Image via inspiredby.welovecolors.comHoli has been gaining interest and attention worldwide, becoming the focus of Coldplay and Beyonce’s ‘Hymn for the weekend’ music video earlier this year. It’s a festival that brings out the inner child in all of us, a day filled with water balloons, bright splashes of color and lots of fun.
Image via worldfestivaldirectory.comThere are many legends behind the celebration of Holi, but the two most widely known are the triumph of Prahlad over Holika and the story of a mischievous young lord Krishna. The Stories of Holi According to Hindu Mythology, King Hiranyakashyap wanted everyone in his kingdom to worship him. However his son, Prahlad, chose Lord Vishnu instead. Enraged by this, he asked his daughter Holika, who was resistant to fire, to lure Prahlad into a fire. Prahlad’s devotion to lord Vishnu was so strong that he survived the fire. Holika was killed because she used her gift to do harm - hence the name, Holi. Many Hindus light a bonfire to symbolize this victory of good versus evil.
Image via andybasileinsight.comThe play of color however, comes from another story, one of a Radha and Krishna. It is believed that the young Lord Krishna was poisoned by a demon named Putana that turned his skin dark blue. Complaining to his mother, Krishna says the fair-skinned Radha and the other Gopikas (women) would never appreciate him due to his skin. To appease the child, she said to go and paint Radha’s face with whatever color he wanted, so that they’d both be equal. This simple story over the years has transformed into the giant celebration of color we know today.
Image via decodehindumythology.blogspot.comCelebrating Color
Image via gsom.comJust like the festival of Holi, we celebrate color at ISHARYA in each one of our collections. Whether it’s our funky Pop Art designs or decadent Abstract Mughal jewels, one thing remains constant, our use of color. Gemstones in every hue all set in beautiful gold and silver, fit for any Holi after-party. ISHARYA Metallic Jewelry Tattoos instead.
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The choker trend on the Dior runway Image via disneyrollergirl.com
Whether dainty and delicate, or bold and statement-making, chokers are back in style and flattering necklines everywhere.all are equally flattering. That being said Let'slets looks at the best ways to rock the choker for Spring Summer 2016.
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Thin or thick, the black ribbon choker screams sex appeal. Blogger Santoshi Shetty from The Style Edge adds a tiny pendant to hers, and it instantly completes her look.
The DIY Bow
Image via AudrieStorme.comPick up ribbon or leather cord from your local craft store and simply tie it around your neck for a boho-chic alternative. We love the way content creator and blogger Audrie Storme ties her DIY choker into a delicate bow.
If you want to show off your collarbones, the open ended choker is the way to go. They sit on the bone and look extremely sensual, no matter the outfit.
ISHARYA Black Obsidian Croc Choker Image via Mariah Longo
Make a bold statement by wearing chokers with eye-catching pendants or designs. Makeup artist and model Mariah Longo looks flawless wearing the ISHARYA Black Obsidian Croc choker.
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If you love monochrome outfits, then you know a gold choker is the ultimate must-have accessory. We adore this look on Taylor Swift at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars party. Fierce! Get the look with the ISHARYA Origami Gold Choker Necklace.
Falling in love with this trend? Browse through our selection of choker necklaces (click here!) and find your favorite today! Happy shopping.
Here at ISHARYA, we try to blend Western and Indian cultures into unique eye-catching designs. We’re constantly looking for new ideas that spark our imagination and deliver a creative edge that we can infuse in our jewelry. This time we explored modern art and gorgeous Mughal structures that have dotted the landscapes of India for eons.
Arguably, the biggest art movement of the 20th century was cubism, where artists like Pablo Picaso and Georges Braque sought to flatten their perception of the world and recreate something new. What was so bizarre yet alluring is that up until that time, people saw their world as is, and couldn’t imagine it any other way. It took a imagination and courage that only true artists like Picasso and Braque possess to shatter what we once knew. It’s no wonder that paintings such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon were so radical at the time. Lines were disjointed, figures were distorted and overtime gave rise to circular, outlandish and fascinating representations of reality. Just like these paintings, ISHARYA designers were inspired to create unique shapes and ridged angels, that are reflected in our new collection.
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Akbar the Great, Shah Jahan and all the other emperors had one main thing in common, their absolute resolve to be surrounded by beautiful architecture and art. They pushed the boundaries of perception in India by bringing their Persian flair to everything. Mehrangarh Fort in Jaipur has that Mughal signature style with quaint, colourful stain glass doors and windows. Structures had to be aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and of the highest design quality. The most famous testament to this type of thinking (and to love) is of course the Taj Mahal. We pay homage to those minarets and the decadence of that period, by recreating their shape and highlighting vibrant gemstones.
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ISHARYA Abstract Mughal
Our latest collection is in many ways a cubist perception of Mughal masterpieces that have been transformed into luxe designer jewels. We present to you – Abstract Mughal.
The vibrant pops of color from Mughal stained glass windows can now be worn as bangles, cocktail rings and statment earrings.
Beautiful combinations of blue lapis, green malachite, marsala quartz and blue chalcedony gemstones bring life and luxury to your spring wardrobe.
If you’re ready to get creative with your personal style, or simply want new jewels that have an air of royalty, this collection won't dissapoint.
Don’t forget to tag us on social media! We love seeing your chic outfits styled with the latest ISHARYA jewels.
It's awards season and that means one thing, all eyes are on our favorite red carpet royalty. Stylists have been pulling outfits from top runways, and it looks like they’ve been heavily influenced by the delicate displays of décolletage. The plunging neckline is not new to the runways or the stars, however it gets its time in the spotlight every year; who can forget Jennifer Lopez in that tropical print Versace dress at the Grammys?
This time around though, we’re looking at a more restrained pairing of deep V-necks with fresh faced makeup and barely there jewels that ooze sophistication and luxury. While some of these celebrities may have bared a bit too much, the majority hit this trend right on and turned heads for all the right reasons. Polished, understated yet right on trend, we’ve pulled together ten of the most lust-worthy looks that have us all talking at the ISHARYA offices.
Here are our top 10 looks:
Bella Hadid at the Grammys 2016
Wearing Alexandra Vaultheir dress and Bulgari jewels
Selena Gomez at the Grammys 2016
Wearing Calvin Klein dress with Norman Silverman earrings and David Webb ring
Dakota Johnson at Bafta 2016
Wearing Dior dress and Jimmy Choo heels
Rooney Mara at SAG 2016
Wearing Valentino dress and Fred Leighton jewels
Kajal Aggarwal at Filmfare 2016
Wearing Swapnil Shinde dress
Katy Perry at Golden Globes 2016
Wearing Prada dress
Parineeti Chopra at Filmfare 2016
Wearing Shivan and Narresh dress and Isharya jewels
Eva Longora at SAG 2016
Wearing Julien Macdonald dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewels
Emilia Clarke at BAFTA 2016
Wearing Victoria Beckham dress and Jimmy Choo heels
Kirsten Dunst at Golden Globes 2016
Wearing Valentino Dress
The key to all these bodacious outfits is the right accessory; these style goddesses have left their long necks bare, but opted for unique stud earrings and one-off bracelets to complete their looks.
Planning to take the plunge yourself? Tag your photos with #isharya to show us how you accessoriezed your date night look.
Image via MetMuseum.orgCotton’ing to the Muse
As the soft pearlescence of the Art Nouveau period morphed into the glitzier Jazz Age pearls of the Art Deco period, they turned trendy - but spendy. So stylish fashionistas with more dash than cash opted for an interesting alternative: compressed cotton dipped in a shimmery, pearlescent coating. Japanese Cotton Pearls, while just as chic, are actually more lightweight to wear. And don’t be fooled by their delicate appearance: these beauties go the distance, adding class and sass to whatever you’re wearing for years to come. And these days, they’re keeping some fairly lofty company - lovely lapis lazuli, quirky quartzite and inky marcasite - as part of our glittery Temple Muse collection.
Image via paintandpattern.comMuses for a New Millennium
Legend has it that the mortal lucky enough to be graced by the attention of a muse would revel in new artistic forms and insights. Fast forward to the 19th century, and fashion removed her wings and plunked her down on the catwalk. The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion, held in 2009 at NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, was dedicated to the crowd-pleasing mannequins that inspire women everywhere to dress in ways that capture the Zeitgeist.
Image via canalblog.comInspired by femine frocks, classic jewels and a muse-like attitude, ISHAYA presents Temple Muse.
Delicate gemstone earcuffs that rise above the rest.
A dazzling statement necklace combining intriciate gold details with perfectly polished stones and pearls.
Lightweight pearls that lay across your fingers just so.
Who is your style muse? And how does she inspire you to wear our Temple Muse collection? Be sure to let us know by using @Isharya!
Summer styles are slipping away, and Fall Fashion 2015 is here!
It starts with the short-lived, but highly-anticipated, return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Then the foliage follows suit, changing from dry-looking olives and decaying greens to fiery red-oranges, showy yellows and rich earthy browns, after which the trees dramatically shed their leaves in anticipation of the coming winter. Finally, out come all those cozy, snuggly knits that we stored so patiently all summer long. Autumn has arrived!
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Pantone Fall Palette 2015
This fall, our favorite fashion season is a muted and sophisticated boy-meets-girl affair of effortless opposites and elegant shades, poised and confident. Starting with the glitzy allure of the 20s through to the mid-century modernists and ending with the boho-chic of the 70s, progressive moments in the 20th century have been distilled into a colorful homage. This palette comprises the most important and directional hues for Fall Fashion 2015. “This season displays an umbrella of accord that weaves earthy neutrals with a range of bold color statements and patterns to reflect a landscape of hope, fun, fantasy and all things natural,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute about fashion’s time-traveling and “truly unisex” color palette for Fall 2015. “Naturally-inspired colors remind us of things that are real and protective,” she continues, noting that this season’s colors “are evocative of a love for nature and a timeless appreciation for warmth and security.”
Particularly the 60s inflected Cashmere Rose. “A tactile and soft pink hue, it renders exactly what it promises,” she adds. “Cultivated in its richness, Cashmere Rose displays a gently persuasive and composed pink that is more upscale than downtown.” Which is why ladylike designers such as Lela Rose and Pamella Roland featured it - as an elegant coat and evening gown, respectively. Rose found herself inspired by “the colorful, patterned and textured world of birds,” while Roland was feeling in the pink after a trip to Paris (who wouldn’t?!) and channeled that ooh-la-la in to creating “classics for the future.” And it certainly dress-ed things up at Alice & Trixie (“just the right mix of mod and boho”), Rachel Pally (“simple-yet-sexy”) and somewhat cerebrally at Katie Gallagher, who was inspired by the notion of a “blur or blob in space.”
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Cashmere Rose on the Runway
Pink has continued stalking the catwalks as a strong trend for Spring 2016. “I’m in my rose period,” notes Carolina Herrera, who layered thick horizontal "stripes" of tulle in various pinks to fabulous effect. Diane von Furstenberg was similarly feeling la vie en rose and seeming to channeling her iconic 70s ad campaign, but with a new millennium twist: "Feel like a woman - wear a pink dress." And Banana Republic’s much-buzzed-about new'ish Creative Director Marissa Webb - the one responsible for making J. Crew so craveworthy at one time - showed tailored separates that make a girl actually want to sport workwear. The Spring collection also represented a collaboration with the CFDA and cult-fave designer Timo Weiland, and the colorful, travel-inspired looks are all the proof we need that it’s time, once again, to think pink! Particularly paired with hints of coral and salmon as shown in this look.
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ISHARYA Cashmere Rose Jewelry
Translation: we love to think pink and have jumped onto this trend like there’s no tomorrow...or better yet: like it’s yesterday! Starting with our 24k-gold trimmed Pastel Rani collection, which features Cashmere Rose’s opulent gemstone besties: violet, orchid and sunny daffodil.
Our Orchid Goddess collection features the feminine pink, purple and fuchsia undertones that make Cashmere Rose so flattering. Plus go so well when paired with a menswear-inspired jacket or blazer.
And when we’re feeling unabashedly girlie and ready to get our accessorize-Accessorize-ACCESSORIZE on, we’ll be reaching for the cheery Rose Cashmere, daffodil and violet long earring - paired, naturellement (like Pamella) with the très Cashmere Rose Pastel Rani Statement Ring. Or, perhaps, a stack of cuffs made from the Pastel Rani Quartz cuff, the timelessly elegant Orchid Goddess Skinny cuff or Honeycomb Bangle or really rockin’ and Rose-in’ in a princess-perfect pink cuff.
And shamelessly show off our Cashmere Rose panache after we place our order and proceed to somewhat (um, okay, very) showily - and slowly! - reach for that Pumpkin Spice Latte.
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Image via fortunenotes.comHowever, where fancifulness originally ruled, mathematics soon entered and modern origami now incorporates puzzles into the folding, challenging people to manipulate a single piece of paper into elaborate shapes - without cutting or gluing. Origami masters, like the late Akira Yoshizawa, even employed sets of symbols, arrows and elaborate diagrams to explain entire systems of folding patterns.
Image via PinterestOrigami has once again been experiencing a comeback of sorts, particularly in art, with the intriguing work of abstract paper folders including Jean-Claude Correia and Paul Jackson. Origami Fashion And in Fashionland, starting with the always avant-garde Issey Miyake. The 132 5 collection of geometric shapes of fabric mysteriously - and marvelously! - unfolds and unfurls into wearable items of clothing. Novel and novelty-driven, certainly, but still impressive and forward-thinking - particularly in our age of jetsetting about while dealing with draconian carry-on restrictions.
Image via BlogspotOrigami on the Runway The runway then picked up on the origami trend in earnest at the Spring 2014 shows. Of origami note: on-trend metallics, particularly razor-sharp origami’ish pleating at Dries Van Noten, Antipodium, Celine, Proenza Schouler and Ports 1961; funky origami’esque tops at Christopher Kane; and pleaty-layers at Ferragamo, Victoria Beckham and Alexander Wang. And who can forget the giant white origami flowers that Karl Lagerfeld employed to dramatic effect on the Chanel Spring 2015 Couture runway - which opened mechanically to reveal a campy, yet undeniably fabulous bloom of color!
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Image via Getty ImagesISHARYA's Origami Jewelry Collection Our own designers here at ISHARYA also succumbed to origami fever, in particular, the crispness of the mathematical folds and numerical underlying order. These facets of paper-folding lend creative works just enough rigorous discipline to be interesting, but without crossing back into “the box.” Rather, they seem to cross-over directly into the geometric edginess of Art Deco. Almost, but not quite. Instead, they maintain a hint of their exotic origin that is so prevalent in the zeitgeist right now. Which is another way of saying: “looks great with your LBD, your designer jeans and a sleek white tee, and other fash classics.” Blue Chalcedony Origami Stud earrings, which let you take the refreshing blues of the ocean with you anywhere. A stack of the Origami Gold Pyramid Cuffs because...cuffs. And the Origami Gold Statement Necklace which is chic, on-trend and easy to wear with almost everything in your wardrobe right now. (more…)
It's that time of the year again, when markets in India are flooded with pretty rakhis and gift boxes for Raksha Bandhan. While sisters get to choose from plenty of beautiful rakhis for their brothers, the men don't have it quite so easy.
Choosing the perfect rakhi for your first and original best friend in life can be a daunting task. If you're one of the many men whose idea of a great Rakhi gift is a box of chocolates, you may want to step your game up this year - and we've got your covered. (Ladies - if you're reading this, you may want to casually share it with that brother of yours.)
We'll make this simple: When buying a gift for a girl, you can never go wrong with jewelry. The real trick however, is choosing the kind of jewelry that your sister will actually wear and love.
Here are a few options for you to consider:
It doesn’t matter whether your sister is a young college student, entrepreneur or stay-at-home mom, she can always use a pair of gorgeous drop earrings added to her wardrobe. These earrings are super versatile and can be worn with a silk kurta for an elegant look or with a little red dress for a chic statement. ISHARYA has a wide range of modern and sleek drops that any girl would love. The Deco Mirror drop Earrings and rose quartz fuchsia Gem Rocks libra earrings, among others, will add the perfect touch to her outfits. The fact that drop earrings are always popular choice among celebs, will only double her happiness.
Deepika Padukone as seen in ISHARYA Rani Rocks drop earrings.
While she's tying a sentimental rakhi onto your wrist, why not add some bling to hers? Our silver Dew Drop Mirror bracelet, inspired by nature, is a gorgeous option for a Rakhi gift. The Prism Mirror pearl bracelet is another piece that will make you the best brother of all time when it comes to gift-giving. Hoping to capture the meaning of this colorful, vibrant holiday in your gift? Check out the Rani Rocks multi stone bracelet.
Maybe your darling sis is more of tomboy, and prefers to keep her jewerly simple. In any case, stud earrings are a must have for any girl, especially those who don't like experimenting with jewelry too much. Buying a boring pair of studs that look just like a pair she already owns might not get you any brownie points. The trick here would be to buy studs that break away from the usual designs. ISHARYA’s Origami gold stud earrings and Deco Mirror stud earrings are smart choices. Social diva or punk rock chic, these beauties are loved by all!
Not to be confused with the cuffs at the end of your sleeves - like our statement cufflinks. Slim cuffs are a great accessory to dress up the wrist without the weight. They can instantly give a lift to her outfit (both Indian and western), and adapt to the look she wants to sport. Surprise her with the Op Art slip on cuff for a bold and beautiful Rakhi gift. If she is more discrete with her style, there’s nothing she would love more than the silver Deco Mirror cuff. Pick the Jewel Rani shaded pink slim cuff for the trend-setting sis.
Every girl wants that perfect piece of jewelry that will add an element of everyday glam to her wardrobe. A layered pendant is just that! It can be fun and feminine at the same time. Delicate when paired with warm colored Indian outfits; but adds some edge when worn with a white tee and jeans. If you like the classic look, go with the Dew Drop Mirror layered pendant available in gold and silver. For a more colorful personality, pick the strawberry ice Dew Drop enamel layered pendant. Even better? Layer your choice of two separtae pendants for a unique looks like our Croc triangle pendant and Croc rectangle pendant below.
The bond between a brother and sister will always be special, and you don’t need Rakhi gifts to prove it. However, there's no harm in putting in a little extra effort to show your sister some love. Think about all the times she had your back growing up! Siblings are amazing, and should be celebrated at least once a year. Have a Happy Raksha Bandhan!
PS - Tag with your rakhi gift at #isharya.
Fresh fall fashion is coming, and this season we're taking the classic art of origami to new levels. Instead of folding paper, we've folded gold and glamorous gemstones into modern jewelry sculptures that are sure to make a statement.
1. Origami isn't for the birds anymore.
2. A fold of gold around your wrist gives new energy to any ensemble.
3. The leaves may be losing their rich green color, but that doesn't mean you have to.
4. Delicate, certainly, yet bold. Like you.
5. Decisions, decisions.
6. Layer these cuffs for a truly unique sculpture of your own.
7. Dress things up with a pretty pendant that matches the crisp fall sky.
8. Like two arrows on your wrist, pointing to your impeccable taste.
9. A fun "angle" on the hot-off-the-runway ear cuff trend.
10. Green + gold may not exactly be the new black, but does it really matter?
11. Don't suffer the post-summer blues - weave them into your fierce fall fashion!
12. Fall means getting to reinvent your style - choose your gems wisely.
13. Our favorite excuse for a fall mani? Being able to show off midi, mani and statement rings that bring the right amount of bling to any outfit.
So go ahead - fold into fall with these bold new looks.