Winged Victory — Flights of fancy abound in wings that ranged from protective to transformative. They can range from more romantic to those with a rock and roll edge.
Birds of A Feather — From peacock plumes to Native American style, feathers proved to be a motif that landed into various designers’ collections.
How High The Moon — Ethereal and magical moonstones continue to be the gem of choice for designs that ranged from classical and antique inspired to mysterious celestial shapes and styles.
Organic Matters — The alternative cuts in gemstones feature everything from geode slices, irregular shapes and polished rough cuts. The most interesting, however, are those that come out of the ground with their own story to tell — such as moss agate.
Gold Spun — Pieces inspired by tactile fabrics offer a three dimensional feeling and range from lace inspired to weaves that evoke macramé.
Opal-Essence — Opals are seeing a true resurgence in a variety of different types and cuts and are shaping up in one-of-a kind freeform or more imperial inspired designs.
Fit For A Queen — The reign of regal jewels at both shows offered a nod to England's monarchy and Diamond Jubilee.