By Meher Castelino
Jewellery trends this season are as vibrant as ever and the looks that are created by the brands are mind boggling. The main trend setting items are diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls, antique gold and silver.
Nothing is more exotic than pair of diamond earrings and women love them for every occasion right from office wear to Red Carpet events as well as of course their weddings. The different kinds of styles which diamonds look good in are the chandeliers, danglers, shoulder dusters, jhumkhas and jhumkis. Ear cuffs or ear muffs are also very much in vogue as well as the ear-cum-hair ornaments. The trend right now is for full earrings sparkling with diamonds or mixed with precious stones like rubies, emeralds pearls as well as semi-precious stones.
Antique gold jewellery is very much in for the next season when it comes to bridal wear. The bronze or copper finish given to gold gives it a traditional heirloom effect and the designs also match the colour of the gold. Heavy ornate patterns look good in antique gold finish.
Silver with the old dark finish is what women look for when they want traditional heritage pieces. Antique silver jewellery is also seen in smaller pieces like earrings and rings as well as bangles and of course necklaces. Opulent pendants in antique silver are added to strands of rubies, emeralds or pearls.
The look that is most popular this season is tribal jewellery, which matches very well with the ethnic creations made by the designers. Tribal jewellery is inspired by the Rajasthani, north-eastern or north-western tribes and the look is very big with chunky designs. Designs like Sumit Sawhney for his label Apala by Sumit and Suhani Pittie are well known for creating exotic tribal jewellery with a more contemporary touch.
Burmese rubies are the most popular right now and the bigger the better as they are the centre piece for most pendants, earrings, rings, and necklaces. In a pear, square or baguette shapes, the ruby looks amazing in any form.
The Zambian emeralds are what most jewellers are using for their jewellery. Designer Farah Ali Khan has this gem in a giant size as the centre of attraction for her earrings. Jewellers use the emeralds as a 3D design for necklaces and bracelets.
The Basra and South Sea pearls are very popular with most designers. Pearls normally edge all the pieces like necklaces, earrings, bracelets and are also used as long multiple strands for pendants. The beauty of the pearl is unmatched and women find them desirable for formal as well as casual wear.
By Meher Castelino