Traditional jewellery has survived from different periods and different parts that have revolutionised itself in design and aesthetics only to present a striking expression of the country's aesthetic and cultural history. As the decades went by the art of creating exotic ornaments, these simple-yet-artful pieces of work have managed to still remain relevant. Timeless and oh-so-elegant, the traditional dejhoor earrings are out there piquing interest after a string of stylish looks portrayed by actress Yami Gautam. It's a six-pointed star worn on each ear with the help of a long chain made of gold or thread. Well, you see it's not a very convenient piece of jewellery. However, they now reduce the size of the chain and the dejhoor, so that it hangs up to the ears or neck. It's refreshing to see how Yami had brought along a sense of modernity to accentuate and show the practicality of donning the traditional dejhoor earrings even in day to day lives.
Yami Gautam stunned us when she donned a gold-bordered white saree dress from Abraham & Thakore's. She has managed to bring snazz to her ethnic looks by styling it with a tank top. This look was the first one when she embodied elegance with the dejhoor earrings. Nothing is more satisfying than wearing a traditional earring in a style that's practical enough to pass on to generations.
Styling these traditional dejhoor earrings in a way that this precious traditional jewellery is given the respect they deserve in today's time as well - by building the look with aesthetics that manages to captivate everyone in today's fast world. A full-bloom floral look by designer duo Abraham & Thakore, even the pairing of dejhoor earrings here with printed A-line flared panel skirt and matching crop blouse gave this look a dainty flair.
And no, you don't need to restrict that evergreen, traditional jewellery pieces to ethnic outfits alone. Yami sets the code for pairing those dejhoor with modern silhouettes too. Wearing a purple-coloured blazer dress with those earrings, she has set the definition right on how to make a unique statement even with a western silhouette like a blazer dress.
While we are all ready to prepare to ring in the festivities at home, take some time out and scan your mother's and grandmothers' closets and pick out a few charming pieces that rarely see the light of day and Yami seems to be leading the way right. Wearing a zari silk saree, the dangling earrings kept her in vogue which she attached her dejhoor with kundan earrings. Passing on heirloom jewellery from one generation to the next is a tradition. And in today's time, you can keep it alive only by revamping and playing the game of "mix and match" effortlessly.