Stunning Metallic Effects and High-Sheen Jewelry Trends

Swarovski Crystal Metallic Jewelry

A very popular theme or trend this year in the fashion and jewelry industry has been the high-shine, standout appeal of Metallic’s. People are instantly drawn to the striking effects of gold, silver and copper tones and are wearing them in everything from clothing to shoes to purses and especially jewelry accessories such as this Crystal Metallic Light Gold heart ring made from “Crystal Rocks”.

Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Green Earrings

Swarovski Crystal Iridescent Green Pearl and Crystal Earrings Featuring the 5053 Mini Square Bead

The Swarovski Metallic Effects are the perfect dramatic coating that bring a provocative edge to the opulent shine of crystals. Shining out from the extensive Swarovski color assortment is the Crystal Iridescent Green, which was the first dual-tone Metallic Effect created.

Swarovski Crystal Metallic Blue 2X Jewelry

Swarovski Jewelry Highlighting Xilion Bicone Beads in Crystal Metallic Blue 2X and the 6100 Teardrop Pendant in Crystal Bermuda Blue.

Swarovski has created a few exceptionally unique Effects along with the complimentary 2X Coating. Generally the Effect is a two-toned look and the 2X counterpart is the fully coated brighter version. Completing this sensational Metallic trend for high-sheen designs are the following Effects. The Crystal Metallic Blue 2X is a bright and vibrant blue that dazzles.

Swarovski Crystal Metallic Ligfht Gold 2X Jewelry

The Crystal Metallic Light Gold provides a solid gold  look on half of the bead and a dark grayish Black Diamond look on the other side, and the Crystal Metallic Light Gold 2X for a fully coated Light Gold Metallic shine like these Xilion Bicone Beaded earrings. This is similar to Crystal Dorado and Crystal Dorado 2X which has a little more copper influence. These Metallic finishes are both slightly darker than the bright 24K gold plated Crystal Aurum 2X.

Crystal CAL Silver Jewelry Swarovski Crystal

The Crystal CAL which stands for Crystal Comet Argent Light and the fully coated version the CAL 2X which is the closest color to a bright sterling silver look. Crystal CAL is a bead where half is clear crystal and the other half is a solid silver finish and the CAL 2X is a fully solid silver toned mirrored look. These earrings are made with the Swarovski 4139 Round Ring Bead in Crystal CAL with silver accents.

Swarovski Jet Hematite 2X Ring

The Jet Hematite and Jet Hematite 2X are extremely popular. They always have been and I suspect they always will be. Everyone loves black, it’s as simple as that. It will always be in style and compliments virtually everything. This stunning Hematite effect adds a sophisticated glamour to the regular color Jet. Create designs with this extraordinary Effect along with the two-toned Crystal Silver Night, which both provide a dramatic focus of fascination.

Have fun creating  stunning Swarovski jewelry with on trend Metallic Effects!

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Swarovski Color and Trend Inspirations Spring/Summer 2015 – Romantic Theme

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Welcome to the SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Spring/Summer 2015 Color and Jewelry Trend Inspirations ‘Traces of Time’

The trend and color inspirations below focus on the Romantic – Sunset Rituals theme.

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ROMANTIC

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SUNSET RITUALS

This theme is based on the ancient tribal whisperings and sage teachings of our earliest ancestors, guiding us toward the things that really matter – food, shelter, and water.

A spirit of sustainable self-reliance makes creative use of everything found along life’s path to shape a personal vision.

For designers, fashionistas there remains a continuing strong demand for and emphasis on stories for their products. We currently desire a digital detox, encapsulated in the rise of the notion of becoming “unplugged” and the trend toward “mindfulness.”

A focus on nature’s immense power is echoed increasingly in design forms, structures, and materials.

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THE MOOD

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Romantic jewelry is inspired by the lifestyle and beliefs of the desert tribes, concentrating more on the emotional value (e.g. talismans) than the technical execution.

Raw materials found in nature are used with shapes and surfaces, often left untouched, in irregular and rough forms with a strong focus on Crystal Pearls.

There is a reduction in fashion with the use of multifunctional pieces: a single piece of cloth doubles as a shawl, sarong, or a turban – offering shade, protection, or warmth – for a life on the move.

The rise of the tribe gains more prominence as people continue wishing to belong. As high-tech individuals we feel disconnected from Mother Nature; natural and primal designs help us reconnect with the earth.

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SWAROVSKI PRODUCT INSPIRATION

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Shapes are inspired by purely organic creations to embrace the “imperfect perfection” trend.

Small and large crystals blend together to create nature-inspired compositions. Swarovski Pendants and BeCharmed Pave Beads and BeCharmed Spike Beads become ancient tribal treasures – collected and cherished. Matt, sand-like surfaces are brightened up with Mini Size Beads.

The vibrant Tangerine and apricot tone of Crystal Brandy, along with the warm deep brown hues such as Crystal Golden Shadow, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Smoked Topaz, and Crystal Copper, awaken memories of summer sunsets over haunting desert landscapes.

Jewelry designed by Auden

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SWAROVSKI COLOR AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS

Featured colors and styles include 5056 Mini Drop Bead in Crystal Golden Shadow, 5055 Mini Rectangular Bead in Crystal Golden Shadow, 4568 Cushion Fancy Stone Crystal Golden Shadow, 5840 Swarovski Baroque Pearl in Petrol, 4320 Pearshape Fancy Stone in Crystal Astral Pink, 1088 Round Stone in Crystal Astral Pink, 5328 Xilion Bicone Bead in Crystal Astral Pink, 80801 BeCharmed Pave Metallic Beads in  Copper Brushed Metallic, 5054 Mini Rhombus Bead in Crystal Rose Gold, 5056 Mini Drop Beads in Crystal Rose Gold, 80501 BeCharmed Pave Cabachon Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow5750 Skull Bead in Crystal Silver Night, 1122 Rivoli in Smoked Topaz, 5000 Round Bead in Jet Nut 2X, 4228 Xilion Nevette Fancy Stone in Crystal Bronze Shade, 6017/G Crystalactite Pendant in Crystal Golden Shadow, 3251 Spacecut Sew-On Stone in Crystal Bronze Shade. (We can order anything Swarovski makes, so please contact us for any color or style not listed on the website).

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SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATIONS

Featuring the following SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS: 1028 pp7 Round Stones in Crystal, 1100 pp5 Xilion Round Stones in Crystal, 5056 10x6mm Mini Drop Beads in Tangerine, 6022 14mm Raindrop Pendant in Clear Crystal, 4428 1.5mm Xilion Nevette Fancy Stones in Light Colorado Topaz,

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SWAROVSKI JEWELRY INSPIRATIONS

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Swarovski Color Combination Inspiration

Featuring Crystal Petrol Pearls, 80101 BeCharmed Beads in Montana, Topaz Blend, Crystal Rose Gold, Crystal Bronze Shade, Crystal Metallic Light Gold, Crystal Copper, Smoked Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal Golden Shadow.

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SWAROVSKI SEGEMENT INSPIRATIONS

Basic, organic shapes come together in random – often asymmetric – order to create jewelry that looks like it is designed on impulse.

Inspiration is taken from untouched natural shapes and raw surfaces.

Imperfections and irregularity create a unique look.

There is an ongoing tendency to repair and care for valued items rather than replace them.

We will witness: “A casual bohemian styling direction inspired by global fringe culture and off-grid living.” (WGSN)

Products entail a certain talisman-like quality – true, simple, and honest, they speak to our innermost emotions.

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SWAROVSKI TRANSFER FLAG

Surface color and finish feel neutralized and eroded by the sands of time while unexpected combinations, such as crystal and rough weave, create a sense of story and detail.

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SWAROVSKI COMPONENTS FLAG

Evoking ancient tribal whisperings, this flag combines raw materials with a refined balance of Crystal Pearls and crystal.

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