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7 minimal jewellery pieces to add bling to your ethnic ensembles

When styling bright, layered ethnic looks, it is a must for the jewellery, no matter how alluring, to be muted and lightweight. Minimal jewellery sets can, thus, be your go-to when getting ready for a traditional function.

With minimalism making its way into fashion, it is elegant to say more with less. From dainty danglers to simple necklaces, rings, and bangles — our curation of minimal jewellery in India consists of sets that will complement all of your sophisticated ethnic ensembles effortlessly.

What is minimal jewellery?

Any piece of jewellery — from a sober pendant and chain to bracelets — falls into the category of minimal jewellery if it has a simple, uncomplicated design. It is often delicate and made with fewer types of materials to maintain its simplicity.

The reason it is typically daintier and lighter than the usual jewellery pieces is that no unnecessary elements or heavy materials are added. The pieces are often plain but make a bold statement.

How to choose the best minimal jewellery online in India

Ethnic outfits come in a diverse range of colours; there are golds, rose-golds, silver, copper, beiges, and many more shades that dominate a traditional look. So, take note of the most common base colours ruling your ethnic collection and shop for jewellery that goes with them the most. Some jewellery sets also complement modern looks; so look for such versatile pieces when building your collection.

Look for bolder details with minimal designs for the jewellery to stand out. Pay special attention to the material, especially when layering the jewellery or styling it with other pieces. Making sure that they appear similar is a must. Additionally, ensure the items come with a quality certificate assuring the authenticity of the material before purchasing them online.

How to take care of minimal jewellery

Delicate, minimal jewellery can get damaged easily if not taken care of. Regular cleaning and safe storage can make it stay beautiful for longer. The easiest and most important way is to store the pieces in a clean, dry fabric-lined case.

Next, you can keep it away from water, hairsprays, lotions, and perfumes to avoid any reactions leading to their discolouration. With pure gold or silver minimalist jewellery, it’s best to get them cleaned by professional jewellers.

The best minimal jewellery pieces that will complement your ethnic attire

INR 3879

The rose gold trend in ethnic fashion is here to stay. This stunning but minimal jewellery set from Saraf RS Jewellery is a prime example. It includes a stunning choker necklace, a pair of earrings, and a matching maang tikka. Crafted in brass, the jewellery set is rose-gold plated and adorned with American diamonds. The necklace features a drawstring closure, the earrings are secured with a post-and-back clasp, and the maang tikka has a hook to fasten it.

This rose-gold set will instantly glam up your look when paired with sharara sets, sarees, or ghagra cholis.

(Image: Courtesy Myntra)

INR 53383

A luxury pair of earrings is essential in every woman’s jewellery box. This pair of crystal pearl earrings by Alessandra Rich is the perfect pair to start with. The pearl white dangling design infused with shining silver crystal construction makes it a minimal and monochrome set. The earrings are crafted with a combination of brass, glass, and plastic, all coming together to make this pair a sparkling choice.

Style these designer earrings with your cocktail gowns or high-end chikankari, satin, or silk ethnic wear.

(Image: Courtesy Farfetch)

INR 10500

There’s always a pair of earrings that become your favourite for its lightweight quality while making a statement. Being a well-known jewellery brand, Swarovski’s effortless collection also offers such minimal and elegant pairs. A part of the Sparkling Dance collection, these rose-gold-plated drop earrings are truly classic. Adorned with Swarovski crystals, this pair will become your trophy piece in no time.

Style them with simple kurta sets and ethnic dresses for an Indo-Western look.

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INR 1899

Promoted by actress Anushka Sharma, Giva has quickly become a widely-popular jewellery brand with its unique collections. We’ve picked this simple yet stunning finger ring that has a contemporary design with a traditional touch. Crafted in 925 sterling silver, this ring is designed with the highest-quality cubic zirconia stones. It features 18-carat gold rhodium and platinum plating for a rich look.

Wear this ring with matching gold-tone jewellery to enhance your wedding ensembles.

(Image: Courtesy Myntra)

INR 2295

Minimal gold jewellery doesn’t always have to have modern cuts. Get this ornamental jewellery set from Rubans to add a heavily traditional but timeless touch to your collection. It comes with a 24-carat gold-plated, green ruby-studded choker necklace and a pair of matching drop earrings. With brass as the base material, the set is lightweight yet eye-catching. The necklace is secured with a drawstring closure, and the earrings have a post and back closure.

Style this set with your traditional silk sarees for housewarming parties or a wedding function.

(Image: Courtesy Myntra)

INR 612

Nose rings can elevate your ethnic look, especially when you pair them with heavily designed traditional clothes. However, it can be uncomfortable if it is too heavy. We have picked this minimally designed nose ring from AccessHer to help you overcome this conundrum. Lightweight and dainty, it is crafted in brass with gold plating and features kundans, faux rubies, and a pearl chain. The nose ring has a clip-on and hook closure.

Wear this nose accessory with matching jewellery to uplift your sharara and lehenga sets.

(Image: Courtesy Myntra)

INR 846

This set of Priyaasi handcrafted minimal bangles will add a sparkling touch to your traditional look. Crafted in brass, these bangles are available in various sizes. With a gold-plated and American diamond-studded design, the elegant and versatile pair will suit a variety of your outfits.

(Image: Courtesy Myntra)

(Prices of the products mentioned in the story are subject to change.)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Can minimal jewellery be worn for formal occasions?

Answer: Minimal jewellery typically has traditional elements along with modern designs. This makes them very versatile and appropriate to wear on ethnic as well as formal occasions.

Question: Can men wear minimal jewellery too?

Answer: Men can wear a variety of minimal jewellery, such as chains or ear studs with simple designs.

Question: Is minimal jewellery in trend?

Answer: Minimalism in fashion and jewellery has been an ongoing trend since the 1960s and continues to be prevalent today.

Question: Are there any unisex minimal jewellery items?

Answer: Stud earrings, delicate chains, and nose studs are some of the minimal jewellery items that can be worn by all genders.

Question: Is minimal jewellery good for brides?

Answer: Depending on taste and preference, brides can pair their heavily designed ethnic outfits with minimal jewellery to make a statement, redefine bridal style, and stay comfortable during the long functions.

7 minimal jewellery pieces to add bling to your ethnic ensembles

An interior design graduate, Dinal is a writer by passion and profession. She is an avid traveller and has worked with lifestyle brands and publications like Nykaa Fashion and Little Black Book. When she's not recommending the coolest things to do, she explores offbeat villages, writes poems, and goes stargazing! She is an enthusiast of all things handmade.

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