Jewellery trends for this year have been put forward by Inhorgenta ahead of the trade show in Munich next month.
It claims that the fashions in 2017 will be diamonds, naturalness, pink, enamel and feminine wearables.
It reports that the 3% growth of the diamond jewellery market last year will continue as a trend this year due to the revival of engagement presents. But it added that consumers attach ever more importance to the guaranteed origin of a precious stone.
“Companies take this into consideration. A transparent summary of the value-added chain contributes to increasing diamond sales”, says Stefanie Mändlein, exhibition director of Inhorgenta.
Naturalness has also been identified. Plants, blossoms, leaves or even insects serve as sources of inspiration in the creation of new jewellery items. This includes oxidized and thus artificially aged stainless steel surfaces, just like baroque pearls. Nature also serves as a model for the colours of the season.
Once again, the colour pink is predicted to do very well, not only with fashion items but with jewellery and watches too. Happily, the pink trend matches the supposed trend metal of 2017 – yellow gold. Rose gold will also be complemented by pink.
On enamelling, Inhorgenta state that it is witnessing a “true renaissance”. Using genuine enamel or colour applications on synthetic-resin basis, quite a number of manufacturers give their jewellery a colorful, trendy look, it advises. In 2017, the latter focuses on vibrantly coloured accents instead of meticulously detailed images.
Finally, feminine wearables. Recording all movements and body values is an increasing trend but many women no longer wish to wear simple rubber straps on their wrists and so wearables show a feminine touch in 2017. Whether glittering wristbands or dials showing a bottle of bubbling champagne—women’s preferences are fashionable.