Color accents and customization were the most significant bridal looks seen at the shows in Las Vegas last week. Here’s who had what during jewelry week 2014.
Color. Pink gold? Check. Pink and white combinations? Of course. A Hearts On Fire representative stated that “rose gold was no longer a special order” for brides, while Tacori unveiled a new yellow gold bridal line. Plus, colored diamonds—natural and enhanced—were abundant across collections, perhaps due in part to Le Vian’s copyrighted flavors of chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla diamonds.
Customization. There’s a lot of customizing going around to appeal to millennials. Consider Stuller’s beta testing phase II of its Solitaire Connections system that allows customers to mix and match shanks, collars, and heads for same-day sales; the Mireya by Harout fit system of interchangeable heads in the designer’s signature styles that can be soldered together and sold same day; and Gabriel & Co.’s Perfect Match—“a new collection of bridal designs that aims to give brides the opportunity to do just that using a turnkey mix-and-match package that includes 12 styles of ring heads and 49 styles of bands resulting in hundreds of potential ring combinations,” per JCK’s editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky. Also of note: Laurence Bruyninckx for IGC Brand Services, which is perhaps the most interchangeable and exciting bridal jewelry line to debut in years.
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