It can often be difficult to point out fine jewellery trends because it is not something that everyone has access to. Fashion is known to eventually filter down from its dizzy, expensive heights to the high street, you only have to look at the mainstream shops to see that the styles have been replicated here but for many expensive and luxurious jewellery is a million miles away. Whilst many of the high street shops can replicate some of the jewellery styles it is not a patch on the real thing and quickly becomes known as fashion jewellery. However, when it comes to jewellery trends sticking to the high-end and lavish types of jewellery is the only way it can be.
One main influence this year will be one that has originated from China. This year is the Chinese year of the monkey and you can be sure that many of the well-known jewellery houses will surely be grabbing this market as there will be excess money to spend and this will lead to many impressive pieces being created. Unlike 2015, which was the year of the sheep and one that is relatively difficult to really build on, the monkey brings with it another dimension because many collections will now adorned by jewelled monkeys.
Iconography is one trend that often appears and this is seen commonly with many of the big houses constantly using styles that are easily identifiable and can be worn in layers.
Due to the influence of Prada and Miu Miu, it is likely that big earrings will be making a comeback and this is one of the styles that can be predicted. As some materials are rarer than others, they naturally bring with them an element of excitement and intrigue and this will lead to there being stones of a pink hue appearing throughout this year. This could be in the form of pink diamonds, morganite or rose quartz. Whilst rose quartz is not rare, pink diamonds are and Madagascar is now producing new pinkish gemstones, tourmalines and spinels.
It is clear to see that people are now beginning to acknowledge colour and taking note of sources of gemstones that were previously ignored, even more so now that the prices have increased considerably in other categories of gemstones. The price for spinel is likely to continue to grow this year following a world record price per carat being secured in 2015.
However, not only colourful precious gemstones are going to be thrusted into the limelight of 2016 because there are many semi-precious coloured materials being used over the last year such as turquoise, carnelian and onyx and their popularity is likely to continue to grow.
Many big houses have been experiencing the mix of precious and semi-precious in their high jewellery during past season and this has trickled through to collections of fine jewellery.
Whilst this year is not going to be filled with every single colour of gemstones, there is still going to be a significant amount of colour involved.
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