The love for pure gold and sparkling diamonds and solitaires is nothing new when it comes to weddings. What is new is the love for trendy over contemporary and the break from the need for everything to burn a hole in your pocket.
We are bringing to you a trendy mix of both precious and semi-precious pieces that caught our attention.
Gemologist and Jewelry designer Farah Khan Ali’s creations from her latest collection ‘Aayat’ that, in her words, “represent the Nature, Architechture, Love and Ethics”, are worth taking a look at.
The pieces designed for her monogram collection are crafted in 18 karat gold and can make heads turn irrespective of whether you are dressed in a gown or a saree. Take a look at some of our picks:
Yet another collection that piqued our interest was the Amrapali collection by Manish Arora. With pieces starting from as low as Rs 750, you can buy yourself a couple of these to match your quirky style.
Team these Shiva Yantra motif earrings with a plain top or dress and be the talk of the party.
Suhani Pittie is another designer whose designs are a mix of tradition and trendy. Here are some statement pieces from her collection:
Nitya Arora’s Valliyan is another option for the stylish bride who doesn’t want to splurge on gold jewelry. Inspired by Art Deco architecture, Vallayan collections are made of a variety of materials, right from crystals, glass, wood, acrylic and semi-precious stones.
Launched in 2012 by a mother daughter duo, Monica Sharma and Meher Rohatgi’s Atelier Mon is a chic jewelry brand that effortlessly fuses tradition with modern.
Bansri Mehta’s couture costume jewelry also made it to our list for being offbeat and fashionable. Check out some of the pieces from her collection.
Tell us what you think about alternative jewelry. Are you the bride who would sport off beat jewelry or are you the one who would play it safe?