If the jewellery on display was any indication, it would seem certain trends from last year are sticking around for another. Peach and pink hues in both metals and gemstones remain popular. Edgy spins on classic designs will remain a strong trend this upcoming year, and designers are leaning towards more lightweight dainty pieces.
According to Maren Rosen, vice-president of jewellery and bridal for Stuller Inc., there may soon be a resurgence to bigger and bolder styles. “With the introduction of bold colours and newer looks, I would anticipate we will see the trend shift to bigger and bolder pieces in the near future,” she says.
According to Astrid Henninger, brand manager at First Jewelry Ltd., “Many retailers were looking for traffic-driving products that would bring people into their stores and collections that would connect with a younger consumer. I found there to be an increase of exhibitors in the branded silver jewellery category. Retailers like affordable price-points and I saw a renewed interest in charms because of their collectible nature and because they can bring customers back.”
From Stuller to Thomas Sabo and Kit Heath, geometric shapes, specifically circles and cut-out stackable rings, were a prominent style.
For wedding bands, Neuwirth Traurig tells Jewellery Business how they wanted to create a collection that would have something for everyone. Whether it’s switching up the colour of gold, diamond-cut detailing, or adding coloured diamonds, “we’re focusing on creating new twists on classic designs, which remain our bread and butter,” she says.
On the men’s side, Mamane found mixed elements with leather and beads to be popular, and buyers raved about new metal options such as ion-plated blue steel and gun-plated steel.
The 2018 edition of JCK Las Vegas will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, June 1 to 4.