Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

The Victorian Jewelry, popular worldwide ,generally refers to the jewelry or jewelry styles of the great Victorian Era. The Victorian period roughly spans from 1840 – 1890 and, is named after the British ruler Queen Victoria. Her influence, much like that of Princess Diana in recent years, spawned a vast array of styles in fashion and personal adornment.

Although considered to be one broad era of jewelry history, in actuality the Victorian period embodies a considerable range of styles, forms and utilized a vast array of materials. Fusion of colors, opulent style and intricate handwork, make Victorian ornaments a perfect wear for any celebratory social occasion.

This jewelry line is ideal for women who prefer elegant costume jewelry to the traditional jewelry designs available.

So, what are you waiting for? Recreate the aura of royalty with CarmaWorld’s splendid selection of Victorian Jewelry. The collection brings together a classy range of earrings, necklaces, pendant sets and jewelry sets, intricately handcrafted with semi-precious gemstones in a variety of colors. With CarmaWorld’s Victorian Jewelry, you are sure to find something to match your every outfit, mood and occasion.

Look through our assortment of Victorian Jewelry for fashionable options inspired by the regal era!

Victorian Jewelry Set

Bold Indigo Blue Jewelry Set

Bold Indigo Blue Jewelry Set

Amazing Pink Victorian Jewelry Set

Amazing Pink Victorian Jewelry Set Black Victorian Earrings

Amazing Red & Green Victorian Earrings

Amazing Red & Green Victorian Earrings

Magnificent Red & White Victorian Earrings

Magnificent Red & White Victorian Earrings

Scintillating Black Victorian Earrings

Scintillating Black Victorian Earrings

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The Best of Wills Lifestyle Indian Fashion Week

India’s biggest fashion trade event, Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WLIFW) Spring/Summer 2009, recently concluded in New Delhi. In its 12th year, WLIFW along with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) aimed at providing a platform for new talents to showcase their potential. A total of 87 designers participated in this mega event.

 

 

The event brought with it new colors, new trends and new fashion. The most popular at the show were short skirts, balloon tops, flowy tunics and dresses. Cotton and silk were the main fabrics and the color palette ranged from hot oranges and pinks to pastels and hues of navy and green.

 

 

It’s time to brush up your wardrobe and get in tune with this season’s trends. Here are some of the best and most wearable trends of fashion week.

  Deepika

 

 

 

 

For fashion accessories, trendy apparels and exclusive jewelry please visit www.carmaworld.com

Great Styling Secrets for a Beautiful You

Katrina Kaif the Style Diva

Katrina Kaif the Style Diva

Confused about your looks? Want to know some great tips to look chic and stylish all the time? Well here are some great styling secrets that will help you achieve the desired effect. 

 

 

Choose colors that complement you, wear a flattering color next to your face. For this you do need to know which hues work best for you but that should not restrict you to a limited number of colors. Hold up colors close to your face to see which ones bring out your skin tone, eye color and hair the best. Experiment and add colors to your wardrobe!

Accessorize Well, without adding too much bling, after all you do not want to end up looking like a Christmas tree. The idea is to either focus on dress or accessories and not on both. If you are wearing something simple team it up with a statement necklace, bold jewelry, a bright scarf or a stunning clutch. On the contrary, if your dress has too many embellishments or heavy embroidery go low on jewelry. After all accessories are to add a bit of sparkle and not to overwhelm!

 

Play up Your Best Feature, and dress for your body type. Make sure that you highlight your assets, be it your long legs, lustrous hair or something as simple as gorgeous smile. You don’t have to do something too dramatic to show off your best feature, rather just make sure that your look enhances it. Don’t let anything overpower your asset.

 

Stock up on Classics because trends come and go. One of the first steps to building a classic, timeless look is getting off the fashion fad track. Trend-proof your wardrobe and develop a lasting, timeless style with essential pieces that will keep you looking fabulous for e.g. a strand of pearls, bright scarves, black trousers, or that evergreen ‘ little black dress’.

 

Experiment The idea is to push the limits of your wardrobe and experience innovative looks. Try brighter shades if you dress in sober colors, go for a skirt if you are a jeans girl, get a new pair of heels and do away with your shoes. Don’t follow models and actresses blindly, because most often what they wear is impractical and uncomfortable for you!

 

Be Bold, break the rules and make your own statement. Add a dramatic touch with smoky eyes, metallic dress glamorous accessories or statement jewelry. But do remember not to over do it!

 

Oodles of confidence and a killing smile are the assets which will differentiate you from the crowd. So, put your best foot forward and win all hearts.

Right Hair do, after all at the end it’s all about the hair. Don’t go over the board with a complicated beehive; rather keep it simple if you have beautiful, healthy hair. Try out some chic hair accessory for that stunning affect!

 

Don’t end up being a fashion victim, find you own unique look and your own signature style. After all what is more important is to be comfortable and carry yourself well rather than be a drama queen straight from the red carpet.

 

Visit us at www.carmaworld.com and pick out trendy jewelry, gorgeous accessories and stylish ensembles and make your own style statement.

Costume Jewelry- The Latest Fad

fashion jewelry

fashion jewelry

So many weddings to attend and you don’t want to spend too much on jewelry, neither repeat your stuff. Well, Costume jewelry is the easy solution.

Have a bright outfit and you don’t want to wear that gold chain again….well match it up with costume jewelry in the same shade.

Don’t want to move around wearing millions around your neck… costume jewelry again provides a safer option.

Costume jewelry has gained tremendous popularity recently owing to its versatility and variety, myriad hues and affordability. It offers a cost effective yet glamorous option for those with a penchant for ornaments. It helps in keeping up with the latest trends without burning a whole in your pocket as well as providing a safer option. Real jewelry can be a sound investment in uncertain times. But for most of us, the new reality calls for faux — small indulgences that can make an old frock seem new.

Also known as imitation jewelry, fashion jewelry and junk jewelry, it comes in various shapes, sizes and texture and is made of materials as diverse as metal, glass, stones, crystals and even plastic. The variety costume jewelry can offer is unparalleled. You can find something to beautify each part of your body. From necklaces, earrings and hair ornaments to nose rings, toe rings, anklets, maang tikka, armlets and bangles… name it and you have it!

Some of the most popular types of fashion jewelry are-

Cubic Zircon Jewelry

Cubic Zicron Jewelry Set

Cubic Zicron Jewelry Set

Designer Kundan Jewelry

Gorgeous Pink Earrings

Gorgeous Pink Earrings

Lacquer Jewelry

Faux Gold Jewelry

Beautiful Victorian Jewelry

Beautiful Victorian Jewelry

Victorian Jewelry

Gorgeous Stone Studded Earrings

Gorgeous Stone Studded Earrings

Stone Studded Jewelry

Wooden Jewelry

Trendy Wooden Bangle
Trendy Wooden Bangle

Shell, paper, terracotta, glass are some of the other popular fashion jewelry.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and choose what suits you and your mood the best because fashionable Costume Jewelry not only makes women different and more stylish but in Coco Chanel’s own words, adorns and makes her more beautiful too.

Have a look at the trendiest collection of costume as well as real jewelry at www.CarmaWorld.com .

Happy Shopping!!!!

RENDEZVOUS WITH PARVATHY OMNAKUTTAM

 Miss World 2008

The eyes of the world were on one stage when Kseniya Sukhinova from Russia was crowned Miss World in a glittering, star-studded ceremony at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, the City of Gold. Though India’s Parvathy Omnakuttam lost the crown to the Russian beauty but she brought India back on the Miss World front after a long gap of 8 yrs, and won millions of heart along the way. On being announced as the first-runner up, the world witnessed a sight of controlled elation, and a graceful acceptance of losing the top crown.

 

The long-legged beauty from Kerala said: “I felt from childhood that it’s in my genes to bring international glory to India in the field of beauty. It’s a big achievement. I feel like a winner. I am thankful to my friends, colleagues and everyone who supported me. Their encouragement has brought me to this stage. My parents came all the way from Kerala to accompany me in Johannesburg. It gave me a lot of strength.”

 

After her scintillating and confident show at the Miss World 2008 pageant held in South Africa, Parvathy revealed  that she was really excited and rapturous over the success. Her confidence and poise throughout the gala ceremony was exemplary. She was also undeniably the hot favorite and was very popular among the online audiences for her commendable performances.

 

Parvathy reportedly, outwitted her other contestants in the final round of ‘Question-Answer’ session, when she stated that both India and South Africa have produced such world figures like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela – and that both the nations are inherent in their indigenous rich cultures. Finally, Parvathy thanked Johannesburg for their magnanimous hospitality and warmth.

 


Parvathy seems enticed by Bollywood too. When questioned about her future plans, the beauty with the brains replied “I am looking forward to some quality time with my family. At the moment I am simply enjoying myself. After that if I get some good offers, why not say yes to them? I am ready to get into Bollywood if a good script comes my way.”

 

A little disappointed by the results, Parvathy said that she wanted to take India further and it would have been really great if she had won, “It would have been the 6th victory for India, and this in itself would be a record. But it’s really sad and upsetting that I lost out.”

 

A student of English literature, Parvathy has keen interest in glass painting, reading and different dance forms. Her message to the world was,”Do your best but be prepared for the worst.”

 

Whatever the result, India is proud of you, Parvathy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting Jewelry Info

Hi Everyone!

Here’s a quick and interesting history about jewelry. Thought you all would enjoy it.

The word jewellery is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicised from the Old French “jouel” around the 13th century. It has also been suggested that the word is derived from “Jew”, as the Jews were important jewelry artisans of that time. Further tracing leads back to the Latin word “jocale“, meaning plaything. Jewelry is one of the oldest forms of body adornment.

Recently found 100,000 year-old beads made from Nassarius shells are thought to be the oldest known jewelry.

 

Although during earlier times jewelry was created for practical uses such as wealth, storage and pinning clothes together, in recent times it has been used almost exclusively for decoration. The first pieces of jewelry were made from natural materials, such as bone, animal teeth, shell, wood and carved stone. Jewelry was often made for people of high importance to show their status and, in many cases, they were buried with it.

 

Jewelry has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings and many more types of jewelry. While high-quality jewelry is made with gemstones and precious metals, there is also a growing demand for art jewelry where design and creativity is prized above material value. In addition, there is the less-costly costume jewelry, which provides beautiful designs at affordable prices.

 

For magnificent jewelry in Kundan, Polki, Cubic Zircons and Silver, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com.

Nandita Das in Toronto

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Bridal Jewelry

The wedding day is a special occasion for every bride. Swathed in bridal finery, bedecked in magnificent jewelry, with hands and feet and a flutter in her heart, she is poised at the threshold of a whole new life.

 

The jewelry that a bride wears holds special significance. Indian bridal jewelry itself varies from region to region as well as in different communities.

 

Usually, precious stones such as jade, garnet, emerald, amethyst, pearl and coral are widely used in Indian bridal jewelry. These stones are said to pass their own special healing touch to the wearer.

 

The mangal sutra is an important item in the bridal jewelry. This necklace is tied by the husband around the wife’s neck as a symbol of their union. This is usually created on a necklace strung with black beads. It is considered a protection against the evil eye. Brides usually make a few changes to suit their individual tastes, keeping well within the prescribed parameters.

 

A bride from South India wears a thaali as a symbol of their marriage. This is usually in the form of a thick yellow thread with gold pendant.

 

Brides from Maharashtra wear stings of pearls in a cascade from the temples down to the shoulders, framing the face. The Punjabi bride wears bangles that are made of ivory called churas. Some churas are set in ivory with inlay work done on them. They are given by the bride’s mother and it is customary to wear them for about 40 days after the wedding ceremony. Red and green bangles or churas are important in many communities of India..

The parting of her hair is decorated with a gold ornament called the tikka.

 

Toe-rings are another jewelry item that is worn by married women in many parts of the country. The women from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar wear toe-rings called bichwa. Kashmiri women wear a long suspended cord with an ornament from the pierced ears. Brides from Bengal wear the iron kada or bangle called loha. This is artistically encased in gold. A red lac bangle is yet another important bridal jewelry item.

 

Fine filigree jewelry in silver is a hallmark of the artisans of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Filigree work uses silver wires of varying thickness to make geometrical shapes, leaves, flowers and butterflies and birds. Jaipur is famous for enamel work – exquisite bangles and necklaces with colored enamel paneling on crafted gold.

 

Kundan jewelry also finds favor with many Indian brides. Kundan jewelry is characterized by gems embedded in gold leaf and not rim or claw. This jewelry style is inspired by the Mughals. Temple jewelry from South India is inspired by temple statues and motifs and is usually characterized by red and green semi precious stones. Jewelry in the southern states is inspired by nature – paisley motifs, rice grains, melon seeds, cobra head and birds.

 

For beautiful jewelry for that very special wedding day, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com

The Time is Festive!

 

 

Hi again!

 

Come September, and the anticipation begins, excitement mounts and we wait with baited breath for the festive season to come engulf in its mood of celebration.

 

End of the year is marked by the festive spirit in all cultures and India is no exception. With the confluence of varied elements of varied cultures that India is, our festivities take on a whole new dimension.

 

There is hardly ever a lull period in the Indian festive calender but this period is usually packed to the brim. It begins with Navratras, which are week or longer affair marked by fasts, dandiya raas and vibrant clothes. It is followed almost immediately by Dusshera and Durga Puja.

 

Diwali soon follows to fill our lives with light, fireworks and excitement. The year culminates in the celebration of the birth of Christ and the birth of a whole new year.

 

The mood for all festivities is set by spirit which takes over one and all. The refulgent colours, the bright clothes, exquisite accessories, mouth watering delicacies… it is endless.

 

This season is considered most auspicious and so it coincides with wedding season.

 

The individual expression of all this celebration is the attire. We dress in our best clothes and accessories to join in the jubiliation.

 

This festive season try out the beautiful collection Kurtis at CarmaWorld. Adorn yourself with exquisite jewelry in Polki, Cubic Zircons and Faux Gold or accessorise with a beautiful clutch bag.

 

Bedeck yourself in clothes and accessories from CarmaWorld and be in the spotlight at all weddings and festivities.

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Anarkali Style – The Royal era beckons you

 

Hi there!!

 

Its here, its there….its everywhere!

The latest style silhouette to create waves in Indian fashion are the “Anarkali Style” ensembles.

 

This style is absolutely magnificent. Designed as a billowing kurta, which is cin ched at the waist and then allowed to flow out. Usually teamed with a fitted churidar, it is an ideal silhouette for the Indian body type.

 

The style brings alive the royal splendour of the mughal courts alive and swirling.

 

It has become a rage with one and all – whether its the Bollywood beauties or the girl next door, they have all taken famously to the style.

 

Bollywood actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan, Lara Dutta, Tabu, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit, Urmila Matondkar, Diya Mirza have all sported this style.

 

For your dose of Indian & Bollywood Style, visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com