The annual 12 Jewelry Trends for 2014 aims to serve as a guideline for store purchases in the new year, highlighting pieces and materials trending now, based on the clothing, color, red carpet, and real-life influences at work in the market. The color blue is the fourth trend on the list, and here’s why it’s relevant to jewelers now.
Blue. Yes, it’s still going strong. It was all over the runways for spring and has been abundant in jewelry collections since JCK Las Vegas 2013. Snap up styles in sapphire, topaz, tanzanite, and any other desirable variations.
Continental Cuff in silver with 24k gold is inspired by Edwardian design, featuring shell and floral motifs and a 3.2 ct. London blue topaz, $785; Repousse’ Jewelry by Galmer
Mariposa chandelier earrings sterling silver with rhodium, white moonstone, and white quartz over lapis, $850; Elizabeth Showers
Rosebud ring in 14k blackened white gold with 0.30 ct. blue topaz and 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,390; Jane Taylor
Cush’in Pillow pendant in 14k Vanilla gold with 9.008 cts. t.w. blue topaz, 0.634 ct. t.w. Vanilla topaz, and 0.26 ct. t.w. Blueberry tanzanite, $3,297; Le Vian
From left, clockwise: band in 18k gold with 2.82 cts. t.w. Paraiba tourmalines and 0.93 ct. t.w. diamonds, $25,000; band in 18k gold with black rhodium, 5.52 cts. t.w. black opals and 0.61 ct. t.w. diamonds, $10,000; necklace in 18k gold with 7.11 cts. t.w. diamonds and 6.19 cts. t.w. Paraiba tourmalines, $75,000; earrings in 18k gold with black rhodium and 2.64 cts. t.w. black opals, 0.86 ct. t.w. blue sapphires, and 0.26 ct. t.w. diamonds, $8,500; Ring in 18k gold with black rhodium and 20 ct. moonstone, 11.74 cts. t.w. tanzanites, and 0.80 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,500; Royal India
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