Gemstone Jewellery And Mens Jewellery Trends At Vogue Wedding Show
In continuation from my previous post Bridal Jewellery Trends And Bridal Must Haves At Vogue Wedding Show we spoke about the bridal jewellery trends and the jewellery must haves in a bridal trousseau. In this post, I would be talking to the jewellery and fashion designers about the gemstones to watch out for and the trends in mens jewellery in India. Men typically are not very experimental with jewellery, through this post we would like to introduce them to an exciting range that are meant only for them. If you look back into history, our maharajas perhaps more jewellery than their maharanis!
Gemstone Trends To Look For
After speaking to the industry bigwigs like Tarang Arora, Managing Director- Amrapali, Ramji Bharany, Managing Director- Bharany & Lubhyati , Ishu Datwani, Chairman- Anmol Jewellers, Niharika Shekhawat, Creative Head- Sunita Shekhawat, Anjali Bhimrajka, Founder- Anjali Bhimrajka Fine Jewels, Renu Oberoi, Founder- Renu Oberoi, Rohan Narang, Managing Director- Hazoorilal Legacy and ace Fashion Designer Shane Peacock Falguni Shane Peacock. almost all voiced #Emerald and #Ruby as being one of the top 3 gemstones. Emerald seems to be the toast of the wedding season!
Besides these Tanzanite and Paraiba Tourmalines were the most talked about gems. In Sapphires – pink and blue sapphire were the favourites. Keshi pearls seemed to be seen a lot. In diamonds rose cuts, colored diamonds and fancy shapes will be in vogue.
Mens Jewellery Trends In India
From Tarang Arora’s experience, men generally are comfortable with the idea of wearing a brooch, kurta buttons or a bracelet but do shy away from experimenting and willingness to wear a jadau necklace for their wedding. His personal style statement can be wonderfully summed up in one sentence, where he says, “He wears more jewellery than his wife”
Ramji Bharany highlighted the fact that since achkans and bandhgalas are back in fashion, men have started wearing buttons and brooches. According to him brooches were by far the most sought after jewellery item in the men’s jewellery segment.
Brooches are clearly in demand, judging by the eclectic yet elegant brooch curated by Shantanu And Nikhil Mehar, Shantanu Nikhil in collaboration with Swarovski. Having a platina finish, and being unisex, the brooch is unique in its own way. I would definitely love wearing it. Nikhil’s personal style included medallions and kurta buttons, while Shantanu would prefer sticking to handcrafted cufflinks. Don’t miss checking the video above in which Nikhil’s sports a punk cuff with colorful pins on it.
Niharika Shekhawat mentioned men’s jewellery is an essential but hasn’t got the requisite attention or focus it deserves. She emphasised on kurta buttons as a must have.
Sachin Jain, President- Forevermark India spoke about brooches being popular in the mens jewellery essentials. He personally has an inclination for getting a brooch designed for himself.
Rohan Narang spoke about the universal nature of accessorisation in mens fashion. He felt that social media had a huge role to play in bringing more focus on jewellery for men. According to him, Indian men were trying different jewellery pieces ranging from lapel clip, brooch or even a bracelet.
Personally I very strongly believe that revival the trend for mens jewellery in India is much needed and I would look forward to see the day when men flaunt more jewellery than women!!! Rightly as Tarang mentioned above!!!
To be true, the experience at Vogue Wedding Show has only whet my appetite for exploring the ever changing and full of innovations world of jewellery and I eagerly look forward to their next edition of the show. Coming Soon…Best picks and unusual jewellery spotted at The Vogue Wedding Show. Stay Tuned…