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I want my readers to be the first to hear about the latest trends. So I’ve turned to a leading jewelry industry authority, JCK, to give you a sneak peek at what’s going to be hot, hot, hot in 2017. Ready?
Yellow gold engagement rings. Move over platinum and white gold! The trend of using yellow gold in jewelry is spreading to engagement rings. JCK writes, “Modern wedding rings feature rich gold settings with bezel-set center diamonds, vintage-inspired two-tone combinations, and playful multi-stone looks.”
Glamorous wearables. Sure, you’ve got an activity tracker, but how does it look with your cocktail dress? Well, companies have heard us loud and clear. We want a classy, feminine look to match our fashion. Wearables have been hot all through 2016, but new tech trackers will feature gemstones, a mix of metals, designs to rival fine jewelry, and more.
Modern enamels. These aren’t your grandmother’s flowers and frou-frou designs. Look for “brightly colored accents that serve as finishing touches for everyday heirlooms.” According to JCK, pieces are “painted” with crushed glass and heated to form a permanent enamel bond with the underlying metal. Look for interesting geometrics with enamel highlights.
Tracked diamonds. We want to know where our diamonds come from; not just that they’ve been responsibly mined, but where they’re from and how they got to us—the “chain of custody.” DeBeers started the trend, but more diamond producers are joining the movement. This can also help ensure that you’re getting a natural diamond and not a synthetic one.
One jewelry trend that won’t change in 2017
No matter what the jewelry trend, gemstone, gold, silver, or setting you have, you need to protect your fine jewelry. And the best way to do that is to make sure that you have an up-to-date appraisal and the proper insurance coverage. Use 2017 as the time to get your jewelry, silver, watches, and other valuables appraised. And let me help you get it done. Call me today to set up an appointment.
Here’s looking for even more wonderful jewelry trends in 2017!
Brilliantly yours, Aimee