The Jewellery Show 2013

For those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram you will know that I attended The Jewellery Show at Somerset House in London this week. It was a trade show so there were many buyers milling about (I could only wish to buy some of the gorgeous items on display!) as well as people just fanatical about jewellery (like yours truly).

I was so stupidly excited of my name tag that I continued to wear long after the show. Nerd I know.

I was so stupidly excited of my name tag that I continued to wear it long after the show. So mature.

One of the big attractions was the catwalk show where models were wearing jewellery that highlighted the current trends and designers making a splash. Now you have to excuse the quality of these images. I tried to get the official images with no success and because we were told no camera’s were allowed, all I had was an iPhone. But you’ll get the idea.

Pearls:

Pearls are a must for Spring/Summer but are also making an appearance on Fall 2013 runways. Not just one string mind you, layer layer layer or get the biggest ‘pearls’ you can find to make an impact!

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Jewellery by The Real Pearl Co. Not only draped around the neck but cuffs, rings and earrings too. See how big the pearls in the earrings are? If you find a necklace with oversized pearls like that you’ll be bang on trend.

Jewellery from La Perle Blanche

Jewellery from La Perle Blanche, another example of many strands of pearls but worn pendant style.

Pendants:

I love pendant necklaces because it reminds me of my childhood wearing my dolphin pendant necklace! Obviously there were no dolphins to be seen on the runway but pendants are coming back in a big way. Longer length seems to be more popular but wear it according to your preference.

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Jewellery by Lucet Mundi. This photo was taken professionally (as you can see) and the layering trend also manages to sneak in here. Different lengths make for an unusual take on the ‘statement necklace’ trend.

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I was so in love with this dress that I didn’t even take note of who the designer was but my guess would be Quoins. Again, the more pendants, the merrier.

Cuffs:

Girls, cuffs have not gone out of trend and look set to hang around for a while..

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Jewellery by Jessica Flinn. Not content with just one cuff, this model is wearing three!

Statement Pieces:

The bigger the better. As seen above and below, if it’s the same design and colours, go overboard! If it’s different designers, I might recommend just going with one big piece so that it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard.

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Making a statement is not complete without a cuff. Just FYI. Also, I have no idea who the designer is for this piece, apologies!

Jewellery by Lucy Q Designs. Gorgeous silver statement necklace.

Jewellery by Lucy Q Designs. Gorgeous silver statement necklace.

So there you have it! I was able to interview the most awesome designers and saw some gorgeous designs so be sure to keep an eye on my blog as I will be putting them up over the course of the next few weeks. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Make a Statement

If you thought that statement jewellery has had it’s day, think again. Trends emerging from the Fashion Weeks that have taken place recently (New York, London, Paris) are showing that showpiece jewellery is still a big trend for Spring/Summer 2013. Here in SA, we are two seasons behind the rest of the world (just because we are in the Southern Hemisphere) which means that these trends are still to hit us. However, the nice thing with jewellery is that, unlike clothes which we need to wat to come into the shops, we can adapt and make the jewellery currently in stores work for us. And if walking around the SA shops lately is anything to go by, pick up some awesome trendy pieces now to wear well into next year.

Alexander McQueen

Hows this choker by Alexander McQueen? I know you looked at the hat first.. hard not to really. But that choker! I want. [Image: GoRunway]

Balmain

These earrings from Balmain are not my favourite but more to illustrate that big is in. [Image: GoRunway]

Celine

Erm.. These cuffs from Celine are not the best either. But hey, it is the runway and not everything is meant to be taken literally. Right?! [Image: GoRunway]

Chanel

Of course, this would be Chanel. Classic and timeless pearls. But in abundance! [Image: GoRunway]

Diane von Furstenburg

Diane von Furstenburg takes ‘going big’ to the next level. [Image: GoRunway]

Dolce and Gabbana 2

Love the ‘headband and big earring’ look from Dolce and Gabbana. Could easily look a little gypsy-ish but this looks fun. Maybe if we all had cheekbones like that we could pull this off.. [Image: GoRunway]

Etro

Love this gemstone cuff by Etro. [Image: GoRunway]

Givenchy

Givenchy went very minimalist with their statement jewellery. Sleek yet bold. [Image: GoRunway]

Gucci

And this has to be my favourite. Gucci went floral statement necklaces with simple garments. I love this as it’s not too over the top that it’s not wearable. [Image: GoRunway]

Hermes

And this cuff/glove by Hermes is a statement piece if I ever saw one. Not too over the top but eye catching and different. [Image: GoRunway]

This is not my first post about statement jewellery (view the other post here) nor will it be my last! So my advice is, invest in some statement jewellery girls – the bigger, the better!