Fall and Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends ~ Focusing on THE DARKNESS OF DESIRE

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Glamour Trend ~ The Darkness of Desire

Discovering new inspiration in the fantastical and the mystical is the focal point for this glamorous Fall 2014 trend  entitled ‘The Darkness of Desire’.  This captivating trend focuses on intuition and mysticism – that richly imagined repository of our deepest emotions, a dark realm of superstition, spells, shadowy secrets and unspoken passions.

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This theme hinges on our ability to dream, to imagine, to look beyond the illusions of life. Dark passions and desires are as much a part of the everyday as our desires for happiness, peace and well-being.

The theme encompasses the importance of moving away from the robotic society that surrounds us, distancing ourselves from formulaic models, and delving into the creative ether surrounding the design world.

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Mystery, intuition and magic are all evoked in this theme.

Our fascination with light evolves into a fascination with darkness –

the depth of shadows and shadowy secrets.

“This is where old-fashion beauty and savoir-faire meet contemporary creativity”

(A+A Design FW 2015-16).

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Jewelry emulates mysterious, naturally grown forms with tiny intricacies and small oddities.

Crystals sit alongside antique beads, pearls, and patina surfaces to add a touch of glamorous sparkle and tangled metal forms. Decadence and embellishments return – taking us away from the minimalism of the past few seasons, heralding a strong return to opulent ornamentation.

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There is almost a regal opulence to designs, representing a somewhat faded nobility for the modern day. Eclectic shapes and precious materials appear to contain a secret story.

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Minimalism is abandoned entirely within this jewelry trend and blends both history and emotion. Tarnished finishes recall dark desires and focus on the past – a key trend driver for major design directions.

Pendants and beads combine to create an individualistic style statement. Nostalgia and a focus on heritage are conveyed within the beautiful finish of the stunning crystal patina.

Glamour Color Inspiration

Deep and mysterious colors and coatings such as Jet, Jet Hematite, Crystal Silver Night and Black Patina pair well with the deeper brown tones such as Jet Nut, Dorado 2X, Smoked Topaz and Crystal Bronze Shade. Lighter coatings such as Crystal Silver Shade and Crystal Golden Shadow  transition into light and dark purple tones. The Light Amethyst and Smokey Mauve pairs well with Crystal Antique Pink, and Crystal Paradise Shine who’s multicolored effect brings out tones that compliment Tanzanite, Crystal Lilac Shadow, Amethyst and Blackberry Pearl and Crystal Iridescent Purple Pearl.

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Materials that both suck in and radiate out light – fabrics fit for royalty – are heavily embellished with crystal.

Rich, ornamental detailing with botanical inspiration is set with subtle crystal Pave’ to create elaborate, luxurious designs.

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Exquisitely mysterious: purple and grays couple with smokey browns to evoke mystery and magic.

Spontaneous compositions evoke an impression of ethereal whimsy.

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Fall and Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends ~ Focusing on THE SEDUCTION OF TOUCH

Romantic Color Assortment Fall Winter 2015 trends

Romantic Trend ~ The Seduction of Touch

Simple things that bring us luxury and joy are conveyed in this theme.

“Dreams of a luxurious everyday in which a measure of leisure and comfort is seen as a way to express one’s freedom of thought as well as artistic and creative inclinations” (Peclers AW15-16)

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We seek a sense of safety and security as the digital world continues to overwhelm us.

Longing for human touch as an antidote to the remoteness of digital communication, we snuggle up in over-sized layers that provide luxurious reassurance. Faux furs, plush piles and soft knits are delicately embellished with small crystals. A strong focus on the zip becoming the fashion fastener of choice as the sportswear trend continues to gain momentum for both tailoring and casual wear. (please contact us for Swarovski Crystal zipper information).

Romantic Colors Inspiration

The Swarovski Romantic Color Inspiration seduces the senses by inviting you to play with luxurious combinations that move from saturated, more hardy tones found in nature to softer and more playful ethereal hues.

Orange tones such as Tangerine and Topaz begin on the left and blend well with all of the natural tones such as Crystal Copper, Crystal Chili PepperCrystal Bronze Shade, Smoked Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz, Bronze Pearl, and Crystal Golden Shadow transition nicely with Vintage Rose into Light Rose and Rose. The new Smoky Mauve color is soft purple tone with hints of a crystal-light grey mixture, making it an ideal hue to progress into clear Crystal or Crystal Silver Shade, Black Diamond, Grey Pearls and Crystal Silver Night.

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Jewelry designed by Miranda Konstantinidou

Vibrant Tangerine introduces a strong focal point, offering warmth and radiance to a reduced color palette underpinned by the subtle refinement of Smokey Mauve. The contrasting effects of matt and shine are married together. Crystals in smaller sizes offer delicate appeal for an instant ‘touch me’ effect.

Jewelry is smooth, sensuous and soft-edged, with crystals set closely together to form a fluid entity.

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City Lights by Frann Healey, UK

This gorgeous Swarovski Crystal beaded necklace incorporates a stunning blend of vibrant colors that work very well together, such as Rose, Fuchsia, Fireopal, Colorado Topaz, Amethyst, Chili Pepper AB and  Crystal Volcano. Similar energetic color combinations include Crystal Astral Pink with Tangerine, which is quite exceptional and try incorporating Crystal Copper with these hues because it adds a beautiful transition between the orange family tones and the natural darker or lighter brown hues such as Smoked Topaz, Colorado Topaz, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal Golden Shadow.

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Fashion Inspiration

Crystal adds a delicate touch in sparkling formations, snuggling into over-sized weaves cushioning the body in a sober yet powerful mood, referencing stay-at-home comfort.

Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh

 Lavish lightweight textiles are trimmed with Swarovski’s Crystal Fine Mesh, which is a fabulous product that can be utilized in all kinds of beautiful and creative ways from textiles to jewelry.

Swarovski Crystal Fine Mesh Earrings

Crystal Mesh and Fine Mesh is an artists’ dream come true! The dramatic sparkle of crystals clustered together is stunning and the ability for movement provides for graceful designs. It is also very user friendly, coming in large rolls, you are able to easily cut it into any dimension or shape you can dream of.

Romantic Transfer Flag Fall Winter 2015-16 Jewelry and Color Trends

Subtle radiance and a sense of seductive touch and warmth are conveyed through intertwining, interlinking Crystal Transfer Designs that set out to sooth the soul.

Organic lines are created in natural, luxurious textiles like silk, wood, and precious metals. Lightweight materials and fibers are woven, tangled, and knitted into a cozy chaos.

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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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Celebrating Topaz as the Glowing Birthstone Color For November

Topaz November Birthstone

Topaz is celebrated this month as the gorgeous birthstone color for November!

Topaz is traditionally distinguished by a rich and elegant gold tone. It’s mesmerizing amber hue seamlessly blends a burnt orange with a soft honey color together creating a stunning effect that looks as though it is glowing from within.

Swarovski Topaz Birthstone Bracelet Be Charmed Pave Beads

Featuring Swarovski BeCharmed Pave Beads in November’s Birthstone Color Topaz.  The various styles include 80101, 80201, 80301, 5928 and 5948.

Topaz is a luxurious color that is  an exceptionally popular tone throughout the year and especially ideal in the fall months where the natural beauty of leaves turning, pop with brilliant yellow, gold and red tones.

Swarovski 6090 Baroque Topaz AB Pendant

Featuring Swarovski Earrings using Style 6090 16mm Baroque Pendants in Topaz with a Glacier Blue Coating wrapped with gold-colored artistic wire.

(Contact us for the Glacier Blue Coating)

The Swarovski Topaz color can be accentuated with special coatings that either enliven or tone down the original Topaz color.  Topaz AB is the most popular coating , which compliments the color by infusing more yellow and gold tones, enhancing it with a special sparkle.

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Swarovski 5328 Xilion Bicone Beads in Topaz AB 2X

If you crave even more sparkle, try the AB Fully Coated or AB 2X coating, which are the most brilliant shines available.

Swarovski Topaz Satin 5328 Xilion Bicone Necklace and Earrings

Featuring Swarovski 5328 Xilion Bicones in Topaz Satin Necklace and Earring Set.

This beautifully simple Bicone necklace and earring set is designed with the Topaz Satin Coating, which mutes the original color slightly accenting each bead with a light silvery finish for more of an antique look.

Swarovski Topaz Blend Beads

Swarovski Topaz Blend Beads have a unique quality where half of the bead is a topaz color and half is a clear crystal, resulting in a complex interplay of colors, shadows and a crystal effect. Topaz is naturally infused with hits of yellow, golds and brown towns that combines very well with  Crystal Copper, Crystal Chili Pepper, Crystal Golden Shadow, Light Colorado Topaz, Light Smoked Topaz and Smoked Topaz to name a few.

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Top 10 Pantone Fashionable Color Trends For Fall 2013! Featuring Carafe

Pantone Fashion Color Trends Fall 2013

Pantone’s 2013 Fall Fashion Color Report  Featuring Carafe

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An exemplary archetypal fall color is a rich and refined Carafe brown tone. A deep and tasteful brown provides an interesting and sophisticated alternative to the black basics usually worn in colder months. Both staple neutrals pair gracefully with more expressive colors within the palette, such as Samba, Koi and Vivacious.

Swarovski Crystal Mocca, Light Colorado Topaz and Crystal Golden Shadow

Swarovski Fancy Stones Style 4470 Cushion Cut Featuring Mocca, Smoked Topaz and Light Colorado Topaz

The deep saturated brown color of Mocca resembles a piece of dark chocolate with hints of lighter brown tones shinning through and is a terrific Carafe match.

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Swarovski Wrap Bracelet Featuring Crystal Pearls in Deep Brown and Crystal Xillion Bicones in Mocca

 A similar exquisite richness is found in the color Crystal Copper, Smoked Topaz and Smoked Topaz Satin, along with its lighter counterpart Light Smoked Topaz as well as the Colorado Topaz and Light Colorado Topaz.

Swarovski Crystal Ring Mocca and AB Ombre look

Swarovski Crystal multi colored Ring Featuring Mocca, Crystal Dorado and Crystal Golden Shadow

The beautiful option of intensifying the bead with a yellowish sparkle from the Crystal Aurora Borealis (abbreviated AB) and Champagne finish add a stunning element, one that complements the fall color pallet impeccably.

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Swarovski Crystal 1122 Rivoli Round Stone Featuring Crystal Copper Surrounded by Beaded Xillion Bicone Beads in Light Colorado Topaz AB

Smoked Topaz AB and Smoked Topaz Champagne are balanced with an earthy foundation and enhanced by a pop of sparkle which increases the feminine expression. Light Smoked Topaz AB, Light Smoked Topaz Champagne and Light Colorado Topaz AB are the lighter varieties of this beautiful color.

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Swarovski Crystal Bridal Jewelry Featuring 6106 Pearshape Pendants in Crystal Golden Shadow

There are many stylish neutral tones that blend very nicely with the deeper brown hues. The Crystal Golden Shadow is one of the most popular effects ever made next to the AB finish and it offers a romantic, elegant and high end style.

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Swarovski Crystal Multistrand Bridal Bracelet Featuring Style 5040 Rondelle Beads in Crystal Golden Shadow

Crystal Golden Shadow’s flawless champagne tone is perfect for every special event or occasion and is regarded as a staple for wedding jewelry, but its subtle quality allows it to be worn as every-day jewelry as well.

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There are many charming Swarovski Crystal Pearl colors within the brown family to compliment your designs. The Deep Brown Crystal Pearl is the deepest most saturated brown tone, followed by Brown. The Bronze is a very popular neutral and brownish tone enveloped in a beautiful lustrous shine that is sophisticated and elegant.The Crystal Powdered Almond Pearl is a lovely light brownish color infused with a light powdered matt and pearlescent finish.

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Swarovski  Style 5810 Crystal Pearl Earrings Featuring Bronze Accentuated with 5328 Xillion Bicone Beads in Smoked Topaz

The Crystal Pearl in Platinum is another beauty that has an elegant and timeless quality similar to a taupe color that unites both light browns and silver grey tones together to create a refined neutral characteristic with a slight matt and pearlescent finish.

Swarovski 6628 Crystal Heart in Crystal Golden Shadow

Swarovski Crystal 6228 Xillion Heart Pendants Featuring Crystal Golden Shadow