A twist on tradition

Tuesday, 31 December 2013 - 1:15pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA
Fashion designer Anita Dongre spins her magic on jewellery. Here, she shares some of her favourites...

Anita Dongre
A designer par excellence who has been at the forefront of the Indian fashion scene for over 20 years, Anita Dongre has spread her wings in the jewellery space as well.

Chaand baali earrings studded with polki and cultured small white pearls

These earrings are one of my favourites because not only are they feminine and ethereal, they are also versatile enough to be worn with any ensemble such as lehnga, saree, gown or even a draped tunic paired with pallazo pants. The charm that the pearls exude when mixed with rubies and diamonds makes the earrings even more desirable.

Pearl choker in cultured small white pearls with a pendant studded with polki and green onyx

This piece is a conversation starter—contemporary chic with a subtle dose of traditionalism. This choker is all that you will need to glam up an outfit. It’s best worn with a gown or a lehnga as it adds instant chutzpah and élan to the look. It’s an heirloom piece that can be passed down generations.

Buttons in 22 K gold inspired by the jaali work of Rajasthan

These are an absolute must have in any man’s wardrobe. They appeal to the sophisticated style sensibilities of the modern Indian man. They are simple yet stylish and make for an elegant accessory for any outfit. The colours are muted and soft. The buttons are also available in floral motifs with uncut diamonds.

Peacock earrings in polki, green onyx, red stones and cultured small white pearls with detachable jhumkis

Another striking beauty from the Pinkcity collection, the peacock motif is breath-taking and truly Indian in its essence. The vibrant hues in the earrings make them apt to be worn with any outfit either by adding a touch of contrast or in sync with the colour of the outfit.

Cufflinks in 22 K gold inspired by the jaali work of Rajasthan

These cufflinks are not only elegant and sophisticated but they are also versatile enough to be worn with any outfit, be it bandhgala, sherwani or jacket. They transcend all occasions, right from a festive look to a boardroom meeting. The interchangeable colours allow the wearer to pick a colour that best suits their personality.

In Purple Tag edition dated 24th December, 2013, a cuff image from the House of Rose has been misrepresented as a cuff belonging to Minawala Jewellers. The error is regretted.

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