Whether we’re talking about the deep greenish blue color or the super chic gem, Luxemi is loving all things emerald this spring (and especially in May, the emerald birthstone month). Want to work a little green glam into your Indian wardrobe? Let Luxemi’s textiles and accessories help!
In Indian mythology, the word “emerald” comes from the Sanskrit word “marakata,” which literally means “the green of growing things.” And given its earthy green hue, it’s no surprise that the emerald has been associated with spring ever since it was sold to ancient jewelry enthusiasts in the streets of Babylon in 4000 BC. Although South America is home to the world’s most gorgeous emeralds, Ancient Egypt was the earliest known hotbed for these green gems (which quickly became a favorite of Cleopatra and other ancient fashionistas there). The emerald is the world’s original good luck charm, and has always been considered a sign of regal flair. Just ask leaders like Queen Elizabeth II, who swore by the emerald’s ability to keep her in good fortune and good fashion sense.
With fashion icons like Natalie Portman, Halle Berry, and Nicole Kidman continuing the emerald trend into the 21st century, there’s no denying this gorgeous gem (and its deep green-blue hue!) is still on everyone’s fashion radar. And what better time than May to wear this lush jewel tone?
Luxemi’s collection includes an emerald outfit for every style identity, but these two sarees really stand out. You’ll look as regal and charming as the Egyptian queen herself when you wear this Cleopatra-inspired emerald saree with leaf-shaped gold foil stamps and a rich gold border. Its modern earthy appeal makes this Gold Foil Stamp Saree the ultimate polished springtime look. Choose this emerald Firework Saree with Stone Work if you want an outfit as lighthearted and airy as a May day.
Are you looking for the perfect springtime salwar? Luxemi loves the casual charm of this Short Flare Salwar by Kisneel. With gold embroidery and a subtle keyhole cutout, this darling salwar will be your closet’s most versatile look. For an ornate take on emerald, this Green Brocade Halter Suit with Zari Work and Sequins is an artful choice. Its large flower motifs, diagonal stripe order and meticulous vine designs give this halter suit all the shine and intricacy of a peacock feather.
No emerald look could be complete without gorgeous green jewelry. This Pearl, Faux Rubies and Green Onyx Set includes an elaborate necklace and earrings that would add just the right hint of glamour to the Gold Foil Stamp Saree. For a funkier take on emerald, our pick is this Faux Pearl Belt with Emerald and Ruby Quartz. This belt would make major impact paired with a solid-colored saree, but we love it just as much as a stunning statement necklace.
Now that we’re in the heart of spring, it’s the perfect time to infuse a little color into your wardrobe. Why not start with a little emerald green?