Looking Forward to 2019

coral bead

A new year brings with it a new colour palette, and 2019 welcomes the warm peachy tones of coral as it’s colour of the year. Recent years have brought with them the cooler tones of purple and blue – in fact, it’s not since 2012 that have we seen such a warm and vibrant shade – so interiors, fashion and jewellery are certainly due a change of direction to coincide with this new … [Read more...]

Winter Jewellery Trends 2018/19

unicorn earrings

There’s no doubt about it, there are some lovely winter jewellery trends around this year and many of them come with a large dose of fun and frivolity for a change. Unicorn Themed Jewellery Take the unicorn trend for example – this year there have been more unicorn themed products than ever before. However as we approach Christmas, everything becomes amplified and the pastel … [Read more...]

Finished Jewellery for the Summer Months

Sterling Silver Tortoise and Bee Design Jewellery

What comes to mind when you think about jewellery for summer? Casual, organic, freeform, fun, whimsical, colourful and informal are some of the things which immediately spring to mind. Summer jewellery is about capturing a feeling above anything else, and that can encompass many different elements. Colour can change a look instantly, and during the summer months, we … [Read more...]

Colour Trends in 2018

By Jo Varney As we welcome in the New Year, we also welcome a new colour of the year for 2018, which happily for me is purple, or Ultra Violet to give it its official name. I say ‘happily’ for me as purple has been a constant presence in my life since my teenage years, and I daresay I am not alone in this. Purple has always been a colour which is just that little bit edgy; a … [Read more...]

Winter Colours 2017

So we know that earrings are the ‘must have’ jewellery accessory of the season, (see our Autumn Trends article) but what is going on in terms of colour this winter? A quick browse around any high street will reveal a distinct colour palette of darker shades which are not unexpected at this time of year, but all of which have a bearing on the accessories we choose. Grey … [Read more...]

Trends to Watch in 2016

I’m sure many of you are already aware that this year, two colours are being widely accepted as representing the ‘colours of 2016’. It is the balance created by both colours combined that is the focus of the tone and mood for the year, rather than one simply held in isolation. Fortunately for the jewellery industry, it just so happens that one of those colours is rose quartz … [Read more...]

Colour Focus: Brown

The 2015 Colour of the Year is Pantone Marsala 18-1438: "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial … [Read more...]

Jewellery Making Inspiration, Colour Yellow

Yellow has to be one of the most uplifting colours in the whole spectrum, and when considering your next jewellery making project I think the colour yellow should be in your thoughts. Yellow is synonymous with the first flowers of Spring, yellow does much to lift the spirits after a long and dreary winter. These strong associations we have with colour are crucial when it … [Read more...]