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Common Motifs Used in South Indian Jewelry

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 2:54:00 PM America/New_York

Ever wondered why motifs like peacocks, mangoes, parrots and flowers are extensively used in traditional south Indian jewelry? What is their significance? This blog answers these questions, highlighting the most common nature motifs used in traditional south Indian jewelry and the meaning and symbolism behind them.

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The Traditional Kasumala or Kasulaperu

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:38:00 PM America/New_York

The Kasumala is an essential necklace in every south Indian woman's jewelry collection. In fact, a south Indian wedding is incomplete without a Kasumala adorning the bride. Kasu meaning 'coin' and Mala 'necklace' is also known as Kasulaperu in Telugu. The Kasumala is made up of small gold coins which are so closely strung together that they overlap one another. This is a traditional south Indian necklace which is extremely popular and has become a significant bridal choice. Read our blog to find out about the origins of the Kasumala and see how the magnificence of the Kasuperalu further adds magic to a south Indian bride's ensemble.

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Jewelry Style Tips For Your Best Navratri Look

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:24:40 PM America/New_York

Navratri celebrations is  seeped in traditional music and dance. One of the main focus of Navratri is engaging people in social activities and participating in all night-long dance and festivities. 'Chaniya Choli' basically known as Ghaghra Choli is the Indian outfit worn by women while doing 'garba' - a devotional dance during the Navratri Festival. But styling these outfits can be daunting -You're not sure how do you choose and style jewelry to complement yourself and your traditional outfit? And you’re just not confident about which jewelry pieces to shop for to get the best look. We've all been there! The good news is that we've assembled a bunch of handy jewelry style and fashion tips to help you look dazzling this Navratri. Here we have styled the latest Navratri outfits with our exquisite jewelry to showcase the fusion of traditional culture with modern and trendy look.

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Comments | Posted in Gold Jewelry By Upasana Gupta

5 Must-have Jewelry Pieces For Office Wear

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:10:53 PM America/New_York

Office wear jewelry come in handy when you want to add that little edge to your work attire. However, You can’t overdo your jewelry accessories when you are heading off to work, especially if there are rules in place regarding dress code, but you can properly accessorize any outfit and look professional if you keep it minimal and classy. Check out our blog to get tips on wearing the right kind of jewelry to the office and work.

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Our Favorite Bollywood Celeb Styling with Jewelry

Monday, July 8, 2019 11:22:01 AM America/New_York

Coming from a typical Marwari joint family, I’ve enjoyed dressing up for every occasion! Be it festivals, weddings, parties, or just a family gathering. I remember endless hours trying on shortlisted dresses and accessories for that perfect look each of us harbor in our mind! Back then, most of my inspiration was from a cool aunt, cousin or a Bollywood actress. There was no Google or Pinterest back then. But today social media allows us access to the latest fashions & trends at the touch of our fingertips! Here are a few of my recent favorite gold diamond inspirations from Bollywood celebs.

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Comments | Posted in Gold Jewelry By Upasana Gupta

5 Tips For Traveling With Jewelry

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:43:17 PM America/New_York

Jewelry is an essential part of fashion — even when you travel. Whether you’re planning a big trip abroad or attending a wedding you may have questions about what jewelry to leave behind, what to bring and how to pack it. Often packing for a trip can be stressful, and worrying about your jewelry getting lost or winding up with tangle of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings in your luggage is often a major issue. The key to packing jewelry for travel is selecting minimum versatile pieces that will work with the clothing you plan to bring and learning the right way to organize your jewelry . Here are some of my favorite packing tips for traveling .

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What is Antique Jewelry?

Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:44:20 PM America/New_York

Ask any die hard south Indian as to what the hottest jewelry trend in 2019 is and most of them will say temple jewelry with an antique finish or antique jewelry. Typically any jewelry piece is considered antique when the piece is 100 + years old. But today, antique jewelry means reinvention of historic jewelry designs which are inspired by ancient culture. This season, women are opting for antique finish jewelry because of their timeless elegance and sophisticated look. Here, let's read more about antique look jewelry which is intricately made with heritage craftsmanship.

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Celebrities Inspire New Saree Styles & Jewelry Trends

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 11:45:24 AM America/New_York

A saree is one of my most favorite Indian ensembles that never loses its charm. You can wear it all year round whether it’s at a formal or casual party, bridal wear, a wedding celebration or a date night. You can never go wrong with a saree! Also, what makes sarees look interesting and their best are the jewelry that accompanies them. Jewelry plays a critical role in building an outfit. Women today want to look modern and contemporary and are bringing their unique styles into how they style their sarees and jewelry. Let’s take a look at few Bollywood hotties inspiring us with their latest saree/ jewelry styles and trends for 2019

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Trending Mangalsutra Designs

Monday, April 1, 2019 1:38:02 PM America/New_York

One jewelry piece which has no replacement is the mangalsutra, this is an ornament that symbolizes an Indian marriage and is an Indian wedding chain. Mangalsutra is usually a black beaded chain in 22K gold. The gold chain and black beads protect the marriage from evil eye and is supposed to destroy all negative energy. Today, light weight, simple mangalsutra chains are in fashion. These days, modern brides prefer mangalsutra's that are a bit more simple and delicate to wear on a daily basis. Also, the trend of short and simple mangalsutra chains is inspired by Bollywood stars and fashion icons like Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra who customized and chose simple mangalsutra designs for their wedding day. In this blog, let's view the latest trending mangalsutra designs and take a closer look at each of the celebrity mangalsutra chains.

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Vaddanam or Waist Belts: a Must Have for Telugu Brides

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 1:01:00 PM America/New_York

Of all the accessories, one form that exemplifies the celebration of Indian bridal jewelry is the waist belt. Belly chain or waist belt is usually worn around the waist. The design differs from north to south India. Vaddanams are waist belts worn by Telugu brides in southern India and is a vital part of a south Indian bride's trousseau and is considered as a symbol of marriage. Here we discuss the significance of vaddanams in Telugu weddings, we highlight the pros and con for different types of vaddanams,  and provide tips to select the right size and type of vaddanam.  Brides wear them around their waist and make an unparalleled fashion statement, whether traditional or modern. Take a peek at few south Indian brides clad in vaddanam's exuding an incomparable feminine charm on their wedding day.

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