It was all glitz and glamour at the SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show. The live fashion show Jewelry on the Catwalk opened the show with eight spectacular models previewing many of the top designers from the show. Eager attendees were tantalized with an overview of the many treasures awaiting them just before entering the exhibition area. The fabulous models brought the latest, best selling collections to life. With necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings styled in ensembles, buyers envisioned how the collections could be presented from a fashion perspective.
Over a dozen top designers from the show featured their most fashion-forward Collections including Alwand Vahan, Mia Katrin for Jewel Couture LLC, Nina Nguyen, Galatea, Officina Bernardi, Metalsmiths Sterling, Charles Garnier, Honora, Barbara Garwood, Kim International, Sterling Reputation and Sara Blaine.
A Metalsmiths Sterling and sapphire filigree bangle that just appeared on the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards was one of the featured pieces. Mia Katrin for Jewel Couture LLC and Southern Jewelry News columnist styled the show, and along with Cassandra Wilson, noted stylist, commented on the latest trends. Katrin’s bold new Statement Necklaces Collection was launched during the show.
|Models strut their stuff at the Atlanta Jewelry Show’s live fashion show, Jewelry on the Catwalk.|
Nina Nguyen’s organic necklaces and earrings, including slices of gems and druzy added a natural touch. Barbara Garwood’s colorful necklaces and earrings in vibrant gems and pearls added drama. Charles Garnier’s sculptural pieces, available in rose gold finishes, provided a sleek modern look. Officina Bernardi’s sensuous long necklaces in black rhodium with rose gold accents added a contemporary flair. Galatea’s levitating carved Tahitian pearl necklaces and bracelets brought the show to a stunning finale.
Fashion Wrap Up. Trends to watch for the spring include:
- Big statement pieces, including necklaces, earrings, bangles and rings. Statement pieces are in... the bigger the better. Larger-than-life necklaces, cascading earrings, bold rings with serious gems. Now is the time to make a statement!
- Metals - silver, gold and mixed metals. All materials are en vogue, from gold and silver to stainless steel and leather. Look for a plethora of finishes, from black rhodium to rose gold.
- Color is everywhere, bold and bright including all the colors of the spectrum often mixed in a single piece or styled together in ensembles. Blue-greens, yellow and orange are strong trends. Black-and-white is a classic combo winner often in updated materials such as black and white diamonds or crystal doublets.
- Organic forms. Green is in. The strong trend from authentically sourced products to organic forms is de rigeur - slices of gems, uncut gems, nuggets. Natural’s a winner.
What’s the newest emerging trend? The sky’s the limit. Consumers are seeking the next big look. Capture their imagination and add drama with all the latest “must-have” fashions.
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