The collections were divided by trends which encompassed everything from preppy looks to retro and romantic styles. This gave me a great jump start on the pieces I will be featuring in our June INSTORE gold issue, which I am working on now.
Among the myriad collections there were a few stand-out items, designers and trends.
Cuffs are still going strong in a variety of feelings — the wider and lighter weight the better, which provides for a bold look without the heft that would make them unaccessible to buy and uncomfortable to wear.
The looks range from openwork and lacy at Marika to streamlined and retro at H. Stern and contemporary interpretations of ancient shapes and details at Coomi and Temple St. Clair.
Also fresh are the bouquets of flowers that bloom around white and clear stones at A. Jaron. These pieces, are soft and feminine, yet offer a bigger and bolder translation of lady-like styles.
Other designers are doing what they do best: Me&Ro's engraved earrings and pendant, House of Waris' chic rough and refined looks and Mauri Pioppo's revamps of some of her best sellers with a totally fresh eye.
Another trend that's growing stronger is the emphasis on Art Noveau inspired pieces which are mixing metal, materials and offering figurative takes on motifs as the movement did when it first came about in the late 1900s.