Being one of the oldest metals to be used as jewellery, it's no surprise that silver jewellery is still highly sought after. Silver crafts are also often a proud representation of various peoples' cultural heritage and artisanship. The shimmery metal is versatile enough for both casual wear and evening parties, thus winning the hearts of accessory-lovers all over the world.
With the ability to pick up diffused moonbeams, silver remains a good choice as base for crystals and diamonds. Not only does silver enhance the glow of these precious stones, the malleable nature allows craftsmen to shape the silver itself into detailed designs. From dramatic shoulder-grazing earrings to intricately detailed necklaces, silver can make heads turn at any occasion. Even for everyday wear, a bold pop of silver can make up for an otherwise monotonous outfit.
For a heavier finish
Silver also makes for great party wear, whether it is an Eid function or a wedding. From small chokers to elaborate bib necklaces, everything you find in Chandni Chowk is adorned with semi-precious or simulated rubies, emeralds and pearls. You could also opt for equally elaborate tiklis to match your necklaces. If you are looking for something unique, try the bib necklace sets from Aarong. These focus on the detailed designs for the silver instead of just focusing on gems and colours, and therefore look exquisite with saris. Chandni Chowk also offers a large collection of heavy bangles shaped in the form of 'konkons' and bracelets to match your outfit.
An everyday affair
If you are looking for something light for everyday wear, try looking through the alleys of Chandni Chowk for a small pair of studs. To vamp up your outfit, try going for small jhumkas which you can find in Roma Jewellers or Silver Heaven. You can even find matching collar necklaces. The best part of these shops is that they will instantly modify the designs to suit your needs. Chandni Chowk is also the hub of churis (bangles). So, if you're looking for a casual pair to wear, this is the place to go!
Those of you who adore fusion wear, silver jewellery can be your best friend. From chic collar necklaces to big bold earrings, Aarong is your go-to place if you want to take your silver game up a notch. You can opt for bright colours of magenta or turquoise to complement the silver colour. Even the motifs are rare, focusing on quirky geometrical shapes or the funky tropical floral patterns. The simple silver payels would complement both kurtis and western outfits. In fact, Aarong also has an exquisite collection of big rings. Adorned with various gems, these hard-to-miss models are sure put you under the spotlight at any party!
By Adiba Mahbub Proma
Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel
Jewellery: Glued Together
Location: Le Meridien