As Covid-19 has made its presence felt across the country, face masks have joined the list of essential items. No wonder, from masks in colourful patterns to dark muted hues, a variety of masks have flooded the market. Even bridal masks have appeared to make the girl not miss out on the style quotient on that very important day. Now adding to the list are silver masks.
Maharashtra’s Kolhapur jewellers have made a designer silver mask for weddings and parties. Since the lockdown has almost been lifted, the wedding season has started in Maharashtra. For newly-wed couples, the jewellers have made a mask from pure silver, which has made a big fashion statement, as of now.
Kolhapur has a big jewellery market. People from all over Pune and Konkan come to that market to buy gold and silver jewellery. Due to the pandemic, gold is no longer in people’s shopping lists. So the kolhapur jewellers have come with a innovative ideas to make a 40-60 gm silver mask to attract customers.
Kolhapur jeweller Sandeep Sangavkar said: “I have made silver masks of different style and weight for the bride and the groom, but many people are buying the mask as a wedding gift. In the last week, I had sold more than 50 masks.”
Ratnagiri resident Shekhar Surve has bought one silver mask for himself. He says, “I went to kolhapur and liked the silver mask. So I bought it for myself. It’s easy to remove and washable, that’s why I bought it.”
Shekhar bought a 60 gm silver mask for Rs 4,000.