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Ringing in a new trend: Statement Rings

When it comes to any kind of jewelry in 2016, bigger is definitely considered better. This holds true especially in the case of statement rings. Gone are the days of small delicate looking barely noticeable bands around your fingers. These days, the fashion forward brigade can be seen sporting huge finger adornments in various shapes, sizes and designs. These attention-grabbing styles attract attention and compliments, adding flair to your traditional Indian outfit. They also draw attention to your perfect manicure and slender digits. Statement jewelry can be tough to pull off, especially when it comes to making it vibe with your other accessories. However, rings can be easy to wear and usually go well with almost any of your other jewelry pieces without creating a look that is over the top.

Internationally, designers Roberto Cavalli and Elie Saab showcased single statement rings in their fall winter 2016 collections, using them as a focal point of interest. Gucci designers had their models sporting multiple art deco inspired pieces together for a richer and more opulent look.

Historically these rings were called cocktail rings and were worn during the prohibition period of the 1920’s in America, which was a time of breaking barriers and setting new trends and society. In traditional Indian jewelry, Mughal kings and queens were both known to wear large rings adorning one or many of their fingers. Tribal Indian jewelry also has many examples of large statement rings, some of which have a mirror embedded in the center.

These days the styles and designs of statement rings are extremely varied. Some are traditional Indian pieces embedded with stones, pearls and other ornaments.

Traditional gold pieces are also popular, and many have ghungroos or tassels hanging from them. On the more modern side there are many styles with eighties influences, animal faces , flowers and large ornate stones. Knuckle-dusters, originally a part of punk and Goth jewelry, have also gained popularity. Many rings cover the entire length of a finger, and some are even spread over the entire width of your hand or more then one of your fingers. The versatility of statement rings makes them easy to reuse. You can wear the same piece casually to work or lunch, in the evening for dinner, to a party and even to a wedding. This makes it a good investment and value for money.

At Pookaari we have beautiful Kundaan statement rings, pearl adornments and larger then life funky wheel designed pieces by designer Preeti Mohan, Ragini Mittal and Sneha Rateria. Each of these pieces has received a great response and would make a fabulous addition to your jewelry box.  So go ahead and buy yourself a few statement rings, and revel in the stylish and fashion forward look they add to your outfit.

5 Accessories Every College Girl Must Own!

Summer vacations are coming to an end and it’s “Back to College” season now. College is an exciting phase where trying new trends and making new friends are foremost for everyone. Since college is the time you experiment with different styles, and develop your style, it’s important to have a list of things you must own before you head for class. Here are five accessories every college girl must own.

Tote Bag: The tote bag is the one that will carry everything that a college girl needs. Books, stationary, make up, phone, charger, medicines et all get dumped into the tote. So it must be big enough and not too over sized to stay on trend. Prints are trendy this summer and what better way to flaunt this trend than by owning a tote that has prints on it. Prints can range from florals, checks to downright quirky. Quirky prints tend to get noticed more. So if you want to catch someone’s eye, be bold and go for a quirky printed tote bag.

Scarves: The scarf is a clever piece of fabric that only a few know how to wear. A scarf, if worn the right way can accentuate your look tremendously. A printed silk scarf is a perfect accessory with a white T-shirt and a pair of jeans. It can also be worn with a solid coloured salwar kameez. A hand block printed cotton scarf is also a classy option to own. You’ll find that it’s the easiest way to look instantaneously stylish. 

Dainty Earrings: It is best to always own a few pairs of simple and elegant earrings. Buy them in neutral colors so that you can wear them with all kinds of clothes. Gold and silver colored earrings with simple detailing are the best to wear daily to college. Pink gold is another colour that is fashionable this season. If you have a round face, wear studs and small earrings. If you have an oval face and a slender neck you can pretty much wear any earring. But the rule of thumb is to stick to something not too elaborate.

Statement Necklace: A statement necklace is a must-have piece of jewellery in every girl’s wardrobe. You have to pick the right necklace in order to complete your look. Tassels are trending big this season. Another trend seen on runways is the layer necklace. You can work this look in different ways. One way is to wear a long beaded necklace wrapped around to create two or three layers. Another more contemporary look is to flaunt a multi chain necklace in gold or silver. A fashion rule that will do you good to remember is when you wear a statement necklace keep the earrings minimal. Pair a statement necklace with ethnic wear or western wear as per your taste.

Body Chains: College days are a lot about partying just as much as studying! The trendiest accessory to wear at a party is a body chain. Wear it with a little black dress be rest assured that you’ll be the most stylish girl at the party. If you’re aiming for a rocker chic look, wear the body chain with ripped jeans and a black top. Make sure to wear the body chain with a figure hugging top or dress. If not, you will end up looking shabby.

Remember to experiment with fashion and stay stylish!

– ShriVyshnavi Annush for Fashion101, Jun 17 2015

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