Shin­ing Bright

PRE­TIOS

India Today - - KOLKATA -

DE­SPITE BE­ING JUST A year old in the city but brand Pre­tios has made its name amongst Kolkata’s fash­ion­istas. Stylists, de­sign­ers and Tol­ly­wood ac­tors have been sport­ing Pre­tios’s high street, sil­ver jew­ellery. Con­cep­tu­alised by jew­ellery de­signer Dwiti Bhuwalka, 33, the line was born out of the young woman's pas­sion for all that glit­ters. “I love jew­ellery and I think one should be able to change it as of­ten as pos­si­ble,” says Bhuwalka. Hence the name Pre­tios mean­ing pre­cious.

Com­ing from a fam­ily of jew­ellers, Bhuwalka fig­ured that play­ing around with de­signs was bet­ter suited to more af­ford­able forms like ster­ling sil­ver and semi pre­cious gems and pearls. Her di­a­mond look-alikes are all Swarovski’s cu­bic zir­co­nia.

Her most pop­u­lar col­lec­tion so far has been the Pearl Bi­joux col­lec­tion that has beau­ti­fully cut Swarovski stones and pearls in gleam­ing white sil­ver to con­jure sleek mod­ern de­signs. For the fes­tive sea­son though, Bhuwalka's Eu­pho­ria col­lec­tion has ven­tured into colour­ful Polki styles with tra­di­tional chok­ers, jhumkas, chand balis et al.

PRICE `3,000 on­wards for small stud ear­rings to `24,000 up­wards for neck­laces.

TEL 30089209

AT Pre­tios By Dwiti Bhuwalka, Rosekandy Of­fice, 5th floor, As­pi­ra­tions Vin­tage, 12 Pre­to­ria Street

Pho­to­graph by SUBIR HALDER

Dwiti in Pre­tios' Pearl Bi­joux col­lec­tions

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