International Jewellery London reveals 6 jewellery trends for SS/19

IJL calls on exhibitors to submit pieces, collections or looks for the Catwalk Trends SS/19

[London 5 July 2018]: IJL trends editor and jewellery expert, Paola De Luca, has outlined six key jewellery trend themes for Spring-Summer 2019 for International Jewellery London (IJL), the UK’s leading trade event for the international jewellery industry.

Her vision includes designs rooted in urban lifestyles, the renaissance of pearls, dark romantic influences, and a blending of Art Deco and 1960s Op Art themes. These will be showcased on IJL’s SS19 Trends Catwalk where Paola will present her detailed forecasts (2-4 September 2018).

The trends, from IJL’s Trends Editor and international jewellery futurist, Paola de Luca are:

  • Industrial Core; inspired by urban lifestyles, architecture and redefined industrial materials.
  • I’m Perfection; playing on proportions that creates surreal, optical illusions with geometric and patchwork forms.
  • Neo Classic; classic designs with a twist.
  • Dark Romantic; Drawing inspiration from dark forests, magic and mysticism.
  • Op-Coding; a mix between Art Deco styling from the 1920s and the Optical art of the 1960s
  • Constellation Collective; Stars, moons, planets, flying saucers and constellations will all be captured in sparkling diamonds, especially fancy-cuts and shapes.

IJL will return to Kensington Olympia from 2-4 September 2018 with an expanded events programme, and will showcase the latest ranges from over 550 high end, finished jewellery manufacturers and designers, and loose gemstones and retail services suppliers.

The IJL SS19 Trends Catwalk will showcase key looks, and collections. The catwalk will give visitors an in-depth and comprehensive review of Spring/Summer 2019 jewellery trends, with daily catwalk shows. IJL is an unrivalled opportunity for the international jewellery trade to network and find out about the latest industry trends and market developments which will help retailers and suppliers make the right commercial decisions.

More information about the trends…

Industrial Core

 This trend is inspired by urban lifestyles, architecture and redefined industrial materials. Expect to see jewellery with strong connections to minimalist design, including a resurgence of links and chains. Yellow gold versions decorated with diamonds translate industrial inspirations into fine pieces, while silhouettes are kept simple and unisex – in-keeping with broader fashion trends. This highly-contemporary look ties into the growing number of eco-conscious jewellery designers making their pieces in recycled silver, gold or more unusual materials.



 I’m Perfection

 This trend is all about a play on proportions that creates surreal, optical illusions with geometric and patchwork forms. Jewellery within the I’m Perfection trend could be described as ‘contemporary surrealism’ merged with Picasso’s Cubism; think asymmetrical rings with unusual silhouettes and single earrings that are designed to stand alone, set in yellow and rose gold.


Neo Classic

 The pearl continues its renaissance in modern designs. Myriad colours, from golden, peachy pink and white South Sea to silvery-black Tahitian, are inspiring designers to craft new collections with the pearl as the star. To nail this trend, think classic designs with a twist set in precious yellow or white gold. Pearls as stackable charms for necklaces, or combined with a medallion or collection of beads, is likely to shine through.




Dark Romantic

 Drawing inspiration from dark forests, magic and mysticism, this trend blends Art Nouveau inspirations with something altogether darker. Think pointed forms, minimal flowers, twisted branches and mysterious snakes finding their way into jewellery designs. Rather than being caricature, this trend has an overall sophisticated and elegant flair, with designs that climb up the ear and swirl around fingers and wrists in gunmetal and shimmering diamonds. Expect to see double finger rings, elongated shapes and spiky earrings especially.




 Discover a mix between Art Deco styling from the 1920s and the Optical art of the 1960s with this striking trend that’s centred on black and white, whether in the form of metals, diamonds or enamel. The Op-Coding theme is all about geometric patterns, pixelated effects and sharp contrasts, so expect to see white diamonds artfully placed on black enamel to create digital patterns. Silhouettes are minimal and simple, with a futuristic edge.




Constellation Collective

 The space trend has been evident at all major fashion weeks, from designer brands like Alberta Ferretti to Alexander Wang and Givenchy. Stars, moons, planets, flying saucers and constellations will all be captured in sparkling diamonds, especially fancy-cuts and shapes. Metals will only exist to prop up diamonds, so expect to see simpler, highly-polished settings that lend themselves perfectly to heirloom treasures.


About Paola de Luca, IJL Trends Editor

As the founder of The Futurist Ltd, Paola specialises in providing luxury brands with creative intelligence that offers an authentic sense of direction and inspiration. Her incredible career includes prominent positions at Fendi Jewellery and Watches, consultancy work at Harry Winston and Swarovski, and the moniker of co-founder of TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting – a preeminent name in the field. Here, Paola delves into the six key trends that will shape SS/19 for jewellery retailers, brands and designers, exclusively for IJL.

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Oroarezzo 2017, Organised by Italian Exhibition Group



An increase of more than 10% in foreign operators who participated in the Event. IEG has developed OROAREZZO into a veritable platform for the international promotion of Made in Italy jewellery within the Italian trade fair system for the sector

Arezzo, May 9th 2017 – The 38th edition of OROAREZZO has drawn to a close, with a rise in foreign operators. The first edition to be managed by Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG), following the agreement signed with Arezzo Fiere e Congressi Srl, defining a unified organisation for the Italian gold smithery-jewellery sector headed by IEG. An agreement which has enhanced OROAREZZO already from this 2017 edition, sold out in terms of exhibition spaces, international buyer numbers, featuring an array of institutional relations and a rich programme of events.

OROAREZZO ends today and, during the 4 Event days, it has seen an overall rise in visitor numbers, with an increase of over 10% in the number of foreign operators, including 450 international buyers from 60 Countries hosted with the support of the Ministry of Economic Development and the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE). Visitors were able to discover excellent products belonging to 650 brands, 94% of which were Italian, representative of all the major Italian gold smithery districts (Arezzo, Vicenza, Valenza, Torre del Greco, Florence, Milan). 75% of exhibitors were gold smithery companies, 13% were machinery companies and 12% cash & carry companies.

Celebrity jeweller says Pink Star could sell for $100m

Sotheby’s has announced it will re-sell the Pink Star on 4 April in Hong Kong. Estimated by Sotheby’s to sell for $60m, the Pink Star is the most valuable diamond to be offered at auction. Sotheby’s originally brought it to auction in 2014 and although it looked like it had fetched $83m, the stone failed to sell because the buyer could not pay for it.

Gold Book spoke to Tobias Kormind, the managing director of, Europe’s leading online diamond jeweller whose clients include Forbes Rich List members. Kormind believes both the timing – and the diamond – are perfect.

Q:  Will this be second time lucky for Sotheby’s with the Pink Star?

“I’m confident this diamond will prove irresistible for the world’s leading diamond collectors and may sell for over $100m which would far surpass the conservative $60m valuation by Sotheby’s. I have viewed the Pink Star, and it’s exceptional, perfect in every way.”

Q:  How does this reflect on the state of the diamond market?

“It is a brave move by Sotheby’s to bring the Pink Star back to the market so soon. It is also a bold decision because in the last 12 months two other major diamonds offered by Sotheby’s did not sell – the Lesedi la Rona, a 1109 carat rough diamond, the second largest rough diamond to be discovered in over a century and which went on the block at Sotheby’s London in June 2016, was estimated to sell for $70m but did not sell at all and in April 2016 the Shirley Temple, a polished blue diamond with Hollywood credentials thought to be worth $35m also didn’t sell, prompting gasps of shock in the Sotheby’s New York salesroom. But ultimately, the sale of the Pink Star is extremely timely against a backdrop of the global economy improving including emerging markets, luxury demand returning in China and leading Western economies now trading at near record highs thanks to the Trump effect.”

Record breaking diamonds

  • The 24.78 carat fancy intensive Graff Pink, which sold for $46.2m in 2010, which holds the record for a pink diamond at auction
  • The 118.28 carat D Flawless white diamond sold at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in 2013 which sold for $30.6m – the most expensive white diamond sold at auction
  • The Oppenheimer Blue, a 14.62 carat blue diamond sold at Christie’s Geneva in May 2016 for $57.6m – the most expensive diamond ever sold at auction
  • The Blue Moon of Josephine, a 12.03 carat blue diamond which sold at Christie’s Geneva in Nov 2015, for $48.4m – the highest price per carat ever paid for a diamond at auction, $4.1m






  • Hong Kong’s Top Brand Coronet® collaborates with internationally renowned jewelry designer and diamond painter Reena Ahluwalia to launch CORONET BY REENA diamond collection at Baselworld 2017.
  • Additional to the diamond collection, on exclusive view will be Reena Ahluwalia’s 4-feet hyper-realistic Coronet® diamond painting.

 Basel, Switzerland (March 15, 2017) – Hong Kong’s top brand Coronet® of Aaron Shum Jewelry Ltd. is known for innovation and exquisite craftsmanship. In the past two editions of Baselworld, Coronet® presented the Coronet Diamond Guitar and Coronet Gemstone Guitar, the two Guinness World Records setting artifacts that inspired imagination. This year, Coronet® is proud to unveil their partnership with award-winning Canadian jewelry designer and painter, Reena Ahluwalia, by launching ‘Coronet By Reena Ahluwalia’ line.