JJ Valaya Couture
JJ Valaya Couture

Diwali gifts: Matt and shine

Shopping for Diwali can be taxing unless you challenge the predictable constructs. Try an African necklace as a head piece, a crop top as a sari blouse

Shopping for Diwali can be taxing unless you challenge the predictable constructs that jewellery should be precious and clothes conventionally pretty. Here is a curated list of products that could be worn imaginatively by breaking down ensembles into separates and tweaking fashion without worrying about trends. Try an African necklace as a head piece, a crop top as a sari blouse...

Earrings by JJ Valaya for Swarovski Confluence

Price: Rs6,900

Available at Amazon.in and select multi-designer stores such as Ogaan and Ensemble.

Jugal Bandi Phulkari Potli by 1469

Price: Rs1,500

Available at Shop No.12, Janpath, New Delhi; and at 1469workshop.com.

Christian Louboutin for Sabyasachi Heels

Price: Rs90,000

Available at Christian Louboutin stores in Delhi and Mumbai.

JJ Valaya Couture

Price: Rs2.95 lakh

Available at JJ Valaya Life, The Gallery on MG, Mehrauli, New Delhi. For details write to contact@valaya.com.

Anamika Khanna Ensemble with Lace Cape

Price: Rs75,600

Available at Ogaan, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.

Dhurrie Tote with Leather Trim

Price: Rs3,800

Available at Jaypore.com.

Cufflinks by Rohit Bal for Swarovski Confluence

Price: Rs8,900

Available at Amazon.in; and at select multi-designer stores such as Ogaan and Ensemble.

Varun Bahl Couture

Price: Rs85,000 for the ‘sherwani’, ‘kurta’ and ‘pyjama’ and Rs45,000 for the stole

Available at Varun Bahl store, DLF Emporio mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

Shivan & Narresh Cuff for Swarovski Confluence

Price: Rs10,900

Available at Amazon.in.

Silver anklet with semi- precious stones

Price: Rs11,603

Available at National Museum store, Janpath, New Delhi.

Sabyasachi bangle box

Price: Rs23,000-25,000 (depending on the craftsmanship)

Available at Sabyasachi couture near Qutub Minar, New Delhi, and at Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.

Silver ring engraved with semi-precious stones

Price: Rs4,044

Available at

National Museum store, New Delhi.

Totem Pendants by Manifest Design

Price: Rs1,900 for a set of three

Available at the Amethyst store, Royapettah, Chennai; and at Manifestdesign.in.

Brass Necklace, Tachi by Payal Khandwala

Price: Rs4,800

Available at Tachigoods.com.

Gold and Ruby Necklace and Ring by Swapna Mehta

Price: Rs4,98,333 for the necklace & Rs57,500 for the ring

Available at Bungalow Eight, Churchgate, Mumbai. Visit Bungaloweight.com for details.

Namrata Joshipura Cropped top/Sari blouse

Price: Rs10,000-15,000

Available at Namrata Joshipura stores at The Kila at Seven Style Mile, Mehrauli, and at DLF Emporio mall, New Delhi.

Hand-Embroidered Parsi gara clutch

Price: Rs9,000

Available at Ashdeen Studio, B-12, Green Park, New Delhi.

African Spiral Necklace by CVF Studio

Price: Rs5,200

Available at Jaypore.com. For details, write to cl.v.h@web.de.

Kalamkari Printed Shawl with Souzani Embroidery

Price: Rs45,000

Available at Jaypore.com.

Cotton Bandhini Dupatta by Bandhej

Price: Rs1,280

Available at Bandhej.com.

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