|Impressions from VICENZAORO Charm |
|By Pooja Agarwal|
| ||Oceania collection by AUTORE, in limited edition, inspired by the enchanting undersea world of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef |
Singapore: 15th May 2009
Arrival: Venice, Italy
16th to 20th May
At a moment of great difficulty for the Italian jewellery world, the exhibitors at Vicenza fair presented merchandise leading ever more strongly towards design innovation and changing consumption patterns.
- Contrasting textures and colours
- Clean geometric designs
- Chains with innovative links
- Interplay of precious with non-precious materials
- Hand made elements
- Long chains with gemstones, pearls or diamonds
- Nature, perfect imperfection
- Cocktail rings
People want to ‘invest’ in what they buy. Something of serious quality, with a story to tell, narrative jewellery that is gorgeous. It is not the time to produce mindless frivolities. Disposable jewellery is no longer a must. There is a desire for individuality.
|Mantra Collection by Luca Carati|| |
Zydo, Autore, Roberto Coin, Palmiero, Picchiotti and some others understand this well and showcased collections well in tune with the dominant mood.
“We must highlight the urgent need for a cultural revolution in jewellery, supporting the fact that Roberto Coin is committed not only to product and design, but also to the creation of values,” says Roberto Coin.
Luxury customers will still buy, but they’re being infinitely more discerning – they seek limited edition items which are made exceptionally well to last.
Autore displayed South Sea pearl jewellery collections, including Essential, Boutique, Couture, alongside exclusive designs from the limited-edition Oceania range.
| ||Bovary collection by Zydo|
Diamonds and emeralds Parure
Diamonds, Sapphires, Emeralds, exclusivity and design research, found shape in the timeless elegance of the latest Bovary Collection by Zydo, giving great value and renewed artistic vigour, praising the high aesthetic values of luxury without ostentation.
If Nature is the reassuring place where one finds sweetness, enchantment and the warmth of softly wrapping shapes, the City is the fast and modern scenario, rich in graphical style. These elements fused to give Luca Carati’s design a strong contemporary taste.
These are all beautifully made investment pieces, a single one of which would add immensely to existing collections.
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Pooja Agarwal F.G.A
Birthplace: Bangalore, India
Pooja is contributing editor and design trend analyst for many high-end global publications. Her name is known in most major jewellery circles. Brought up in Mumbai, the city of Milan was home to Pooja, for a while, where she discovered the intricacies and sensitivities of master Italian craftsmen.
Based in Singapore, her keen eye for design and search for excellence translates into extensive travels around the world.
A truly global identity.