designers do their best in not gravitating towards a certain colour or design palette and branch out, the character and vibes of their creations would unmistakably be their own.

5 WAYS TO LOOK EFFORTLESSLY STYLISH IN BEADS:

 

  • jKEEP IT SIMPLE:A simple string of light-colored beads (think light pink, ivory, or opaque) can contribute an understated classiness. Jacqueline Kennedy’s timeless pearls come to mind. Even without the white gloves, you can achieve the same Classic look with a quick clasp of faux pearls.
  • COLOR IS GOOD:A bright pop of color around one’s neck shouts happy. They don’t necessarily have to “match” the outfit you’re wearing, but they do have to “blend.” In other words, A peach wrap for example, looks even more summeresque when paired with faux jade beads.
  • mGET LOOPY:The potential for versatility abounds. Try pairing a strand of thin beads with thick. Consider braving several loops or going with one long rope. A simple shirt turns into an outfit with the right pairing of beads.
  • IN COLOR:One of the best aspects of bead jewelry is the amazing range of colors. Beads made of plastic, glass, wood, and crystal can be found in all your favorite hues. Gemstone bead necklaces incorporate authentic gems in a rainbow of colors. Wear bright blue, pink, and yellow beaded necklaces in the spring, or brighten a winter day with emerald and sapphire bead jewelry. Shiny metal beads make for contemporary beaded necklaces. Wear metal beaded jewelry with skinny jeans and silk shirts.
  • SIZE MATTERS:Bead size is an important consideration when shopping for beaded necklaces. Large beads make for a dramatic piece of jewelry, while small beads are very delicate and feminine. Keep other jewelry to a minimum when wearing beaded necklaces with large beads in order to avoid looking weighed down.

So, all you ladies bead it out the right way!

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
          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.

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!

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!