While we love traditional jewellery with all its bling and grandeur, they are certainly not ideal for every occasion and sometimes we do like to keep it understated. That's where chic contemporary jewellery takes over, helping us accessorise our outfits in a refreshing new way. From avant garde designs to environmentally friendly pieces, contemporary jewellery has come a long way. With today's jewellery designers pushing the boundary, you will be thrilled to learn how you can embrace these funky new pieces for statement making looks.
We list down some of our favourite contemporary jewellery brands to look out for:
1. Roma Narsinghani
Roma Narsinghani's handcrafted pieces strike an intriguing balance between form and function, with Mumbai's Art Deco heritage often playing muse. Her jewellery is crafted for those who actively express their cultivated taste and is not afraid to experiment. With the base material being recycled brass, the brand adheres to sustainable fashion and showcases traditional craftsmanship handed down through generations. She recently hosted her first-ever digital collection launch virtually at Helsinki Fashion Week 20 called Gaia.
2. STAC Fine Jewellery
In the kaleidoscopic era of maximalism, STAC ushers in a sartorial rebellion by championing less is more, revelling in the luxury found in simplicity. Crafted in solid gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls, the label offers versatile pieces that are luxurious yet light, hassle-free and easy to wear. Based out of Mumbai, India, STAC is an endeavour to create pieces that can go from the breakfast table to the dance floor, from the boardroom to the bar, from individual minimalist pieces to a bolder STAC'd look. The easy wearability of the designs is an extension of the brand's core ideology - the finely crafted pieces simply complement your style, not define it.
Vaitaanika is a jewellery brand where each collection is handcrafted in modern, unique, iconic and edgy designs that reflect the virtues of peace and purity. Founder Ageerika Hari's designing sensibilities are inspired by being truly Indian, being reflective of an era with a touch of tradition. The collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings are the perfect standout accent for both daytime and evening looks.
Stepping away from traditional designs is Melorra, a fine jewellery brand. Operational since January 2016, this lightweight fine jewellery startup is making gold trendy for everyday wear. Melorra specialises in creating unique and trendy light-weight gold and diamond jewellery designs that are inspired by runways from global fashion hubs like New York and Paris etc. Their designs can perfectly accessorise all kinds of Western, business or ethnic wear.
Taking embroidery to a whole new level is Vaidaan, a jewellery brand with Indian hand embroidered luxury jewellery. The designs are colourful, fascinating, elegant and make for that standout piece that you can use to notch up your glam quotient. Their recently launched collection is finely handcrafted and has a touch of contemporary as well as vintage look. The colour palette consists of pastels, metallic and neon hues.
Notch up your jewellery game with these chic pieces.