The Might of White

Certain truths about white metals seem to be self-evident: that more and more brides are choosing platinum, and that fashionable consumers love Italian white gold jewelry. Today, however, there are some new truths about jewelry that would have sparked jaw-dropping astonishment among traditional retailers of a generation ago: silver and steel are being paired with super-precious gems, not just semiprecious gems. Thanks to a mixture of forces, including influences from other segments of the fashion industry and the recent economic pullback, what began several years ago as fringe trends in jewelry design emerged this year as a mainstream move toward a less traditional definition of "fine jewelry." The rise of silver began with the proliferation of designer sterling silver jewelry. The metal that's the darling of David Yurman and his worldwide following of affluent women did more than ea

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