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

The Best of Oscars Red Carpet

Divas at Oscars

The 81st Annual Awards were a stunning display of sparkles, glam and neutrals. Though the celebrations were toned down this year with lots of natural-hued gowns but that doesn’t mean there was less glamour than years past. Ivory, icy gray, cream, and champagne gowns were rampant but divas like Natalie added a dash of color with bright hues as well. The best of Oscars is as follows:

 

 

  • Taraji P. Henson was a real beauty. It’s nice to see someone with a sophisticated bob walk the red carpet. The ethereal layers on this gown are gorgeous. And that train is so dramatic.
  • Anne Hathway looks white-hot in her sparkly strapless gown.
  • Kate Winslet knows how to shine on the red carpet and this Yves Saint Laurent gown is no exception. Its asymmetrical design is perfect for showing off her curvier shape and her fabulous retro hair keeps it simple. miley-cyrus
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  • Miley Cyrus sizzled in an ivory silk chiffon beaded v-neck ball gown with a tiered skirt.
  • Penelope Cruz looks stunning. The beading, the tulle, the strapless bodice—a perfect combination. She looks like a princess, which is a good thing because she actually won! sjp
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  • Sarah Jessica Parker goes for the princess look in this “barely mint” Dior Haute Couture gown, cinched at her tiny waist with an embellished belt giving her gown a more dramatic feel.
  • Frieda Pinto looked stunning in a royal blue gown with sequined detailing and one sleeve. Everything on Freida Pinto is simple, except perhaps her dress. She has gorgeous shiny hair, divine skin, a perfect combination!

You loved them, but now is the time to decide on one ultimate. Who will earn the Oscars crown according to you? Do share your views.

Make this Valentine the Most Memorable One

valentine-roses-gWant to make this valentine the most special one in your life? Want your beloved to feel really special and loved? Well you need not look any further, for here are some great tips to add magic to your love life.

Surprise your love this year with exclusive hourly gifts. Ever thought of it? Well get started…

Bed tea with a bunch of fresh flowers will surely be a good start of the day, so make sure you brew it with love, say about 7:30. A perfumed bath set to pamper her, comes next. Follow it up with a personalized card. At 10:30, add to the anticipation with a bunch of balloons. A box of candy and a cute love note will certainly add to the excitement next. Add to the excitement with a soft toy, teddy bear is a universal favorite. Get her favorite food delivered next for lunch, be it Chinese, pizza or Thai, this will surely leave her waiting for more. A personalized mug with your images comes next Keep up the excitement with a beautiful dress; pick out something very feminine, a saree or a beautiful black dress. Follow it up with matching jewelry at 3:30. Add to the collection with a dazzling clutch, a warm cashmere wrap and at the next hour, matching footwear. Now that she’s almost ready for the evening, a soft fragrance would add to the effect. Coffee for just the two of you would be perfect at 8:30 followed by a special dinner (whether prepared by you or in a restaurant depends on both of you). Top it up with a fresh cake and her favorite movie dvd.

Well, be sure that your efforts and thoughts would not go waste. Seldom would you have seen her so happy and satisfied. If you are low on budget you can swap some of the above mentioned gifts with a special poem written to her, a song dedication, hand picked flowers, little love notes or a collage of your pictures, her favorite book. Your options are unlimited, so just give it some considerable thought and be creative after all who knows her better than you?

For an exclusive collection of jewelry and apparels do visit us at http://www.carmaworld.com.

Welcome The New Year In Style

the Super Sexy Look
The party season is here with Christmas and New Year, just around the corner. So here are some hot party looks, you can choose from and ring in the New Year in great style.
To get the right look play up your best facial feature. Go in for either dramatic smoldering eyes or a deep colored pout. As for clothes nothing works better than metallic colors with a dash of sequin or glitter. Just put on some killer heels and you are ready to hit the floor!

The Super Sexy Look

The Girl Next Door To get that perfect friendly look stick to rosy peach color palette. Elegant, feminine dresses will help you to play the part to perfection. Pink is the color that will suit you best with a little dab of gloss and just a hint of eyeliner and mascara.

The Style Diva Red is really hot this season, so get a shade that suits your skin type. Top it up with bright red nail paint and dramatic accentuated eyes and well groomed hair. Grab a dazzling clutch bag and you are ready to go. The Perfect Style Diva

The Sophisticated Look
Sleek cut clothes and minimum jewelry is the mantra for you. You can never go wrong with your little black dress or a well cut salwar suit. Subtle but flawless makeup will work for you. Go in for diamond or stone studded jewelry to complete the look.

The Trend Setter If black is too boring for you and you like making your own style statement and be different, then purple is the shade for you. Go in for dark rimmed eyes and nude lip shades or you can try purple eye shadow too.
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Whatever look you choose for the evening, just remember to relax and enjoy yourself. Be bold, be stylish, let your hair down and party all night.

We have recently added hot new collections of jewelry, clutch bags and accessories at www.carmaworld.com. Do visit and pick up everything you need to create your desired look.

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.

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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Be a Diva!

Hi there!

 

Every girl dreams of being a princess with a fairy tale life that continues, with a knight in shining armour, as happily ever after. Well, reality doesn’t always cooperate but that doesn’t mean we don’t cherish our silver linings. And we don’t need a shining knight to make us feel like a princess.

All you need is the confidence, the belief and the attitude. Once you believe it, the world shall definitely follow.

So, bring out that confidence, belief and attitude, adorn yourself in your finery, give it your own creative, contemporary twist and show it to the world that you have all it takes to be a Diva.

Grab the opportunity that CarmaWorld has brought to live your dream, be in the spotlight.

Come be a Diva!

Contemporary Indian Diva Contest

CarmaWorld Contemporary Indian Diva Contest

 

The Contemporary Indian Diva. Think you deserve the title- come take part in our contest and win exciting prizes.

 

Create an innovative, contemporary Indian style – a smashing sari look or a stunning kurti style matched with amazing accessories…anything exciting you can think of.

Get creative! Get stylish! Get going!

 

Three best entries will win gift vouchers from CarmaWorld.

 

First prize: Gift Voucher worth $500.

Second prize: Gift Voucher worth $250.

Third prize: Gift Voucher worth $100.

 

How to Participate

 

Step 1. Style yourself in a contemporary look using Indian attire and accessories.

Step 2. Click a picture.

Step 3. Register with Carmaworld-indian-shopping.ning.com

Step 4. Post your picture in the Photos section.

 

Rules & Regulations

 

1.                  The CarmaWorld team will decide upon the winners and its decision will be final.

2.                  The contestants will be judged on aesthetics, and innovative and contemporary styling.

3.                  The photographs posted should be big and clearly showcase the use of the accessories.

4.                  The photographs posted will become property of CarmaWorld.

5.                  This is a limited period contest.

6.                  Last date for receiving contest entries is August 31st 2008.

7.                  Winners will be announced by September 10th 2008 on both carmaworld-indian-shopping.ning.com/ and www.carmaworld.com

8.                  Prizes not exchangeable for cash.