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Top Trends from Vicenza


Each January in Vicenza, Italy’s most important trade fair, First, sets the stage for the year’s jewelry trends. This year, the mood was subdued but the jewelry was more colorful than usual, with colored gold, titanium, silver, and ceramic adding to the palette of options. Most companies used Italian innovation to create lower priced collections, reducing weight, adding silver, and experimenting with new gem treatments like mother-of-pearl underneath large gems.

SILVER
Vendorafa, La Pepita, and Vaid launched new silver collections in their signature styles. Sterling silver and 18k gold bracelet (1) from the new “Dunes” collection by Vaid, suggested retail $4,850, (39) (06) 69940305, www.vaid.it.

COLOR BEYOND GEMS
Blue and purple titanium at Zydo, ceramic at Jarretiere, a rainbow of gold at Silmar, and colorful silver at Leaderline turned heads. Ceramic, 18k gold, and 1.30 carat diamond bracelet (2) by Jarretiere, suggested retail $9,020, (39) (030) 297511.

CUT-OUTS
Laser cutting turns gold forms into dimensional doilies with fantastic patterns that catch the light. Cuff bracelet (3) by Jolly Bijoux, (39) (0575) 420094, www.jollybijoux.it. Earrings (4) in 18k gold by Dall’Avo for Gold Expressions, available through Bel-Oro, suggested retail $829, (800) 223-8942.

SEE-THROUGH STONES
Clever designs add dimension with patterns underneath the gems. Ring (5) from the fresh new “Gocce” collection by Ponte Vecchio, starting at $525 retail, (39) (055) 7225640, www.pontevecchiogioielli.it.

DOME RINGS
Large dome rings in gemstones, diamonds, or gold are the modern take on the cocktail ring. Black diamond and pearl ring (6) by Porrati, (212) 888-5888. “Ruban” collection ring in 18k gold with diamonds (7) by Damiani, (212) 760-2790, www.damiani.com.

BUBBLES
Circles clustered in different sizes continue to be important. Citrine, 18k gold, and diamond “Perfect” bracelet (8) by Calgaro, (305) 673-6190, www.calgaro.it.





Sterling silver and 18k gold bracelet
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18k gold, and 1.30 carat diamond bracelet
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Cuff bracelet
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ring with patterns underneath the gems
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Large dome rings in gemstones, diamonds, or gold
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ring in 18k gold with diamonds
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Citrine, 18k gold, and diamond
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