The New Year Dress Up Extravaganza

December is here- and sooner than we thought. One can argue that it hardly feels like December what with the mercury still being high but with Christmas & New Year festivities around the corner, there’s much to look forward to. Have you started planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations? Is it going to be a night of frolic at the new club that’s opening or a quiet night with friends? Whatever your choice, remember a lady is always well-dressed.

Since it’s not all that cold, you can flaunt your necklines, and your arms and even tie your hair up to show off those fancy earrings. Here are some pieces we have exclusively picked out for our New Year celebration!

  1. The right kind of bling for a ‘Page 3’ party setup

TM-317You’re attending one of the most happening parties in town for New Year’s Eve. To complement your tall frame, you’ve picked out a gown with a plunging neckline. To match that deep neck and to give off a rich look, we suggest this grand diamond pendant. It comes with a unique design, and has 172 diamond pieces in it with a little bit of gold that will go great with the bottle green of the dress.

 

  1.  Stay subtle and turn heads at family gatherings

TM-27Some of us might be spending New Year’s Eve with family. It’s appropriate to stick to traditional stuff at family gatherings. This classic diamond pendant would suit your attire and bring out a nice glow too. It’s a very simple pendant and can be worn with these heart-shaped diamond studded earrings. They’re cute and easy to pull-off with pretty much any outfit.

 

 

  1. Shine through your kitty parties

JDEC-0302For those of you who love organizing kitty parties with your ladies this humble South Sea pearl necklace is unconventionally attractive. While it is a conventional design, the specialty of this one is the color of the pearl-grey. You can team this up with a pretty baby pink silk saree and simple grey pearl earrings.

 

 

  1. Stand out in your corporate bash

EF100054SS (1)Are you travelling for New Year’s Eve and forced to attend corporate events? Fret not! We have just the jewellery to cheer you up. If you’re in a cold place and covered from head to toe, try these ‘Angel of my Heart’ diamond earrings for the night. The size is perfect and the blue stone is just the right brightness. And if you’re a fan of rings, you can pick up this little 0.03 carat ring for yourself. It won’t attract unnecessary attention but will also make a statement.

December is a great time of the year and even if you’re attending a regular party, don’t step out without your biggest accessory, your smile!

 

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6 Wonder Pieces That Will See Your Work wardrobe Straight

Work wear and pearls – ah, they’re a match made in sartorial heaven. The classic indian workspace needs something elegant and classy – not OTT and mismatched. But only a few of us make an effort to see what fits us – what jewels we own that we can wear everyday. And work wardrobes are often seen as weary and dreary – not worth making an effort. But really, light travels faster than sound and that means, you need to amp up your style game to look good before you open your mouth in the boardroom. You need power accessories that really make an impression. Ones that will make our wardrobe sparkle and meet the demands of everyday life! So we put together 6 amazingly unique jewellery pieces that will really set your work wardrobe straight for the next few months with classic pieces in tow.

1. Twisted Rice Pearl Watch

The fact that rice pearls are used as part of the watch is great because these are small and elegant and give an air of sophistication. The watch can go with a great pant suit or an interesting kurti too – just make sure you keep the rest of your look to a bare minimum, pearl studs only.

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2. Multi-colour Pearl Studs

The fact remains that we need earrings that make a statement but at the same time, they are not intrusive to your entire look. They’re perfect for the corporate types who want to look like they made an effort without going OTT. And for that pearl studs are most appropriate and they make any outfit shine. Choose between black, rose and white and change them every day according to your clothes.

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3. Glamour Pearl Set  

Every girl needs a classic two-strand necklace that is layered on beautifully on her LBD. This time, opt for pink oval-shaped ones that accentuate your best features, your long neck and your beautiful collar bones. The pink pearl is a unique idea – it adds a bit of colour but doesn’t take away from the elegance of it all.

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4. Designer Three-String Pearl Bracelet

Grey pearls are another unique idea – change those hues and make your boring corporate clothes sing. The three-stringed grey pearl bracelet is so intimate and classy – it can make for a great accessory that goes from the office to the party zone. It can be worn with ease on a white shirt as well as a party dress – you just need to change those shoes!

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5. Ruby and South Sea Pearl Chain

For women who like their pearls to shout out aloud, we have a beautiful ruby adorned south sea pearl chain that can add glamour to elegance in a jiffy. The fact is a bit of colour never hurt anyone and that means, this chain has the ability to make you look like a million bucks with absolutely no effort. Rubies are a great way to start off a work day – they acn pep up a boring day at work too!

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6. South Sea Pearls Gold Chain

If your wardrobe is entirely western but you want to add a bit of Indian into your look – opt for a pearl chain that comes with a bit of diamond or jadau extensions. And that does not mean, you need to only wear Indian – the elegant traditional neckpiece will still go on a great dress and suit – keep all your options open!

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The long pearl necklace worn 13 ways!

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Pearls are a great way to add that classic factor to any outfit simply because pearls go with everything. Style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, the Duchess of Windsor, and Jackie Kennedy have time and again proved that a strand of pearls is a staple for every woman’s wardrobe. Whether it’s a single, double or triple strand pearl necklace, you can accessorise in a number of ways with them.

Today’s blog, however, discusses the 60” pearl necklace at length. But, just make sure that your strand pf pearls are knotted after each pearl. If the pearls are just strung together, it won’t bend and knot as easily.

Are you ready to pearl it out! Read on:

  1. To have a unique sense of style, mix and match different coloured pearls to create the ultimate look! To make things more interesting, you could string your own strand of pearls.
  2. If you want to flaunt your collarbone, you can wrap three or more strands in the middle of the neck. This goes well with an off shoulder or a V-neck dress.
  3. If you are looking for a multi-strand effect, simply drape the long pearl necklace around your neck several times in different lengths. This adds a sassier look to your overall style.
  4. If you are in the mood to glam up the quotient a bit based on where you are wearing your pearls to, you can couple long pearl necklaces with other contrasting necklaces like glass beads, natural wooden necklaces etc. This look is a mix of both urban and chic is perfect for a summer evening.
  5. To draw attention your long pearl necklace, you can pair it up with a single strand choker.
  6. If you are heading out to a black tie formal event, you can create a stylish and sophisticated look by tying a casual knot mid-way through your long pearl necklace.
  7. Are you in the mood to experiment and want to add a different touch to your outfit? Try wearing your long pearl necklace on the back by knotting them up and slinging them over your shoulder. This will accentuate your backless dress and draw attention to your slender back.
  8. For that “opera look”, tie the pearl strand in a knot just at the neckline or near the bust. This is a vintage style and takes some time to perfect.
  9. If you do not want to wear your long pearl necklace around your neck, you can wrap it around your wrist like a bracelet for a chic look.
  10. You could add a brooch for a funky and edgy look. Arrange the strands together and secure the loose ends.
  11. If you are aiming for a more eclectic look, you can pair different types of pearls together. The contrasting colours will draw attention to your neckline.
  12. You could also wrap the long pearl necklace around your waist and accentuate your waistline. You could loop them around and tie a lariat knot.
  13. You could also wear your long pearl necklace by making one strand shorter than the other. This adds an ultra-modern look.

Now, you can experiment and wear a different look each time you adorn that long strand of pearls. Long pearl necklaces give you a lot to work with, so be creative. Loop them, layer them, pair them with other necklaces, or just wear them somewhere besides your neck. To look exceptional, use your creativity to give style the diva that is you!

5 tips to wear jewelry like Liz Taylor

Elizabeth-Taylor-Private-Collection-Of-Jewelry“Here, in my own words and as I remember them, are my cherished stories about a lifetime of fun and love and laughter…I’ve never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.” —Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor was known for her crazy love life. More so, she was known for her extraordinary jewelry and unique sense of style. As Anday Warhol most famously said, “It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a big ring on Elizabeth Taylor’s finger.

Liz Taylor was known to have acquired one of the greatest private collections of jewelry in the world with pieces designed by leading jewelers like Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Tiffany, Van Cleef and Arpels etc.

Here are six tips to channel your inner gem diva and grab some of the spotlight for yourself like Liz did!

  1. Size doesn’t matter – Liz’s second husband, Richard Burton bought her the smallest perfect diamond he could find: one-eighth of a carat, along with two other small diamond rings. So, it doesn’t matter how big the diamond is what matters is how much you enjoy wearing the jewelry.
  2. It’s not what you wear, it’s how you wear it – Liz loved experimenting with her jewelry and the way she wore it. For the Proust Ball in 1972, she wore her own emeralds and diamonds in her hair and added more diamond necklaces on loan from Van Cleef & Arpels. So the next time you get dressed, add a surprising sparkle to in an unexpected place.
  3. Keep it Real – Liz believed in keeping it real. There was no such thing as fake jewelry. If you wanted to look like a star, it was diamonds or nothing.
  4. Wear jewels in the pool – Even though, it has been said that jewels are best avoided in the pool, Liz loved showing off the sparkle in the sun. It was in 1957 at a villa outside Monte Carlo. Liz wore a breathtaking ruby necklace and matching earrings. Elizabeth used to always say, “You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder, and diamonds won’t keep you warm at night. But they are sure fun when the sun shines.”
  5. Share the sparkle ­– Liz loved sharing her jewels with the world. She was always very open to people trying on her jewelry. Liz once lent her $150,000 emerald and diamond brooch to one of Richard Burton’s costars in Hamlet to be used as a safety pin for a broken zipper. Of her jewelry pieces, she used to say, “I don’t believe I own any of the pieces. I believe that I am their custodian, here to enjoy them, to give them the best treatment in the world, to watch after their safety, and to love them.”

Work it! Job Interview Style

Work-It-Interview-StyleAll of us are well aware of the fact that plunging necklines and mini-skirts are big no-nos when trying to land that dream job. While your credentials and experience should be the only deciding factors in getting you hired, your appearance plays an equally important role.

What about the jewelry? While jewelry can add to an outfit, one has to be extremely careful when dressing for a job interview.

Here are a few dos and don’ts of wearing jewelry to a job interview.

Do wear small and conservative pieces.

Do not wear large pendants. Pendants should be smaller than one inch in diameter.

Do wear only one or two pieces. Less is more. You could either wear a necklace and earrings or earrings and a bracelet.

Do not wear statement jewelry. Avoid large pieces of jewelry that are loud and noisy.

Do wear silver, gold or pearls. One classic piece in each earlobe is more than enough.

Do not wear more than one ring per hand. Rings should be inconspicuous.

Do wear coordinated sets. Don’t mix and match.

Do not wear dangling earrings and arms full of bracelets.

Do not wear religious jewelry. It may leave the wrong impression.

Remember this is a job interview. You want your interviewer to notice you, but keep interest in what you are saying, and what you can bring to the company. Try to keep eye contact when you are in the interview. The wrong jewelry can distract, offend, or even give your interviewer the wrong impression of you.

6 Modern Ways to Wear Pearl Jewelry

ladiesPopular faces like Princess Diana, Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn all topped the classy list when it came down to fashion and style. Their not-so-hidden secret being a strand of rare treasure – pearls. And how could we forget, the godmother of pearls: Coco Chanel, who made her style statement by layering pearl necklaces, one atop the other.

Time and again, we have stressed on the fact that accessories can make or break an outfit. There are tons of modern ways to wear pearl jewelry from simple to a little edgy. Ahead are some of our favorite, pearliest jewelry picks, to keep you on trend this season, all of which we think will be wardrobe classics long after this trend is over.

  1. Jeans and Pearls

You can wear pearls with jeans and it will not be considered a faux pas but a real trend. A double string of pearls can level the balance if you pair it right with skinny jeans, heels, a blouse and a cardigan. You can even incorporate pearl accessories into everyday looks, even at the office.

  1. Pearls as bracelets

Twist a long strand of pearls around your wrist and you can wear it as a gorgeous bracelet along with a watch.

  1. Long Pearl Earrings

While we adore the classic pearl tops, long pearl earrings add the extra oomph and flare out of any outfit.

  1. Knot your pearls

Depending on the length of your pearls and neckline, you can knot the pearl chain once or twice to turn it into a trendy and modern accessory.

  1. Add a pendant to your pearls

A silver enhancer or an oversized pendant, add a modern touch to your string of pearls.

  1. Mix and Match

Pearls come in different colours and for a dramatic effect, mix a set of different coloured pearls and wear them. This way you can accessorise a casual outfit.

 

Glam up your wrists

pic3Picking an outfit for an evening is just half of the task; it’s the details that add up to the cohesive and chic whole. So how does one wear their bracelets? Read on to know more.

  1. Avoid big, chunky bracelets if you are going to be doing important tasks with your hands. Big bracelets can be a task to wear and even simple things like typing on a computer can become a hassle.
  2. If you are wearing a long sleeve blouse top, try and arrange the sleeve and the bracelet in such a way that they align. The overall look is neater and much thought of.
  3. If you are going to be wearing bracelets with short sleeves, then simply let the bracelet rest against your wrist.
  4. Experiment with more than bracelet. Stack it up but let us warn you that assembling a stylish stack is no easy feat after all. You have to take various metal, textures, shapes etc.
  5. Ask questions like do these colours complement each other but don’t go for perfect uniformity. Cooler tones like silver and pale pastels look best with like colors, while gold looks great with red and deep jewel tones.
  6. Try and match your bracelets to the other jewelry.
  7. Last but not the least, careful consideration needs to be given to the setting and time of day when selecting bangle bracelets. A board meeting isn’t an appropriate venue for a bunch of clanking aluminum bangles; similarly, a family barbecue isn’t the right place for diamond-studded jewelry.

The right way to wear chains

pic2The right jewelry can complete an outfit. The wrong one can confuse it. Necklaces, unlike, other pieces of jewelry can sometimes play to be tricky buggers. There are no official rules on how to wear jewelry but here are a few guidelines on how to wear necklaces which can be a great style statement and figure enhancer.

  1. Wear bright, chunky necklaces with neutral colours. An abstract 3-D design necklace along with a white peasant shirt over denim jeans. As the rest of the outfit is simple, the necklace should raise up the wow factor up a notch.
  2. If you are wearing clothes that are bright in colour or have animal prints on them, pair them with less elaborate necklaces such as long silver or gold chains.
  3. A pearl or diamond necklace with a little black dress would look perfect. Extravagant jewelry should be worn only on special occasions.
  4. Bib necklaces are to be worn only with high-cut but low-collared shirts and jackets.
  5. Don’t wear more than one necklace at once. A good chunky necklace is good enough on its own without having to pair it with a big necklace or a scarf or any other variety of neck wear.
  6. Be careful of with what you put your money on. Sloppily made, cheap imitations are tacky and make you seem careless with the way you present yourself. Avoid necklaces with words hanging from them if you want to stay fashion forward.

Before heading out, experiment with the jewelry you own and decide what looks best on you.

Tips to wear jewelry the right way

Not everyone has the liberty of consulting an image consultant on the go. For those who follow their instinct, here are a few handy pointers that you may want to keep in mind:

  1. Choose jewelry that creates a pleasing sense of balance. If your frame is a little bigger, small pieces of jewelry will not be accentuated. Wear jewelry according to your size. Small diamond studs are usually the preferred choice of most women but bigger women should group different stones together for a cascading effect which creates a leaner effect.
  2. Large, clunky jewelry tends to overpower a woman of a more petite size. A minimal and clean look is what suits someone with a small frame. Ultra-fine chains, large thin hoops, and a stack of thin-rimmed bangles. But, try not to combine clunky jewelry with bold patterned dresses or loud colours.
  3. Accentuate the features that you want to. If you have perfectly manicured fingers, wear pretty rings to show them off. By wearing jewelry that highlights your assets will draw the attention away from the features you don’t like.
  4. Having said that, the right kind of jewelry will help soften those less-flattering features too. If you have a short neck, dangling earrings will elongate it – just avoid them touching your shoulders. If you want to elongate your neck further, opt for longer chains rather than chokers.
  5. Keeping it simple is making a statement in itself. A necklace composed of a series of flat-cut geodes lying against the collarbone creates a very feminine look while being bold.

Know what you are wearing and wear it with confidence!