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Tribal Jewelry Inspiration

We adore the tribal look and how it has influenced bohemian fashion and style. Eclectic, unique, detailed, funky and intricate are just a few words used to describe tribal style. Its interesting to see how the tribal look has become popular in modern and mainstream fashion even though its very traditional and has been worn by women for centuries in many parts of the world- a good example of how fashion recycles itself over and over again over many years.

Tribal style transcends borders and is worn and influenced by all women from well-known celebrities to traditional women who wear it every day as part of their wardrobe. Indian tribal jewelry, in particular, has influenced our designs at Indiverve. We’re in love with the intricate, complicated patterns of tribal jewelry, which we feel are true pieces of art.

tribal inspiration

Tribal inspiration from various sources.

Below, we put together our own toned down version of a tribal jewelry look using all of our jewelry from store.indiverve.com. We paired silver and copper tribal cuff bracelets with leather ones and added bright pops of turquoise and fuchsia chunky cocktail rings to complete the look. Choose several pieces together for a bold tribal look, or just one or two for a simplistic look.

For more tribal fashion in the form of necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings visit store.indiverve.com. Use code tribalstyle at check-out for a 10% off discount on your order. We ship internationally!

boho tribal

All of these pieces are available at our online store.

xoxo,

Indiverve Retail Company

 


Go Tribal for Fall!

We love the tribal look for Fall and the multitude of exotic patterns and prints it comes in. Incorporating this fun trend through jewelry is a great way to experiment with the look.  A hit for any occasion from a casual outing to a big night out, the funky tribal look is the perfect way to add a trendy touch to your look.

In Nepal and Tibet, women are often seen wearing oversized, and sometimes, bulky pieces of jewelry. Natural rustic marks of hand craftsmanship can be seen when looking very closely at the jewelry. This is a sign the jewelry is made by hand, and not by a machine. Jewelry plays an important role in the culture in this part of the world. Jewelry is a part of dress in every day life and its a symbol of spirituality. Wearing it is believed to be a way to draw close to the gods. Its also believed that wearing jewelry brings protection from evil spirits.

Check out the TribalPendant Necklace, below, from our “Go Tribal” collection and how we styled it. Rich turquoise works nicely with red and gold designs against a plain black background in this perfectly round pendant. The colours go well with the sheer poncho top in black, as worn by our lovely model.

We’ve created a short video to showcase our love for tribal jewelry! To view the video, click here: Go Tribal. To shop our tribal jewelry collection, click here.

In what ways do you rock the tribal look?

tibetan style pendant

                           Our Tibetan Pendant Necklace, above, and how we styled it with our Poncho Top in Sheer Black, below:

tibetan style pendant


Elephants and Jewelry

Recently it seems like we’re seeing elephants everywhere in fashion. We love that elephants are being placed on earrings, as pendant necklaces, as charms, on cuffs, in rings, and in just about any other type of jewelry out there.

Elephants have an incredibly long memory and are also often associated to wisdom, power, and royalty among other symbolism. Elephants are revered in India as well as in other Eastern cultures and are becoming increasingly visible in fashion in the same way that owls and peacocks have within the last few years. With safari and animal prints coming back into style in a big way, its only fitting that elephants are having their time in the spotlight!

Here’s a few pieces we hope to carry soon in our online store. Which is your favourite?

multi coloured elephant cuff

round elephant earrings

elephant embossed cuff


Love: Tribal Cuff Bracelets

We just got in some new samples of different styles of cuff bracelets. Its amazing how many varieties and designs there are out there! If you’ve ever done jewelry shopping in India, you’ll completely understand! Its fun, but sometimes overwhelming trying to decide which ones to choose. We decided to go with a few ethnic styles with lots of small etchings and details. They’re all adjustable too so they will fit any wrist size.

Cuffs have been very trendy lately as seen in fashion magazines and on celebrities, especially at awards shows. Its very common to see fashionable women celebs wearing statement cuffs, adding some dazzle to their overall ensemble. Think the recent Academy Awards and the number of actresses spotted wearing cuffs with their fancy frocks.

These cuffs are a little more casual but still look spectacular worn on their own so we recommend wearing one large one, or if its a smaller size, combining it with one or two thinner bracelets for a cool, bohemian vibe. What a classy way to dress up a plain t-shirt or flowy blouse!

Do you wear cuffs?

Which one is your favourite?

peacock engraved cuff bracelet

peacock engraved cuff bracelet

tribal print cuff bracelet

tribal print cuff bracelet

silver etched cuff bracelet

silver etched cuff bracelet


How to Make an Authentic Cup of Masala Chai Tea

In India, chai is normally served in small glass cups

Chai or Masala chai as it is sometimes called, is not only delicious but its also nutritious. Ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon are all added for an amazingly smooth taste.  Most chai contains about one third the amount of caffeine of one cup of coffee. Chai is not made in any one particular way but it is always made up of these four ingredients: black tea, milk, sweetener, and spices. You can also add cloves and pepper to your chai if you prefer. The following recipe is just one variation of traditional masala chai. It makes about two cups. Enjoy!

1. In a medium-sized pot, add 2 and a half cups of water and bring to a boil

2. Add 2 tea bags of any black tea

3. Peel and add 1-2 pods of cardamom, including the peels, for extra flavour

4. Add 1 teaspoon ginger, dried, or half an inch, fresh

5. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

6. Allow the mixture to boil for about 5 minutes for bold flavour

7. Add milk until the tea has a light, creamy beige look to it (use more or less depending on how creamy you like it)

8. Add 3-4 teaspoons of sugar, adjusting to how sweet you like it

9. Allow to boil for 1 minute.

10. Take a small strainer and drain tea into individual cups.

You’re done! Now its time to savour each and every sip 🙂

Do you have any other variations of chai that you’d like to share with us? 

add cinnamon to your chai, either in whole or powdered form

green cardamom must be added to your chai for an authentic taste


Nehru Jacket is Named A Top Global Style Trend

Jawaharlal Nehru in his signature and now iconic jacket

India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru has become a political and now global fashion icon. Time magazine has added him to the “top ten global political fashion list” thanks to his popularization of the “Nehru” jacket. The classic jacket is influenced by the northern Indian achkan which is a closed neck coat style garment often worn as court dress for Indian nobility. The former Prime Minister gets credit for popularizing this style during his time as leader where he wore it out countless times for public appearances. The look greatly influenced the west and hence became known as the “Nehru” jacket. The  jacket came in at seventh spot on the Time list.

First becoming a trend influenced by Nehru during the 1940’s and 1950’s, the jacket then became a top fashion choice by men of all age groups in India . It is often spotted on both Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities including Samuel L. Jackson (pictured below). Time noted that the jacket was also worn by the Beatles while performing in New York at the Shea Stadium as well as Sammy Davis Jr. who was said to have owned more than two hundred of the jackets. The classic look of the jacket is a nice alternative to wearing a formal shirt and tie.

Samuel L. Jackson wearing Nehru jacket

 


Hair Oil- Used for Centuries in India

Hair oiling is a traditional habit that has been done not only India but in other countries such as Thailand, Sri Lanka and of course, Morocco (hence the idea of Moroccanoil) for centuries! The difference is that coconut oil is used instead as well as some amazing smelling herbs like neem, brahmi, and rosemary oil in some formulas. Why not try it? For a fraction of the cost of salon brands its just as effective in nourishing the hair by making it shiny, strong and even preventing hair loss! Coconut hair oil is to be added to the scalp, which is the source of hair growth, and then massaged well and left on for as long as possible- overnight is ideal.

Moroccanoil is a popular salon- brand hair oil that has become insanely popular here in North America recently. Users of the product swear it is the best thing they have tried to help repair their hair and keep it soft and healthy. But for as much as it costs for the tiny amount you get plus the extra synthetic ingredients added to it, you have to question whether its really worth it.

Coconut oil is an amazing  natural beauty aid and its moisturizing properties are very effective. Try it as an alternative and see! Then if you still don’t like it go to the expensive stuff.

A beauty secret used for centuries in India