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From last autumn’s collections to recent award ceremonies, silver and silver-toned jewellery is in vogue, and is filling Instagram feeds and fashion pages alike.

So, should you be preparing for a summer of silver?

In February last year, Tiffany & Co. stated that it would be moving away from sterling silver. Please don’t. I’m sure Venus Williams would agree. She stunned at the Oscars last month in her Elie Saab gown, and where’s there’s white there’s silver. Styled by Law Roach, Williams accessorised with Elsa Peretti – for Tiffany & Co. – Bone Cuffs, High Tide earrings and a five-row Wave ring.

Oh, so silver: Venus Williams echoes her on-court image with Peretti cuffs

Liza Minnelli, presenting the award for Best Picture alongside Lady Gaga, also chose Peretti to accessorise her outfit. Minnelli knew Peretti as a friend, and I’m guessing that her cuffs have been long-time favourites.

Tiffany & Co. is synonymous with silver; as, too, Georg Jensen. As early as 1904, it was said of him: “Unlike anyone else, Georg Jensen has created something radically new in awakening the beauty of silver.” There’s a boldness to silver, from Peretti’s sensual shapes to the nature-inspired flow of Jensen. But silver and silver-toned can take many forms. Kim Kardashian’s recent forays into silver encompass the futuristic as well as the curvaceous:

Bold silver statements by Kim Kardashian, and generating plenty of attention on the entrepreneur's Instagram feed 

You can try her chain look here.

Or indulge in layers of silver chains. Perfect for daywear, when a crisp white shirt can be lifted to another level with a silver necklace or two. Whether it’s the rich gleam of platinum or the robustness of sterling silver, glory in a jumble of chains. Take a leaf from Kristen Stewart’s book, perhaps, by adding a locket to a much-loved chain. Her favourite necklace combination is the creation of her make-up artist Jillian Dempsey, and the locket contains lip colour.

The Jillian Dempsey favourite of Kristen Stewart, as seen on Instagram

Late last year, Rihanna shared her feelings with Vogue about silver, saying: “I’m imagining looks with a lot of silver accessories. I think metallic needs to come back — silver in particular.”

Are you listening, Tiffany & Co.?

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