Jewelry Trends of Baselworld 2017
Switzerland. Basel. Spring. Annually, more than 145 000+ visitors from 100 countries of the world gather there for the most significant exhibition of jewelry and premium-class watches. We can talk about what we've seen for hours: Baselworld is a global international showcase that unites all key players under one roof. Luxury showcases Breitling, Hublot, Longines, Rolex, Tissot, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and other leaders of the watch market organically coexist with luxury companies: BVLGARI, Chanel, Emporio Armani, GUCCI, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Swarovski, etc. And eminent jewelry houses entice visitors with a fascinating gleam of stones, the cost of which is estimated at millions.
This year the participants of the last session were 1500 exhibitors, although there could be more. According to experts, the economic crisis has reached Switzerland - the number of participants and visitors has decreased by 15-20 percent. This year, leading brands such as Domiani, Boucheron, Shambala jewels and others declined to participate. Instead their stands in the main halls of the Show were exhibited young Chinese companies. And in the supporting halls a lot of stands were just closed. The crisis dictated the main trend of jewelry fashion: the collections became more democratic. Decrease in cost due to lower quality of inserted stones. New thing are being invented: in particular, that cheap stones with cracks and bad facet look expensive, they put a sharp thorn up. It looks beautiful, fashionable, but no one talks about the purity of the stone. The second trend of the luxury segment is the emphasis on the exclusive. Of course, all the girls still love diamonds - but they are no longer surprising. And the jewelry world now prefers opal - a stone with which you can be individual, because in the world there are no two similar stones!
In Basel, we saw luxurious Australian opals for 700 thousand and more. They are not only attracting by their beauty and exclusivity, but also are an excellent investment of money, as the demand and the price of opals are constantly growing. And their number is extremely limited. Read more about opals here https://www.artvivace.com/ru/news/535-collection-of-australian-flame-ru Another trend - pink and lavender spinel. This stone amazes with the depth of color, the play of shades that change depending on the lighting. Spinel has always stood in the row of the most demanded stones. It is a symbol of love and loyalty, devotion and purity - it is believed that it helps the owner to change the destiny for the better. Perhaps, it is not by chance that the noble spinel has been adorned with royal and imperial crowns for many centuries ...
Designers of the jewelry house Art Vivace felt all the beauty and magic of this stone when they made the pendant-transformer "Peacock", which won several international competitions. Symbolically! By the way, transformers are the most actual trend of the year. The dynamics of life dictates its own rules. In the daytime your adornment fits correctly into the strict atmosphere of a business meeting, and in the evening it is enough just to remove or supplement one detail - and the image changes.