The intricate Temple Jewelry designs often referred to as antique jewelry, found it’s place in women’s heart as early as the 9th Century, during the Chola Dynasty’s reign. Made from the finest gems and gold, traditional designs are more on the expensive end, while you will find it in silver, copper and brass as well. The workmanship is unique and is usually distinguished by the presence of dieties as part of the design, surrounded by rubies, diamonds and emeralds, sometimes even diamonds. We see these pieces adorned by royalties and dancers with utmost admiration.
Concept and Styling – Chaithra | Model – Duke Oishee | Outfit Courtesy – Jyothi Sachdeva Iyer | Photography & Editing by Haarika
Tips to styling Temple Jewelry the right way:
- These jewelry designs look best when paired with Uppada, Kanjivaram or Dharmavaram sarees
- Make sure you pair heavier designs with simple pattu / zari sarees.
- I usually like pairing them with contemporary styled outfits as well, mostly with a non printed gown in a tender colour palette, that would make a perfect contrast with the gem stones colour
- Another trick is to pair just one heavy ornament at a time, it could be just the earring or the necklace along with bangles.
- Makeup may be limited to nude palettes, as colourful eye shadows and conflict with the jewel tones
But of course, the eye makeup was inspired by Rooney Mara’s character Tiger Lily from the Movie ‘Pan’. Hope you liked this one. How would you like to pair temple jewelry designs, would it be the traditional way or the contemporary way? Do leave me your comments here and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin | Pinterest | Youtube