Leading fashion designers emphasise that gold jewellery is the must-have precious metal of this festive season. We get leading designers to reveal the best way to wear your bling.
Gold ornaments have always been an integral part of Indian heritage. The kings and queens have always adorned themselves with gold ornaments, and even today, both men and women wear gold on auspicious days. From traditional heritage to blessings from the elders, gold has always been a symbol of luck and prosperity. From marriages to religious functions, gold is an integral part of every event. Fashion now-a-days is very minimalist and accessories are adding to the latest trend. Gold ornaments are a big style statement and go really well with simple, textured dresses.
Gold is the best investment, better than diamonds. It creates great value and makes you look beautiful. History has a habit of repeating itself and fashion takes cues from it. A major revival of gold jewellery, as India shines, tradition will shine along with it.
Deepika Gehani, Genesis Colors
Gold does go with any fashion, Indian or western. It depends on the design and style. Pink or white gold goes very well with western silhouettes. Gold can be melted and transformed into any design. This is the beauty of gold. Semi-precious stones set in gold look beautiful.
Gold ornaments are traditional, and age old. It's usually a family legacy in every Indian household. I have a special place for old gold jewellery. Gold is one of the most important assets in Indian culture. It is considered auspicious and is used in different forms for all occasions at all stages of our life. For me, gold ornaments used with traditional Indian wear, are fashionable. Gold can also be used for contemporary and modern fashion wherein the designs of the jewellery have to be with the trends and styles of the season. Personally, I am a great fan of very old gold jewellery.
When carved, it's beautiful and solid in all forms and a super investment in today's times. Gold is an imperative part of Indian culture and has been part of our heritage. Gold goes very well with fashion, as antique jewellery in plain gold or inlaid with precious or semi-precious stones goes well with any kind of dressing and has different forms from different states.
Gold is synonymous with Indian culture. Gold has always been an integral part of Indian bridal wear as embellishment. I feel gold looks very sensuous on the Indian skin. Whether one is wearing heavily embroidered bridal wear or a traditional paithani or kanjeevaram silk sari, gold ornaments accentuate the ensemble perfectly. For me, gold in designer wear never went out, only the colour changed from bright yellow to a tarnished antique shade. Gold zardozi embroidery is a personal favourite.
Puneet Nanda of Satya Paul
It is the most basic element to create jewellery around the world. In cultures around the world, it is known as a traditional and precious metal. I don't know all the reasons and premises, but it has been used as money and for ornamentation for as long as we know. And there are deeper meanings attached to its use for its properties and colour. I am not conversant, but do feel their existence. Gold is timelessly classic. It is more universally classic than black or red. It can be worn at any occasion, and at any age, in any culture around the world.
- With inputs from World Gold Council