“History repeats itself” – and the saying conclusively proves to be true in the fashion world. The revival of trends has become a trend in itself. From the bold chokers’ that rocked the 90s to tradition infused pre-historic jewellery items that were a major hit during the 80s, every single trend is making a substantial comeback in the fashion world. And, the fashion ninjas are welcoming them with open arms.
If we go back in time, the pre-historic time had jewellery pieces crafted from beads, shells, stones and carved wood. These natural elements were used to craft jewellery that was rustic yet beautiful and had that ‘Indie’ touch. The trend however diminished when heavy gold jewellery took over the fashion world. Nevertheless, jewellery designers today are again sketching inspiration from the long-gone trends to craft beautiful adornments that are classy enough to leave an imperial and delightful feel.
The Dhokra, Ikat and Chokapora collections from CaratLane, for instance, are a profound example of how tradition can inspire the creation of a beautiful line of earrings, necklaces, rings and more. So, if you prefer ornaments that have their roots buried in tradition, CaratLane brings to you, three breathtaking collections that feature modern designs born out of tradition. Take a look!
Revisiting the rustic charm of tribal jewellery, the Dhokra collection from CaratLane features elegant designs that truly define the mix of modernity and tradition. Beautifully styled over Monica Dogra, this collection is already creating a buzz on CaratLane’s Facebook and Instagram.
Triangular Filigree Gold Jhumkas from the Dhokra collection
Set in 22 Kt Yellow Gold (23.78 gms) Certified by SGL
Drawing inspiration from the Dhokra casting technique that dates back to the Indus Valley Civilisation, every piece in this collection features a predominant coil motif that gives them a sense of uniqueness and an ancient charm that is hard to resist.
The Dhokra collection is a modern take on the rustic charm of tribal jewellery. The necklaces, rings, and earrings in this traditionally modern collection are big, bold and work well with both traditional attires and everyday casual looks. The mix of modern yet traditional jewellery is the latest craze to hit the fashion sense. Hence, this collection is especially for those who have a modern outlook, but love to seek inspiration from the past.
Reflecting a bohemian charm while drawing inspiration from the Ikat weave, this exclusive collection from CaratLane is an amazing amalgamation of enamels and intricate details that bring the glory of Ikat to life.
Mirror Maze Gold Ring from the Ikat collection
Set in 22 Kt Yellow Gold (12.2 gms) Certified by SGL
Drawing inspiration from the age-old Ikat weave which involves weaving yarns of different colours in the desired pattern, this remarkable collection showcases how Ikat is not just preordained for fabrics and can be used exquisitely in jewellery as well.
All you ladies who have an untameable love for prints, the Ikat jewellery collection is surely for you. The intricate carvings filled with bold enamels would give your look the quintessential bohemian vibe that would bring out the best in you. The timeless pieces of this collection when teamed up with chequered off-shoulders would give your look a traditionally modern appeal.
A bold interpretation of mala beads makes the Chokapora collection a must-have to accomplish that contemporary ethnic look. The ethereal charm of beads is just timeless. Adorned by ancient to present day women, beads inject an effortlessly enigmatic charisma to the overall look. The edgy earrings and stunning necklaces in the Chokapora collection are just what Indian attires demand.
Five-Line Nakshi Beads Necklace from the Chokapora collection
Set in 22 Kt Yellow Gold (75.5 gms) Certified by SGL
The statement pieces of the Chokapora collection are carefully crafted taking inspiration from the Mala Jewellery. Back in time, mala beads were widely used for religious and spiritual purposes as well as a piece of adornment. The Chokapora collection showcases a playful composition of beads of varying shapes and sizes that gives this incredible collection a bold and edgy appeal.
For those who have a traditional style, yet prefer to keep it modern and straightforward, the Chokapora collection is right for them. Inspired by mala beads, the pieces in this enchanting collection shall complement your traditionally modern taste in the best possible way. For a captivating look at the collection, the social media pages, and CaratLane’s website are the right places to be. The beautiful video on Chokapora collection and images are so stirring that you would not be able to keep yourself away from owning a few.
Tradition inspired jewellery boasts a rare appeal. In recent years, there has been sudden growth in demand for jewellery pieces that are traditionally modern. Thankfully, jewellery stores like CaratLane.com have gone an extra mile to design ornaments inspired from long forgotten carving and weaving techniques. So, whether you have an experimental taste or a conventional one, the trinket pieces in the Dhokra, Ikat, and Chokapora collection are for everyone.