- Inverted Gemstones:
Inverted white diamonds in Sumerian Spike Diamond Twist hoops to give the traditional hoop earring an irreverent and kind of cheeky upgrade. Inverted stones (culets or points), is the jewelry equivalent of a great French wine and readies me for the day ahead, onward and upward.
Designers have been breathing new life into pearls (thankfully) and incorporating them into funkier, bolder designs so we can all take advantage of a little beauty secret our mothers and grandmothers are all well versed with. Real pearls are universally flattering for any complexion—it’s like wearing a light diffuser around your face. I suspect this funky pearl trend will revive their status as jewelry-box staples once more.
- Layered bangles:
Layered bangles are important accents to your wrists, completing an entire look, so you must give them your undivided attention. Customers want to invest in everyday jewelry that fits their lifestyle and personality. Mid-arm rolling and wave bracelets will show up strong this spring season.
The choker trend really gained momentum this past year. It was the perfect complement to all the off-the-shoulder looks. We’re seeing both bold and dainty designs to accentuate the neck as a feminine statement. I see customers moving toward jewelry that is wearable but has weight to it: Chunky gold necklaces, statement pendant necklaces, thick bangles, and animal-themed designs from the 1970s to name a few. High-end vintage designs used as a template will lead the way.
- Colored Diamonds:
I have seen steady growth in colored diamonds. Pink and yellow stones are very popular. The demand for colored stones has been driven by their rarity and beauty as well as increased media attention on high-profile individuals who wear these gems.
- Bold Color:
With skyrocketing market demand and record prices being paid for colored stones, people are increasingly realizing that colorful stones are both beautiful and valuable. The growing popularity of color is also influenced by fashion trends. As the consumer’s eye becomes adjusted to bold and possibly clashing textile patterns, so does her eye become adjusted to boldly colored jewelry. Assertive color palettes zoomed past neutrals in 2016, and we believe this trend is in a position to continue into 2017. Lots of fun, colored jewelry is a great way to start your day.
- Asymmetry (mismatched):
In the recent years we have seen a shift toward very modern and inventive jewelry design. Prominent in these designs is the concept of asymmetry. This can be seen as subtly as a pair of earrings with reversed stone orientation between left and right, or as boldly as two very different earrings composing a pair. In the past, the latter would have been interpreted as lost half-pairs of earrings rather than an intentional design. In 2016 we saw that our boldest, intentionally mismatched earrings were embraced by our customers. The fact that certain number of our asymmetrical designs were sold out give us reason to believe that this is a trend that will continue well into 2017.
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