By Sumita Bagchi posted Mar 31st 2017 at 6:00PM
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If you want to freshen up your bijoux box to sparkle anew in the New Year, wait no more. Here are some expert predictions to show off your love for jewels and all things precious.
Make a statement
Who needs couture when your pièce de résistance jewellery can get you all the attention? Impactful and easy to wear, elegant jewellery, especially statement necklaces, will be on-trend. The focus will be on the accessories to add grandeur to the look. Big semi-precious stones in combination with diamonds and other smaller semi precious stones will set the tone. Take inspiration from our statement piece comprising cabochon tanzanites, rose-cut diamonds and emeralds—perfect for a party and wedding do.
Tarang Arora, Creative Director and CEO, Amrapali Jewels
When it comes to traditional jewellery, don’t be afraid to go for thematic looks and experiment with unconventional styles and colours. Versatile and asymmetric designs are sure to grab eyeballs as are reversible and detachable jewellery pieces. To flaunt the same piece of jewellery at different occasions, look for intricate work and dual meenakari colours with diamond polka on both sides. The trick is to evoke both, classic and contemporary charm!
CEO & Designer, Midas Signature Jewellery Pvt. Ltd
Designed by nature
Jewellery inspired by nature’s beauty is a big trend, now and forever. Reinventing classic pieces with rare, beautiful and responsibly sourced exceptional quality diamonds will enhance the sparkle and design. Diamond designs inspired from birds in flight, beautiful blooms, cascading waterfalls, cresting waves, beetles and butterflies, abstract diamond patterns with shimmering fish scales, stippled feathers and dramatic animal prints will add texture and drama to the pieces. Iconic statement jewellery in modern cuts and reimagined designs with a contemporary finish will steal the show.
Federica Imperiali, Head of New Product Development, Forevermark
Put a ring on it
Selecting the perfect ring to pop the question can be a very daunting task, but the answer lies in her everyday choices. Win her with your heart, of course, and the heart of the engagement ring—the central stone. A round diamond is a classic choice indeed, but a heart-shaped diamond appeals to the incurable romantic the most. Oval and pear shapes and cushion cuts are best for those with a gentle personality, while princess, emerald, asscher and marquise cuts will set the heart beating for the bold, adventurous woman. Take a step further with coloured diamonds—choose from yellows, pinks, or even blues and greens that can only be bought at important global auctions.
Manju Kothari, Creative Director, Entice
There’s nothing more classic than elegantly designed diamond jewellery. The trend is inspired by the era of aristocrats, who loved big diamonds. When it comes to bridal jewellery, most Indian brides still prefer the quintessential traditional look. Ethnic and traditional bridal accessories are back in fashion and are being interpreted in a contemporary design language with uncut diamonds and coloured gemstones. The trend is to wear one stunning piece of accessory like a hair ornament or an oversized diamond nose ring or a haath phool, which becomes the highlight of the look.
Ishu Datwani, Founder, Anmol
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