Jewellery

Keep it 'Bead'ing!

Keep it 'Bead'ing!

Beads are very much ‘in’ this season. The small, decorative objects that are pierced for threading or stringing into a piece of jewellery, have caught every woman’ fancy. Going...

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When it comes to jewellery, less is more!

When it comes to jewellery, less is more!

Gone are the days when woman adorned herself with heavy jewellery, that dazzled in almost every exposed part of her body. Fashion trends have evolved radically since then, and...

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Diamonds - Every Girl's Best Friend!

Diamonds - Every Girl's Best Friend!

It has been often repeated that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. When Carol Channing introduced this song and it was performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen...

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Bling for your nails

Bling for your nails

For some time, the French manicure took over the salons. All the fashion conscious women wanted clear, shiny nails with white tips. Normal nail polish was just not ‘in’. Now,...

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“Charm”ing accessories

“Charm”ing accessories

We all need a little luck to get us through life, especially, living in the 21st century like we do! No wonder then, that we place a lot of importance on charms – we need to...

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Jhumkas- Creating the Timeless Ethnic Look

Jhumkas- Creating the Timeless Ethnic Look

Chandelier ear-rings or danglers are not new to India’s ethnic fashion. They have been a favourite with girls since ages, being more affectionately referred to as ‘jhumkas’,...

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Pearls of wisdom

Pearls of wisdom

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but the pearl too, is not far behind. Since time immemorial, pearls have been considered to be precious, and the grace which pearls lend...

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Collar up!

Collar up!

There is that saying that fashion constantly repeats itself – but not only does it repeat itself, it finds innovative ways to freshen up old styles. The newest trend to hit the...

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Layer up!

Layer up!

If you’re not ready to mix prints, as it is the common trend these days, the best place to start experimenting is your jewelry. The greatest advice from this entire article is...

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Anklets are no longer traditional!

Anklets are no longer traditional!

Anklets, though traditionally associated with Indian attire such as ‘sarees’, ‘lehnga-choli’, ‘ghagra’, ‘salwar-kurti’ etc. this concept no longer holds good today. Rather, the...

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Spiked beauty

Spiked beauty

If you are the kind of woman that abhors looking overtly feminine and can’t stand the notion of wearing sparkly rings and flowery pendants then perhaps you could try out spiked...

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Kundan jewellery ~ An eternal treasure to possess

Kundan jewellery ~ An eternal treasure to possess

Kundan Keshri is actually dated back to the traditional era and is an old form of Indian gemstone jewellery which has a gem set with a foil of gold between the stones and its...

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Choose your engagement ring carefully

Choose your engagement ring carefully

A relationship matures through many stages, the significant ones being the initial stage of dating and coupledom, followed by a promise of togetherness resulting in an...

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Earrings for your baby girl

Earrings for your baby girl

Piercing a little baby’s ears is a practice that is common across many countries – and it is a symbolic rite of passage, not merely for purposes of embellishment and fashion....

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Body chains – the new fashion jewellery in town

Body chains – the new fashion jewellery in town

We are always looking for new ways to innovate where jewellery and fashion is concerned, aren’t we? A trend which seems to be hot on the radar of the funky and fashion conscious...

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Starry jewellery

Starry jewellery

As a race, we are superstitious. We like holding on to the belief that there are tangible objects that will protect us from evil things that are hovering around us, waiting to...

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Jewellery to wear to work

Jewellery to wear to work

Some women love wearing large studs, jingly bracelets, nose pins – flashing rings and what have you all the time – even to their workplace. Others are of the sort who do not...

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Valentine jewellery

Valentine jewellery

So it is that time of the year – when heart shaped balloons abound, pink cupcakes are eaten, and ribbon wrapped chocolate boxes are presented. Many young hearts in love will go...

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Arm Party

Arm Party

The Arm Party has been in full swing. Bloggers are posting pictures of their mass collections of stacked bracelets giving this trend a run for its money. The key is to start...

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Pasta necklaces- kitschy jewellery

Pasta necklaces- kitschy jewellery

If you are a mom, you know that your time is almost wholly taken up by your child – especially if the apple of your eye is very young. Once you run out of things to entertain...

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Cuff bracelets- jewellery for your arms

Cuff bracelets- jewellery for your arms

Since ‘Big is in’ is the mantra these days where jewellery is concerned, what with huge being the operative word where necklaces, rings and earrings are concerned, why should...

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Body Jewellery – wear your attitude

Body Jewellery – wear your attitude

A few years ago, body jewellery was looked upon as something that the wild children did – those who lived without rules, bending them, breaking out of the box etc. Not that this...

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Jewellery for your feet

Jewellery for your feet

There is no part of our body that we leave out when accessorizing. A woman adorns her ears, nose, sometimes lips, neck, wrists, belly – all the way down to the ankles and the...

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Old jewellery trends making a come back

Old jewellery trends making a come back

History always repeats itself – in all contexts, especially in the fashion scenario. ...

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Nothing less than a solitaire for your lady

Nothing less than a solitaire for your lady

Only a true woman will know the meaning of a solitaire gemstone ring. It is most often the engagement ring that she wears on her finger to symbolise her undying love and...

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Watch out!

Watch out!

If you thought watches only serve the purpose of telling you the time, think again. For in recent times, watches do more than just that. Watches these days act as great...

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Wear a brooch to rock your outfit

Wear a brooch to rock your outfit

If you are old fashioned, you would call these pieces of jewellery brooches, if not, you would call them pins. But whatever may be your choice of words, there is not a doubt in...

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Choose a choker necklace

Choose a choker necklace

Next time you go out, dressed all fancy, wear a choker to make sure all eyes are drawn to you. A choker is a timeless piece of jewellery – it is a necklace which sits high up on...

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 Jewellery and heritage

Jewellery and heritage

Indian jewellery is all about heritage, tradition and opulence and it is well known that people here adore rich and intricate designs. It is not only about economics – that...

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Ear piercings - every girl must have them!

Ear piercings - every girl must have them!

Every little girl gets her ears pierced by the time she is 3 or 4 years old. She doesn’t realise the significance then, obviously, but once she grows older and can wear pretty...

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God’s own jewellery

God’s own jewellery

Ever noticed how South Indian women wear some of the most beautiful pieces of jewellery ever? They are finely crafted, intricately details and large – tiny and elegant is not...

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A day without SILVER is a day without sunshine

A day without SILVER is a day without sunshine

Silver jewellery has made it big recently - it has a bright white feel and a lustrous, shiny aura. It seems to be even more popular than gold jewellery these days! Fashion...

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Indian royal vintage – Kundan jewellery

Indian royal vintage – Kundan jewellery

Whenever we talk about 'kundan' jewellery the only thing that strikes us is that it is flourished under royal patronage during the Mughal era . Kundan jewellery remains an...

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Jewellery made from cloth

Jewellery made from cloth

There is a great way to recycle old clothes and other fabrics that you might have lying around the house – turn them into jewellery! Yes, you heard it right, all you need are a...

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Glass beads and chunky earrings

Glass beads and chunky earrings

Women can never have enough when it comes to jewellery. Beaded jewellery and chunky earrings have become an integral part of a woman’s wardrobe. With such jewellery creating a...

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Flaunt your flower power jewellery!

Flaunt your flower power jewellery!

We all know that this season, the trend is all about being bright and bold and beautiful. And with spring just around the corner, the main motif that is doing rounds of the...

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'Maang-Tika' - not for brides alone!

'Maang-Tika' - not for brides alone!

This is a kind of Indian hair jewellery that is worn where the hair is parted into two sections in the middle of the head, and it touches the forehead. The word is derived from...

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Nose-Rings ~ No longer  passe!

Nose-Rings ~ No longer passe!

“Nose-rings?!! Nah, looks too outdated on a modern-day woman!” “Am I village belle to put on a nose-ring?” “Might experiment once or twice with a traditional outfit! But on a...

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Love the earth? Wear ‘green’ jewellery

Love the earth? Wear ‘green’ jewellery

Jewellery is a matter of personal taste, of his or her own choice. There is a huge collection of eco-friendly jewellery designs from recycled, repurposed and vintage items of...

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The appeal of papier-mâché jewellery

The appeal of papier-mâché jewellery

Since everyone is going green in a big way, we suggest that you jump on to the bandwagon too. People all over the world have been gearing up to protect the eco system by going...

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Creepy or Cool : live insect jewellery is here to stay

Creepy or Cool : live insect jewellery is here to stay

The trend of wearing live insect jewellery is surprisingly, not new. The ancient Egyptians wore scarabs while going into battle, believing them to have protective powers,...

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Recycle fashionably: Make toothbrush bracelets for yourself

Recycle fashionably: Make toothbrush bracelets for yourself

Toothbrushes get thrown out into the trash after the bristles get weak. Most of us never think twice before we throw them out, because what can you do with an old and battered...

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Ivory and its terrible repercussions

Ivory and its terrible repercussions

Humans have a tendency to covet everything which is not easily available. It had started with diamonds, but then it went on to coveting different kinds of fur, tiger claws, and...

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Bracelets~ for all dress types!

Bracelets~ for all dress types!

Are you the kind of woman that simply steps out of home, throwing on an outfit, without bothering about the right kind of accessories that would complement your style and...

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Pretty pendants - think out of the box!

Pretty pendants - think out of the box!

One of the earliest forms of bodily adornment, pendants have come a long way. It is said that the primitive man liked to make a little hole in a piece of rock and slip a string...

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Get your bling on: embellish your phones and tablets

Get your bling on: embellish your phones and tablets

Bling had shot into the scene at around 2007. The idea of bling on cell-phones and other gadgets soon caught up, and companies were maxing special bling editions of their...

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Diamonds, diamonds, everywhere!

Diamonds, diamonds, everywhere!

If diamonds are indeed a girl’s best friend, then any girl must have a very difficult time choosing hers. Diamonds are unique, and they are one of those natural formations which...

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Care for those jewels!

Care for those jewels!

Everything precious needs care and attention. Your jewels are no less. They complement you, beautify you, adorn you and celebrate you. Therefore, they deserve that extra...

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Accessorise like an Egyptian

Accessorise like an Egyptian

Okay, we confess – the cult song by the Bangles called “Walk Like An Egyptian” inspired the title of this article – which we are sure you have figured out already! But there is...

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Beautiful jewellery that is ethical and recycled

Beautiful jewellery that is ethical and recycled

Sometimes I come across brands that make me go 'WOW!' and this is one of them, handmade, ethical and organically inspired, made using recycled brass and silver with touches of...

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Top 5 summer jewellery trends for 2013

Top 5 summer jewellery trends for 2013

The summer season is heating up with the latest jewellery trends making their way to the runways and into leading fashion magazines! From electric “pop” shades to whimsical...

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Fun and colourful feather jewellery

Fun and colourful feather jewellery

Feather jewellery has undergone a much-needed makeover and has been given a modern twist thanks to new techniques in feather art. Gone are the days of plain brown and black...

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Exploring the beauty of black jewellery - timeless and elegant

Exploring the beauty of black jewellery - timeless and elegant

In a fashion context, one would generally associate the color black with the LBD or Little Black Dress; however black jewellery has been around for as long as the dress itself,...

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Rockstar Jewellery - elegance with an edge

Rockstar Jewellery - elegance with an edge

Rockstar jewellery is synonymous with its origins, i.e. rock music, and is actually an integral influencer to the fashion industry. Contrary to popular belief, it is not merely...

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Making a statement with chandelier earrings

Making a statement with chandelier earrings

In ancient times, earrings were worn to display a person’s caste or status, while some religious initiation ceremonies involved piercing the earlobe and wearing a particular...

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Discover your tribal side with jewellery!

Discover your tribal side with jewellery!

Tribal jewellery is not a cohesive whole. We often refer to certain kinds of jewellery as being tribal, but within this broad umbrella, are a number of different tribal cultures...

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Polymer clay jewellery - colourful and fun!

Polymer clay jewellery - colourful and fun!

Polymer clay is a popular sculpting medium which is based on polymer polyvinyl chloride or PVC. It is not actually a type of clay but is called one owing to its hardening...

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Take care of your jewellery in monsoons!

Take care of your jewellery in monsoons!

The season of grey mornings and erratic downpour is already here. While you’re all set to make the most of monsoons in every way you can, do not forget your precious belongings ...

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Polki jewellery ~ a woman's delight!

Polki jewellery ~ a woman's delight!

This style of jewellery originated in India itself, the very word “polka” standing for “uncut diamond”. This is an intricate form of jewellery which when planned in its design...

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The beautiful glow of coral jewellery

The beautiful glow of coral jewellery

Who doesn’t love them? These brightly-coloured opaque substances - coral - retrieved from the oceans, where they grow on the beds of the water bodies – in the depths, caverns or...

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