The Jewellery MAKERS

Monsoon is all set to arrive and we are all engaged in upgrading our wardrobes to welcome the monsoon in style. From trendy umbrellas to waterproof cosmetics and accessories, we have decked it up all. However, it is always a worry when it comes to an apt selection of jewellery for the season.

Here are some words of wisdom as suggested by the masters of the jewellery world on the ongoing jewellery trends. Read on to avoid any faux pas.

Abhishek Chanda

Director , Kalasha Fine Jewels

Minimalistic jewellery is an apt choice, especially during monsoon. They are lightweight, easy to manage, look distinguishably charming and can be worn for all occasions.

As we speak about minimalistic jewellery, stud earrings or ear-studs are going to be a big hit during this monsoon. Vibrant gemstones like emeralds, rubies and sapphires studded in white and rose gold along with fine diamonds will be making a style quotient and add a zest of vibrancy to your personality. These studs are easy to wear, are least-or-not affected by adverse weather conditions and continues to give you the perfect bling.

The light jewellery would be an ideal to accent minimalist look which guarantees to add a small sartorial punch to any of your day-night dresses. They even compliment your glamorous cocktail gown you have decided to wear for the special evening. For that extra funk you can wear pearl studs, but prefer you stay dry while it’s raining. Pearl are little delicate that might lose its original charm when getting in touch with water. Overall you are suggested to keep other accessories minimal to look effortlessly graceful.Also, long and sparkly chain necklaces are going to be hot & trending during monsoon chills. Lightweight and easy to carry, these neckpieces go well with any casual day event. One can wear them for a casual day outing and sport an all-day subtle and easy look. This jewellery is trendy and timeless at the same time which turns out to be a definite head-turner complementing both traditional and western outfits.

Mayank Soni  

CEO, House of MBJ

The current wedding jewellery trends to be seen in 2018 are Pearls, Diamond, Meenakari and Polki.  These jewels can, not only be crafted into traditional jewellery but also into contemporary designs, making them suitable for both traditional and modern Indian attires. While some choose Pearls and Meenakari, Polki and Diamonds never go out of style and are looked as great investment options. Pearl Jewellery remain a timeless classic. It has an elegance which is simple and sophisticated. Diamonds can be worn at every occasion. A light weight princess cut diamond set for dinner function to an uncut diamond piece for the wedding ceremony, both can make the bride sparkle. With Diamonds one can experiment with varied traditional, western or Indo-western looks. Meenakarijewellery is traditional and an ethnic choice for a wedding function. It adds a dash of color to the bride’s dress for the Sangeet or the Mehndi outfit. Polki jewellery is a popular choice with the younger generation as Polki gives a royal look and adds to the opulence of the wedding attire. It is a modern expression which represents the tradition and culture from the ancient lore. Polki Jewellery can be paired with traditional and semi traditional outfits, making one look chic,classy and yet contemporary. It has been widely liked by the new generation who are always on a look-out for new designs.

Aditya Pethe

Director, WHP Jewellers

This season will be all about diamonds and fusion metals. The glamour of rock will be seen sparkling at the Indian wedding along with the work-wear Jewellery. Coloured diamonds are also entering the Indian market as women have become more receptive to experiments. Amongst metals, gold will be popular in yellow, pink and white colour. Amalgamation of two-toned metals and using gold in different colours is also an upcoming trend. Rose gold has created a fan base and is here to stay. White gold and platinum Jewellery is creating its market share. When it comes to monsoon, silver is the most preferred metal and therefore brands like IZAARA are loved by the younger audience as it is fashionable Jewellery that is affordably priced. The wearer is therefore not worried about damage caused by rain.

Pradeep Jethani

Founder and Owner, Jet Gems

Every year, jewellery trends change, and we get to see a lot of new trends in every season and occasion which brings the wave of intriguing new designs, so one needs to make sure that they are opting for the right pieces for the right occasion. Classic diamond jewellery with precious gemstones like emeralds, rubies & tanzanite paired up with fancy shaped two finger diamond rings are expected to be a trend in 2018. For brides obviously traditional Jadau jewellery with stones in emeralds & rubies continues to be the trend. Also, a heavy layered necklace for the brides which gives an appealing look and is also cost effective and it is very usable for brides in future. When it comes to bridal jewellery, diamonds will continue to shine. Another popular trend is jewellery sets in rose gold as it gives a very classy, elegant and luxurious look and works for Indian skin tones.

One of the trends which people are liking is Tassel long chain and it will stay in for a while.

Ishu Datwani

Founder, Anmol Jewellers 

The Jewellery trend for monsoon is of ‘Minimalist Jewellery’, which is light-weight, wearable & versatile with simple, classy and chic design elements. Less is always more when it comes to the minimalist trend. Rose gold is the flavor of the season & it gives a very classy, elegant & luxurious look. Diamond jewellery studded in micro-pave setting is also very popular as it makes the piece light-weight and gives a brilliant effect.