This year at IIFA 2016 held in Madrid, when the celebrities walked the green carpet we kept a keen eye on their jewelry to pick our favourite. The grandeur of the trousseau and jewelry worn at the event was just wow. Statement jewelry pieces were preferred over full jewelry sets and Pearls were a common favorite.
Best of Jewellers were chosen by the celebrities to pick up their jewellery for the big night. Cartier, Tanishq, Anmol jewellers, Farah Khan Fine are to name a few. The general flavour of the jewelry remained contemporary yet keeping it subtle and noticeable, except for few celebs who chose bold jewelry. Though we are fan of all of them Deepika Padukone was most impressive as she gave appearances in most spectacular and stylish jewelry one after the other, just can’t get enough of them.
So here’s Jewelsome pick for 10 Best Jewelled celebrity from IIFA Awards 2016:
1. Deepika Padukone looked bold in Farah Khan Fine Jewellery
2. Aditi Rao Hydari looked splendid in jewelled headband and earrings from Outhouse Jewellery
3. Deepika Padukone’s second look was no less killer, in emerald necklace and earrings from Tanishq
4. Divya Khosla in drop earrings from Ghanasingh Fine Jewels
5. Priyanka Chopra’s elegant and bold look in Cartier diamonds and pearl earrings
6. Divya Khosla goes traditional in Shobha Shringar Jewellery
7. Frieda Pinto in cool blue earrings from Jewellery Bazaar
8. Bhumi Pednekar evergreen earrings from Minerali store
9. Dia Mirza looked stylish in earrings by H Ajoomal
10. Shah Daisy in fun jewellery from Curio Cottage
Priyanka Chopra sets the Oscar red carpet on flames with her style and 8 million dollar jewellery. For Academy Awards 2016 she choose to wore Lorraine Schwartz jewels which included a stunning 50-carat diamond front back earring, 8-carat diamond bypass ring and 2 more diamond rings and all these diamonds were beautifully set in platinum. I really loved her jewellry for it’s simplicity and grandeur and was a perfect match to the bold girl Priyanka is. Priyanka says “Diamonds are a girls best friend” on her Instagram pic and we can’t agree more.
About the Jeweller:
Lorraine Schwartz is the go-to jeweler for red carpet glamour. Beginning her career as a third-generation diamond dealer, Lorraine was attracted to bold and unique stones. Designing for herself, she caught the eye of celebrities who commissioned her to create one-of-a-kind pieces, as well as build them a unique diamond collection. Beyonce, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie are her loyal clients.
Lorraine captivates audiences with her innovative designs and fresh approach to fashion. Using superb craftsmanship, dramatic styles, exceptional diamonds, colorful jades and precious gems, Lorraine creates iconic statements and trend-setting movements.
Isharya Jewelry has California aesthetics and Indian glam and has a global feel to it. Their statement pieces are not just for special occasions as they can be worn any day and hence best known as Effortless Chic Jewelry. We connected with the founders, Gauri Tandon and Radhika Tandon who are sister-in-laws and the face behind Isharya Jewelry and asked them all about Isharya…
1. What prompted you to start Isharya and do you have any professional degrees in jewelry designing.
We started ISHARYA as a passion project in 2004 after noticing a void in the market for high-quality, Indian-inspired fashion jewelry. In 2007, after receiving frequent product features from editors and celebrities, we decided to focus on the company full-time. Since then, we’ve continued to build the brand and present new collections each season.
Gauri Tandon: I grew up in Delhi and studied Fashion Merchandising at The American College in London. I later got my masters degree in Business Studies in London at the London School of Economics. Today, I live in Mumbai and have two sons. Family is very important to us and infact, the name ISHARYA is a combination of our children’s names, Radhika’s daughter Arya and my two sons Armaan and Ishaan.
Radhika Tandon: I was born in London and lived in four different countries while growing up. I finally settled in California where I graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and later attended law school in San Francisco. I married Gauri’s brother-in-law and started practicing intellectual property litigation, but in 2007, I left the law firm to focus on ISHARYA full time.
2. How do you choose the theme of your jewelry and what inspires you.
Most of our designs are inspired by nature, architecture, global travel and India’s rich heritage. India, without a doubt, is known for its rich, diverse and colorful culture and as a natural result, women who appreciate beauty cannot help but be attracted to it.
ISHARYA is constantly challenged to present a fresh perspective and interpretation of India’s aesthetics in a modern, high-quality way that appeals to global trendsetters. This dedication is what keeps us ahead in India’s costume jewelry movement.
3. Your most famous collection with the buyers and which age group is mostly fond of your jewelry.
The ISHARYA team strives to create innovative designs that appeal to women around the world. They not only want the collections to be in line with current fashion trends, but they also aim to create pieces that will be relevant years from now. The delicate and intricate detailing of our filigree collections has always been very popular, and this season’s new Temple Muse collection features filigree designs as well as styles encrusted with gemstones like blue lapis, amazonite, and golden rutile contrasted with Japanese cotton pearls. The collection has really resonated with the need to have statement, yet wearable accessories what we like to call ‘Effortless chic’.
4. How promising is the Indian jewelry market and do you see any change in trends recently.
Technology has made women around the world more aware of the other’s sense of style and way of life. Isharya is thrilled to be in a position to provide a fresh perspective and interpret India’s aesthetics in a modern way that appeals to global fashionistas who are evolved and don’t believe jewelry has to be high-cost to be high-quality.
India.isharya.comwent live in July 2013 and it has given our India based clients the opportunity to view our currently stocked products with a Rupee price tag at their convenience on their desktop computer or mobile device. Adding a “Shop in India” feature on our global Isharya.com website was a natural result of our growing brand presence in the Indian market.
5. Materials used for jewelry and what is the price range.
Our products approximately range from Rs. 3,500 to Rs. 20,000 and are 18kt gold-plated brass. We use materials such as resin, hand-cut “polki” mirror’s and semi precious stones.
This season, we innovated with a new material called cotton pearls from Japan, which are very lightweight and elegant.
6. Do you have any physical shops in India or abroad. To which cities/ country you ship your products.
Today Isharya is sold in over 600 stores worldwide ranging from small eclectic fashion boutiques to iconic retailers like Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Gallaries Lafayette, Henri Bendel, and online on Net-a-Porter. The fact that it is global is definitely an achievement.
We are also now sold online in India at india.isharya.com and at fine retailers such as Ensemble, Bombay Electric, Evoluzione and Good Earth. While we don’t have any stand-alone stores, the online collections are updated in real time to reflect current stock and we launch new arrivals every few weeks with a fresh editorial photo shoot.
7. Whom do you dream to adorn in your jewelry in future.
We’d love to accessorize Beyonce because she exudes glamour, or Amal Clooney because she’s a beautiful and modern global women.
Deepika Padukone is looking ravishing in her new movie Bajirao Mastani in royal attires and magnificent jewelry. She is wearing traditional Mughal style jewelry which is famous for use of big gemstones and enamelled motif designs. Since the magnificence of the Mughal style jewelry is symbolic of the royalty and status of the wearer they are perfect to be used as Bridal Jewellery to accentuate the looks of the bride on her Wedding day.
So here are 5 Bridal jewellery inspirations to steal from Mastani Deepika Padukone:
1. Two Tier Earrings
The Two tier earrings(in the picture below), made with uncut diamonds and pearl strings attached to it look so grand. They can also be made the center of attraction by keeping other jewelry pieces to minimal to keep the whole focus on these earrings.
2. Polki and pearl Nose ring/Nath
The nose ring worn by Deepika both big and small look sober and feminine because of the pearl work done on them. The string of small pearls make it look more beautiful.
Jhumar is becoming very popular these days in weddings and on the ramp, then be it Deepika Padukone, Mira Rajput, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor all of them love wearing it for that extra edge.
4. Haath Phool
Mehndi hands can be further decorated with beautiful haath phool/hath panja. They are basically a combination of multiple rings and a bangle attached with decorative strings which covers full hands.
5. Choker necklace
The choker necklace worn by Deepika in song “Deewani Mastani” looks very classy and elegant, it can easily be paired with long necklaces of varying length for getting more accessorized bridal look.
About the Jeweller:
Shrihari Diagems Jewellers have been dealing with antique jewellery for six generations and use the techniques of the Mughal era to create the pieces. They are the official jewelry designer for Bajirao Mastani and designed jewelry worth rupees 5 crores for the movie. They used real high value stones Burma rubies, Columbian emeralds, diamond polkis and basra pearls and 24 carat kundan for making the jewellery.
Jewellery Store Address:
1. A-22, Green Park Main, Near Free Church,
Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016 (India)
Phone : +91-11-26858980, 26859008
2. Shop No-6-A, Khan Market, Near Axis Bank
Phone : +91-11-45795884, Mobile No.9910695163
So by now you must be knowing after reading our last post that Vasundhara is one of the favorite celebrity jewellers and is known for her bold and beautiful jewellery, especially the necklaces. Curious we’re and we couldn’t have only this much, so we went ahead and shooted Vasundhara with our set of questions and asked her about her jewelry and inspirations. For the sweet heart she is, she was more than happy to talk to us.
Here’s what Vasundhara has to tell about her Jewelry:
1. What prompted you to start this jewelry line and did you do any professional courses in jewelry designing/making.
I had undergone training at The Gemological Institute of America (GIA), New York. After which I started my career by making jewelry out of glass and beads from home for my friends and relatives. As the word spread, everyone started appreciating my designs which gave me the confidence and a boost to my dream and opening of my store.
2. Around what theme do you design your jewelry and your inspirations.
I take my inspiration from nature and the cultural heritage of arts and craft it offers. The raw, colourful, sensuous and ancient customs merged and blended with new forces inspire me. Every collection that I have done has been my story or the story of something that has had a personal effect on me.
In my latest, ‘Blurred Lines’ collection showcased at Lakme Fashion Week the idea was to fuse bold geometric elements in a contemporary style yet blending them with traditional sensibilities in an aesthetic manner.
3. Which is your most famous collection among the buyers and so far which age group is mostly fond of your jewellery
My personal favourite is ‘Rock Glamour’ collection comprising of flirtatious classy pieces of agate, pyrite & quartz neckwear and luscious crystal danglers to play magic which injects an urban edge to anyone’s wardrobe. It depends on the taste and likeability of the customers. A part of my clientele prefers more contemporary designs while the other half would like to invest in rich traditional styles. A few like it subtle and a few want a lot of drama to be expressed in their jewelry. Due to a change in perception, a lot of my clients want a blend of both contemporary and ethnic creations making it more wearable type of jewelry. The age group between 20-40 years enjoy my creations.
4. How promising is the jewelry market in India and do you see any change in trends recently.
The shoppers these days are looking at how a product is made, from what it is made, where it is made – mainly looking at the quality, craftsmanship and authenticity. Speaking in context of imitation jewelry, I have seen a lot of women preferring to wear costume jewelry on their wedding related ceremonies because firstly they are cost effective and secondly it is the utmost choice for outstation weddings. The quality, craftsmanship and authenticity are a few factors which have influenced the consumer’s buying patterns.
5. What materials you use for your jewelry and what is the price range.
The stones used are all natural such as coral, lapis lazuli, turquoise and onyx and are set in mixed metal with a proportion of silver with proper 24 carat gold rhodium plating and the range is from Rs 2000-15000.
6. Do you have any physical shops in India or abroad. And to which cities/ country you ship your products.
My flagship store is in Kolkata and the address is as following-
The Enclave, 17/1 F, Alipore Road
3rd Floor, Kolkata – 700027
My jewelry is also available in different stores in India such as Ogaan, Aza (Mumbai, New delhi), Nimai (New Delhi) Minerali (Mumbai), Evoluzione (Chennai, Bangalore), Deval (Ahmedabad). I retail mainly in countries such as US, Mexico, UK, Hongkong, Jakarta, U.A.E and Australia.
Celebrities are a source of inspiration for many of us for their style and brands they wear and flaunt. Especially Celebrity Jewellery is always talk of the town as they love to experiment with different types of jewellery which is exclusive and lustable.
Celebs favorite consist of some mainstream jewellers which are well heard and seen in media often but there are many jewellers which are unheard and new to us. These not so much heard jewellers are full of creativity and love to create offbeat jewelry which is at times very grand and elaborate while on others it is minimalistic and quirky. So we thought it would be interesting to talk about such Celebrity Jewellers which are favoured by them, here’s our pick:
‘House of Chic’ jewelry has been hot favorite among bollywood celebrities in the year 2014. Almost all top notch acctress like Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam and more have been spotted in ‘House of Chic’ at various functions. Various interesting forms like skulls, frogs have been used as the theme of the jewelry. All the fashion jewelry lovers must add few of ‘House of Chic’ exclusive pieces to their collection.
1. Sonakshi Sinha sporting House of Chic Ring
2. Deepika Padukone looks stunning in House of Chic swarovski studded tear drop earrings
3. Shraddha Kapoor wearing House of Chic studs on Coffee with Karan show
4. Katrina Kaif wearing House of Chic doing at item number
5. Madhuri Dixit spotted in House of Chic chunky skull necklace for Jhalak Dikhlaja.
6. Yami Gautam accessorizes her bohemian look with House of Chic spike bracelet
7. Alia Bhatt wearing House of Chic’s lion drop earrings in the first picture shown above