Banglez is a cute little Indian jewelry shop in the suburb of Oakville, located a little outside of Toronto, run by a young couple, Malinda and Hardip.
When you walk in, your eyes are immediately drawn to the Banglez Bar, where there’s literally an entire wall of gorgeous, colourful bangles. As you make your way to the bar, the opposite walls are filled with bridal and party wear sets. In additional to bangles, they sell necklaces, earrings, bracelets, headpieces and other accessories. Don’t see something you like? Have something in mind? They do custom orders. Like something, but want something changed? They can do that too!
I was asked by Malinda from Banglez to come in, play dress up and she even offered to build me a custom piece. For those who don’t have the time to make the trip down, they also offer virtual consultations. Prior to sitting down for my consultation, I first wanted to see their existings collections where I could draw some inspiration from. I completely fell in love with their thread work collection. How beautiful are these earrings?
I also loved their use of non traditional, muted stones such as jade green and soft pink pastels combined with traditional goldware elements.
Blame it on the crisp air, changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything, but I was constantly drawn to the darker green shades.
I decided that for my custom Banglez piece, I wanted a necklace. I tried on a few necklaces to determine what size would suit me the best. As I have a small neck, the larger necklaces weren’t sitting right, so it took a bit of trial and error to figure out what size would look best. And hey, I also put on a nath…because what’s the point of seeing all this gorgeous jewelry if you can’t play dress up…am I right?
We then brought some pieces to the wooden table and sat down and discussed what I wanted. I wanted a necklace that could be worn with Western and Eastern clothing, so we discussed how we could incorporate a rustic silver into my piece.
Et Voilà! The final piece. As it was around my birthday, they even threw in two pairs of earrings! The plain green drop earrings allow me to wear this necklace with more Western wear, while the traditional gold stone earrings allow me to dress up this piece with traditional Indian clothing.