| Those of you who thought that being a dance teacher,
a Ph.D student and mother of two
kids was akin to hanging on a creative precipice
with nothing more beyond, surely haven't met Kavita
Golechha. Her professional life glimmers like
a silver trinket as she sucessfully runs a small
home store called Silver Lining. It sells
exquisitely designed and crafted silver jewellery.
Turned out a per her aesthetic wish.
Perhaps all this was inevitable for a girl who hailed
from the house of Ram Karan Hiralal Javery,
the official jewellers of the Bhonsales of Nagpur.
Hailed from a house where generations were into
the jewellery business. Jewellery is surely in Kavita's
blood. But why didn't she continue with what the
family did for generations? Why did she get into,
of all things, silver? "I grew up seeing diamonds,
emeralds and precious jewellery. But not too many
people can afford that. I wanted to create something
that is grand and also affordable' Kavita reminisces.
"For the price of one gold necklace, you can
buy so many pieces in silver," she adds matter
by the ethnic Rajasthani ware and the more exotic
Nepalese jewellery (she grew up in Darjeeling),
Kavitha,after five years of research on silver,
launched Silver Lining in 1997 along with her sister-in-law,
Sudha Goleccha . The duo had surely done their homework.
They moulded silver into myriads of fascinating
jewellery items. A unique, and perhaps the most
popular one being the snake chains made in varying
sizes, thicknesses and designs. This is not to say
that the bracelets, earrings, necklaces, key chains,
bangles and so many other things at the Silver Lining
are less enchanting. In fact, the bottom line of
the small home store says, "Anything in
silver can be made to order."
Over the years, Silver Lining has expanded into
designing antique jewellery, idols, lamps, hookahs
and trays. The range of jewellery is suitable for
daily wear as well as occasional wear and is simply
irresistable as that special gift. Her prized collection
is also on display at the Prized Possessions
in Banjara Hills.Kavita travels extensively;
picks up rare pieces from all over the country and
innovates. " I picked up a piece of a broken
earring and used it as a locket," she adds.
It is this zeal that makes Silver Lining a treasure
store of exciting discoveries.
Address: 195, Akarshan Banjara, 303, Avenue
7, Road No 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500 034
Contact Person: Kavita Golechha