Every woman has a soft spot for her jewellery collection and she really can never have enough accessories. There is the bridal jewellery, from elaborate necklaces, rani haars, vintage naths and oversized maang tikas. And there are the dainty pieces that we wear daily, from simple wrist cuffs to casual rings that play a big part in bringing together our ensemble.
2017 was the year of minimal accessories, and we learnt quite a bit about types of jewellery. Whether you are an amateur at accessorising, a great experimentator with jewellery, or a soon-to-be bride, this will be your guide to everything you need to know about different types of jewellery pieces and how to pull them off like a diva.
A popular layered accessory trend this season, the idea is to pair different lengths of delicate pieces together to create a more enhanced look. You can start by pairing simple chains together and then graduate to adding stronger elements like pearls, crystals, and coins.
POPxo Recommends: KOOVS Drop Chain Necklace for Rs 595. Buy it here.
Ear accessories can be very effective when it comes to making a statement. Even more so since the festive season is right here and we’re all about making a fashionable statement. For instance, chandelier earrings are a great way to amp up your ethnic look or you can definitely invest in some pretty tassel earrings to go with your Christmas skirts and dresses.
POPxo Recommends: Zara pearl encrusted earrings for Rs 990. Buy it here.
The top trend for 2017 was the stacking of bracelets and cuffs! Mix and match to make it unique, and really, it isn’t as complicated as it looks. Balance the look by choosing one key colour and fusing secondary colours as part of the stack.
POPxo Recommends: Gold-Toned Stone Studded Cuff Bracelets for Rs 1,462. Buy it here.
Have a thing for anklets but didn’t know how to style it? If you thought you couldn’t wear more than one, this is how it’s done! Pretty up your feet by wearing a two or more anklets together to up your accessory game!
POPxo Recommends: Starlet Silver Anklet for Rs 609. Buy it here.
We can trust Blake Lively to have a good taste, considering the fact that she is married to Deadpool! And we share her love for stunning rings. Bohemian rings for your hippie chic outfits, ring bands for your casual dos, stone-studded versions for your fancy evenings and stackable rings can get the job done for any occasion without much fuss!
POPxo Recommends: STYLE FIESTA Antique Silver Rings for Rs 499. Buy it here.
A tiny accessory, but an important one for any self-proclaimed fashionista, is the toe ring. Not only does it look gorgeous, but it can even be used to complement your fancy strappy heels or ethnic flats. Imitation and silver oxidised toe rings are really in right now, and we are certainly feeling the look, are you?
POPxo Recommends: Peora Pretty Hearts Toe Rings for Women for Rs 950. Buy it here
A polarising look if there ever was one, this trend has made countless mothers and daughter nag at each other for years! We personally love the look, it’s got an elegant feel combined with a bad girl charm. Are you a fan? Pro tip: Believe it or not, nose pins are actually not for everyone. Experiment with a few different clip-on styles before you get a piercing.
POPxo Recommends: Imarti Yellow Nose Clip-on for Rs 449. Buy it here.
Brooches are one of those easy to wear accessories that can be used to add details to a boring outfit or complement a particularly snazzy outfit with plans to looking OTT! Even though it’s not a traditional jewellery piece, the brooch has become a contemporary classic with young women opting to age up their wardrobe with this accessory.
POPxo Recommends: Gold Reindeer Brooch for Rs 1,800. Buy it here.
Maang tikas are an essential hair accessory.This basic hair staple is a must-have, and the best part is that you can pick anything from the circular ones to patterned. This single piece is enough to look exceptionally elegant and fashionable.
POPxo Recommends: Gold plated Kundan And Gold Maang Tika for Rs 4,500. Buy it here.
Bridal earrings come in many shapes and forms. From chandbalis to jhumkis, a bride is never at loss for a pretty number on her big day. Colourful chandbalis with ghungroos for the mehendi or kundan ones for the wedding day, you can always depend on these statement pairs to uplift your look.
POPxo Recommends: Gold Grand Chandbali Earrings for Rs 3,800. Buy it here.
The Maharashtrian nath has been famous since the Peshwa era and still holds a lot of importance for the bride. Traditionally, it’s a combination of basra pearls, emeralds and gold, also known as Brahmani nath. We are especially loving the pearl detailed pieces that are trending right now.
POPxo Recommends: Gold Finish Kundan And Baby Pearls Nath/ Nose Ring for Rs 7,500. Buy it here.
How beautiful does this one piece of ornament look? It covers your entire crown and creates a major impact on your entire look. We have seen so many brides wearing it and they look drop-dead gorgeous. Make sure your hairstyle is simple and low maintenance if you choose to wear a matha patti on your big day.
POPxo Recommends: Gold Finish Kundan Stone Double String Matha Patti for Rs 11,500. Buy it here.
This waist belt is worn fondly by brides all across India. It is that ornament which defines the waistline beautifully and can be just a string of pearls, gold chains or even fabric. It highlights the waist and also keeps the saree or lehenga in place. Pick a modern look like this baller bride or go for the more traditional tasseled pieces (we hear ruby studs are quite in)!
POPxo Recommends: Gold Plated Studded With Pearls Kamarband for Rs 4,599. Buy it here
1. To make sure your jewellery pieces don’t tangle together, wrap them in a cling foil. Lay them down on a foil parallel to each other, cover the top with another layer of cling film and voila! No clutter!
2. To avoid losing your rings, take a chain and loop them all together. It will help keep them in one place!
3. We all have trouble organising our studs and earrings. Screw them on chucky buttons to keep them together.
4. To prevent your hair getting stuck in the clasp of your chain, take a scotch tape and stick it around the clasp.
5. To prevent your jewellery from tarnishing, place pieces of chalk in the jewellery box. It helps absorb the moisture.