Sunita Gupta: Silver Pairs Well With Diamonds
The Big Door, a 7,000 sq ft retail boutique in Mumbai started by Vivek and Sunita Gupta in Mumbai late last year, is a storehouse of eclectic Indian jewellery, handmade décor, and artefacts. SUNITA GUPTA offers reasons why designer silver jewellery upstag
From the time you set up in October last year, have you seen any surge in silver jewellery sales?
The response to our silver jewellery collection has been good as it is priced better than gold jewellery and still holds good as an investment. We have seen a rise in sales with customers opting for both traditional and contemporary silver jewellery.
Why does silver win over gold in certain designs?
Sometimes, certain silver jewellery pieces can look classier and more expensive than gold ornaments. In fact, diamonds set in silver designs look much more tasteful than in gold. For
the same reason, we have a wide range of Victorian jewellery set in silver with precious and semi-precious stones and uncut diamonds.
What is the most popular range in silver?
Our collections are intricately designed and we also showcase classic pieces, so our customers have no price restrictions when purchasing such pieces as they are for a lifetime. But for gifting purposes many clients pick up pieces priced from I5,000 -
What do they generally buy?
We have a wide range of neckpieces, earrings, cuffs, rings, key chains, bracelets, and smaller articles like sindoor (vermillion) boxes, frames, water sprinklers, candle stands and more. Our statement earrings and neckpieces are very highly favoured. Our collection is inspired by the Mughal and Raj periods with heirloom pieces that can be passed on to generations to come. Locals and NRIs with their love for Indian heritage adore everything that harks back to the past and aspire to own these one-off jewellery pieces.
What kind of gemstones do you generally use in your designs?
We use precious gemstones like rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and semi-precious stones like amethyst, rose quartz, cornelian pearl, green onyx, turquoise and garnet.
Our collection is inspired by the Mughal and Raj periods with heirloom pieces that can be passed on to generations to come.”
A lavish silver necklace set with tourmalines, citrine, kynite, crystal and pearls.
Gold-plated silver woven bangle.
Stylised gold-plated silver earrings with paisley motifs.
Victorian necklace set with polkis.
Silver cuff topped with a gemmy floral motif.
Crescent-shaped danglers accented with polkis.