After visiting The Jewellery Show at Spring Fair and Pure London exhibitions, fabulous gives you a run down of the latest jewellery trends….
The Bigger The Better!
All the fashion glossies have focussed on the trend for over sized earrings and necklaces, and you couldn’t miss them at the fairs we visited! Swarovski are definitely leading the way, and we were privileged enough to have a sneaky look at their “show” collection, which featured huge bauble shaped necklaces in summery coral colours. Oversized pearls were also prevalent and are a nod to this confident trend while maintaining a subtle look! Chunky cuffs and belcher link bracelets were part of a lot of desginers’ new collections too.
Yellow gold looks set to be headlining this Summer’s jewellery trends. It has been creeping up on us for a while, and its popularity has increased despite the rise in gold prices. In order to keep costs down, designers are using gold plated materials, such as Daisy who use 24carat gold plate. Pieces plated in real gold look much more expensive that gold coloured metals used in fashion jewellery and the colour will really pop against your colourful Summer outfits. Rose gold is also proving to be more and more popular as does mixing gold colours with silver.
Designers have taken their inspiration for the new season from retro styling, and lots of pieces seemed to be throwbacks to the 1960s especially. Think optic shapes, bubble faced watches, and primary colours for long pendants and big rings. The geometric designs of the roaring 20s popped up at designers from Lucas Jack to Lola Rose, with simples lines and angular shapes in bright colours. Look out for our Girls’ Night Out fashion shows with the theme ‘Decades’ taking place in March!
This was probably the most striking trend, which saw satin finish metals and matte semi-precious stones used to create chic and eye catching pieces. At Azuni beads made from lava rock have been used, which creates a very interesting combination next to the gold nuggets on their popular dainty bracelets. Plus, as part of his latest jewellery collection, Thomas Sabo has introduced a number of charms in a matte black finish, which have a gothic look. Pair these matte styles with Summer brights, as seen on the brand new Tresor Paris bracelets, to help them stand out even more!