Sunday, May 22, 2011

Details: Terracotta jewellery from Anjuly!

Anjuly came back from India a couple of weeks ago and she brought Shriya and I presents: really cool terracotta jewellery sets!  I just wanted to share them because I thought they were very unique-looking and I had also been secretly looking for a bib sort of necklace for ages and Anjuly read my mind.  I've never had terracotta jewellery before and it looks really different from all the plastic and metal that you get, much more organic.

Aren't the colours on the set amazing?  I love the little details - like the diamond shaped pieces have an arrowhead look going on in the corners and the little swirly things actually look like hamsas.  Also, the necklace is adjustable so it can sit like a collar or a lower bib.  I just think it's super cool.  So, thanks very much Anjuly!

Shriya and I played a game where we each took a box and looked into it without showing each other and then decided whether we wanted to swap or keep the jewellery set we'd look at.  It was like the Monty Hall dilemma because we'd both seen what we were holding, but couldn't guess what the other had and we amused ourselves by trying to convince each other that ours was better.  In the end we swapped and kept the one we hadn't seen!  Shriya's set was equally great though, all these beads in bluey-green colours.

I'm not really the kind of person to wear earrings or necklaces in matching sets, so I just wore the necklace by itself for coffee with a friend earlier this week.  Here's a quick look at the full outfit: I wanted to keep it simple and almost monochrome because the necklace makes a bit of a statement already.  The uber cool crystals were a present from my mother when we went to Portobello.

Dress - Camden.  Necklace - Present from Anjuly.  
Blouse - Dorothy Perkins.  Flats - New Look.  Earrings - Portobello.

By the way, I haven't been reporting estimated temperature for a while.
Here, it's about 14 degrees!

What about you guys?  Do you wear necklace/earring sets together and how do you do it without looking too matchy matchy?  I'd love to know!  And finally:



Sheetal Harne said...

The necklace is sooo pretty.. and the best part is it will go with practically any kind of dress.. love it!! .. :)

Sarah said...

I don't wear necklace & earring sets because I don't have pierced ears. Decision made! I don't think I would even if I could, though.

That jewelery is gorgeous. Hopefully that lovely necklace will see the light of day many, many times. (:

aki! said...

I'm usually not into necklaces like that, but that is beautiful.

I really like the details as well.

Nav said...

Great jewellery pieces! I cant wait to visit india again and get some vintag pieces. I waear them seperately - they bring more to an outfit.

xo Nav - your latest follower :)

joss said...

nice necklace! It looks old and original, like it.
+ thanks for comment!

naiad said...

amazing necklace!!!! it;s really sth! and the dress is super cool!!!

Francesca R said...

Amazing jewelry!!!!

Be said...

Your friend is very kind, mine is also going to India around mid-year and she has promised to bring me back bundles of bits and bobs on her return. I love getting presents so I'm looking forward to that.
I love that necklace, it's gorgeous, why does India always have really cool stuff? It's one of life's mysterious questions...

Angie said...

great them all..:)


Don't bother to pass by anytime..:)

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

um so GAH YOU LUCKY DUCK. That is wayyyyy amazing. It's so intricate. Fabulous.

And ah, you're the cutest. Love the last picture of you! haha.

Margaret said...

The dress is so cute! I love anything with polka dots.

Those are some great statement pieces. I have some authentic African jewelry but it doesn't go with any of my clothes. Maybe like pattern mixing, style mixing wouldn't be so bad?:D

Francesca R said...

Thanks for dropping by!

Temporary:Secretary said...

Ah, another beautiful piece. Love your dress here too xxx

Raj Mishra said...

Your work is great. We would like to introduce some of our unique designs made by handicraft artists.
Hope you will have a look at our terracotta jewellery.

Unknown said...

Hi it is great piece... Where can I buy this set please let me know

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