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Having viewed the collections at the Vicenza Fair, the World Gold Council predicts that the following six new influential trends will be seen in the worldwide gold jewellery industry this year:

Gold - the New Jewel
Gold, the ever-precious commodity, was extensively presented at Vicenza Fair as the ‘jewel’ that elevates a piece to iconic status. The incorporation of gold into primarily wood or ceramic pieces was both eye-catching and modern. A gold chain nestled amongst silver was shown at SuperOro – bold, bright and raising the bar. Gold presented in this way raises a fashion piece to a higher plane, adding an edge to the extraordinary heritage of gold.

Precious & Delicate
The preciousness of gold also found expression at Vicenza Fair in beautiful pieces, as delicate as they are desirable. High carat, slim chains were shown, which were elegant and classic, while Nanis’s “Petites” collection presented tiny gold charms. Precious gold details on pieces sparkled like gems, using diamond-cut techniques to catch the light and the eye.

Openwork & Weaving
Expert craftsmanship on show at Vicenza Fair showed how gold electroforming has been taken to a new level. Designers showed bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings that demonstrated a level of detail in gold jewellery which previously was only possible to achieve through hand-carving. Delicate, spidery, skeletal structures weaved through designs – pieces that expressed the beauty of the gold via the most intricate of execution.

Texture & Colour
Hammered, diamond-cut and silk finishes created texture and interest – often combining in one piece with beautiful effect. Yellow gold, white gold and rose gold were combined by designers for opulent pieces; ranging from the young and fun, to the rich and classic.


Shapes of the Season
Gold hearts, pebbles, stars, seashells and flowers peppered pieces by Il Giglio, Sade and others.Smaller details were complemented with bolder shapes – with coils a recurring theme throughout many collections.

Personal Expression
Expert gold craftsmanship found expression in increasingly versatile pieces, such as reversible designs; pieces that work with or without attachments to add interest to length or width. Customisable gold offered versatility, modernity and the power of personal expression.

 
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