Gemstones — more than just decoration

Gemstones

For centuries, gemstones have been presented to the wealthy and royalty as gifts. They have been used in coronations, carved into mausoleums, embellished on statues and used for healing. Ancient civilisations in Asia and South America began to attribute medicinal and magical powers to gemstones, and even today, there is … Read more

Jewelicious: Gems galore at L’atelier

Jewelicious: Gems galore at L’atelier

Jewelicious, a Lahore-based brand for jewellery, wrapped up its two-day exhibition on June 10 at L’atelier. Azmat Akbar and Uzma Toosy, joint partners heading the brand, offered a very affordable range of interesting jeweled accessories for wedding and other formal events. “Maria B was wearing our label at her wedding,” … Read more

Chandelier Earrings: The Eye Catching Accessory

Over the centuries, the simple and intrinsic handcrafted earrings have evolved to exquisitely carved and unique works of art. In present times, more women are sporting long dangling, angular, abstract, curved and large chandelier earrings, making a fashion statement at a social occasion or a wedding.

This elegant accessory can be plated in gold, silver or electrum (gold mixed with silver) or platinum (more expensive than gold and silver) using precious gems like diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphire and pearls.

From the Mughal era, traditional earrings made with Kundan, Polki and Mena Kari are greatly sought after in the Sub-continent. The South East Asian countries wear ethnic motif’s on enamel. Heavy plated gold with filigree work is popular in the Middle Eastern cultures..