What We Saw at the Summer Jewelry Shows

The jewelry trade show season, with its “Market Weeks,” is in full swing. It gives me a chance to
reconnect with the pulse of the jewelry scene, meet talented new designers, and preview the collections that are on their way in for the Holiday/Winter and those that will shape jewelry trends for 2013.
I was glad to see that some of my favorite trends from last year are still going strong. Floral motifs in particular are still very strong with plenty of glittering pavé diamond work to enhance the glamor and elegance of nature. For example, our classic Fortunoff exclusive does this so well:

 

Magnolia Collection Pave Set Diamond Pendant, 18K White Gold

Magnolia Collection Pave Set Diamond Pendant, 18K White Gold, $1750

For the upcoming fall season, we will also be welcoming some new “wildlife” to our collections, with abundant butterflies, bees, ladybugs, and other insects, as well as frogs, spiders and other whimsical lovelies. Watch our website for these creatures to appear!

Another look that shows no sign of going away is the use of strong, vibrant colored gems being used in everywhere, with new twists on the multi-stone and multi-tone look, as in this large amethyst and diamond multi gemstone statement ring.

Large Multi Stone Amethyst and Diamond Ring, 18K Yellow Gold

Large Multi Stone Amethyst and Diamond Ring, 18K Yellow Gold, $1995

Our dramatic green agate earrings feature black and white diamonds and will add plenty of glamour to your wardrobe.

Dramatic Green Agate and Diamond Earrings, 14 Karat White Gold

Dramatic Green Agate and Diamond Earrings, 14 Karat White Gold, $3295

Designers continue to use gemstone slices by incorporating them into bezel set and diamond designs. We featured that trend when I included our decadent pink sapphire gem slices necklace assortment. They are so well priced–we are almost sold out.

Slices of Pink Sapphire and White Topaz 40 Inch Station Necklace, 18K Yellow Gold

Slices of Pink Sapphire and White Topaz 40 Inch Station Necklace, 18K Yellow Gold, $3695

We are bringing in more of these juicy jewel-tones, to complement our existing collection. There will be plenty of faceted, cabochon and slice gems to perk up your wardrobe.

Oversized earrings will continue to be an important silhouette for the second half of this year and well into 2013. The big look of the 80s shoulder duster earrings will translate to a long, sleek look for everyone. I love our Hibiscus earrings, which offer plenty of pizzazz and incredible value:

 

Hibiscus Flower Earring, Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Vermeil

Hibiscus Flower Earring, Sterling Silver and 14k Yellow Gold Vermeil, $235

Our three tier diamond pavé drop earrings capture this trend exceptionally well:

Pave Diamond Drop Gold Earring with Diamond Drop, 14K Yellow Gold

Pave Diamond Drop Gold Earring with Diamond Drop, 14K Yellow Gold, $1150

It was nice to see the level of creativity and unusual and handmade jewelry. Whether it is an updated classic, a new ‘must-have,’ or something absolutely fresh, I get so excited by looking at gorgeous gemstones and diamonds, or coaching an unknown soon-to-be-famous talent. Please continue to visit, and let me know how you like my jewelry trend forecasts!

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