2021 has been a year of many statements that have reflected the changing times and changing lifestyles in lieu of the pandemic. From witnessing the struggles around the world while battling the deadly pandemic to collectively re-emerging into a world devastated by it, we have transitioned our lifestyles and choices with this wave of changes. When it comes to jewellery, we have seen a drastic shift in how we wear it and choose to let it define us. While some changes have been extreme, as if with a sense of revenge for the lost time over the past year, others were more subtle and more of an eased adjustment to the new lifestyles we embraced.
Fashion is having a moment, a moment of introspection where it reconsiders the social constructs it embodies. Choosing to disarm these constructs and embrace the nonbinary lifestyle, gender fluid jewelry is now beyond a trend and more a norm. Brands like Dior and Bulgari are all creating collections that are non-binary and are wearable by everyone.
The New Heirloom
While we have spent the past year or more away from our loved ones, we have found a way to feel rooted via the heirlooms we are given. With a sense of nostalgia, more and more people are choosing to reconnect with their roots by digging into their family treasures and giving family heirlooms a new life.
Sonam Kapoor in Vintage Diamond Jewellery from The Hirst Collection
Aditi Rao Hydari in Vintage Diamond Jewellery from Madhuban by Manubhai
Comfort may have reigned our lives over the course of the pandemic; it has left some lasting effects while it made its exit. While we still haven’t parted ways with what is now commonly known as cozy couture, we are, however ready to elevate everyday basics. Giving way to t-shirt diamonds, which are natural diamonds we can adorn through our day paired with easy, laid-back separates.
Deepika Padukone in Chopard
Katrina Kaif in Sabysachi Jewelry
Priyanka Chopra in Bulgari