There’s something about the Far East that has always enchanted, and this year, that enchantment hits the fashion world full force. Blouses, dresses, even bags and shoes are getting a dose of luxurious silk fabric, lovely detailing, and ornate Asian motifs.
While it’s fun to experiment with new textures and styles, accessorizing this trend can be tricky. After all, you don’t want to look as though you’re in costume, or appearing as an extra on a foreign film set. Nail the trend tastefully with toned-down jewelry in muted, dark colors.
If you’re going head to toe with the trend, you’ll want to stick to small, simple pieces of jewelry. Avoid anything very large and over-the-top. If you’re simply adding a hint of the trend to an outfit—say, through an ornate clutch—then it’s okay to wear bolder jewelry, but you should still make sure that the pieces are sleek and everything is in the same color family.
For example, Zariin’s ‘Rocks and Dots’ earrings, with carnelian quartz and amethyst, are an understated and modern twist on the double-drop earring that would pair wonderfully with a brocade top or a silk embroidered jacket. Stud earrings, like Zariin’s ‘Stylish Desire’ earrings with labradorite, are another no-fail jewelry option.
If you’re in the market for something bolder to accompany an Eastern-inspired accent, then a sleek but eye-catching pendant might be just the thing. Zariin’s ‘Egyptian Rock n Roll’ necklace features a large round chunk of purple agate, a color that’s also very on-trend for fall 2012.
Founded in 2010 by sisters Mamta and Vidhi Gupta, Zariin jewelry has quickly become one of the most coveted jewelry brands in the fashion world, receiving rave reviews from Harper’s Bazaar magazine and being featured at the 2012 Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai, India. Zariin’s bold designs fuse contemporary style and feminine aesthetics with bold colors and raw, uncut stones for a truly unique collection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and cocktail rings. Named one of the top three must-have Indian jewelry brands by Harper’s Bazaar, Zariin now sells worldwide at high-end boutiques like Anthropologie and through zariin.com.