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Jewels: New ‘It’ thing

Jewellery has become a flaunt worthy accessory and is replacing clutch bags and watches, writes Kirti Mehta.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2008 15:20 IST
Kirti Mehta

Jewellery has become a flaunt worthy accessory and is replacing clutch bags and watches. No, it’s not just us who are saying that but the recent trends in runways and celebrity spotting has been shouting from the rooftop that the jewellery is a must-have accessory this season.

As Suzy Menkes, the editor of the International Herald Tribune, also noted in Autumn/Winter 2008-09 Balenciaga show, “Costume jewellery replaced bags as the must-have accessory.” But do we see the same trend in India or is it only international centric?

With many designers getting into the jewellery designining and many big jewllery brands diversyfying to the chic and innovative jewllery, this trend seems catching up. Recently we saw fashion designer Rohit Bal teaming up with Kirtilal Kalidas and Co jewellers for his first ever jewellery collection ‘Rohit Bal with Kirtilals’ which is due for launch in September. Also following the trend of accesorising with jewellery, Tanishq, the jewellery brand unveiled their new collection ‘Dvaita’, a range of exclusive multi-functional diamond jewellery.

The collection is inspired from the detachable concept where a neckpiece can become a bracelet or a ring. The international jewellery brand with quirky design sensibility, De Grisogono has also established its base in Delhi and with jewellery becoming more important to ladies than bags for parties and functions in India, the brand plans to position itself rightfully.

Mr Thibaud Jaouen, area manager, De Grisogono, says, “We have eclectic mix of jewellery, and the diversified taste of Indians have got us to explore more. The stones are strategically placed in the jewellery making it very chunky and also making it apt to wear alone with a gown. It is the perfect costume jewellery that can replace accessories like scarves and bags.” So ladies, it’s time to shun away all your bags and flaunt the uber sexy jewellery.