It’s funny how our mothers are such huge fans of traditional jewellery – most of us don’t like to get into the whole traditional ornaments scene, mostly because they’re meant to be specifically worn with ethnic outfits. Well, apparently, not anymore!
Indian gold accessories have been popping up everywhere on the runways from way back when – Raakesh Agarwal, Lanvin and Dolce and Gabbana – but it’s only now that we stylish mortals are taking notice. Jadau earrings and meenakari neckpieces no longer pair themselves only with lehengas and saris, they also look totally on point with most Western outfits, creating an appealingly striking look.
Team semi–precious stones with your jumpsuits, accessorize with oversized gold rings as cocktail rings, pair vintage temple jewellery with a white shirt or jhumkas with your cocktail dress or style them as sassy headgear if you’re feeling particularly adventurous. Experiment with different kinds of gems and designs – kundan, meenakari, and even vintage gold works great to give an ethnic twist to the most contemporary outfits.
Just take a leaf out of these style icons to see how it’s done!