Even though I design mostly from comes from within, I often find myself reading up on trends just to know what other designers are doing. The best way to keep up to date with the lates in the jewelry world is reading Vogue Gioiello, which I discovered while studying jewelry design in Florence.
This past weekend while reading my favorite magazine, I can across a few interesting trends in the world of jewelry, and I wanted to share them with you. Here are my favorites.
Lips In Fine Jewelry
The lips with their soft and intensively expressive shape have always been a seductive tool. Marilyn Monroe’s are known to be red and provocative while Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” had red, delicate lips. Andy Warhol was obsessed with lips and he captured them in Polaroids. Lips stood out irreverently in the 1970s on posters for the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Rolling Stones’ concerts. Here are some of the latest jewelry designs inspired in the sexiest of body parts.
In summer, the sun shines again – and not just in the sky. It also shines on tanned necklines, ring fingers and earlobes. It does so by bringing a sparkle that reinvigorates and relaxes.
Street Inspired Bling
Their language takes from street musicians and musical tribes; their creative rhythm goes along with the beat of hip-hop and R&B. Jewels and watches follow “transgressive” notes to celebrate the “bling bling” trend of the 2000s, which has been revisited in a contemporary way.
Blue Sapphire Statement Rings
The value of sapphires comes from their color. The most precious is the fleur-de-lis blue of the Kashmir, the region of India where this sapphire is found. Deep, seraphic, brilliant and without any trace of green at all. Indian legend associated sapphires with Saturn and darkness while Western gem therapy sees them as bringing tranquility and concentration.
What do you think of the latest trends in high jewelry design? Leave me a few lines in the comments. Would love to know your thoughts.