Shades of gold come to life

Shades of gold come to life

Gold doesn’t seem to be old anymore— rather, contemporary designs have given the metal a new look. A mix of traditional and contemporary jewellery was showcased in the City recently.

elated:  Radhika Pandit and Vijay Jain, CEO of Orra.

Though the designs were Indian, the craftsmanship was done in foreign shores. The end product was a beautiful combination of contemporary and ethnic designs.

Models Denzilina and Natasha showcased an entire range of gold jewellery from Orra. The designs were unique in the sense that they had a touch of modernity woven into the traditional gold jewellery.

The earrings were carved in the ballerina style, yet had a very traditional look. The gold neck-pieces were largely influenced by temple jewellery, yet had a tinge of contemporary style. The collection had a mix of platinum and gold, combinations of white-gold and yellow-gold and platinum neck-pieces with diamond embellishments were also displayed by the models.

“The designs are modern, yet have a tinge of traditionality and that’s what makes them stand out. Some of the pieces can be used as office wear. Some can be paired with a nice flowing dress at a party or with a plain white outfit,” says Natasha.

Kannada actress Radhika Pandit, who was also there, said that the designs were unique and could be teamed up with anything. “Women today have a lot to choose from. Designs which have a contemporary as well as a traditional look are very handy, you can team them with a black dress as well as a sari,” she says.

As far as her style statement is concerned, Radhika prefers to keep it as simple and minimal as possible. “I like wearing jewellery but not very heavy ones — light neckpieces and attractive earpieces are my favourite. I prefer it that way,” she adds.

Her choice of jewellery depends on what outfit she is wearing. “I would wear a traditional gold set if I was wearing a sari and a couple of white-gold or platinum pieces with a western outfit,” she explains.

With Akshay Tritiya around the corner, the actress is in two minds about buying gold. “I might buy some jewellery as it is a good omen to buy gold, but I am not very sure about it,” she answers.

 A range of neckpieces crafted by artisans from different parts of the country like Kolkata and Mumbai were also showcased. Temple jewellery and bridal sets with kundan, polki and coloured stones were also showcased .

But what stole the show was a white-gold and diamond hair accessory. Though it was a traditional piece, it had a contemporary look.

“The hair accessories have been designed to look elegant with a western as well as an Indian outfit. They can not only be worn with a sari, but also with a flowing outfit and will certainly enhance the glamour quotient of any woman,” says Denzilina.

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