Eagle-eyed QVC jewellery fans may have spotted a ‘Diamonique Special Editions’ show scheduled for 1pm on Sunday, and since it’s the first of its kind we spoke to our Diamonique buyer, Kizzy, to get the inside scoop on what you can expect from this special show.
“As part of my role I spend a lot of time out of the office, visiting jewellery trade fairs and shows across the globe to secure the latest exciting pieces for QVC shoppers. I’ve recently returned from the Vicenzaoro in Italy, an exciting and innovative fine jewellery fair based in the famous city of Vicenza.
“Vicenza is synonymous with excellence in gold and jewellery (the ‘oro’ in the fair’s name is Italian for ‘gold’) and is consequently a major international hub for the jewellery sector, hosting major events and offering a multitude of services that cater for every aspect of the jewellery business.
“Every year, I and the rest of the fine jewellery buyers are privileged to attend this prestigious fair in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – I couldn’t resist taking a few touristy shots, as you can see!
“We get excited every time, as we know all the major players from the jewellery industry will be there exhibiting all the newest jewellery designs and trends.
“2015 has been one of the best years in memory for new trends and we have handpicked all the best ones for this one-off ‘Fresh from the Fair’ show. And here I’ve picked out my top three trends to share with you.
“My favourite – and one of the biggest trends in fine jewellery for some time – is openwork, which is a look that isn’t going away. These designs tend to incorporate smaller stones, but in greater numbers – creating a more understated kind of luxury. And it’s not just rings – necklaces are a fab way to hit the trend too. Check out the pics I took of three at the fair: a skeleton-mimicking wishbone ring, a scribble-like swirl ring, and the geometric equilateral triangle necklace.
“One of the newest emerging trends I saw was an unusual finish combination: black rhodium mixed with rose gold. One of the designs we’ve brought back with us incorporates a beautiful simulated ruby, with its pinkish stone neatly setting off both the rose gold and blackish effect of the rhodium.
“Lastly, step rings bring the edgy and fun angular fashion trend into fine jewellery. This great little example (pictured above) features four strips of simulated diamonds placed side by side, each at a slight angle to the next to create an architectural look, while remaining comfortable and easy-to-wear”.
Keep your eyes peeled for these designs and loads more on Sunday at 1pm on QVC!
Shop all the latest looks with our Spring Jewellery Trends edit.