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    What to expect at Samasta’s jewellery exhibition

    necklaces, cuffs and earrings fashioned out of colourful stones and beads with the most unusual cuts take centre stage at Treasure Island, the jewellery festival at Samasta, which starts today. Showcasing three major brands—New Delhi’s Silver Lining, and Advaya and Kayel from Chennai—expect interesting and quirky pieces.

    Brass connection
    Kayel’s focus will be on boho-chic costume jewellery, using a mix of glass beads, German silver and brass, with inspirations like the city’s autos for their collection in yellow and black. Bernice Vijayan, the force behind the brand, says, “My brass jewellery can be worn on dressy occasions, and we have pieces for a younger crowd too.” From `400
    to `3,000.

    DSCN2954Bead fetish
    From Advaya, “the highlight is going to be  beads handpicked for their unusual cuts and colours.” Desi-gner Viji Prathap presents colours like blue, gold, orange and green. You’ll find the use of stones like quartz crystals, onyx, jade, lapis lazuli, coral and more in her designs, apart from experiments with hand painted porcelain, shell, wood and lava rock. From `1,000 onwards.

    Sterling beauty
    Featuring semi precious stones like ruby, green onyx, amethyst and turquoise, set in .925 sterling silver, Silver Lining’s traditional balis with intricate filigree designs are a good buy. “Our pieces cater to the modern woman’s need for elegant, contemporary jewellery suitable for everyday wear,” says Priya Sandhu, the owner. Also available at facebook.com/pages/Silver-Lining. From `500 to `5,000. Till August 31. Details: 42721110

    —Sharmistha Maji

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