Women Jewelry & Fashion


Significance of Indian Jewelry

Jewelry has been a significant adornment for Indian women since ages. Its significance in an Indian woman’s life can be judged from the number of jewelry gifts she receives on a variety of auspicious occasions in her life and how even the poorest of women possess some kinds of jewelry they can afford. Indian women’s decorating themselves with jewelry is not only a customary tradition, but also has a lot of values attached to each and every jewelry piece worn by the women.

Significance of Indian Jewelry
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Why is Jewelry Important for Indian Women?

Apart from increasing the beauty of Indian women, Indian jewelry is also considered to be a matter of great security in time of financial crisis due to its good value.  To accentuate the feminism factor, women wear jewelry created with precious metals like gold, silver and diamonds. Traditionally, having a good collection of jewelry symbolizes power, good status and immense wealth of the owner.

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Jewelry and Indian women share a deep connection as its value lies not only in traditions, but also has a great significance in scientific terms. We must understand the reason behind each jewelry piece adorned by Indian women as it lies deep rooted in science. It would certainly increase our love and respect for Indian women’s jewelry.

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Wide Variety of Indian Jewelry Adorned by Women

Jewelry designs are available in a wide variety in India as each state has its own culture and jewelry is made accordingly to highlight the values of those traditions. Some of the most commonly used jewelry by Indian women includes maangtika, nose rings, necklace, earrings, mangalsutra and bangles.

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Now, let’s understand the significance and the logic behind each piece of jewelry worn by Indian women. Here we have a list of some of the most commonly worn jewelry pieces with their cultural and scientific significance.

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Tika consists of a chain with a pendant in the front and a hook at the other end.  The hook is used for holding the tika at the hair end, while the pendant embellishes the center of the woman’s forehead. A woman’s forehead, especially the center part is believed to be the place of chakra which refers to preservation. Traditionally, the chakra is visualized to have two petals where the half-male and half-female androgynous deity Ardhanarishvara resides. It symbolizes the final union where there is no division. In view of science, this union is the meeting of the male and female elements in nature at both the physical and the mental level.

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Nose ring:

Nose ring called as nath by Indian women is definitely the most seductive jewel piece without which a married woman’s make up is considered incomplete. It forms an integral part of traditional bridal jewelry keeping in view its conventional and scientific value. Aristocratic families get special nose rings created for the bride as it’s considered the most auspicious jewel to be worn on the occasion.

Nath (Nose Ring)
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Scientifically, it is believed that women having pierced nose experience less pain during childbirth. Ayurveda considers it a valuable piece which is worn on the spot directly connected with the health of the female reproductive organs. As per a theory, nose ring is also connected to emotional, romantic and sexual propositions of a woman. It also prevents a woman from being hypnotized due to its power to control the brain wavelength.

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It is one of the most fascinating jewelry pieces worn by both married and unmarried women. Available in a wide variety of shapes, colors and sizes, it attracts every woman towards it and makes an important part of the woman’s fashion accessories. Matching earrings with garments enhance the attraction quotient manifold.

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As per the famous legends, evil spirits were believed to enter the body through any of its openings. By wearing ornaments in the ear, the woman attained a state of complete well being. The latest studies have also revealed that ear is a microcosm of the entire body and has an important nerve that connects cervix, brain and kidney. By applying the right amount of pressure in the right ear to which the nerve of the kidney is connected, the health of the kidney and the bladder can be taken care of.


Necklaces worn near the heart are believed to control emotions and strengthen one’s love. Wearing a necklace of stones is believed to bind ourselves with their eternal powers. Since ancient times, necklaces, pendants, strings of beads and elaborate ornamental collars were worn by women to bring good luck and ward off the evil eye. The necklace is also believed as a protective ornament against hypnotizing as such attempts are successfully undermined. So, this neck ornament not only adds an exquisite look to a women’s beauty, but also acts as a potent restraint against effects of evil charms on virtuous maidens.

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Bangles, the word itself seem to fill one with the sweet tinkling sound produced by it! Wearing bangles can be easily afforded by any woman whether rich or poor as it is available in almost all metals from highly precious ones to wooden bangles. The attractive designs in which bangles are available make it even more stunning and a woman’s beauty is considered incomplete without ornamenting with it. Apart from being an important ornament worn by a married woman, this ornament also has immense romantic and amorous connotations as well. The sound of a woman’s bangles expresses her presence and her wish to gain attention. Scientifically, it is known to increase a woman’s blood circulation level and channelize the energy passing through her outer skin. This is made possible by the circular shape of the ornament with the cute tinkling sound.

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Toe rings:

The most eminent scientific theory behind wearing toe rings is its help in making menstrual cycle regularized which is a common problem faced by women. The nerves in toes are connected to the uterus and passes through the heart. While a married woman does her chores while wearing these rings, the friction created help in revitalizing her reproductive organs.

As toe rings are generally made of silver, it absorbs energy from the earth and refreshes the entire body of the woman by passing the energy to it.

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Wearing a ring on the fourth finger from the thumb is directly connected to the nerve passing through this finger to the brain neuron cells. With metallic friction, women attain good health and get confidence to handle life with ease. The wedding ring worn in the middle finger is believed to be directly connected with the heart which helps in controlling the wearer’s emotions. Nowadays, rings of various stones are worn by women for various health benefits attached to a variety of gem stones.

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Mangalsutra is believed to control body pressure levels and make blood circulation regular in the body of the woman wearing it. Traditionally, the bridegroom gives it to the bride during the wedding and it is worn by the married woman symbolizing feelings of love and commitment between the married couple.

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Hip/Belly Belt:

Hip or popularly known as belly belts are not regularly used by women, but only during wedding or some festive occasions. Nowadays, it is also used by many women in modern designs to add to their glam quotient. Scientifically, these belts are believed to prevent saturation of fat in the waist and help in maintaining a woman’s figure.

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This describes why a woman does ‘solah shringar’ as it’s not only to add to her beauty, but for various other logical reasons attached to it.


Tina Ball Happy Birthday!

Lonzo, LaMelo, LaVar Ball wish mother, wife Tina Ball happy birthday

The Ball family celebrated the Queen Ballers birthday on Tuesday by taking to social media to each individually wish Tina Ball a happy birthday.

First, LaVar tweeted his message to his wife on Twitter this afternoon.

Lavar Ball


Happy Birthday to my Beautuful Wife Tina!

Her sons, meanwhile, took to Instagram to wish the #LadyBaller a happy birthday. LaMelo used the same photo as his father in his post, telling his Tina “Happy Birthday Momma I Love You.” Melo also included a video of his mother singing Happy Birthday as well in the post.

Lonzo, meanwhile, used an original video of Tina, though it doesn’t look like one he took, of his mother showing off a new fur coat during what appears to be a recent birthday celebration.

Considering the condition Tina was in following her stroke, seeing her in the videos posted by LaMelo and Lonzo is a stark contrast, and a glowing positive, for Ball on the day of her 51st birthday.

THE 2019 ‘IT-COLOURS’ Get Early



Ahead of the curve.


We may not be even half way through 2018 yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep a weather-eye on the horizon.

With Resort ’19 wrapped up at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and Cruise ’19 unfolding in Europe, the latest collections have given us a glimpse at the colour palette we’ll be wearing come 2019.

While this year’s obsessions may have still been Millennial pinks, fire-engine reds and the occasional infusion of lemon yellow, next year will be all about the contrast between dark and light.

Gone will be the days of primary-colour brights and colour-clashing, 2019 will see dark colours like olive green and cobalt blue taken darker, and shades like sky blue and camel taken lighter.

Here, your colour forecast. We recommend stocking up now.


Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2019 (left); Acne Studios S/S 2018 (centre); Brandon Maxwell S/S 2019 (right).

After naming Ultraviolet as the 2018 Colour of the Year, Pantone named ‘Living Colour’ (Pantone 16-456) as the hot shade for 2019. the colour-matching company described the colour as “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone” that was all about optimism—a much-needed attribute of late.

“Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment,” a press release from the company stated.


Lee Mathews Resort '19 (left); C/MEO Collective Resort '19 (middle); Bianca Spender Resort '19 (right).

Lee Mathew’s breezy, resort-in-a-tropical-location-appropriate separates focused heavily on the dark-light dichotomy. Between maxi dresses in barely-there beige and off-white, and military button-ups in deep green, the medium was neither here nor there. The stand out? This soft buttermilk yellow, a few shades lighter than its 2018 Gen-Z counterpart.

Also seen at: C/MEO and Bianca Spender.


Christopher Esber Resort '19 (left); Karla Špetić Resort '19 (middle); Louis Vuitton Cruise '19 (right).

After seeing a lot of sky blues in 2018, we’ll expect to move towards a slightly deeper powder blue. Karla Špetić sent dresses, blazers and shorts down the runway in a powder blue marle, which felt fresh and feminine.

As seen at: Christopher Esber, Louis Vuitton.


Louis Vuitton Cruise '19 (left); Camilla and Marc Resort '19 (middle); Louis Vuitton Cruise '19 (right).

One of the most eye-catching elements from Louis Vuitton’s latest show (aside from the flaming red roses painted onto the foreheads of the models) was the soft sage green seen in some of the pleated smocks and fold-detail shorts.

Also seen at: Camilla and Marc.


Christopher Esber Resort '19 (left); Anna Quan Resort '19 (middle); Christian Dior Cruise '19 (right).

Clear out your crisp whites and oyster silvers, we’re predicting 2019 will be all about oat. A muted take on linen, this shade is the new neutral. Wear paired with deeper tones like olives, navies or terracottas, or with white and black.

Also seen at: Dior, Christopher Esber, Anna Quan.


Camilla and Marc Resort '19 (left); Albus Lumen Resort '19 (middle); Lee Mathews Resort '19 (right).

We’ve always had an affinity for the wearable olive green, but this season’s take—moodier and deeper—hits all the marks for us. Albus Lumen’s liquid-silk shift dresses and Camilla and Marc’s leather fringe bandeaus are a trend in the making.

Also seen at: Lee Mathews.


Christopher Esber Resort '19 (left); Albus Lumen Resort '19 (middle); Thomas Puttick Resort '19 (right).

Although we have already seen terracotta emerge as a trend in the colour space, we’re predicting 2019 will see it go deeper and slightly more brown-toned, veering towards auburn. Christopher Esber and Thomas Puttick included doses of warm reddish-browns, signalling the shade will see darker days.

Also seen at: Albus Lumen.


Prada Cruise '19 (left); Pereira Fitzgerald Resort '19 (middle); Hansen & Gretel Resort '19 (right).

One or two shades lighter than Yves Klein Blue, Egyptian blue was a feature on the runways. Prada’s Cruise collection was shot through with blue elements—blazers, miniskirts, hats—while it was a main attraction at the likes of Hansen & Gretel and Pereira Fitzgerald.


Albus Lumen Resort '19 (left); Christopher Esber Resort '19 (middle); I.AM.GIA Resort '19 (right).

This year’s mocha and caramel browns will also be shifted towards a deeper tone. Buzzy label I.AM.GIA focused on a range of chocolate browns, and Christopher Esber closed his show with a covetable sheer-panelled maxi.

National Day Of Mourning Today!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, National Day of Mourning

In honor of the death of Former President George H. W. Bush, President Donald J. Trump has declared Wednesday, December 5, 2018, as a national day of mourning.

         George H. W. Bush and His Wife Barbara Bush (above)

                                        41st U.S. President


George Herbert Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

BornJune 12, 1924, Milton, MA
DiedNovember 30, 2018, Houston, TX
Vice presidentDan Quayle (1989–1993)
Presidential termJanuary 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
Years of service1942–1945

Risk Of Heart Disease With Sleep

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Too Much Sleep May Bring Higher Risk of Heart Disease, Death: Study

Adults who get more than the recommended amount of sleep have an increased risk of heart disease and death, a new study suggests.

Researchers examined data from nearly 117,00 adults, aged 35 to 70, in 21 countries who were followed for an average of nearly eight years, CNN reported.

Rates of heart disease (such as stroke or heart failure) and death were 7.8 per 1,000 among those who slept the recommended six to eight hours per night, compared with 8.4 per 1,000 among those who slept eight to nine hours, 10.4 per 1,000 among those who slept nine to 10 hours, and 14.8 per 1,000 among those who slept more than 10 hours a night.

That translates into a 5 percent, 17 percent and 41 percent increased risk, respectively, CNN reported.

The rate among people who slept six or less hours a night was 9.4 per 1,000, or 9 percent higher than those who got the recommended amount of sleep, but this was statistically insignificant, according to Chuangshi Wang, McMaster and Peking Union Medical College, China, and colleagues.

They said the increased risk of heart disease and death in people who sleep more than the recommended amount may be because they have underlying health problems that cause them to sleep longer.

The authors of the study published Dec. 5 in the European Heart Journal also found that daytime napping was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and death among those who slept more than six hours a night, but not among those who got less sleep.

“Even though the findings were very interesting they don’t prove cause and effect,” Julie Ward, a senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, who was not involved in the study, told CNN>.

“It’s not that long sleep causes death or ill health,” but that poor health causes an increase in sleep, Francesco Cappuccio, professor of cardiovascular medicine and epidemiology, Warwick University, U.K., told CNN. He was not involved in the study.