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  • Bridal Makeup

    Wedding is one function where one person steals the attention of the entire entourage in a flash. The bride and her get up becomes the single point of focus easily. Apart from vibrant attires and dazzling jewelleries, one other aspect that completes a bridal look is the makeup. As in any case, the makeup and hairdo varies from bride to bride, region to region and culture to culture. The two primary type of makeup used by brides now-a-days are HD Makeup and Airbrushing makeup. Read More

    Posted on Jan 19, 2021
  • Latest Bridal Trend: Minimalistic or Bling

    With the onset of the New Year, several new trends have been established in the world of fashion especially for the bride. Some trends call out to the minimalist brides who prefer to dress simply and elegantly and some trends are made for the bold and beautiful brides. India has several styles of bridal looks; let’s broadly look at them as Northern style and Southern style. Read More

    Posted on Jan 19, 2021
  • Latest Trends in Diamond Jewellery

    Even though the year 2020 has restricted our public appearances, it has set several diamond trends that are here to stay. Diamond jewellery has been around us Indians for a long time.it has gone through several trends and is still one of the sought after kinds of jewellery even today. Read More

    Posted on Jan 19, 2021
  • Weddings at Home: Spends and Saves

    Many of us might remember flipping through our grandparents’ wedding photo albums wondering how they managed to conduct weddings at their homes. The year 2020 took us on a Back to Basics course and made history repeat itself in this case. Read More

    Posted on Jan 19, 2021
  • Kids Jewellery Collection

    Jewellery is one thing that is loved by kids and women alike. From a very tender age, we deck our children up with cute and sparkling jewellery. There have also been several references of children being beautified with jewellery in our ancient mythology as well as several archaeological excavations. Read More

    Posted on Dec 21, 2020
  • Temple Jewellery Bridal Set

    Temple jewellery is a type of jewellery that is inspired by temples of India, just as the name suggests. It is predominant in South India owing to its origin speculated to be during the Chola dynasty. There have been several evidences of temple jewellery present during the Chola, Pandiya and Krishna Devaraya reign in south India. Read More

    Posted on Dec 21, 2020
  • Valentine’s Day

    The onset of the month of February brings an air of romance along with it. Fluffy cakes, sweet smelling flowers, decadent chocolates and colourful confetti set the world in the mood to celebrate love. Valentine’s Day was originally celebrated in honour of the martyrdom of Saint Valentine by Christians. But now, the 14th of February is celebrated as Valentine’s Day by people across the globe to rejoice love and loved ones. The celebration of Valentine’s Day reminds everyone of chocolates, roses and heart touching gifts. This celebration has gained lot of fame among Indians in the past decade. Read More

    Posted on Dec 21, 2020
  • Investing For Your Golden Years

    The year 2020 cannot be reminisced without mentioning the coronavirus and its aftermath. From medical field to education to hotels and restaurants to even retailing, all industries have come up with several innovative solutions to sail along with the pandemic. After several months of staying in quarantine and lockdown, in countries like China, the consumers have comeback with a vengeance to shop and splurge. On the contrary, in countries like India, people are cautious about what they spend and where they spend it. Read More

    Posted on Dec 21, 2020
  • Carat

    On a typical evening, I sat on a comfortable couch and started sifting through a magazine when my son, Bala rushed into the living room carrying a number of pamphlets and sat next to me. Read More

    Posted on Nov 23, 2020
  • Chokers

    Chokers are a type of necklace which comprise of a metal string (often gold) which would circle around a woman’s neck closely and latch at the back of the neck. The origin of chokers dates back to the Sumerian and Mesopotamian Era. From ancient Egypt, on the necks of queens to Europe, adorning the queens long before the French revolution, to various tribes of Africa, coiling around the women’s long necks, chokers can be found in abundance in our history books. Read More

    Posted on Nov 23, 2020
  • Christmas

    Christmas is the most joyous celebration of Christians around the globe. It is rejoiced to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The festivities for this festival begin several weeks in advance. People hang ornate glowing stars in their front porches, scores of people from little kids to old people sing carols through the night and prepare their houses in anticipation for Christmas and people save up money to buy beautiful and thoughtful gifts for their near and dear. Read More

    Posted on Nov 23, 2020
  • Jhumki

    Jewellery has always been a major part in our lifestyle. Right from the exhibits from the Indus Valley Civilisations to the paintings in the Ajanta caves to the latest excavations from the Vijayanagara Empire, our love for jewellery and the creativity and labour manifested in it has always been showcased with utmost grandeur and great importance. Read More

    Posted on Nov 23, 2020
  • Luxury Fashion Jewellery

    A piece of jewellery may represent not only investment and pride but also luxury and extravagance. There is an entire section of the jewellery industry to accommodate the needs of the latter. ‘Designer’ jewellery focuses on the purity of the metal or stone used to make the jewellery as well as the exclusivity in each and every piece produced. Read More

    Posted on Nov 23, 2020
  • Online Jewellery Buying

    It is 2020 and to think of a world without internet and smartphones would induce fears in many minds. From toothpaste to television, it is possible to summon anything to our doorstep with a single tap. Read More

    Posted on Nov 23, 2020
  • Platinum Jewellery

    The 21st century has brought in a lot of changes including the love for the ‘King of all metals’ among us, Indians. Platinum jewelleries have been popular ever since. Being the rarest metal on the face of the earth, owning platinum jewellery has given its owners a sense of exclusivity and importance since its inception. Read More

    Posted on Nov 23, 2020
  • Mangalsutra

    The climax of any Hindu wedding ceremony is the process of “tying the knot”. The priest invokes the blessings of the Almighty by chanting several mantras and hands over the sacred thread to the groom. Everyone’s attention is focused on the bride and groom and the air is crisp with tension. The bride is anxious and overwhelmed with emotions. Read More

    Posted on Nov 19, 2020
  • Dhanteras

    The thirteenth lunar day on the Karthik month of the Hindu calendar is called Dhanteras. “Dhan” means wealth and “Theras” meaning the 13th day. It is celebrated two days before Lakshmi Puja, the main event. There are several stories about the birth of this festival. Some say it the day to worship Goddess Lakshmi and some say that it is the day to pay the respects to Lord Dhanvantari, the God of Ayurvedha. One well-known story goes as follows Read More

    Posted on Nov 05, 2020
  • Anklets

    The joy of a precious little baby trying to balance the hands and knees and crawl away in express speed knows no bounds. The sweet music-like sound of the kid’s laughter is also accompanied by the soft tinkling of the little silver bells strung around the child’s ankles. Assuming that the sound is following him/her, the child looks back and laughs playfully while working the hands and knees with expertise trying to outrun the sound of the bells. Such is the beautiful innocence of God’s finest creation. Read More

    Posted on Nov 05, 2020
  • Navaratri Celebrations in South India

    The beauty of a diverse nation like India lies in the unique ways people from different regions celebrate the same festival. The festival of Navaratri is a classic example to showcase this. While in the north it reminds one of Garba and Durga Pujao in the east, each of the southern states has very different rituals to celebrate this festival. But the crux of all these celebrations is the same: the triumph of good over evil. Read More

    Posted on Sept 28, 2020
  • Navaratri Celebrations in North India

    The festival of Navaratri (translated as nine nights) is celebrated in autumn across India. During the months of September and October, when the kids are excited about the completion of their term examinations and overjoyed about the holidays, when aromatic mouth-watering dishes are prepared by women bubbling with excitement, when youngsters join dance classes to flaunt their graceful moves during the Garba, the air becomes taut with the Navaratri fervour. Read More

    Posted on Sept 28, 2020
  • Durga Puja

    Durga Puja ( Durga Pujao ) is a Hindu festival celebrated predominantly in north-eastern India. The Navaratri fever is prevalent in the regions of Bengal , Assam and other north eastern states of India as the Durga Pujao. This festival is celebrated to rejoice the victory of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon Mahishasura. Read More

    Posted on Sept 28, 2020
  • Diwali in South India

    Diwali is an Indian festival that is celebrated worldwide. As in any festival, there is a contrast in the manner of celebrating Diwali across north and south India. In south India, the lore for the birth of this festival is as follows. There was once a demon named Narakasura who was the son of Bhoomidevi (mother Earth). Read More

    Posted on Sept 28, 2020
  • Kaadhukuthu

    The South Indian state of Kerala is known for many things. It reminds us of the luscious green carpets of tea gardens, the beguiling beaches lined with tall coconut trees, lip smacking delicacies and the warm hearted people. The tradition and festivals of this state mirrors the same. The most famous festival of Kerala , which is celebrated all around the world, is Onam. Read More

    Posted on Sept 17, 2020
  • Onam

    The South Indian state of Kerala is known for many things. It reminds us of the luscious green carpets of tea gardens, the beguiling beaches lined with tall coconut trees, lip smacking delicacies and the warm hearted people. The tradition and festivals of this state mirrors the same. The most famous festival of Kerala , which is celebrated all around the world, is Onam. Read More

    Posted on Aug 13, 2020
  • Rakshabandhan

    It’s the month of August; the air in my house has already started buzzing with the excitement for Rakshabandhan. My father is scuttling around trying to master technology, in order to send gifts to his sisters; delicious aroma of sweets and snacks prepared by the skilled hands of my mother, is wafting from the kitchen, making my stomach growl with hunger; my two sisters have a spring in their step as they know their gifts are safely hidden around the house. Read More

    Posted on Aug 10, 2020
  • Local Designs: Kerala

    Kerala is a region that is associated with gold since ages. Kerala and gold go hand in hand to a point of being stereotyped for the same. For a land that is rich in culture and tradition, this state has its fair share to contribute to the world of jewellery designs. Unlike other regions, Kerala concentrates more over gold jewels than other varieties. Read More

    Posted on Aug 10, 2020
  • Wedding Themes: Iyer Weddings

    Wedding Themes: Iyer Weddings

    Any Iyer wedding will be incomplete without women singing this to the couple. It is to invoke the blessings of Lord Rama for the couples in holy matrimony. A typical Iyer wedding lasts about 2 days and has the following ceremonies. Read More

    Posted on July 18, 2020
  • Local festivals: Tamil Nadu

    Local festivals: Tamil Nadu

    Festivals form the crux of Indian culture and tradition. There are over 30 grand festivals celebrated across the nation. Each festival has great significance with respect to religion, terrain and season. Indian festivals bring us the image of vibrancy, happiness and heaps of lip smacking delicacies. While some are celebrated worldwide, there are many festivals that are rejoiced in the confines of states or even wee little hamlets. One such festival is Pongal, celebrated in Tamilnadu during the first 3 days of the Tamil month "Thai" which falls in mid-January. Read More

    Posted on July 18, 2020
  • Gold as an investment

    Gold as an investment

    Gold is one of the rarest items that can be deemed a luxury as well as a necessity. From ancient literature to history books to daily newspapers, gold has its presence marked in all of it. Especially in an Indian household, it is revered so much that some people buy gold only during the auspicious time of the day. During festivals it is considered to be sacred to worship the gold in the house, as it is the symbol of prosperity. What makes the glamour for gold last over centuries with its glory not diminishing, much like its lustrous appearance? Read More

    Posted on July 18, 2020
  • Intimate weddings

    Intimate weddings

    The evening twilight lit up the entire courtyard with an enthralling shade of orange. Too many things were happening, it just feels surreal. Seemed only yesterday I was teaching her to ride her bicycle on these very grounds. Her little voice screeching “Appa, keep holding the cycle, don’t leave me! Don’t leave me!” is still echoing in my head. A bittersweet smile crosses my face. Read More

    Posted on July 18, 2020
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    How to Select the Perfect Engagement Ring

    The engagement is a highly momentous occasion of a couple's life, where two people commit to staying together forever. The physical symbol of this beautiful moment is an engagement ring!

    However, finding a ring is never easy. If one doesn't purchase jewellery often, they may not be very knowledgeable on buying the right piece, and there are several options on the market! How does one decide what type of ring to pick up? Read More

    Posted on December 15, 2017
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    Important Tips for Buying Your Wedding Jewellery

    Your wedding is the most important day of your life, and every bride wants dazzle on this day. It’s the moment of “I do”. The moment when your fate is sealed with another.

    Jewellery is an important facet, adding the much-needed panache to your attire. The ornaments that you select will add to your aura, glow and overall look. Read More

    Posted on December 15, 2017
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    Jewellery for the Office - How to Select Pieces That Look Professional

    Selecting jewellery for the office can be challenging. You don’t want to go over the top and at the same time, jewellery adds personality to your entire office look.

    The critical fact to keep in mind while selecting office jewellery is your environment. You are a professional working woman and you need to ensure that the focus is on your job. However, the jewellery that you select will surely make a difference to your overall aura. Read More

    Posted on December 15, 2017
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    Jewellery Trends to Watch for in 2018

    Jewellery design is continually evolving with time. While some pieces stay forever eternal and classic, others adapt to modern tastes of the generation. Jewellery is increasingly becoming more personalized. Wearers now opt for pieces that stand out and give them an edge. Read More

    Posted on December 15, 2017
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    6 Tips to Care for Your Jewellery

    Everyone’s jewellery requires care and the occasional clean-up. There is no point investing your money in fine jewellery if it ends up looking lacklustre after a while. Caring for jewellery is as important as purchasing the right pieces.

    Every piece needs a right amount of care and attention. If you are not aware of the best tips to care and clean your jewellery, we are here to help. Read More

    Posted on December 15, 2017

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