Whether you wear it in its original white metal colour or go for the antique oxidized look, silver jewellery is very much in trend, with fashion forward women choosing it over gold to make a style statement. “Nearly 70% people are going for designer silver jewellery this season. They are picking up what complements their outfits. Even brides-to-be are happy to buy silver jewellery as gold is super expensive, and often quite predictable,” says jewellery designer Sumit Sawhney of Apala Innovative Jewelry.
Options abound for those who want to rock the silver look, ranging from chunky neckpieces, rings and bracelets to dainty anklets, chains, pendants and hair pins, and it wouldn’t be tough picking up something
that you fancy.
“We have given a contemporary spin to silver jewellery for young people. Choose from fun, vibrant pieces that come with stones. And for those who want to stick to traditions, and yet be ahead of the fashion curve, we have classic designs,” says Alka Arora, MD, Central Cottage Industries Emporium, Jawahar Vyapar Bhavan, Janpath.
Pairing it right
With a bit of imagination, you can team up most outfits with silver jewellery. Add some jazz to an off shoulder dress with an elaborate white silver necklace and team up a festive kurta with nice silver jhumkis. And if you want to rock some traditional bling, go for
Jewellery pieces such as bajubands, kamarbands and maang tika, which would look nice with ethnic wear. “Traditional jewellery in antique look has made a big revival. Take some inspiration from what our grandmoms wore and go for things such as waistbands in antique look, a beautiful pajeb or a jhumar,” says Alka Arora. Clearly, this festive season silver is the new gold!
Stun with the silver sparkle
If you are wearing something western like a gown, or a fusion outfit like a corset paired with a lehenga skirt, go for elegant white silver neckpieces and earring with stones work. Pick up designs with abstract patterns. For a fusion look go for floral patterns with a western attire. To pep up an ethnic attire such as a shalwar suit, a sari or a lehenga, go for silver jewellery with traditional Indian motifs.