Being first has its advantages. If you’re in first place in a race you’re winning; if you’re first in line, you get first pick. And if you attended the Vicenzaoro First fair, January 16 – 21 in Vicenza, you got a first look at jewelry trends for 2010.
JCK was there, and worked her way through the aisles of some 1,500+ exhibitors, to compile a report of the latest looks. Unfortunately, there weren’t too many new styles, and most were reminiscent of last year (see here and here). In fact, most vendors whom JCK visited said they were “waiting for Basel” to unveil their newest collections. What a bummer! Especially since there really haven’t been any shows since Las Vegas in June.
Still, this was a jewelry show full of Italian designers, so no one exactly showed up empty-handed. There were some new pieces unveiled, even though most were additions to existing lines. Perhaps notable of the ‘new’ looks is the increased use of color–in diamonds, gemstones, and enamel.
Additions were made to Roberto Coin’s Fantasia Fireworks collection. Shown is ruby and diamonds.
More colored stones were added to Roberto Coin’s Mauresque collection. Shown are lemon quartz, prasiolite, and amethyst with colorless diamonds in 18k peach gold.
Little devils from Roberto Coin’s new Temptation collection feature black and colorless diamonds, and colored sapphires in 18k peach gold.
RC to JCK on ethics, transparency: “Consumers wants to know that the trade is doing their best.”
Colored sapphire earrings in 18k gold from Marco Bicego retail for $10,000. MB to JCK: “Consumer sentiment [in the U.S.] is getting better.”
Colored sapphire jewelry from Nanis; hearts and the Pomengranate collection, with pink sapphires, rubies, and diamonds in yellow, rose, and white gold. SRP for the latter is $523.
The Pillar collection is brand new for Vicenza, and features blue topaz, citrine, and amethyst stones with diamond accents for $636 SRP. My two cents: this is a familiar look for the Americans and others; buy Nanis is known for its uncommon, highly stylized designs, which are evident in other collections.
The latter photo features highly included quartz accented by ice diamond pave which “matches with look of the gemstones and the price is better,” said a Nanis spokesperson.
Bonato Milano: The Casato Fleur collection (shown in coral) spun off from the India collection that was released in September. Pieces in the Logo collection mimic the shape of the ‘o’ in the company name and feature colored stones.
Jewelry in the Smarties collection look like the candy. Can you see it? Enamel has been “very popular,” according to designer Franco Minonne. Bonato Milano
Staurino: Additions to the Magic Snake collection include rings with baguette-cut diamonds and marquise-shape rubies, or, emeralds and diamonds. Enameled pieces start at $3,700.
More requests for rose gold led to a new opal bracelet in the Stardust line. Said David Staurino: “The best things come from experimentation. We didn’t like opals so much, but we put [some] on rose gold and the result was amazing.” I agree!
Rosato’s designer is clearly an animal lover–zebra stripes, leopard prints, and dogs. All are sterling with enamel and start at just $99.
JJ Jewels for the Blue White Group introduced more pastel shades, and the new Liberty collection (center and right) features flat semi-precious stones, and geometric shapes.
Whoops! Got to lay off the vino … Flower pots in 18k gold with gemstones and diamonds from Terzano.
Giovanni Ferraris: The Dream collection features two stones, like London blue topaz and amethyst, set back to back.
Giovanni Ferraris: The new Victoria collection features pastel colors of quartz. Snow cone rings feature cabochons of rutilated quartz, “crackled” pink amethyst, and obsidian.
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