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All that glitters - IIJW 2013

| Updated on September 04, 2013 Published on September 03, 2013

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Indian Internarional Jewellery Week 2013 ends with a sparkle and some shine

When it comes to jewellery, no country has a heritage richer than ours. From royalty with their exquisite gold and gems, to the handmaidens and servants who made do with simple yet intricately designed silver pieces, from the men who sported brooches and pendants to women who had a piece jewellery for almost every part of the body – Indian traditions are intimately tied to pieces of jewellery. So when the Indian International Jewellery week comes around, you can be sure its bound to have everyone’s attention.

Actress Sonam Kapoor was the face of IIJW 2013 yet again, and if the snapshots of her posing sultrily by the poolside sporting some exquisite pieces of jewellery weren’t enough to catch your eye, we don’t know what will. The third edition of the annual event saw participants from across the country coming out to showcase the very best in Indian jewellery. The show saw Indian brands like Nirav Modi, Gehna, Gitanjali participating, along with designers like Pallavi Foley, Rashi Rochwani and Moni Agarwal. Sonam Kapoor inaugurated the show and walked the ramp in an exquisite Nirav Modi diamond neckpiece and a host of celebrities followed, including Sharmila Tagore, Karishma Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Shabana Azmi, and many more. The show saw a throwback to jewellery from ages ago, with the focus back on long haar style necklaces, maang tikas, waist bands and nose rings. While diamonds and uncut diamonds are the usual favourite, this year the ramp witnessed an explosion of colour with coloured stones like emeralds and rubies finding prominence among the glitter of every girl’s best friend. Looks like gold is the metal of choice though, with the golden glow permeating through every single show.

Traditional styles seemed to dominate although some designers did give in to inspiration and pieces with geometric and tribal influences were also spotted. Classic patterns dominating the show proved that as much as we like to experiment in fashion, when it comes to precious jewellery, we definitely like to stick to the basics!

Published on September 03, 2013
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