Diwali has recently passed and it was certainly a festival to remember, and a trend that seemed to dominate was most definitely the statement gold Indian jewellery!
Diwali was celebrated with the usual aplomb, but this time with heightened extravagance and opulence that was associated with this season’s number one trend: Gold jewellery, that has quickly taken over the fashion scene! And when is there a better time of year to flaunt your dazzling gold and diamonds than this festival of lights?
But Diwali’s not the only place for bold gold trend, there are plenty of occasions to dress up to the nines in statement jewels that admire traditional style as well as contemporary attire.
This trend is not only current but goes back many years of traditions, from designs from long gone representing gods, goddesses, sacred motifs, ornate patterns etc that are now showcasing a serious revival in the market.
"Indians are now returning back to their ancient roots and temple style jewellery is the perfect fit for those looking for a piece of history," says a jeweller in Mumbai. The beauty of temple style gold Indian jewellery is that it's so ornate and detailed that it makes even the simplest attire look glamorous. Gold Indian jewellery looks great teamed with Indian clothing as well as contemporary and western style clothing that make use of Indian textiles or motifs.
We recently saw a bout of statement gold Indian jewellery at the recent Lakme fashion week. The show that stood out to us in terms of show stopping gold Indian jewellery was Shantanu & Nikhi, showcasing their Himalayan Couture Collection. Their collection portrayed the journey of ‘a fierce and graceful woman who brings back harmony in nature through her timeless charm’. The collection featured rich gold embellished gowns and accessories, including intricate and regal headpieces that the models flaunted throughout the show.
India Brida Week was another event in which we saw an influx of stunning gold Indian jewellery. Our highlight the event has to be Sonam Kapoor in Rohit Bal’s show, she appeared covered from head to toe in gorgeous and detailed gold piece’s that were fit for a queen!
In terms of current Indian Designers, Roopa Vohra’s collection of gold Jhumka earrings are perfect for the current gold rush trend, team with a simple outfit for a stand out look!
Sources: Indian Wedding site, Pinterest