Trends For An Autumn Wedding By Veritas

With Autumn well and truly here, it’s time to get to grips with this season’s bridal fashion and top jewellery trends. Our friends at Veritas Gift have been keeping a close eye on the recent bridal catwalks and have given their top trends that will be making waves this Autumn here on Bride Icon:

Forehead BandsBeginning with forehead bands, which were seen on every bridal catwalk at the bridal fashion shows – it seems they are here to stay!  An alternative to the veil – this season it’s all about adding an elegant and 20’s inspired twist with an embellished, lace headpiece. With so many different styles to try, it can enhance the vintage chic glamour look or perhaps go a little more subtle with a plain lace band.

Adding a hint of chic to the wedding outfit, it seems a choker style necklace is going to be a strong contender within bridal fashion this Autumn. Coming in many different shapes and styles, you can definitely find one to suit your taste, perhaps go a little more elegant with a silver band choker.

veritasStill a firm favorite on catwalks, delicate necklaces seem to always add some sophistication to a bridal outfit, bringing a certain elegance to the décolletage area. However, you may want to opt for perhaps a more luxurious diamond encrusted necklace which you can treasure for years to come.

 

VeritasPendants are always popular with brides, purely because they are a piece that can be kept and cherished.  Many pendants open up allowing to keep a photo inside, which of course, adds a very personal touch. Veritas gifts offer an array of beautifully crafted pendants in many different styles and colours- their acorn pendant is particularly a strong favorite with their clients.

Enamel jewellery has long been a favourite for many women who want to show off their individual style.  The enamel range of jewellery seems to be making its way slowly into bridal fashion.  There are many different designs and colors to choose from, with some popular options being enamel cuffs that add a touch of drama to a bridal look!  For more tips and jewellery designs see  www.veritasgifts.co.ukVeritas

Coloured Diamonds For Valentine’s Day by Odendaal Diamonds

Odendaal Diamonds, the London-based bespoke jewellery specialist, is offering coloured diamonds especially for Valentine’s Day. Being rare, coloured diamonds they are highly sought after and therefore means they are an exquisite Valentine’s Day gift for that special person in your life.

The coloured diamonds offered by Odendaal Diamonds have been treated to enhance the colour of the stone. Choose from:

  • a pair of pink princess cut diamonds set in yellow or white gold setting, with a total diamond weight of 0.60ct.  Price £1800.00
  • a white gold ring set with a 0.30 carat pink princess cut diamond.  Price £1800.00
  • a 0.30 carat pink diamond pendant set with white or yellow gold.  Price £1200.00

Dirk Odendaal, founder of Odendaal Diamonds, said: “There’s no gift more romantic on Valentine’s Day than a diamond and a coloured diamond makes it all that more special. Research shows that almost a third of women would choose Valentine’s Day as their preferred day to be proposed to. With this in mind, many people right now will be planning how they’ll pop the question in 14 February.   A coloured diamond ring will make that moment even more memorable.”

As well as making exquisite gifts, coloured diamonds are an excellent investment. According to a January 2017 article in the Wall Street Journal, prices for coloured diamonds are being driven higher by investors who are hoping the hot market stays hot. Over almost eight years, from the start of 2009 to September 30, 2016, the latest recorded data, the price of pink diamonds has increased by nearly 180 per cent and sits at a record high.*


Odendaal Diamonds sources and procures diamonds and creates bespoke items of jewellery for private clients. These include rings, bracelets and necklaces from less than £100 in value to over £100,000.

By offering a personal service, yet having none of the overheads of a retail chain, Odendaal Diamonds provides a truly bespoke product at a fraction of the cost of a high street jeweller.

Every diamond sourced and supplied by Odendaal Diamonds comes with a reference and independent third-party laboratory certificate proving its grade and quality. This is produced by skilled technicians at a reputable grading laboratory who, upon receiving a polished diamond, verify its size, colour, clarity and cut.

Odendaal Diamonds can also supply a wide range of precious and semiprecious stones such as tanzanite, rubies, emeralds and sapphires.

For more information, visit www.odendaaldiamonds.com

Grosvenor

Christmas Extravaganza @ Grosvenor House Hotel

Ameet Uberoi launches his Christmas Extravaganza at the Albemarle Suite, Grosvenor House Hotel, on Monday 28th November 2016 from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm showcasing some of the finest exhibitors in luxury, art, fashion and jewellery.

The launch is also in aid of the Be Kind movement whereby the primary purpose is to empower disadvantaged women in the UK and India by promoting kindness and generous acts. www.bekindmovement.co.uk

The showcase will feature elegant and stylish jewellery by admired designers such as Chahat Mon Desir, and Zevar but also the equally exquisite Vashti collection, alongside a luxury range of lingerie by Zumruduanka and art from the Belgravia Gallery.

Chahat Mon DesirChahat Mon Desir are creators of elegant jewellery including luxury pearls from the South Asian seas.  The designs are inspired for the confident woman who desires to look different each time she steps out of her home. www.chahatmondesir.com

 

Zevar

Zevar celebrates the diversity of India and its multiple cultures. Their jewellery is sourced from selected artisans across the country and promotes the finest traditions of Indian craftsmanship.  The jewellery is niche, handmade and with a selection of unique designs add to the individuality of the brand. www.zevar.co.uk

Sought after fashion and lingerie designer Zumrudaunka is a luxury brand whose work has been featured on the front cover of Elle magazine, British Vogue plus many more. The style is sultry and sexy perfect for Christmas or the bride-to-be! www.zumrudaunka.com

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Vashti Collections is an online store with a range of exclusive and vibrant designer suits and sarees.  @vasticollections

Vashti Collections

Belgravia Gallery established in 1986 will be featuring the artwork from HRH The Prince of Wales and the late Nelson Mandela.  Belgravia Gallery have raised millions for charity and works with many established and emerging artists. www.belgraviagallery.com

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By contributory writer – Ateca Akwue,

Creative Director for Lolase Make Up

Red Dot Jewels

A Fashionable Evening With Red Dot Jewels

Entwined amongst their trademark for stunning jewellery pieces, Red Dot Jewels presented an evening of Diwali celebrations and fashion. Bride Icon were invited to view the illuminating range of asian jewellery, combined with a selection of beautiful fashion designs by renowned tailor Manoj Makwana.

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Shalini Gupta Patel, Founder and Creative Director of Red Dot Jewels offers authentic fine pieces of handmade jewellery, created with traditional Indian craftsmanship. Situated in Pinner, North West London, Red Dot Jewels brings together a beautiful and chic collection of bridal and ready to wear jewellery. Framed in a stylish setting with a bridal lounge for the momentous statemPreview Changesent pieces, Red Dot Jewels also includes a pret collection of subtle Indian inspired collections. Shalini’s great love for Indian culture, art and fashion features significantly into each of these creative designs.

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The evening was completed by Manoj Makwana’s debut collection of Indian fashion.  Manoj is renowned for his professional tailoring and alteration methods. With accolades ranging from western designers such as Ian Stuart and the man behind the tailoring for the Asian fashion industry, you can see exactly why his debut collection oozes perfection and style.

An evening of refined elegance and exquisite jewellery!

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                       Photos by Sinni Kumar