“Versatile jewellery is the way to rule the summer, says Disha Shah, Founder and Designer, DiAi Designs. According to the designer, one can wear a piece of jewellery in different ways. “Pick up an earring. The smaller stud can be worn always, while one can add a dangler to that for an easy breezy look and another bigger stud to make a statement,” adds Disha. The need for versatility has given rise to transformable jewellery. One can invest in custom-made versatile jewellery such as a chain that can transform into a bracelet later or a ring that can be worn as a pendant too.
(Three-in-one earrings by DiAi Designs)
They originated in Africa, came to life during the Egyptian civilization, but became eternal the moment women decided to flaunt their ears instead of hiding them. Hoops, big or small are a must-have throughout the year. “The summer however, gives them an airy and statement look,” feels Disha. If you remember your mother flaunting a pair of these in real gold in a throwback pictures of her, it’s time to invest in these as hoops in real gold have become the hottest accessory.
(Mini Shaker Diamond Hoops by DiAi Designs)
Light weight jewels“Women these days want jewellery on the go, which is light weight, chic and summer friendly,” says Arpit Goyal of Ambrus Jewels by ArpitGoyal. The designer suggests investing in summer jewellery which promises to be light and features delicate gem work, something that complements the summer months.
(Emerald and diamond neck-piece from Ambrus Jewels by ArpitGoyal)
Less is more
Women of this era are no longer obsessed with eye-catching pieces of jewellery. Not many women prefer to flaunt an over-the-top look when it comes to everyday dressing and the same holds true for jewellery, especially summer jewellery. “Minimalistic jewellery is here to stay as it’s chic yet trendy. The idea behind summer jewellery shopping should be to invest in classy fine jewellery that looks simple yet elegant,” feels Megha Malik, owner of RESA Fine Jewellery.
Megha suggests following the “less is more” mantra this summer by indulging in simple diamond rings, bracelets, chokers, cuffs, earrings or drop pendants.
(Emerald earrings set with rose-cut diamonds by RESA Fine Jewellery)
The flower attack
Since summer is all about one of the most beautiful flowers blooming in the meadows, it has to include some colour. Earrings, necklaces, brooches and rings embedded in gold and white gold with a volley of stones in different hues is the big trend in summer jewellery this year.
(Floral earrings from Archana Aggarwal – Timeless Jewellery)
We spotted them at the Giambattista Vallishow’s recent show and you would get to see a lot of raw stones off the ramp this summer. Uncut gemstones set in classic gold make a perfect combination, right?
(Model sporting a raw stone necklace for Giambattista Valli)
The irregular non-spherical shaped pearls are back to being the modern woman’s favourite jewel. Burberry showcased them this season and so did Dior and Alexander McQueen. An ovoid or pinched pearl set in rose gold feels just perfect around the neck of a beautiful woman or on the ear lobes of a fine woman. Well, ladies it’s time to buy back those expensive pearls.
(Model wearing baroque pearl earrings for Alexander McQueen)
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