Namrata Soni’s School of Make up & Hair to host a Bridal Make up & Hair Masterclass at ‘GLAMOUR 2019’


GLAMOUR this year is presenting the brides-to-be an exclusive opportunity to learn the nuances of Bridal Make up & Hair styling to match up your bejeweled masterpieces. No look is complete without the perfect makeup. Learn the tricks and trades from India’s biggest & best makeup mavericks from the Namrata Soni’s School of Make up & Hair.

The class is curated with tutorials on how to create amazing looks for variety of occasions and with great understanding on skin, face-cuts, etc. For all the to be brides and Make-up enthusiast, it’s indeed a brilliant opportunity to explore the magnificent world of makeup.

Date: 27th July, 2019 (Saturday)

Entry: Free

Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

To register click on or call on +91 9987739342

‘GLAMOUR’, India’s largest jewellery exhibition announces its new face, Actress ‘Rakul Preet Singh’

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Rakul Look 1‘GLAMOUR’, India’s largest B2C fine jewellery exhibition has emerged as an integral event on the fashion calendar. Set to be held on 26th, 27th and 28th July, 2019 at Hotel Sahara Star, the exhibition is all set to celebrate the emerging jewellery trends and Indian Bridal Fashion at its luxurious best. While the exhibition is known for bringing up an eclectic mix of luxury brands and premium jewellers, who redefine fashion equation for the coming season, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the show does it with style. With this year being no different, GLAMOUR has chosen renowned actress Rakul Preet Singh for their upcoming edition.

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Having worked for various films in South and in Bollywood along with latest Super hit De De Pyar De, Rakul will be the flavour of GLAMOUR’s upcoming season. She has also shot an exclusive campaign of ‘GLAMOUR’ early this month; the campaign was styled by none other but our favourite Celebrity Stylist – Aastha Sharma, with Hair and Make-Up accredited to Namrata Soni, the campaign was shot by Fashion and Celebrity Photographer – Rahul Jhangiani, with shoot location venue accredited to Windsor Grande Residences. Mood for all occasions right from bridal to cocktail to millennial look were created integrating jewellery masterpieces of Charu Jewels of Surat; Raniwala 1881 of Jaipur; Rare Heritage, A Mehta Emporium Initiative; Rasiklal Sankalchand Jewellers; Shobha Shringar Jewellers and Zewar by Valchandson Jewellers.

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On the occasion of GLAMOUR’s campaign shoot, Rakul states, “Shooting for this campaign was very exciting and indeed an experience of a kind. I have had a lot of fun working with my favourite people and my team on this project. Most importantly, I am very thrilled to be a part of GLAMOUR 2019 and look forward to meet all my lovely fans there.”

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The magnificent splendour of Indian royalty is revisited in this spectacular campaign where the Jewellery trends for 2019 are curated effortlessly by GLAMOUR. Each look echoes the intricate opulence of bygone treasures.

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Bulbeer Gandhi, Event Director, Lifestyle Division, ABEC ITE said, “Every season, at GLAMOUR we coronate a celebrated personality as the face of the event. We are very excited about our association with Rakul as she resonates the quintessential pride and enigma of the event’s constellation.”

GLAMOUR has had successful alliances with other A-list names such as Bhumi Pednekar,  Prachi Desai, Shraddha Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, Neha Sharma, Urvashi Rautela and Vaani Kapoor to name a few. In the presence of this supremely beautiful, sensational and gorgeous actress, Rakul Preet Singh GLAMOUR yet again will exhibit the finest of bejewelled treasures best for the upcoming bridal & festive season.

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GLAMOUR 2019 X Ace Celebrity Stylist, Aastha Sharma

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‘GLAMOUR’, India’s largest B2C fine jewellery exhibition is back again to cater to the requirements of jewellery lovers.  Scheduled on 26th, 27th and 28th July 2019 at Hotel Sahara Star ‘GLAMOUR’ yet again will be the one stop destination of fine jewellery where one will get to witness and explore the best in Bridal Couture, Limited Editions, Pret Lines, and Exclusive & Everyday Wears across ranges. To make the platform more exciting GLAMOUR this year is presenting the brides-to-be an exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with India’s Ace Celebrity Stylist – Aastha Sharma on 26th July 2019 at Sahara Star from 12:01 pm onwards.

Sharma in her exclusive Bridal Styling Master Class will demonstrate varied bridal styles including styling for the – new age modern, millennial and traditional brides, making the session unmissable not just for every bride-to-be but fashion enthusiasts and  aspiring stylists too. Like a magnum epicenter of style and allure, Sharma is the most talked about style maverick, who is renowned for her glitz and glam style quotient; her envious clientele includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kiara Advani, Huma Qureshi, Kajol to name a few. With creativity, knowledge and consistency being her mantra, she has been inspiring the masses for a while now.

Aastha-Sharma-1-1024x768On being asked what lies in store for the attendees, Aastha Sharma said, “I am going to be taking through our brides, what’s in store this season in terms of wedding styling, colours, silhouettes, various ways to style your wedding looks and the perfect jewellery to go for! It’s going to be a fun session with lots of style Mantras for the upcoming season.”

It’s a lifetime of an opportunity to get integral insights on upcoming trousseau trends, bridal styles and hair and make-up, strategies to look your fabulous best on your most special days. This master class is one of its kind where upcoming brides and fashion enthusiasts can get a first-hand experience on what goes behind the magic of the stylist’s magic wand.

“We are very excited about this association, our collaboration with Aastha for a Bridal Styling Master Class will provide added learning and understanding to the new Brides and give them hands-on experience on – how to style their jewellery masterpieces with outfit and accentuate their look with the right Hair & Make up; and how to get the perfect look which cohesively goes with the most expensive investment a bride does i.e. her jewellery! Through GLAMOUR 2019 our focus is on providing matchless experience and learning both to ensure buyer’s satisfaction” stated Bulbeer Gandhi, Event Director, Lifestyle Division, ABEC ITE.

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Spice up the Spring with the sparkles of Rare Heritage, A Mehta Emporium Initiative!

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It’s spring which means a lot of us are starting to ponder the new season staples we’d like to spice up our wardrobes. And with summer around the corner it is important that right from your clothes, accessories and make up very importantly your jewellery collection too is aligned.

Bearing the season in mind we reached out to one of the few handful jewellery brands, Manushi Singh, Co-Founder, Rare Heritage, A Mehta Emporium Initiative who have launched their summer spring collection for 2019, to elevate your fashion statement and spirit.

Do read the excerpts of our conversation-

Could you please tell us about your Spring Summer 2019 collection?

Gaia is the inspiration as Rare Heritage, A Mehta Emporium Initiative, welcomes the Spring/Summer 2019 collection by captivating the harmony between mesmerizing gemstones & the ever changing and eternal seasonal blooms of creation. Singh further added that Floria, Immersia, Mineralia and Cealia are the lines in this collection and the elements of nature’s colour palette characterizes the same. Reign Of Gaia takes you on a delightful ride to experience the harmony of the bride to be & nature by infusing techniques of precious stones set at different angles in layer, clusters and encrustations, to create intense scintillation.

Rare Heritage Campaign Shoot (2)What was your inspiration behind this collection?

Nature surrounds us and every facet is unique and beautiful. Drawing inspiration from this endless bounty, we have created our signature creation, the ‘Reign of GAIA’, added Singh. Revelling in the splendour of Nature’s beauty, our designs and colour palettes are created by amalgamating an ostentatious use of precious stones to represent the form and colours of landscapes from the oceans depths to the whorls of blossoming flowers, mountain peaks and everything in between. Organic elements like hand carving and filigree add a personal touch to every single piece in the collection.

What is the USP of your collection?

Singh states that, our belief in producing pieces that become family heirlooms is what we pride ourselves in. At Rare Heritage this is our motto and it shines through our entire process, right from inspiration to conception and then creation. The initial design lays the foundation for stunning and elegant jewellery which then becomes synonymous with grace, culture and grandeur. This is our USP and this is what we aim to achieve.

The collection is available in which all stores?

The collection is available at the Rare Heritage, A Mehta Emporium Initiative store in Malad, Mumbai.

Take on the upcoming trend

There is a visible shift in the trend to a modern, edgy Indian bride with a touch of tradition. An ostentatious use of diamonds, trillions, Russian emeralds, sapphires, tanzanites, and other precious stones will set the tone for the trousseau. Bold designs and precious setting combinations with edgy gemstones and diamonds layered with scalloped jewels at different lengths create a regal presentation. The cocktail look is also trending this season. Another trend that has picked up pace is the stacking of jewellery trend. We have noticed that brides are preferring pieces which they can stack up and stand out in on their special day.

Rare Heritage Campaign Shoot (5)With this we hope that you have enjoyed reading into some interesting insights to do with this summer, and the exciting new collection of Rare Heritage to up the freshness and sparkle of summer of 2019.

It is time for you to take your pick!


TOP Jewellers of India forecasts the Top Jewellery trends for the upcoming season

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Trend forecast is a byproduct of a calculated research at every level. From the old school buyers to Gen Z’s preference, everything matters. A fine jewelry trousseau should be versatile and classic, with diverse jewelry types and pieces that can then be styled with varied wardrobes across occasions.

The outset of summer brings a fresh dosage of light-weight jewellery. Bringing in a new wave of trendy designs celebrating the feminine elegance. From intricate patterns to delicate florals, mix media materials to colored stones. A comprehensive jewelry collection can add character and originality to a woman’s wardrobe. Whether you’re selecting a piece of jewelry for a formal, casual or a grand occasion, knowing what is available out there and what suits your style is essential.

Jewellery this spring is all about intricate opulence & playful innocence. Let’s trace out the key trends that would prove show stealers for this SS 2019 to be showcased at Glamour 2019, India’s Premier Exhibition of Fine Jewellery (B2C) from 26th to 28th July, 2019, Sahara Star, Mumbai.

Manushi Singh, Co-Founder, Rare Heritage, A Mehta Emporium Initiative shares, “Based on the last few years, we at Rare Heritage have seen a tremendous inflation in the demand for traditional gold temple jewellery. We cater to over 100 brides per year and as per this rise in requests for jewellery, it is apparent that the new age contemporary brides are all for traditional golden jewellery. A contemporary bride who wears sorbet colours or fusion outfits always wants to add that bit of heritage and tradition to her ensemble, hence the selection of golden temple jewellery.”

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“Aqua color jewellery is a sp​ring awakening trend, more like a cousin to the rainbow jewellery trend. Aqua pastel shades offer a more wearable and versatile take on color, which is an easier investment to make for consumers. In addition, Garden Jewellery is a rage too; we feel nothing says summers like floral jewellery. Florals bring out the parts of ourselves that are soft and welcoming. Everyone looks relaxed & happy in florals. And this combination of diamonds in the floral form just do the right justice to the mood. Last but the not the least another trend we must talk about is Temple jewellery; at Zewar, we take pride in creating handcrafted temple jewellery. It’s not just a craft. It’s an art that draws heavily from the rich culture and heritage of our land, and temple jewellery is a testimony to that. Also nothing can match the grandeur and exquisiteness of Indian temple jewellery” highlights Ajay Jain, Zewar by Valchandson

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Yash Agarwal – Designer & Creative Director, Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jaipur opines, “Inspired by the maharani necklace, one of the biggest bridal trends for this wedding season is multiple layering of the neck pieces. Chokers since have always been in vogue and will never grow old fashioned, Brides can pair beautifully carved chokers with multiple mid-length or long-length necklaces to create a majestic look on her big day. Another trend to look forward to is floral/flower inspired jewelry. Jewelry and nature go hand in hand and flowers are synonymous of the season – making floral jewelry a must-have accessory to outfits this summer creating a classic yet contemporary look.”

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 Image credits: Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jaipur

“An Indian traditional jewelry style that has found its way through the generations and is now in the forefront of the modern fashion trends while keeping its heritage alive. We feel like the term Navratna has finally found its way in the modern girl’s jewelry dictionary and slowly, her jewelry box. Whether you’re a maximalist or a minimalist, this rainbow hued jewelry trend is for everyone with its dainty elegance and cheerful persona. It’s almost as if every shade of the rainbow is crafted into a single piece. In a traditional definition or contemporary, the navratna jewellery is taking over 2019 and how!” Concludes Abhishek Raniwala, Director, Raniwala 1881.

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Image credits: Raniwala 1881

Bulbeer Gandhi, Event Director of the Lifestyle Division of ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. states, “GLAMOUR in its 19th year will be buzzing with the latest trends in jewellery. The most exciting part is that GLAMOUR has handpicked the most innovative jewellery designers from across the nation; the participating designers and brands are going to put their best foot forward on novelty and creativity front. GLAMOUR 2019 will be the most desirable & ideal platform for to-be-brides of 2019 & 2020 and jewellery aficionados to witness and pick from India’s most renowned and creative designers.”


YOU CANNOT MAKE HER OR BREAK HER, SHE IS A DIAMOND WHO WAS MEANT TO SHINE! Meet the boss ladies of the jewellery industry who are in pursuit of more

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Than talking about gender equality or women empowerment we choose to say, “Let’s be clear, Success has no Gender”. This ‘International Women’s Day’ we present to you women who rose from saying “I deserve new jewellery” to “life is too short to wear mass produced jewellery”, and successfully managed to create their niche in the luxury business space by innovating nothing else but perfection for the consumers of great taste.

If we could rewind merely a decade back, one vividly be able to comprehend challenges these women took up, to be, who they are today; for it takes one maximum efforts to outshine in the nascent phase of any business owing to waves of cutthroat competition and a dire need to be different every day in the fast paced environment of ever changing taste.

In the chaos of ever changing needs and preferences of buyers, women who made their mark by setting their own trends and statements in the said luxury space are none other than Shobhana Pradip Choksey, Founder, Shobha Shringar Jewellers; Seema Raniwala, Director, Raniwala 1881; Chhaya Jain, Jewel Architect, Zahav Jewels, Sensuel Jewels; Manushi Singh, Co-Owner, Rare Heritage By Mehta Emporium; Krishaa Ghanasingh, Strategy & Marketing Director, Ghanasingh Be True; Jyoti Manish Shah, Partner, Cappuccino Collection (Designer Diamond Jewellery); Sneha Hinduja, Proprietor, Jeweleravi to name a few.

This ‘International Women’s Day’ we reached out to these inspiring figures to learn a little more about their inspiring journey. Come; let’s get our eyes to some work.  We truly hope that like us you indeed will have a lot to be in an awe of.

Shobhana Pradip Choksey, Founder, Shobha Shringar Jewellers – Choksey’s journey is no less than music to ears, with over 3 decades into the industry she is known for creating nothing else but magic. It was 35 years ago, when Shobhana started working as a home jeweller, her beginning dates back to the time when the Gem & Jewellery industry was completely driven by family driven jewellers and local jewellers; in a male dominant industry it indeed was a hard play for jewellery designers to establish their foot. Beating all odds, with a unique business model and her strong network by her side, Choksey managed to make her mark. To achieve her business goals by her side she has had her father, husband and son who played a vital role in letting her vision turn into a reality. In the initial course of her beginning Choksey was into creating exquisite pearl and silver jewellery, which she used to design from her home; Shobhana managed to sell pearl jewellery like hot cakes and then using her ingenuity and enterprising nature she succeeded in carving a niche for herself in a family legacy driven industry. It was therefore after overcoming many such obstacles that Shobha Shringar Jewellers outlet was finally established in South Mumbai, as a one-stop shop which satiates every jewellery need, the brand was created with a clear intention of catering to the unique requirements of clients. And ever since the brand has just rose to fame. Choksey further shared with us that she always encourages her team to follow good work ethics and ensures that the brand produces jewels that are the traditional symbols and serve as perfect endorsement of unforgettable occasion. Brand’s path breaking work under Choksey’s leadership has bestowed ‘Shobha Shringar Jewellers’ with several accolades including designing the crown of Manushi Chillar, Miss India 2017.  When we asked Choksey, what’s next, with a sugar smile she said – We will continue to take the brand legacy forward.

Seema Raniwala, Director, Raniwala 1881 – There could not be a better story than of a union of fascination and legacy joining hands. One such intriguing tale is of Seema Raniwala who has always been spellbound by the beauty ‘jewellery’ holds. With the rich creative acumen she inherited from the beautiful city of Rajasthan, she got married into a family of supreme legacy; it was her fascination and her families’ support which got Raniwala introduced to the jewellery business. She began her journey by joining her father-in-law, Mr. Sushil Kumar Raniwala in 1990s with a vision to curate an experience of rare value that celebrates the traditional jewels of India. Right from the time she entered the business Raniwala was clear that she was not in the game for creating products, but to craft perfection seeking heirloom heritage jewellery that lasts for generations. Later with her children, Abhishek & Abhiyant joined the trade she has only and only taken the brand’s legacy forward. Raniwala on being asked about her success mantra, said, “I believe the most important single ingredient in the formula of success is – knowing how to get along with people and maintaining relationships with them. For any successful venture, honesty, trust and accountability are the three staples that need to be established from the beginning of a relationship & we at Raniwala 1881 have been nurturing it since our inception.” Raniwala believes that the world needs more women to own their power, embrace their difference and to dare to make their boldest mark on the world like never before.

Chhaya Jain, Jewel Architect, Zahav Jewels, Sensuel Jewels – Jain who is a Jewel Architect, Entrepreneur, Gemologist and Diamond Grader and a ‘ De Beers National Award Winner’ started her journey at a tender age of 17. It was her willingness and clarity to excel in the luxury space which led Chhaya to opt for jewel designing. Jain began her career as a trainee at a diamond jewelry export company ‘Eternity Jewels’ to becoming a chief designer and production head at ‘TBZ, Nirmal Zaveri’ for 6 years and simultaneously worked as a freelance jewelry designer with the leading companies across the country. It was after she was done developing insights of the trade that Jain went on to launching her own brand in 2009 under the title ‘Zahav Jewels’ and ‘Sensuel Jewels’ at the age of 27. The company she started with 25 employees stands at a strength of 140, today. In the last 10 years Zahav has grown into a brand providing classic to modern style of jewelry with a passionate and unique blend of Jain’s design sensibilities creating luxury, finesse and elegance. When we asked Jain about her success mantra, she said, “I credit my success to three ‘P’s, I follow and believe in – ‘Passion, Perseverance, Positivity’, including her sheer determination.

Manushi Singh, Co-Owner, Rare Heritage By Mehta Emporium – Talking to Manushi made us believe in the saying “what’s meant to be will always find a way” for Singh never had thought to be a part of the jewellery designing trade. She believes that it was God’s way of identifying her hidden inhibitions & passion that got Singh and Nakshatra Mehta together at a favorable time and place, it is their union which led to the inception of ‘Rare Heritage’. Singh entered the jewellery industry in the year 2013 and since then there has been no looking back for her. Through her sharp and swift moves she went on to mark her niche in no time and has been successfully managing ‘Rare Heritage’ for the past 5 years. Singh credits her success to – her strong belief in, not being afraid of failures and making the most out of endless learning opportunities. For her this journey has been extremely beautiful which she rejoices and calls never ending. When we asked her to give a message to today’s women, Singh went on to sharing- “To all the women out there, if you believe in yourself, then choose to do the things that you THINK you can’t do!”

Krishaa Ghanasingh, Strategy & Marketing Director, Ghanasingh Be True – From the world of Finance she landed into the world of glitter and glam, this indeed makes an interesting story for the exciting shift, Krishaa Ghanasingh made. When we took a drill into the matter Ghanasingh cheerfully said that it was love which not only got her hitched to the man of her dreams, Gautam Ghanasingh but also to the trade of jewellery business too. Krishaa who has worked as a financial advisor at JP Morgan, followed by Goldman Sachs holds work experience of over a decade as an investment banker, later went on to joining family business after her blissful marriage. It was in 2012, Krishaa along with her husband and his family launched their very first retail outlet in Bandra with a vision to make their brand an international brand. With her exceptional planning, forecasting, executional abilities and innovative brand strategies Krishaa successfully took ‘Ghanasingh Be True’ to newer heights; today, the fine jewellery label holds its presence globally via e-commerce. Krishaa has played a pivotal part in building Ghanasingh Be True. Being an avid collector herself, she keeps track of international trends, her undying passion for work and immense business sense serves as a motivating factor for many aspiring barons. Krishaa stresses on the ability of women to find their own space through hard work and perseverance. She believes that women are bound to play a very crucial role in shaping the business environment in India over the next decade.

Jyoti Manish Shah, Partner, Cappuccino Collection – On  the occasion of International  Women’s Day, mostly we will hear and read stories on the lines of “Behind every successful woman is herself”, however when we spoke to Shah, she broke the stereotype and gave the credit of her unmatched success to her husband, Manish Shah.  Jyoti’s journey is adorable and inspirational for it is touching, inspiring and full of love. Shah who was a housewife wanted to be more than just being one, and then on one final day her husband who is a diamond merchant gifted her jewellery production unit. Now isn’t that such an awwww moment? Well merchants are hawkeyed and it took no time for Manish to identify his wife’s passion and designing skills, and that’s how Shah got introduced to the trade. With her husband’s support Shah went on to starting the brand, Cappuccino Collection. As a working woman, housewife and a mother of 2 kids, Shah says,” It was no  cake walk for her to  attain success.” She goes on by adding that this journey would not have come to the point of success, it is at today, should she not had her family support. In the initial stage of the business, Shah worked closely with several jewellers from all over the nation. It is her years of practice, willingness and eagerness to do better that led her to make a mark in the industry and be respected for her work. Shah moves on to saying that Cappuccino Collection has completed 10 years, and in the said course of time we have won many hearts, our clients who started their relation with us on a very formal note today have become our family and friends.  And that’s what Shah calls a true moment of content and joy.

Roopali Golecha, Partner, Golecha’s Jewels – Passion to work and a dream to be an independent woman led Golecha join her family jewellery business. Ever since she has joined the trade, Golecha like a pro has been managing and supervising the end-to-end sales portfolio including accounts for their two showrooms based in Mumbai & Jaipur. Roopali entered the family trade in the year 2009, and calls her journey from being a homemaker to becoming a successful entrepreneur joyous. Right from the time Golecha started working she has not looked back, she gives the credit of her success to her family; Roopali further goes onto saying that her family not only extends support to her but also nurtures her ideas for enhancing business. Golecha’s success story is purely based on the ground of her conviction “without commitment you will never start and without consistency you will never finish”.  She urges the women of today to stay focused and work with determination.

Sneha Hinduja, Proprietor, Jeweleravi –It was Sneha Hinduja’s passion for jewellery which led her to the jewellery designing business. Hinduja who has been into the trade for over a decade summarizes her journey to be only and only ‘astounding’. All her hard work and persistence she believes has helped her learn new insights and deliver more. Her true accomplishment is the comfort and trust of clients that Sneha has earned over the years. While we spoke to her on her achievements Hinduja had twinkle in her eyes and an ear-to-ear smile; after all winning clients’ hearts is a true victory in any trade. Well that’s what we call genuine gratitude. For Hinduja personal touch and developing a deep understanding of client’s requirements is the only way to win a client’s heart and excel.

A woman is the full circle; within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. Women power-fuels the entire nation and it is women of the said stature who are further motivating other women to be more and to be who they want to be.