I’m curious about how jewellery merchants of long ago could buy diamonds and know for certain they were purchasing the ‘real thing’ and not another variety of cut, colourless gemstone. How often did they worry about that?
Fall is a time for transitions and experimenting with new trends. For many, the season brings out a need for change; breezy cotton shirts and flip-flop sandals are tucked away and replaced with denim jackets, infinity scarves, and cropped boots.
More than anything, colour forecasting is a combination of in-depth research and flashes of intuition. A forecaster is constantly immersed in the world of colour; he or she lives, breathes, and dreams in colour.
Inspiration is everywhere. With a push of influence coming from the runway and revealing a sense of what buyers are looking for, jewellers should take advantage of the upcoming demand in accessories. Now is the time to start preparing by recognizing the crucial must-haves of the season.
As the go-to metal for retailers during the lean years of the recession, silver helped entice clients into stores. Jewellers who had only worked in gold embraced it as a lower-cost substitute for the yellow metal.