Serenaded by diamonds, smitten by solitaires and seduced by pearls; I am a proud jewel lover. My love for jewels is unmatched and unapologetic, and I am sure ladies, many of you feel the same way about your trinket box. After all, the clinking bangles, the dangling hoops, and the tinkling necklaces present a symphony, no notes can perhaps match. Since the time immemorial, our penchant for these gems has remained constant. However, what has changed is the style and ways of wearing the same. To dig deep into the latest jewel fads, I decided to chat up seven contemporary, modern women of today. And here’s what I got. Read on, to steal the latest gem styling trends.
Akanksha Malhotra, Sales & Marketing Professional
In the age of hectic schedules and stringent deadlines, sales and marketing professional, Akanksha Malhotra, still manages to keep her unconditional love for solitaires intact. She proudly calls herself a solitaire siren. Akanksha has an emotional connect with her solitaire bridal ring that she sports with élan on her ring finger. After all, it came with a wedding proposal from the man of her dreams. “I still remember the day when my husband proposed to me, with this beautiful solitaire in hand,” purrs this smitten kitten. Minimalism is this fiercely independent woman’s style, and less is more, is her mantra. Her bridal ring is totally in sync with her style and what makes her, even more happier is that she can sport this contemporary stunner to work.
Reena Dhiman, Finance Blogger
Spending around ten hours a day in front of the computer screen and writing about a tricky subject like finance sure keeps this blogger occupied. But this, in no way means, Reena has bid adieu to her penchant for diamonds. This diamond diva wears an elegant gold nose ring bordered with diamonds. “I just cannot stop myself from flaunting my latest nose ring. It’s contemporary, easy to carry and effortlessly gels with every outfit of mine.” Reena loves to wear her diamonds with a twist. She beams as she confesses: “My colleagues cannot take their eyes off my diamond nose ring. They are surprised to know that such trendy designs are available online at amazing prices”.
Monalisa Biswal, Human Resource Professional
Monalisa believes in working in style. Complementing her fashionable outfits with strikingly beautiful jewellery pieces, is a statement she loves making. “Every day to work is special when you look stylish. I love the way my colleagues compliment me for my fashionable ensemble, all thanks to those minimalistic jewellery pieces that blend well with my office look,” she gushes. The pearl studs from her trinket box, which she bought for herself a few days back as a Karwa Chauth gift, are her favourite. “I not just fast on Karwa Chauth, but also pamper myself by indulging in jewellery shopping.”
Asmita Anand, Digital Marketing Professional
Young and full of life, Asmita makes sure that every jewellery piece of hers reflects her personality. It’s the urge to channel her inner self that motivates her to pick up certain unique pieces. She is proud to own this magnificent ring, adorned with diamonds. “This ring is the hottest possession I have. Compliments haven’t stopped pouring in, ever since I purchased this ring”, she chirps.
Shamma Parveen, Creative Designer
Her profession leaves little scope for Shamma to make an impromptu appearance in front of her clients. Dressing up well is vital for her profession and hence the jewellery she opts for must suit her attire. She says: “I have many gold jewellery pieces gifted by my grandmother, which though simply breathtaking, are not apt for my workplace.” Over the time, Shamma had to come over the emotional sentiments attached with those pieces and think in terms of what’s minimal and contemporary. One of her friends introduced her to online jewellery shopping websites, and she is all smiles for the designs available there. In fact, she has become a regular customer of such sites.
Preeti Atree, Teacher
On her engagement, Preeti got showered with many ornate pieces. While the pieces were to die for, they weren’t something which she could wear on a day to day basis. So, she chose feasibility over elaborate and requested her parents to gift minimal yet elegant pieces. She explains, “Since I knew my loved ones are planning to buy gold jewellery for me, I found it better to convey to them my preferences. This also eased their task of shopping the right kind of jewellery for me.”
Jayashree Sengupta, Interior Designer
An Interior Designer by profession, and an ardent jewellery lover, Jayashree is someone with whom all women of today can relate to. The mother of two strikes a perfect balance between her work and home. When it comes to jewellery, pearls are her favourite. “Though I find traditional designs quite appealing, contemporary pearl jewellery style is something that I carry confidently to work,” she says. Jayashree values minimalism in jewellery and goes for subtle, yet appealing designs. The woman of today is confident and independent. She believes in blending modernity with tradition. No wonder their choice for jewellery reflects the same. As their busy lifestyle leaves them with little time to indulge in shopping spree, they prefer exploring all that’s trending in the jewellery world. At online platforms like CaratLane.com, one can easily find jewellery designs that suit one’s lifestyle and sense of style. So, ladies, let’s log on to our favourite jewellery shopping portals and raise a toast to our love for sparklers.