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When it comes to Indian weddings, jewellery is a definite splurge; but it isn't just any other thing lying around in your closet. It is something that enhances a simple look, and also makes you look finely dressed at different occasions. Every wedding season, some new and exciting jewellery trends keep coming up to make sure that every bride-to-be looks nothing but spectacular on her wedding day. So, watching out for key looks and trends at the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), was then the only logical thing for us to do.
This year’s IIJW, brought together the beautiful traditional and statement jewellery pieces on the ramp, which every bride-to-be would crave for. Take a look!
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Neha Dhupia and Ankita Shorey walked the ramp for Gitanjali, and presented its stunning traditional collection. These neckpieces, maang teekas and earrings will surely make for a royal and confident bride.
Dia Mirza is the epitome of grace, so no wonder this traditional necklace, earrings and maang teeka look ravishing on her. A bride can take complete inspiration from this diva's look, and go for a similar gold-diamond set by Shobha Shringar Jewellers, to match her outfit.
Ameesha Patel looks radiant in a diamond fusion necklace by Surya Gold, which is completely appropriate for an engagement or reception party. It is something that will look beautiful with both Indian and Western wear. Her dramatic bracelet-cuff is also noteworthy, which is sure to spunk up a simple look in a jiffy.
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Talking about traditional Indian bridal jewellery, you just cannot miss out on pieces like a kamarbandh and a nath. This is what, along with two spectacular Polki neckpieces, jewellery designer Moni Agarwal took care of in her show.
Chitrangada Singh looks absolutely charming and captivating in the traditional gold and diamond jewellery, paired perfectly with a coral lehenga. Combining highest quality of polkis with Columbian emeralds, these pieces will give your look a royal uplift.
In today's time, anything different works! So, there is no reason why Lisa Ray in a simple peach dress accessorised with oversized earrings, made of a green emerald stone and diamonds, wouldn't grab eyeballs.
It is a unique design by ace jewellery designer Farah Khan, she is someone known for craftsmanship and creative design. The matching cocktail ring and a simple bangle is enough to dress you up for a cocktail evening.
Here are a few more stunning statement pieces from IIJW 2014, which you can try out for your pre- and post- wedding ceremonies.
Just wear one big statement piece and do not overcrowd your appearance with too many baubles at once, especially if your outfit is too heavy.
Owning coloured jewellery in your collection is always helpful, as it can quickly lend colour to a simple, monochrome look or match with any hue in your colourful outfits.
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The beautiful ruby and emerald set in choker neckpiece by Preeti Jain, which Bollywood star Kalki Kochelin is wearing, is a perfect fusion piece to own. It will surely to go with your anarkalis, sarees and even western gowns.
Gauhar Khan looked every inch of glamorous diva as she walked on the runway for the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery. The elegant neckpiece with sea green stones and diamonds is simply outstanding. And, the white and gold crown-style headgear steals the show.
Here are a few more amazing pieces from the IIJW 2014, to help you add colourful hues to your look this wedding season.
Apart from the heavy sets, one needs to invest in contemporary jewellery that can be worn without much thought.
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Take a cue from Sonam Kapoor who looked beautiful in the simple yet classy diamond earrings by Rio Tinto's Nazraana. She was also seen sporting an interesting headband, which was customised by Ganjam. The tiara is also a beautiful piece to own that can be used with both sarees and gowns with equal aplomb.
Parineeti Chopra's rich gold and pearl necklace against a simple outfit highlights the power of a statement jewellery piece. Her beautiful gold and green gemstone kada by Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jewellers, is an amazing pick, if you are looking for something with an edge.
For women, who would love to take inspiration from what looks stunning on evergreen beauties, like Sridevi, Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon, etc., IIJW had something in store for them too.
Well, we are not a big fan of how Dipti-Amisha's jewellery is styled on Raveena Tandon, but the individual pieces are interesting, and definitely worth drawing ideas from. And, along with Raveena is Sridevi, in an oversized necklace by Golecha Jewels. This necklace is definitely a great piece to add a timeless touch to your collection.
The IIJW 2014 has definitely given oodles of inspiration for brides-to-be on how different and striking the bridal jewellery can get. Don't just blindly follow the trend, but go for what looks great on you and what you will be able to carry with confidence!