In Italy, the temple of fashion and design, jewellery trends are going through an exciting phase where experimentation is playing a key role. Radical concepts are populating the design scene, and a more individualistic and modern interpretation of traditional patterns is in vogue. Two high- end jewellery shows – About J, held in Venice in September followed by Vicenzaoro Fall, in Vicenza – give us a glimpse of what will work best in the coming seasons.
By SHANOO BIJLANI
Off-the-wall jewellery pieces shaped in the form of animals and garden creatures are climbing the popularity charts these days. Put on some wild opulence on your finger or wrap it around your neck to stray from the mainstream path.
COLOURS OF JOY
Pop colours are infiltrating jewellery lines like never before – and the iridescent, bold shades are getting brazen by the day.
Who doesn’t love patterns? They add structural harmony to a piece and make it livelier. Shapes of all kinds – squares, circles, hexagons, scrolls and more – seem to have gained the respect of designers. Jewellery is surely getting more shipshape!
RINGS OF DESIRE
Opulence oozes from these luscious oversized cocktail rings that have a distinguished bearing. The bright sparklers make a strong statement and can be worn as standalone, sophisticated jewels – it is the look that is worked well by most divas who make special appearances at celeb events.
Full finger bling or bondage rings are also trending this season. From vintage to floral, gothic to geometric, finger adornment gets a luxurious and ornate twist.
Since time immemorial, sinewy reptiles have been part of folklore and myths. Symbolic of fertility and renewal of life, snakes are seen as charming and crafty creatures. The Chinese Year of the Snake has inspired many couture designers to glorify the revered and feared reptile in precious metals and gemstones.
Tiered or layered danglers are here to stay. Pick out a desirable pair that suits your personality to be in step with the trends.