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Gone are the days when luxury fashion brands were only limited to creating statement apparel pieces; YSL’s Le Smoking, Chanel‘s classic tweed jackets to Versace’s iconic medusa printed shirts being strong referential points. In the ever evolving fashionscape luxury fashion brands are expanding and needless to say are venturing out in accesories, perfumes and offcourse jewellery. With brands such as Chanel, Gucci and Prada already targeting the jewellery space we are left with conclusion that statement or costume jewellery is major. Think Alessandro Michele’s anthropoligical references coming together in his jewellery insects inspired motifs, Karl Lagerfeld’s tribute to the classic Chanel logo and Hermes, a brand otherwise known for its state-of-art scarves making a strong statement with its Clic H bracelet.

Just in case you want to veer away from the bracket of precious jewellery bling and engage in some costume drama, here is our edit of some of the coolest jewellery pieces created by your favourite fashion brands.

Gucci’s Bee ring with crystals and pearls

Gucci's Bee ring with crystals and pearls

If there is anyone who uses his brands’ historical references in a contemporary fashion and makes them look better, he is Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. He obsession with religious motifs is something that we are all aware off, but insects are his latest area of interest. And this Bee ring with crystals and pearls cements the fact. Bee as a motif was used at Gucci in the 70’s and has been reinterpreted by Michele with a life-like design made in aged gold metal, enriched with cream pearls in varying sizes at the wings, with one small interlocking G detail.

Price: Rs 39,000 (approx.)

Hermes Clic H Bracelet
Image: Courtesy Hermes
Image: Courtesy Hermes

Think Hermes and the first thing that comes to mind are luxurious scarves. But another statement piece from the maison is this Clic H bracelet. Coated in enamel with gold plated hardware, this bracelet can easily be the hero pieces in your jewellery drawer.

Price: Rs 43,000 (approx.)

Chanel Clip-on earrings
Image: Courtesy Chanel
Image: Courtesy Chanel

Logo jewellery pieces are having a moment and Chanel is known for experimenting with the motif. Late Karl Lagerfeld was known for paying tribute to the legacy of the storied French maison and his logo jewellery. Be it multi-layered neckpieces, cuffs and even earings, Chanel’s logo stands for excellence. These gold and black Chanel, clip-on earrings are surely elevate your style quotient.

Price: Rs 54,000 (approx.)

Alexander Mcqueen’s pave skull chain earrings

Alexander Mcqueen

Just in case you are Mcqueen aficinado, you will know about his obesession with skulls and the same can be seen filtering down in the brand’s jewellery pieces. This Pave skull chain earrings speak for the house’s relentless measures to pay tribute to the late designer. Made in brass these gold chain earrings feature a pave skull with crystal Swarovski and a pearl. Just in case you want to add a bit of extra character to your off-duty look, here is your answer.

Price: Rs 26,000 (approx.)

Versace’s medusa medallion greca chain choker

versace

The moment you see the classic Medusa motif you know its Versace. Popularised as a pattern by the late Gianni Versace himself has now been reinterpreted in the form of statement jewellery. The jewellery pieces which were roled out by Donatella Versace on the runway has always stood for Italian maison’s commitment to craftsmenship and excellence. And for every jewellery collector out there, this Gold tone chain choker. comprising of 4 Greek key chains is a must have.

Price: Price upon request

Fendi’s F  is Fendi earrings

Carrying forward the trail of logo jewellery Fendi has till now replicated logos on its statement bags, shoes and even winter coats but its logo jewellery is something that creates a straight off-the runway statement. Needless to say for anyone and everyone who believes in flaunting their labels, these are the pieces. For anyone who wants to keep it cool yet make a statement, these hoop earrings can easily be worn on a casual denim day.

Price: 30,000 (approx)

 

Anupam Dabral
Sr. Associate Editor
It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.