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Austere mood influences jewellery style trends in 2009/10

VICENZA, January 19, 2009 - Jewellery style guru Paola De Luca, founder of the Italy-based TJF -- Trends Jewellery Forecasting Group, outlined her views on global jewellery style trends for 2009/10 at a packed seminar held at the VicenzaOro First trade fair in mid-January 2009.

She said the gloomy economic outlook for 2009 was a powerful influence on design, with austerity a key message: "Less is more."

Here is a summary of her major style categories:

 

BASIC EVOLUTION

Basic hoops
Organic shapes
Varied finishes
Pods
Mix-and-match
Cutout designs
Twisted metal
One-of-a-kind

BASIC "COUTURE"

Bespoke
Handmade
Finishing
Simple Silhouettes
Engraving
Carving
Pointilism
Everyday wear

"This is a very strong global
mega-trend," Ms De Luca said.
TECH SAVVY

Digital
MP3
Gadgets

GEOMETRIC FORMS

3-D
Circles
Spheres
Squares
Oversized scale
Futuristic
Micropave
Cabochons
Pearls

ARTS & CRAFTS

Handcraft
Quaint
Natural materials
Manmade materials
Imperfection
Bohemian
Mix-and-match
Honed and raw