Archive for May, 2010
Gemstone and jewelry trends are usually predicted by what is “hot” at the major gem shows held throughout the year in North America. Each year’s forecasting cycle begins with the annual AGTA Gem Fair in Tucson. The 2010 Tucson show confirmed what most in the gem industry already knew – a slumping economy would make cost the decisive buying factor for retailers, consumers and wholesale loose gemstone buyers alike.
Popular top selling loose gemstones at Tucson were the predictable affordable gems such as Quartz, Topaz and Garnet. Tourmaline and Spinel were forecast to do well throughout 2010 too. Garnets, which have long been the poor man’s substitute for ruby, are always a natural choice for budget-conscious designs. Yet surprisingly, “go green” jewelry inspired by Pantone’s Fashion Color reports has introduced some interesting and very affordable gems back into the market. Dyed green Quartz, Tsavorite Garnet, green-colored Idocrase and heat-treated Amethyst are attractive and affordable gemstone jewelry choices for the “must have” eco-friendly look.
At the recent JCK Las Vegas show, some designers included low-end jewelry lines – starting at $300 and up – in the prestigious high-end Couture show. This June 2010 show did not reveal a “hot” fashion or gemstone trend as has happened in other years. The mid-year forecast is that ready-to-wear and wholesale loose gemstone success stories will continue to be determined by budget-minded shoppers. Even bridal jewelry has seen a surge in popularity for modestly priced topaz engagement rings in lieu of far more expensive diamond solitaires.
As the 2010 season rolls into Fall / Winter colors and textures, competition to capture the consumer’s attention and pocketbook will continue to push affordability over exclusivity. As more designers and jewelers diversify to accommodate lower price points, the market should see a refreshing interest in lesser known, yet very beautiful natural gems.
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We know that women are the major target of fashion. In order to satisfy women’s craze for fashion and beauty, manufacturers are doing their best to stand out in this huge female fashion market. Hence women watches always feature stunning styles with precious chic embellishments like diamonds and 18kt gold.
Though a watch is made with the initial purpose of keeping time and counting days, ladies always regard a watch as an accessory more than a time keeping machine. So how does a watch gradually become a necessary accessory for ladies? The decisive factors are the rarest materials and exceptional styles.
We can see that the shape of a clock face has been changed a lot through years of improvement and innovation. At the very beginning, the shape is commonly made into a round circle without any embellishment, which looks very monotonous and stiff. However, with time passing by, the defects and roughness of ladies watches have been greatly improved. Now we don’t have any difficulty in finding a special watch for ourselves, and clock faces are made with various patterns. Ladies are effortless to choose a suitable watch to go with their outfits.
Another obvious improvement is the frame. When it comes to the size of the frame, you will see that the frame of ladies’ watches is slim and fragile compared with gents watches. These frames are made with sense of elegance and delicacy to stress the unique charm of ladies.
The fascination of ladies’ watches is enhanced by the fashionable straps. To fully exemplify the colorful fashion world, the straps are beautified with different colors, and women can wear them to attend various events, from the conventional meetings to the chic parties. These straps can also be sorted out from the leather material to metallic material with silver or gold color, and the latter is used widely to emphasize the value of a watch.
The last but not the least, it is the diamonds that boost the worth and popularity of a lady watch up and up. I don’t think there is a woman who can deny the lust of the shiny diamonds. The brilliant diamonds are the best staffs to enhance ladies’ confidence and beauty. Seeing the significance of the shining stones for a woman, designers have spent enormous efforts on exploiting the full-cut diamonds and make them the best and vital embellishment for lady watches.
In conclusion, ladies’ watch fashion has become a hot topic among the chic circle, if you are a leader of the fashion trend, you are impossible to make your wrist free from a decent branded watch. I guess it is time for you to find a gorgeous watch to light up your beauty and elegance.