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Antique Jewellery 101: Tips and Tricks for Choosing the Perfect Piece

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When you think antique, old automatically comes to mind, as it should. Antique jewellery has been a popular choice among Indian women and men for generations. A timeless style that bespoke elegance and sophistication. You must have a vintage charm in your jewellery collection, and if you already have it, additions are always a good idea. In this blog, let’s discuss antique jewellery and some tips and tricks for choosing the perfect piece.

What is Antique Jewellery?

Antique jewellery is any jewellery that is over 100 years old. Intricate designs, fine craftsmanship, and rare gemstones are what make it unique. Each piece brings with it a rich history and messages that have been passed on from ancient times. As valuable as it is, antique jewellery is also heavy on the wallet. But haven’t you always wanted that graceful look that would catch everyone’s eyes? Look no further because Tarinika’s antique jewellery is the affordable option that effectively captures the essence of these vintage designs. Jewellery that is finely paired with CZ stones and pearls; and comes in various styles like bangles, earrings, necklaces, and so on. The task of finding the right one, however, is time-consuming, and we are going to make it easier by giving you some tips to find the right one.

Tips and Tricks for Choosing the Perfect Antique Jewellery Piece

1. Details, Details, Details

Antique jewellery is all about the details. The fine craftsmanship behind the filigree work and rustic engravings are what set this jewellery apart. It’s an investment, even if it is antique imitation jewellery, and you should ensure that it encompasses the beauty. Look for colorful stones or the dori used to add depth to the piece. Tarinika jewellery is known for its attention to detail, offering pieces that are crafted to create a stunning look. The Reela Antique Damini is a matha patti you should have in your collection; pair it with a dress or a sharara set for a stylish look.

2. Consider the Occasion

It is long believed that antique jewellery is reserved for weddings, engagements, and other functions since these designs tend to feature a heavier look. That is not the case anymore; antique jewellery designs come in minimalistic styles, too. You wouldn’t want to wear a temple motif necklace on a western outfit, but a subtle piece with gemstones or pearls would work wonders, like the Enaya Antique Ring or the Juhi Antique Ear Chain. And if you are still confused, always opt for classic designs that can be worn repeatedly, like stud earrings and bracelets, which never go out of fashion.

3. Personal Style

We can keep giving you tips, but unless you have a sense of your personal style and the type you prefer, you can’t get your perfect piece. Whether you like chunky, bold pieces that reflect your daring personality or subtle, soft pieces, designs are many. There’s always a debate going on between clear stones and colored stones, between pearls and antique plating. In case you are still confused, you can always choose to customize your piece with Tarinika.

4. Skin Tone

A good way to decide upon what pieces would look good on you is choosing a piece based on your skin tone. Indian skin is generally on warmer undertones, and that makes antique jewellery a great option since it can complement Indian skin tones well. Warm, vibrant colors like red, browns, and tangy oranges look stunning on darker skin tones; while pale, light colors tend to wash them out. Bold is the way to go, because a beautiful face deserves to be seen.

5. Mix and Match

It would be best if you kept the occasion in mind, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment. Remember the trend of wearing heavy, oxidized earrings or a choker on jeans and a short kurti? Someone tried to mix and match, and they succeeded. The contrast of vintage and contemporary gives you that added splash of uniqueness. So, the next time you wear a gown, try matching it with a hasli style, like the Peacock Unique Hasli Antique Necklace Set; and on a saree or a traditional attire, you could always try the Flaunt Classic CZ Two Layer Necklace Set to give you a layered look with the pop of pink.


6. Quality over Quantity

This aspect is one of the most important when choosing the perfect antique jewellery piece. Since antique imitation jewellery is on the reasonable end, the materials used are not as durable and are often prone to frequent and easy damage. That is why you should purchase from reliable places and brands that use high-quality materials and are built to last. Tarinika jewellery uses only the best materials, ensuring that each piece has a long life; there is a one-year warranty on all Tarinika products.


Antique jewellery has evolved from ancient times. The rich history, the vintage essence, and the delicate, intricate details make this jewellery one-of-a-kind. The best part about antique imitation jewellery is the accessible price range that starts from INR 1,000 and goes up to INR 40,000, making it easily and widely available to all looking to add the grace and elegance that come with antique jewellery.  

Get this timeless and versatile addition to your jewellery collection; it complements any outfit and occasion. There are multiple designs that can be worn on the lengthiest of events and everyday wear. Before making your purchase, consider all the factors; look for fine craftsmanship and quality, and consider your skin tone and occasion. For a stylish look, don’t be afraid to mix and match. Choose wisely and invest in pieces that will last you a long time. 

  • Blog by: Avik Sadhukhan