All that glitters...
What’s trending in luxury bling? Who are the new stars twinkling in the jewellery firmament? What is the contemporary woman of the world making a sparkle with these days? The Luxury Collection brings you up to date with the styles and up close with a few indie designers who have been quietly creating ripples of their own and acquiring quite a tidal following in the process.
If diamonds are a woman’s best friends, rings are where she loves to meet them. So in which direction are the finger rings pointing? Today, it seems that rings are all about stacking up. Gone are the days when one elegant ring lorded over the woman’s fingers in solitary splendor. In these times of conspicuous consumption, the aim is to stack each finger with as many rings as can turn an air kiss into a blinding experience. Jewellery designers are fashioning rings in sets or stacks to create a layered statement on your fingers.
Leshna Shah’s Aurelle has an exciting collection of such ‘stackables’ that you can use to redefine your personality. Midi rings, knuckle rings, layer rings and more…all fashioned out of 18k white and yellow gold and studded with black, white and champagne diamonds. Enough to make a girl want to show the finger to the world, in a manner of speaking, and unabashedly express herself. Explore Leshna’s creations at ww.aurelle.in. Mix, match and flash lightning from your fingers!
Another name that is finding favour with luxury fashionistas is Dillano Jewels. Their Mystic Charm collection comprising multifinger rings and earrings is currently what is making heads turn. Crafted in yellow and white gold, and set with diamonds and other precious stones, their range, as opposed to Aurelle, is dainty and petite, with intricate floral patterns. These are for the woman who prefers to whisper her style statement rather than proclaim it. It’s about subtlety versus boldness, softness versus assertiveness. It’s all about you actually and how you feel about yourself.
Moving up from the fingers to the neck, Gioielli by Parneet Thukral, has a tassel collection of lightweight danglers and chokers that are designed to suit all occasions. Set with semi-precious stones in cheerful pink, aqua and grey, these neckpieces are elegant and graceful even as they are lively and striking. The mood of the moment, insofar as necklaces and chains go, is to combine contrasts. An antique gold finish, for example, boldly paired with a pink stone and worn for a day party is sure to elicit oohs and aahs. And Gioelli has plenty of such options for you to indulge yourself to the maximum. We live in an age of un-inhibition, to coin a word, where the only thing you need to look glamorous is the chutzpah to carry it off. Gioielli is the BFF that you are looking for in this mission!
Shopping jewellery has always been a ‘touch, feel and try on’ thing, or that is how conventional wisdom would have it. It’s about beauty and fashion, and it’s about spending a lot of money. Enough reason for a woman to insist on seeing and holding the real thing before opening her clutch to pay for it. So guess who’s the latest jewellery retail brand to attract customers like moths to a flame? Counter-intuitively enough, it is www.velvetcase.com, the online
jewellery marketplace pioneered by Kapil Hetamsaria and Runit Shah. And if you are reaching for your smartphone to check their site out, make sure you take a look at their Iconic Travel Collection. This collection of light and edgy trinkets, from striking danglers to chic tennis bracelets and classic ear studs, is crafted entirely out of silver and decked with Swarovski crystals and white stones. The collection has a minimalist, timeless, borderless quality to it that makes it the perfect accessory to the globetrotting woman, who needs to look her best across a kaleidoscope of cultures and occasions. There is, of course, much more to Velvetcase than this Collection alone. You can browse over a hundred thousand products and more than three hundred brands and designers from all corners of the country, spanning traditional and contemporary designs in fashion, precious and custom made jewellery. Well, the best way to discover them all is to visit the site and see the whole ensemble for yourself.