If you have seen your grandmother`s jewelry box or at least your wedding photos, you may have a good idea about vintage Indian jewelry. Some of you might even be lucky enough to own one of those designs from yesteryear as a family heirloom. But who have never figured out how to carry these traditional designs? Of course there is the always elegant sari to complement a chunky vintage ornament, but I guess what – you`ve got more options to match these elegant jewelry designs.
How to maintain style in Indian vintage jewelry .
Owning a vintage ornament is definitely a privilege and therefore, you have the right to flaunt them. If carved, a single piece of vintage jewelry can get all the glamor you need. Indian vintage jewelry in case of wear with western wear is best used as a statement piece – let the ornament helps to stand out from the crowd. If minimalism is your style for festive occasions, you can choose a unique heavy ornament like a chock collar bling of your sari or salwar. Do not worry if you don`t own the owner, nor a vintage ring – you can always find embellishments inspired by traditional designs. Many jewelry brands offer collections of antiques and period. Check out these traditional Indian ornament designs to inspire the vintage fashion collection in your jewelry box.
Let’s start with a simple piece of jewelry, but nevertheless elegant. This solid vintage gold pendant has inlaid pearls. Although it is heavy, it can easily carry it off for any casual occasion. Try ethnic dressing like kurtas and salwars or take it to a party, like a piece of the statement with a small black dress.
Jewelry comb of hair
Bring back the vintage glamor to your hairstyle, with this luxury hair comb inlaid with uncut diamond Jaipur. The green-red-gold colors on the hair ornament can make it match any set. Guaranteed instant glamor, even with a messy bun for your hair style. Wear it with a sari or Lehenga. This can be the perfect gift for a bride as well.
Gem Necklace Set
This gold necklace and jewel set by Cartier from Paris dates back to 1955. The large diamond inlaid pendant with aluminum reinforcement, freshwater pearls, green beryl and emeralds can be used as a clasp as well. The chain of snake links is very different and may show off with a sari or a dress. Necklaces like these are most commonly used as a piece of the statement.
Maharashtrian ear cuff
This 22k gold ear cuff from PNG Jewelers is inspired by the traditional Maharastrian jewels. The fine gold work covers the entire ear and therefore attracts all the attention on your face. Although the trim looks complicated, it is surprisingly lightweight and won`t put any pressure on the ear. Wear this with a simple sari to make the look fashionable.
Kasumalai simply means coin necklace, as you can see in the picture. This unique traditional South Indian necklace design is still popular for weddings. But you can use it for other occasions as well. Make sure you do not use any other heavy ornaments. Try this with a simple cocktail dress or Anarkali.
Now let`s see some celebrity styles with accessories with vintage jewelry.
Vidya Balan wore these heavy jhumka earrings with a simply elegant Lehenga Sabyasaachi to the red carpet of Cannes. See how she has kept her makeup minimal and avoiding other ornaments to attract all the attention of her earrings.