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Shiny Silver Takes Center Stage

admin / December 13, 2017
Shiny Silver Takes Center Stage

As noted in the March 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, “It’s not just about gold this season—bejeweled extras in shimmery silver are a fresh way to jazz up any outfit for day or evening.”

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Pictured in the March Harper’s Bazaar is a Dior necklace of embellished translucent plastic along with a Prada evening bag and a bejeweled Celine shoe, but not a touch of genuine silver.

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The March 2013 issue of People Style Watch spotlights silver, the metallic hue, in larger quantities: “On clothes and accessories, this metallic works for day or night.” The two-page spread pictures a range of silver-colored apparel, purses, and shoes, but no jewelry.

Where shiny silver jewelry is featured, one bit of advice for prospective purchasers:  All that is shiny is not silver. Quite a few designer web sites do a poor job of identifying the metal used in their jewelry. When a shiny silver-colored piece is not identified as being made of platinum, white gold, or sterling silver, the buyer should assume the piece is silver- or rhodium-plated or merely silver-toned and composed of a non-precious metal.

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An ode to silver accessories is found in the February 2013 issue of People Style Watch, which includes a rhodium cuff from Style Queen in the photo. The magazine reports: “This metallic is back in full force! On everything from sexy stilettos to little clutches to bangles, it instantly amps up your look.”

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In the May 2013 issue of Lucky, model and television personality Jessica Stam identifies a chunky silver-plated chain choker from Fallon as an item she’ll be wearing this spring. 

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Spotlighting the color Wedgwood blue, the May 2013 issue of InStyle says “cool silver jewelry complements this icy hue.” The bracelet pictured is a silver-toned link bracelet from R.J. Graziano.

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“What’s In” identified in the March 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar includes intricate earrings, the ones pictured from Alexis Bittar, material not identified. Also pictured is a studded cuff bracelet of translucent material from Valentino Garavani and a set of tassel necklaces from Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.

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The March 2013 issue of Glamour accents a Christopher Kane ruffle-hem dress with a cuff from Ca & Lou, which produces silver-plated and silvertone brass jewelry. The model wears Christian Louboutin pumps and carries a clutch from Calvin Klein Collection.

There are also beautiful examples of genuine sterling silver jewelry featured in fashion editorial.

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The March 2013 issue of InStyle features actress Jessica Paré wearing throughout the fashion spread, including the photo above, sterling silver cuffs and rings from Patricia von Musulin. Paré wears a Dior ensemble, with diamond and platinum earrings from Harry Winston, in an odd pairing with the chunky sterling silver pieces.

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Actress Rebecca Hall wears a sterling silver bracelet from Hermes and a set of silver-plated rings from Vita Fede in this photo from the May 2013 issue of InStyle. Her ensemble consists of a 3.1 Phillip Lim jacket, Giambattista Valli vest, Prabal Gurung pants, and heels from Theo Bureau for Pedro Lourenco.

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Model and television personality Karolina Kurkova appears in the March 2013 issue of Marie Claire wearing a sterling silver cuff from Georg Jensen with a top and pants from Balmain.

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A chunky sterling silver necklace from Ippolita accessorizes a silk dress from Bottega Veneta in the March 2013 issue of Elle. The model’s boots are from Dr. Martens.

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The March 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar features a photo spread entitled “Silver Linings: Update your look with sleek metallic essentials” that spotlights several sterling silver designs: a ring of multiple orbs from Hermes, a sleek ring from Vhernier, and a sterling silver cuff from Robert Lee Morris. There is also a necklace of twisted silvery material from Dries Van Noten, the content of which is not identified.

Sterling silver also appears in a supporting role in jewelry designs covered by the fashion press, the background to gemstones and a wide range of materials. All on its own, sterling silver done in high polish designs unquestionably deserves center stage.


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