This is the most daring trend of 2014. Stemming from the word allegory, which is defined as “a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms” Allegoria is symbolic, ritualistic and sacred. The theme has a soul that conjures medieval and mythical spirits.
The jewellery is allusive and sculptural with intricate details. Constructed around the beauty of geometry and primitive instincts, this collection encompasses ancient philosophies.
Contrastingly, the colors of stones used represent a modern sense, moving away from the gothic era. The palette includes, intense rust, fiery flame, shocking ultramarine blue and off white.
Use Swarovski Capri Blue, Orange Charlotte Seed Beads, Coral Daggers, Copper Metallic Matte Flat Squares, Red Opaque Drops, Cobalt Farfalle Seed Beads, Iris Blue Flower Petals and more.
Cross Gender reflects the ever-changing, multi-faceted and complex moods of today’s consumerism. It explores the resistance of stereotypes and mixes them to challenge conventions. Modern youth and its exciting energy fuel this trend. Cross Gender focuses on surrealism, ludicrous fantasy and the imagination of alternative universes.
The trend concentrates on gender fusion and futuristic visions and expectations.
Centered on strong pinks, Cross Gender also incorporates acid yellows, pale blues and pure whites.
Use Swarovski Neon Pink Pearls, Pink Firepolish Round Beads, Milky Aquamarine Pear Shaped Drops, White Dagger Beads, Hyacinth Orange Mix Gemstone Doughnuts, Swarovski Neon Yellow Pearls and Yellow Opaque Cube Beads.
The influence of Asia is the target for the contemporary, Zen-like trend of Minimal East.
Asia’s preoccupation with ancient crafts and innovative technology drives this neo-minimalist trend. It is contemplative and re-examines the cultural roots of today’s rapidly transforming world.
Using soft, subtle tones such as gray-green, borealis grays, fresh jade greens and a startling hint of Chinese lacquer red, this trend direction is sophisticated and meticulous in style.
Use Stone Gray Luster Firepolish, Taupe Matte Firepolish Seed Beads, Swarovski Dark Grey Pearls, Green Multi Picasso Daggers, Swaroski Red Coral Pearls and many beads with a celsian finish such as Aquamarine Celsian Firepolish or Prairie Green Celsian Firepolish.
El Dorado Remix
Uniting two southern countries, Brazil and South Africa, this trend links the modernity of Brazil and the African pride of South Africa. Vibrant, rich, tribal and spirited, Eldorado Remix meets and mingles tradition with contemporary ideals.
This trend celebrates the global stage by embracing African inspirations and mixing them with Brazilian styles and techniques.
Drawing on sculpture from ancient civilizations, and using provocative colors such as amethyst, turquoise, ruby and coral, these gemstones are mixed with earthy tones of brown and deep and bright green.
Use Magic Raspberry Daggers, Magic Orchid Rizo Beads, Magic Blueberry Daggers, Iris Purple Firepolish, Swarovski Fern Green Bicones, Green Charlotte Seed Beads, Coral Peacock Daggers and Bronze Firepolish Rounds.