All abroad the sparkle express to Messestadt West, we've packed a picnic, grown-up shoes, colour-pop socks and laces (forgotten JP's ticket obviously) and we're off to see what Inhorgenta, one of Europe's largest Jewellery (Schmuck) Trade Shows has for us this year.
Our trend predictions: colour-popping brights juxtaposed with matt finished metals, rich coloured porcelain, non-traditional 'jewellery' materials such as carbon-fibre and steel, strong lines and geometry, more samey-samey 3D printed structures, bespoke and rough cut stones (tourmaline, lapis, turquoise and fire opals were our faves) and a hint of wearable technology (are the jewellers getting left behind as this railroads into our everyday lives?)
This is the very short edit of our highlights. JP.
Anne Cohen, C6 Jewellery. Carbon Fibre & Diamond.
Heike Walk, Golden Sweets Collection : Stainless Steel, [Colour-Popping] Ribbon.
Elementaris by Beate Pfefferkorn - Porcelain & Silver Jewellery.
Cort Koppel, Super strong lines and geometry (a girl after Root5's heart) and a fellow Central Saint Martins Alumni.
Hanna Hedman's work int he Preziosa Young 2013 Stand. Beautifully made, subtle in colour and a hint of the Talisman.