We like to think of India International Jewellery Week as the Lakme Fashion Week of the Indian accessory world — a chic celebration of the gorgeous jewelry Indian designers have been dreaming up this year. Want to work the best IIJW 2012 looks into your everyday accessory wardrobe? Let Luxemi help!
If there’s one stone that reigned supreme during IIJW 2012, it’s the emerald. Between AmraPali Jewels’ Panna collection, Saboo Fine Jewels’ stunning emerald collar and cuff in the Best of the Best finale, and Vijay Golecha’s mega-watt pear-shaped necklace, the emerald is definitely the “it” look for Fall/Winter 2012.
Luxemi’s Victorian Set with Green Onyx has the same decadent feel as some of Armapali Jewels’ best IIJW pieces. For a flirtier emerald-inspired look, we love this Faux Pearl Belt with Emerald and Ruby Quartz.
Flaunt the Floral
The summer floral trend has definitely migrated from clothing to accessories, as seen by the flower motif necklaces from IIJW 2012 designers like YS 18 and Kashi Jewellers. To rock floral jewelry for fall and winter, try Luxemi’s Pearl, Faux Rubies and Green Onyx Set. With intricate burgundy and green stonework and a chic floral motif, this East-meets-West necklace embodies the Fall 2012 fashion aesthetic.
Killer Kundan and Powerful Polki
Kundan and polki work are some of the most iconic techniques in Indian fashion, so we were psyched to see them get the 21st Century treatment at IIJW. Although many designers showcased stunning polki work at Day 5’s Best of the Best finale, the most memorable piece was the statement necklace Sonam Kapoor, the event’s brand ambassador, wore to close out the runway show. Between its tassel pendant and three rows of oversized stones, this polki necklace is getting major buzz in the fashion world (and for good reason)!
For a ready-to-wear spin on polki and kundan, this Kundan Set with Maroon Embellishments is simple, understated and super versatile. To get the layered stone look, Luxemi loves this Rectangular Kundan Necklace.
Want more ways to update your jewelry box for Fall/Winter 2012? Check out Luxemi’s accessories collection, which features necklaces, bracelets, tikkas and hand chains that will add runway-worthy flair to your favorite saree or salwar.