The 2016 edition of the prestigious Baselworld exhibition proved that confidence in the jewellery industry remains high. 1,500 of the world’s most prestigious and renowned brands revealed superb creations of astonishing precision, harmony and elegance that will dictate the trends on the market this year. Visitors at this year’s Baselworld got to experience a luxurious ambiance of precious gems and outstanding craftsmanship that uses centuries-old goldsmith and artisan traditions in the making of exquisite pieces-of-art, such as Magic Circus, which comprises 18 carat yellow gold chain colliers and bracelets embellished with minute diamond stars and vivid gemstones, Blooming – a line of 18 carat gold rings crafted with delicate dormant flower buds in red coral and diamond pave and many more.
Famous jeweller Peter Lam showcased his latest Dreamcatcher collection, inspired by Native American folklore and symmetry. Refines bracelets and rings – all crafted in 14 carat white gold and adorned with sparkling diamonds and sapphires for the ultimate finesse and femininity. Prices of the beautiful pieces range from $1,469.99 to $3,289.99.
Italian fine jewellery brand Picchiotti stole the spotlight with its selection of eye-catching diamond and gemstone pieces. One of the brand’s most eye-catching creations was a 5.36 carat certified Columbian vivid green emerald ring with 4.16 carats of diamonds, priced at £26,500.
On the male jewellery front, an honourable mention goes to Shamballa Jewels who presented an elegant men’s cuff, as well as new interpretations of the classic Shamballa bracelet with rare marbles and granite interspersed with precious gems. Starting prices for their bracelets are approximately $4,630.
Yoko London presented a whole new collection of pieces designed for the modern, cosmopolitan woman. A wide range of easily-wearable pearl earrings, rings and bracelets are the epitome of feminine grace and understated elegance, retailing for £600 to £2,000. This is the brand’s first line that responds directly to consumer’s feedback about jewellery that is more accessible and fluid.