On the awards podiums of the world, silver always plays second fiddle to its glitzier cousin, gold. In the real world, though, silver jewelry is a style champion in its own right. With its brilliant white color, the metal is a strong foundation for inspired design whether it features gemstones or stands unadorned. Designs with streamlined architecture, gentle, pastel stones and oversized bib-shaped necklaces show silver in its best light. — TANYA DUKESThis article originally appeared in the April 2016 edition of INSTORE.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A pendant with a trio of round boules is a great accent for an open neckline. Its bright, shiny surface and constant motion will get double takes.DESCRIPTION: Triple Champagne necklace in sterling silver MSRP: $100 (401) 276-0303 | kitheath.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: Hoops are the earrings of the moment. The clean edges of Somers’ angular design modernize the enduring style.DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver hoop earrings with 14K white gold posts MSRP: $210 (505) 780-5611 | somersjewelry.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: A hint of golden contrast accentuates the graceful curve of the bracelet and its repeating cutouts.DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver cuff with yellow gold plating MSRP: $372.50 (866) 898-3636 | fredericduclos.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: The cool geometry of these earrings makes them a modern alternative to ordinary studs.DESCRIPTION: Rhodium-plated sterling silver earrings MSRP: $199.20 (866) 872-2842 | breuning.us
WHY WE LOVE IT: These earrings are wearable sculptures. Long, curved posts contribute to their elegant profile.DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver earrings MSRP: $106 (301) 448-7367 | kelimjewelry.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: There are countless ways to wear this long lariat necklace. It can be twisted, knotted or looped according to the wearer’s whim.DESCRIPTION: Caviar color lariat in sterling silver, 18K gold and rose de France MSRP: $950 (877) 925-4305 | lagos.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: This pendant has a sense of fun. The pink stone looks like a delectable fruit hanging from a vine.DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver gemstone necklace with rose quartz, amethyst, peridot and garnet MSRP: $198 (973) 890-0122 | susansilverdesigner.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: Who says pastels can’t pack a powerful punch? The shield-shaped decoration on this cuff sends a strong messageDESCRIPTION: Sterling silver and 18K yellow gold cuff with pink quartz and champagne diamonds MSRP: $2,425 kaurajewels.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: Anyone wearing a shower of butterflies automatically looks like they’re having a good time.DESCRIPTION: Miss Butterfly Heaven necklace in sterling silver MSRP: $2,355 (212) 510-7072 | efvaattling.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s impossible to resist shimmying and shaking in this modern silver necklace.DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver necklace with stick design and rose-cut diamonds MSRP: $1,200 (866) 867-7272 | coomi.com
WHY WE LOVE IT: Oversized, majestic stones and draping chains exude regal authority.DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver, mother of pearl and rock crystal necklace MSRP: $2,780 (414) 453-2857 | konstantino.com
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