4 Pieces of Jewellery Every Indian Woman Should Own

Karen Alfonso , 03 Oct 2013
Jewellery
Jewellery

As Indians, jewellery is an important part of our lives – it has historical, cultural and religious significance. From cocktail rings to statement necklaces, they help take our outfits a notch higher. I’m listing 4 pieces of jewellery you must have in your jewellery box as an Indian woman and if you already own them, how to style your outfits with them.

The Statement Necklace:
Malaika Arora Khan
Malaika Arora Khan
Madhoo
Madhoo

Jeans and t-shirts make up every girl’s wardrobe. We often tend to reach out for that the first thing for a movie date or a simple errand run. Punch up your outfit with a statement necklace. Pick a gold one for a more polished look. If your movie night leads to drinks, throw on a light cotton blazer. Take out your mom’s old kundan/ jadau jewellery and pair with a black or white sheath dress – this east meets west pairing will ensure you turn heads.

Maang Tikka
Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia

The maang tikka is traditionally worn by brides; however now it’s become extremely cool to sport this head gear. Chanel even sent out their version during their pre-fall 2012 collection. Not that we needed Karl Lagerfeld to tell us that. For a dose of Indi-chic, pair a crop top with skinny jeans and rock a maang tikka.

The Cocktail Ring

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Huma Qureshi
Huma Qureshi

The cocktail ring is one of the few pieces of jewellery that blends extremely well with both Indian as well as Western wear. Opt for a blinged out one to wear with a sari.

Statement Earrings
Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor
Chitrangda
Chitrangda

I love statement earrings, in fact the bigger the better. Right now, ear cuffs are having a moment. Your hoops can be worn with saris but nothing works better with Indian wear than a pair of jhumkas. Try to get one with pearl detailing so it looks expensive.

What are the other pieces you ought to own?

Pix: Yogen Shah for MissMalini

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