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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Lakme India Fashion Week

Lakme India Fashion Week
It was glamour, fun, and five days of fabulous fashion showcased at Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) fall-winter 2009/10. The show ended with the Grand finale presented by designer Anamika Khanna who showcased her BridalSutra Line.

The designs were inspired by Indian style aesthetics and are more wearable than ever with Indian handloom, embroidery, and indigenous prints ruling desi designer’s ensembles.

The emerging trends this year are surely lean silhouettes, voluminous sleeves, scooped backs and utterly feminine ensembles. Designers innovatively used pleats to offer an element of fit and flow. The colors of the season are blacks, greys, deep wine reds and ochre yellow.
Taking confident strides, models flaunted ensembles with fantastic cuts such as lehengas teamed with a slim golden belt, churidaars peeping under the sarees, pastel shades with golden borders of one-shoulder kaftans, bordered kurtas with interesting knots in fabrics, which reflected the confluence of many states and cultures.

The designers who stood out were Nachiket Barve and Rahul Mishra, both for superb cuts and wearability, Rishta by Arjun (Saluja) for a strong, graphic collection, Walnut for its sheath dresses and Wendell Rodricks, Narendra Kumar and Manish Gupta for their wearable collections for Westside. Anamika Khanna weaved together an Indian heritage accompanied by a modern eclectic touch. With color, craft and texture as her forte, ensembles wowed the audience

Bollywood was part of the event with likes of John Abraham and Mugdha Godse walking for designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed, Jiah Khan for Sunaina puri, Arbaaz Khan for Wendell Rodericks and Anil Kapoo for Kunal Rawal. Katrina Kaif walked for Barbie, all in pink! International Supermodel Naomi Campbell created waves with her stunning presence on the ramp, while SRK and Akshay Kumar caused sensations.

Take a look!

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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

 

 

 

 

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Khan vs. Khan

Aamir KhanCall them arch rivals or good competitors, the Shahrukh Khan vs. Aamir Khan War has been fought time and again over the last decade. Surprisingly there has been no clear winner because both SRK and Aamir Khan, being the perfectionist they are, have a humungous fan following.

With the slight delay in the release of Shahrukh’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi it’s again set to clash with Aamir’s Ghajini this year. The two films are also the first releases this year of both the Khans after their two respective successful films last year — Om Shanti Om and Taare Zameen Par. Both turned out to be huge commercial hits.

With the two biggest movies of the year about to clash at box office, the actors are not leaving any stone unturned in the promotion of their respective movies. Aamir Khan recently asked theatre staff of Big Cinemas and PVR, which is playing Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, to adopt the Ghajini hair cut. It is evident: you are watching Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi with the aura of Ghajini around you!

Asked what SRK thought of Aamir Khan’s recent strategy for Ghajini, Shahrukh Khan claimed, “I think it is a good strategy. You take the biggest brand in the country that is SRK and then use that platform to publicize yourself. I think Aamir rocks. The problem is that I cannot use any another brand because there is no one bigger than me”.

The cold war between the duos can very well be estimated from their comments. Addressing the media, at the launch function of Filmfare magazine’s latest issue Shahrukh said “There cannot be any competition with me. I’m the biggest brand in the country. I am always there to endorse for everyone, but the saddest part is that no one is there to endorse for me as there is no brand bigger than me.”

Reacting to Shahrukh’s statement, Aamir said: “He has been speaking about himself for last 20 years so there is nothing new about it.Shahrukh Khan

Well the Bollywood industry is sure going to be in a fix, with both the Khans drawing swords at each other, but despite the result, as to who wins and who looses out, the viewers are sure to have a great time. Keep up the good work, Khans! We love you both!

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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The Unforgettable Tour continues…..

The Unforgettable Tour – part 2

India makes a Fashion Statement at the Olympics!

Indian Fashion at the Olymics- sounds so out of place. The last thing that our sports contingent managed was to make their presence felt in style.

 

The glorious opening ceremony at the Bird’s Nest saw athletes from around the world proudly walking around the arena. And there were a few who made a fashion statement while at it. While the contingents from USA, France and Australia turned up in designer wear, there were others who turned up in breezy dresses.

 

What were the Indian athletes wearing? The women wore cream colored saris with a border and the men wore sherwanis with red angavastrams. All’s well till you get to know that the outfits were hurriedly sourced from inconspicuous shops in Malviya Nagar and Chandni Chowk in Delhi. Moreover, Sunita Rao and Sania Mirza didn’t even wear the uniforms.

 

Flash back to the Indian Premier League. All the players turned up in uniforms designed by the who’s who of the Indian fashion industry.

 

Aren’t these facts worth a thought?

 

Well, we can only hope that our Sports Ministry will invest a little more time and money in other sports and our players will put up a better show at the next Olympics – both in their performance and their attire.

 

Till then, you keep it stylish with products from http://www.carmaworld.com.