The annual 12 Jewelry Trends for 2014 list 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. Yellow gold is the fifth trend on the list, and here’s why it’s relevant to jewelers now.
Yellow gold. We saw lots of it at the Emmys, in dainty pendants, and all year long in vermeil, gold plate, and yellow-colored brass and bronze jewels. But considering that the price of gold has dropped 29 percent to date—and analysts suspect that the prices per ounce will continue dropping—the industry can happily re-embrace the precious metal in designs and with more liberal applications. Plus, the World Gold Council’s LoveGold promotional vehicle is calling more attention to the gleaming metal with the help of bloggers, social media, great designs, and live events.
Leopoldine earrings made of French Calais lace circa the 1920s that was used to make brassieres and dipped in 14k gold, $310; Monika Knutsson
Editor’s note: These were worn by Beyoncé during her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Lyria Leaves pendant in 18k gold, $1,150; Parade Designs
One-of-a-kind 18k yellow gold ring with 40 ct. dendrite quartz over mother of pearl, $2,995; Elizabeth Showers
Leaf necklace in 14k gold with a 22k gold finish and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,250; Marika Desert Gold by M.I. Jewelry for H. Weiss Co.
Hero ring in 18k gold, $7,036; Ele Keats
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