It is the season of celebrations, with Christmas, New Year and the wedding season together providing enough excuses to bring out the baubles. Given the variety of celebrations going around, you can experiment with a wide range of looks depending on the outfit you decide to wear. While the classic LBD (little black dress) is a perennial favourite this time of the year, traditional wear is also seen at winter weddings. Be it any occasion, it helps being prepared when it comes to jewellery.
While there’s no formula to getting a particular look right, experts recommend following some ground rules to ensure you create a cohesive look. “The single jewel that is most important for a party look is a pair of beautiful earrings. Earrings can brighten you up, giving you an instant glow,” explains Reema Pahuja, Designer & Director, Tikamdas Motiram Jewellers, “Another jewel to complete your look is a bracelet or a set of bangles. Depending on your outfit and the occasion, choose a delicate feminine design or a chunky bold piece. For a formal sit-down affair, choose a diamond bracelet whereas for a night out dancing you could go for a bracelet with precious gemstones encrusted with diamonds.”
1 Unleash the party animal
Elegant cocktail ring in gold, diamonds and pearl (Tikamdas Motiram Jewellers)
Gilded hoops in yellow gold studded with diamonds (Kama Jewellery)
If you intend to sport a trendy look for a night out with friends, you could pick up rings or a bracelet in animal motifs. Hoops and charm bracelets also look trendy and are quite the bestsellers this season.
2 Turn on the classic charm
For a wedding, you can either go the classy way or experiment a little. For those who want to play it safe, select jewellery pieces in Kundan-Polki as they exude classic charm. In today’s age, people are more open to experimenting with various fusion forms mixing the traditional with the modern bringing a new dimension to jewellery. So don’t be afraid to try something different.
3 Go versatile with pearls
We all know that pearls can switch on the glam factor for any celebratory occasion. Pearls are extremely versatile and can be used for a bridal affair as well as everyday jewellery. Although pearls are available in many colours such as white and golden, south sea pearls have made quite a mark and are most preferred this season.