Like clothing trends, fine and art jewellery is inspired by everything around us- from popular culture to mundane objects to wild nature. Here’s a look at jewellery inspirations and how to wear them:
Choose an exotic animal or bird- tiger, rhinoceros, giraffe or kingfisher. Then wear it on your wrist, finger or neck.
Chic Tip: Wear with a loose blouse, feminine skirt and kitten heels. The idea is to look cute, rather than just cool.
Below: Elephant charm and Fantasy bird ring, both from Toniq
Oversized coloured rings and pendants are popular these days (I have a white stone pendant). So are faux and real diamonds designed in the 1940s style.
Chic Tip: Diamond earrings look gorgeous with delicate lace or net saris. Wear it to a cocktail, sangeet or reception. And don’t forget the red lips.
Below: Ring and earrings from Aldo Accessories
Skulls remind me of exorcists in old Hindi movies. But they can be fun accessories!
Chic Tip: Don’t think so much! Throw on an old crew neck cotton tee and jeans. Or better, borrow your brother/ boyfriend’s graphic print tee.
Below: Touch skull bracelet from Mango.
Inspiration: The heart and soul
If you’re a “thinker”, jewellery designs with metaphors and multiple meanings will appeal to you. For instance, Eina Ahluwalia’s recent collection presents the heart in a new form and perceives the eye to be the window to the soul.
Chic Tip: Wear unique pieces of jewellery with minimal looks, and make the accessory the centrepiece of your ensemble.
Below: Heart of Gold earrings, Door to the Soul necklace, both from Breathing Space by Eina Ahlawalia.
What jewellery inspiration are you wearing today?
More jewellery inspirations to come. Watch out for part 2.