You can't afford gold? Check this out!
A woman's happiness is directly proportional to the amount of jewellery she possesses, the more she has the more contented she is. However, when it comes to gold jewellery it's an unreachable dream for many as the price of the precious yellow metal is soaring every minute. Let's discuss a few options available in the market which can surpass the fascination associated with gold.
Jewellery in general has had a revamp in the past few years. Zircons and other semi precious stones have replaced the word diamond in the clichéd saying diamonds are a girl's best friend. There is nothing that brings a smile to our face like a sweet ring, an enchanting necklace or some shimmering earrings. Big or small, real or fake, it lifts the spirits and the looks.
Among the remarkable type of Indian jewels, Kundan jewellery is known for the perfect blend of skilled craftsmanship, conventional with a few contemporary elements thrown in. "Kundan sets are the most viable options when it comes to competing with grandeur of gold jewellery", says Shruti, a Bangalore based freelance jewellery designer. They can tell the story of beauty with grace. One of the oldest forms of jewellery created and worn in India, Kundan is popular for its discerning Mughal influence and intricate designs.
Kundan jewellery is usually embellished with intricately cut semi precious gemstones and multi coloured crystal makes this one of the most celebrated varieties of jewellery section today. The sheer diversity it brings in makes it the perfect choice for the bride-to-be to wear for her wedding.
Silver jewellery is the trendiest when it comes to flamboyance and many jewellery designers are turning to silver for its popularity. "I fancy silver over gold, for its tinge, look and the wallet aspect", says Supraja Mahesh, owner of Jewels & U in Bangalore.
Jewellery designers are coming up innovative designs to augment the appeal in the silver jewellery market. "There is an increasing demand for modern designs in silver and they are really fast moving", says Supraja. "Though silver cannot hold high-quality stones like diamonds, it can look astounding with semi precious stones", she adds.
While the shine of precious jewellery is eternal, there is a new fondness getting brighter by the day - the fame of costume jewellery. The use of costume jewellery has been rampant from much before in the west but its approval is at last catching up in India since the last few years. "People wear it as a fashion statement but now due rising prices of precious metal, most of them are going for imitation/costume jewellery", Supraja added.