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.
AT Pretios By Dwiti Bhuwalka, Rosekandy Office, 5th floor, Aspirations Vintage, 12 Pretoria Street
Dwiti in Pretios' Pearl Bijoux collections