Every month, I’ll highlight one trend from the 12 Jewelry Trends for 2013 post on my Style 360 blog—an editorial first look at new collections worldwide and expert market analysis on jewelry trends and new products. My colleague, Brittany Siminitz, manager of JCK Marketplace, an expansive online showroom of gorgeous merchandise sold at the JCK shows, will do the same on her On Your Market blog.
Asian influences like origami folds, flowers, and kimono silhouettes were strong on Spring 2013 runways, meaning that jewelers will want to accessorize the looks with complimentary pieces. Think long tassel necklaces or earrings, bamboo and/or cherry blossom themes, jade, Chinese characters, and more. And, don’t rule out homage to the animal of the year per the Chinese calendar: snakes for 2013, and even dragons from 2012 still feel current.
Cherry Blossom earrings in 14k gold with pink enamel, $260; Pandora
Chandi Chain earrings in silver with green onyx and curb chain loop tassels, $395; Kir Collection
Wide leather bracelet with silver Dragon motif ornament, $510; Samuel B. Collection
Cherry Blossom earrings in silver with 24k gold backs and 1.92 cts. t.w. pink tourmaline, $550; American Estate
Bamboo Spring ring in 18k gold, $1,080; Gucci
Earrings in 14k gold with oxidized silver, 0.73 ct. t.w. tsavorite, emerald rondelles, and freshwater pearl keshi, $1,150; Melinda Lawton
Spes Ultima Dea ring in 18k gold with a 15.15 ct. t.w. peridot, white agate shank, green jade table, and 0.64 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,000; Sanalitro
Fan earrings in 18k gold 12 mm. white South Seas pearls with 1.66 cts. t.w. black diamonds, $14,000; Mastoloni
Earrings in 18k gold with fancy jadeite, 1.24 cts. t.w. diamonds, 0.75 ct. t.w. pink sapphire, orange chalcedony, and 0.15 ct. t.w. tsavorite, $25,900; Erica Courtney
Basho Kokeshi art object in 18k gold, silver, colorless and black diamonds, black jade, and black ruthenium, $39,000; Gregore Joailliers