Get your bling quotient right
Move aside, earrings of 2014. Necklaces are going take centrestage this year. Chokers, bibs and pendants will be the fashion statements this season. And gold is definitely the flavour of the season, partly due to a good 33 per cent decrease in prices in the last two years. Bold brass is the next contender as far as metals go. Vintage styles and bohemian motifs are back, proving their timeless appeal. Hippie inspired jewellery with its wide range of colours is a definite hit.
Pendants are going to be spectacular with both long and short ones and contemporary designs becoming a rage. Massive and unconventional shapes adorn necklaces giving the wearer a bold and unique look. Also look out for the tube necklace with its interesting materials and the chain pattern with both classic and modern interpretations.
The “earring balance” is irregular in 2015 – asymmetrical earrings are in. The cornet-inspired styles in earrings of last year will continue to attract attention though.
Layers will have their presence felt in every accessory, from layered neckpieces to rings and even layered leather bracelets with charms. Upper arm bracelets and metallic cuffs are striking pieces designed to dazzle with pearls adding to the novelty. Pearls are hard to ignore this time. You will see understated small studs and rings along with massive focal pieces, making pearls a hot favourite.
Colours will see much love too, this year. The colour of the year, Pantone’s Marsala—a muddy red tone—as been received doubtfully. But the dull shade can be revved up with pretty pink and lavender coloured gems. More the colour, the better. Even diamonds have moved on from the plain white to dazzling, funky hues. Colours can be brought in with beads too, creating multihued pieces effortlessly.
Closer home, India will see a rise in neckpieces turning into fabulous head gear such as maangtikkas or maathapattis or tiaras. Similarly an eye catching maangitkka can be transformed into a beautiful pendant as well. The heavy haathphools from the 1990—bracelets or bangles linked ornately to the finger rings—have made their comeback this year. The international trend of stacking rings will be seen alongside multiple finger rings and thumb rings. The calm blue will make its presence felt through precious stones such as tanzinite, topaz and aquamarine.
Innovative, asymmetrical designs in wood are also a trend this season with wooden necklaces from Nina Ricci, bracelets from Donna Karan and other accessories from international brands. Feather jewellery and fur jewellery have also made a splash on the fashion scene.
Huge geometric shapes and multi-coloured combinations are clear winners. So bring in freshness and make a statement!