If you are a self confessed jewellery addict, chances are that you are always on the lookout for new stunning, exquisite jewellery pieces to add to your growing collection. And while most women prefer to add gold, platinum, diamonds and precious gemstones to their treasure trove, statistics are now showing a change in trend. Yes, Silver is definitely the New Gold!
In recent times, the value of silver has skyrocketed. In India, precious metals are coveted; their perceived reputation is that of a strong hedge against inflation, making them a safe investment. And while Gold value increases, the value of silver surpasses that for numerous reasons, making it a better choice for investment. What helps matters along is the fact that silver is extensively used in many industries – medicine, dentistry, electronics and communication, thermal to name only a few. And because silver is a limited commodity, it comes in short supply, which is why the demand is high. However, one of the biggest industries that is reaping the benefits of the increased demands in silver is the jewellery industry.
Why the world prefers silver jewellery?
As a jewellery collector, you might care a little about the increasing value of silver, but your greater concern is to choose jewellery pieces that are fashionable, affordable and beautiful. Let’s take a look at why silver jewellery could be a better choice for you:
Affordable Prices –
As the value for gold increases, even the 9 carat low-end gold jewellery can become quite unaffordable for the masses. Silver comes as a perfect alternative; it is a great investment because its value appreciates with time, and the designs you find crafted out of silver are just as exquisite and unique, if not more. It’s much more affordable than gold, while still being a sound investment for the future.
Versatile Options –
An extremely attractive metal that is versatile, silver looks stylish irrespective of whether you like statement making pieces with their original shining lustre, chunky jewellery that is dulled and oxidized, or prefer more delicate filigree designs. It is a lighter metal, more polished and delicate looking that the blaringly overwhelming look of yellow gold, and suits the colouring and skin tone of Indian women a lot better. What is better is that with silver, it is very easy to create a personal style statement that is sophisticated and tasteful, rather than gaudy and over-the-top. Additionally, it is also possible to sport silver jewellery to almost any kind of occasion. Be it a formal dinner or an informal get together, a business brunch or a family night out, you will find no difficulty in finding the ideal piece to suit the occasion and accessorize in style.
Beautiful Designs –
As the popularity of silver rises, it is getting a lot of attention from top jewellery designers, who are spending a lot more time creating exquisite designs in silver jewellery. As silver tends to mix well with other metals like gold, white gold and even copper, exciting new designs become easily available at a fraction of the cost as compared to pure gold jewellery. And since these designs more wearable every day, it makes your new jewellery an investment. Unlike expensive gold, silver jewellery will not just sit in the locker and only see the light of the day on special occasions; it can easily be worn regularly to get more value for your money; not to mention more compliments every day for your great sense of style!
Plentiful Choices –
There is no dearth of choices when it comes to silver jewellery. Sterling silver can easily be combined with precious and semi-precious stones to craft unique and astounding designs that could only look this gorgeous when set in silver. Stones like turquoise, lapis lazuli harmonise, amber, chalcedony, onyx and crysocolla create a stunning contrast with the sleek delicate look of silver, making these a worthy addition to your growing jewellery collection.
Is silver jewellery the right choice for you?
Silver jewellery is universally loved; it is elegant, delicate and exquisite. The range of designs is astonishing, while the fact that is affordable for anyone and everyone adds to its popularity. Because there are so many shapes, details and designs to choose from, it is possible to express your individuality and aesthetic sense using silver jewellery with a lot more ease.
Be it a brooch, a pair of earrings, a simple yet elegant bracelet or a remarkably distinctive pendent, it’s hard to go wrong with silver; something that cannot be said for yellow gold. Whether you are a young girl trying to showcase her personality, or a professional who likes to accessories her corporate outfits with statement making pieces, or even if you are a happy homemaker who likes her choice in jewellery to be fuss-free, yet beautiful, silver is definitely the right choice for you.
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