A CUT ABOVE THE REST
Sunray Mix Cuts – a major design trend for SS19
As we look ahead to next season, we see that it’s high time for stones to shine. Gemstones cuts are a major new design focus, placing innovative, precision-cut gems at the center of jewelry design – linear, geometric and angular cuts that fit next season’s original looks that rewrite the rules for dynamic dressing. On the Autumn/Winter 2018 catwalk, we saw bursts of bold shoulders, glam power dressing and sci-fi vibes, pointing to a 1980s revival full of strong silhouettes that beg to be accessorized with edgy, sculptural jewelry that pushes boundaries. Catwalk jewelry suggests that asymmetry and mismatching are here to stay, and brooches are back in vogue – the perfect canvas for combining different cuts and shapes. Millennials, meanwhile, are driving their own revival: the neo-punk look, which incorporates spikes, studs, stars and starbursts in linear designs and patterns. At the luxe end of the scale, brands are designing jewelry collections that reflect their unique story, such as Louis Vuitton’s Blossom jewelry line, which brings to life its Monogram flower.
Why not immortalize your brand icon with a bespoke gemstone cut? Swarovski Gemstones is one step ahead, with its master cutters collaborating with its customers to create exclusive cuts, while also inventing dynamic new Zirconia and gemstones cuts to realize every designers’ unique vision. Superior craftmanship and the highest quality standards ensure maximum brilliance and perfection.
Side View Cut
Octagon Sun Cut
The Swarovski Zirconia Octagon Sun Cut is a stylish update on the classic round stone with an eight-sided design glimmering with 73 facets. Its straight sides make it easy to combine or tesselate with smaller geometric cuts. The Swarovski Zirconia Side View Cut is a modern twist on the classic shape of a diamond, with a silhouette reminiscent of the ‘diamond’ emoji. Its symmetry and line perspective make it an ideal center stone in innovative, youthful designs. The Swarovski Zirconia Pentagon Cut is beautifully balanced with a distinctive five-sided design creating mirror-like reflections. Its pentagon shape lends itself to star formations with a contemporary edge. These superlative cuts deserve to be the center of attention. Emphasize their brilliance with intriguing settings and frames, or – even better – let them shine their brightest in invisible settings. Swarovski Gemstones’ Invisible Presetting technology makes light work of this much admired traditional craft, with a component enabling preset stones to be simply pressed into jewelry pieces.
Be inspired by the perfect geometry of these stones, setting them in sculptural designs or metal engraved with linear patterns resembling the expressive lines within the gemstone. Or, make a virtue of their angular shapes and link them together into ultra-long necklaces and earrings showcasing slender cuts. Alternatively, think big and get creative with a variety of cuts in inventive formations for statement designs. With Swarovski Gemstones, you know your jewelry will truly be a cut above the rest.