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How to Style and Care Antique Jewellery Sets

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When we talk about antique jewellery sets, it transcends us to the bygone eras of ancient civilizations, craftsmanship and traditions. The artistic curves of uncut Kundan jewellery, the magical charm of the antique temple jewellery, and the colourful hues of Meenakari and enamel jewellery help us live in these ancient times through the aesthetic appeal of antique jewellery designs.  

In this blog, we will offer you some styling tips on antique jewellery sets while we reminisce about our favourite antique jewellery designs by Tarinika. 

1. Antique Jewellery Styling for your Everyday Wear

For your day-to-day antique jewellery styling, we suggest you keep it simple. You can choose one or two antique jewellery pieces to be the focal point of your look. If you are a working woman, you can opt for the subtle Azba Simple Floral Antique Stud Earrings that are suitable for the workplace. These classic stud earrings add a touch of sophistication without being too overpowering.  

2. Styling Antique Jewellery for the Festive Glam

If you wear a saree for the Pongal celebration, style it with antique statement earrings that steal the spotlight.  Eashi Antique Earrings is our choice, drawing inspiration from the antique South-Indian jewellery. Complete your look by wearing a bindi to complement your Pattu saree. These versatile temple earrings can also be styled with an Anarkali suit or a kurta set for your other upcoming festivities. 


3. Antique Jewellery Styling for Wedding Celebrations

When discussing wedding celebrations, one must recognize the lure of antique temple jewellery. Whether you are the bride or a wedding guest, including an antique South-Indian jewellery set in your wedding trousseau is a must. If you are the bride-to-be, you should style the Cira Antique Necklace Set with one of your wedding outfits but if you are going to attend a wedding soon, grab everyone's attention by styling your favourite saree with Dwija Antique Necklace Set. This antique temple jewellery set has Goddess Laxmi and peacock motifs that blend perfectly with your handloom silk outfit.

4. Styling Antique Jewellery with your Western Outfit 

There are no fashion rules when it comes to wearing Antique jewellery sets. You can style your Antique South-Indian jewellery with a formal pantsuit or traditional Jadau jewellery with your favourite solid dress. The only key here is to embrace the cultural fusion by incorporating elements of both styles. For instance, you can pair the Mastya Antique Pendant Set with a solid maxi dress or a jumpsuit. This blend of antique Indian jewellery with a Western outfit will stand out if you carry the unique style with charm and confidence. 


Apart from admiring the cultural resonance and styling of antique jewellery, it is essential to recognize the significance of preserving these antique accessories. Let’s  now transition from exploring antique jewellery style tips to understanding crucial tips on the care and maintenance necessary for it. 


1. Proper Storage

Keep your antique jewellery in a clean and dry place. It should be stored away from direct sunlight and humidity. Store each piece separately to prevent scratches and tangling. 

2. Gentle Cleaning

Cleanyour jewellery with a soft and dry cloth to remove dust and oil residue. For deeper cleaning, use a mild soap and lukewarm water, but avoid soaking your antique jewellery in water for longer.

3. Avoid Harsh Chemicals

Do not clean your jewellery with harsh chemicals. It can cause discolouration or tarnishing of your jewellery pieces. 

4. Keep your Jewellery away from Moisture

Avoid applying perfume,lotions or makeup while you are wearing your jewellery.Coming in contact with moisture can tarnish your antique jewellery. 

5. Professional Cleaning

You mustperiodically seek professional cleaning,especially for intricate pieces with delicate settings. An experiencedjeweller can assess and address any issues arising over time. 


We hope that we transmitted our love for antique jewellery sets and you enjoyed our antique jewellery styling tips as much as we loved curating them. At Tarinika, we appreciate the value of antique accessories, which demand special care and maintenance; therefore, we provide a one-year warranty on all our antique jewellery designs. Even though our jewellery is high quality, certain parts or embellishments may turn black for various reasons, such as regular wear, high humidity, proximity to heat, etc., which are covered under our warranty period.  

  • Blog by: Avik Sadhukhan