Last year when I bought a statement necklace from Miss Chase I was bit unconvinced about the high price I paid. But I liked this necklace so much when I saw it on their website that I bought it anyways. Now after having this necklace for an year I feel the price is justified because of the high quality of the product. This necklace looks new even today without any polish of pearls and metal fading off. The finish of the product is very smooth and the combination of pearls and pastel color ribbon goes so well together.
I am a great admirer of brands who don’t compromise their quality by reducing their prices because then the whole purpose is defeated. I love how Miss Chase have used high quality material for making their jewelry and this gives a rich look to their jewelry.
Miss Chase has a great collection of necklaces and some other funky jewelry like nail ring, collar bling etc. Here are some of my favorite from their collection…
Shruti Chhajer and Sushma Chhajer, the mother daughter duo is leaving their mark in the jewelry industry with beautifully designed fine jewelry. Their brand ‘Shruti Sushma Fine Jewelry‘ does not believe in mass production of jewelry as they are admirer of exclusive pieces which are designed personally for client needs. This is the reason they are favorite among celebrities and big business families in India and abroad.
Their speciality are their gemstones which are hand picked when Shruti Sushma travel across the globe for ideas and inspiration. Some of their favorite gemstones to work with are Ruby from Burma, Emeralds from Colombian mines and South Sea pearls besides diamonds. Their jewelry is classy and a good fit for cocktail parties and designer dresses.
Here’s the jewelry story of Shruti Sushma in their own words…
1. What prompted you to start ‘Shruti Sushma Fine Jewelry‘ jewelry line and did you do any professional courses in jewelry designing and making.
Sushma says: Previously I used to work in the designer apparel industry so a lot of my clients would seek my advice on picking the right jewelry for their outfit. Jewelry has always been passion so I decided to study diamond and gemstones grading. I also started traveling around the world to look for ideas and source the right gemstones. That’s how I got started.
Shruti says: I started with giving inputs to my mum(Sushma) shortly after my 1st year in college that’s when I realized I love jewelry and became very inquisitive about it. So I took up a design diploma and GIA graduate diamond course and got in to the business
2. Around what theme do you design your jewelry and from where you draw your inspiration.
The uniqueness of precious gems inspires us the most. Architecture, paintings, nature or sometimes even the woman we are designing jewelry for.
3. Your most famous collection with the buyers and so far which age group is mostly fond of your jewellery
We design by the piece as per the client need. My clients are generally aged 24 years and up.
4. Materials you use for your jewelry and what is the price range.
We only use precious stones ( diamonds, ruby, emeralds, sapphires, pearls) and jewelry is priced above rupees 50,000.
5. Do you have any physical shops in India or abroad. And to which cities/ country you ship your products.
We ship all over the country and have jewelry stores in Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
Ahmedabad: Courtyard by Marriott,
FF floor, Ramdevnagar Cross Road,
Satellite Road, Ahmedabad 15
Phone number – 07932957105, 9825095767
Bangalore: Only by Appointment,
Palace Cross Road Next to Mount Carmel College,
Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore
Phone number- 9825095767
6. Whom do you dream to adorn in your jewelry in future.
Pearl Jewelry is favorite of many of us but with the advent of artificial pearls in the market with same basic designs they have lost their exclusivity. So what do we do instead of stop wearing them. I suggest we try out some exclusive custom made designs for pearl jewelry which look different and appealing and at the same time quench our thirst of wearing pearls. I personally love wearing single pearl jewelry as they are simple yet beautiful and also they are versatile to wear with casuals like jeans top, dresses or indian traditional wear.
So here are 31 offbeat designs of Single Pearl necklaces to inspire you to wear Pearls again with pride:
1. Single pearl set in flower shape pendant
2. Single pearl tied in a string
3. Pink fresh water pearl set in a tiny cracked pendant
4. Single pearl set in a spiral pendant
5. The pearl necklace with a shell
6. Circular silver pendant with single pearl drop
7. Pearl drop tied to a golden string
8. Single pearl gold necklace
9. Single pearl entwined in mesh necklace
10. Single pearl drop necklace in silver
11. Single pearl drop necklace in basic design
12. Single pearl set in silver base
13. Silver and pearl necklace
14. Pink freshwater pearl concave pendant
15. Pearl set in a heart shaped necklace
16. Pearl pendant in silver and diamond
17. Pearl pendant designs in gold
18. Pearl mess pendant
19. Pearl drop hanging with golden string
20. Magnificent blue pearl necklace
21. Heart shaped pearl pendant
22. Green pearl pendant
23. Flower Pearl pendant
24. Diamond and single pearl pendant in silver
25. Diamond and pearl necklace
26. Cultured Pearl pendant in heart shape
27. Butterfly shaped pearl pendant
28. Black pearl pendant with a knot
29. Single Black pearl necklace in silver
30. Black pearl necklace in gold
31. Beautiful pearl drop necklace
So which one is your favorite?? Would love to see your Single Pearl necklace designs too, share with us if you have one…
Past 5 generations and now, C Krishniah Chetty & Sons have been impressing everyone with their splendid jewelry. C Krishniah chetty sons jewellery designs reflect royalty and they are the official jewelers of the Maharaja’s in Southern India. CKC’s first showroom opened in Commercial Street, Bangalore and ever since then they have become the destination of all jewelry lovers.
CKC’s jewelry is made in tune with traditional Indian designs having a heavy and grand look. Gold is predominantly used in their jewelry embedded with precious gemstones and pearls. CKC’s signature necklaces with gold bead work are just gorgeous with a power to make anybody look royal. So here are top 10 magnificent jewelry by CKC which can turn you into royalty…
Zoya came up with their new collection “Jewels Of The Rajputana” inspired by their culture, architecture, design and heritage. The ‘Jewels of the Rajputana‘ collection by Zoya is crafted with the finest polki in unique settings, exquisite handcrafted enameling and also embellished with precious stones.
Camels, kotah painters, the golden desert, swirling skirts, colorful turbans, intricate leatherwork, mirror work and the culture’s noble and courageous history served as muses for designers to create this majestic collection.
Zoya’s Rajputana series of designs in the collection are inspired by the majestic peacock, reflecting its rare beauty, aristocracy and flamboyance, with one of a kind enamel work in splendid colors like blue, green, gold finished with kundan and polki settings. Pearls and emeralds add colour to this exclusive collection. The collection also showcases designs inspired by the elegant Jharokhas and the Cenotaphs of Jaisalmer, the regal elephant, the royal stallion and the resilient camel. The collection consists of earrings, chokers, necklaces, bangles in gold, ruby, diamonds and more.
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is a fashion diva and once again the face of IIJW – Indian International Jewellery Week. IIJW is an initiative where India’s finest jewelry is displayed.
This is the fourth year in a row she has been selected the ambassador of IIJW, Way To Go Girl!!! And there is no doubt she looks pretty in all the jewels and gems :). Here’s a sneak peak at some of her jewelled looks while walking the ramp for IIJW from 2011 to 2014
Sonam Kapoor’s look for IIJW inaugaration ceremony in 2014
I love pearls and think they are very classy but find the simple single string pearl necklaces or dear drop earrings quite out dated. But now we don’t need to worry as Masoom Minawala who is a style blogger and founder of high street e-commerce label Stylefiesta has a solution for that. The pearl jewelry collection at Stylefiesta is designed fashionably and differently giving it a very chic look. Pearl Tassel Necklace is by favorite one.