What's December without a bit of bling? As you gear up for end-of-year festivities, here are some chic fashion jewellery brands that you can consider to add to your bauble collection and create a head-turning look for the New Year party.
A good ol’ statement piece can elevate the simplest of outfits, and you can get your pick of statement pieces from the Mumbai-based brand Isharya. Interestingly, even their most contemporary pieces are rooted in tradition—whether it’s the choice of materials or the craftsmanship techniques. You can expect a lot of mirror work, stone-studded, and pearl pieces here.
Chances of you not hearing about Amrapali are rather slim—one look at Bollywood’s style files and the name is bound to pop up. But this brand, which was founded way back in 1978, makes it to our list by virtue of how evergreen it is. You can take your pick from traditional Jaipur designs, tribal jewellery as well as contemporary styles. Wear it with your Indianwear or pair it as a statement piece with party wear—either way, you can’t go wrong.
Their Instagram handle describes their jewellery as slow and emotive, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Dhora. The modern "minimal yet indie" pieces are steeped in the traditional jewellery-making techniques of Rajasthan. You’ll find chic, contemporary pieces crafted with traditional techniques like jadau and meenakari. You can also up your layering game with their collection of vintage necklaces and charms.
4. Hannan Jewellery
Add a touch of whimsy to your holiday look with trinkets from Hannan Jewellery. Here, you’ll find an entire range of pieces right from tiny studs to waist chains. But perhaps their most charming offering is the collection of charms crafted in resin and ceramic. Loop them onto your chain or a bracelet to add some colour to your festivities.
Yet another brand born in Jaipur, Azga crafts pieces inspired by architectural carvings, wildlife, and contemporary forms. If you’re someone who fancies chunky talismans and evil eyes, this is a great place to start. As a homage to their origins in Jaipur, the brand also has a collection of polki handcrafted in silver, in addition to collections for men and children.
6. Shop Lune
If minimal, contemporary jewellery is your style, then look no further than Shop Lune. Based out of Mumbai and Goa, Shop Lune—inspired by all things lunar—has a charming collection of dainty collectables, whimsical charms, and textural pieces like their chunky bangles and hoops. The best part about their jewellery is that they work for daily wear but can easily be transformed into evening wear with layering.
They describe their jewellery as modern heirlooms—pieces that pay homage to Indian craftsmanship albeit in a contemporary avatar. Some of their standout pieces include their statement chokers, earrings, and medallion pendants. Perfect to wear on their own or to add to a stack!