WISHING YOU PEACE AND HAPPINESS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON AND THE NEW YEAR
CELEBRATING A YEAR OF GEMSTONE GLITTER & GLAMOUR
Whether you celebrate the joys of Christmas, Hanukah, other culturally related festivals, or even have a passion for the passing of the solstices in our respective hemispheres, December is always a very special month. We can reflect on the past year and at the same time, plan for new and exciting future challenges. Here at Swarovski, we are glad to enter into this spirit of self-reflection and to look back on the previous twelve months of glittering gemstone achievements. Let us invite you to travel back with us on a journey through 2017, not only to relive those accomplishments, but also to glean some sparkling nuggets of inspiration to take forward.
Indeed, the place to begin is with a reprise of January's stellar launch of the year's gemstone innovations at Swarovski's premier appearance at Vicenzaoro. January also heralded the introduction of Swarovski Gemstones Gemvisions trend guide, which showed us what is new and exciting in jewelry design trends for 2018. This time our much-admired trend guide captured the spirit of the Wunderkammer, the fascinating Cabinet of Curiosities so popular in the Victorian era to package these coming trends. February, the month of Valentine love, brought with it an exploration of the realm of new heart-shaped gems as highlighted by Adorn Insight's Maia Adams in ‘Love to Love You’ while in March the blogger took the overview, insisting that it is always size that matters in her commentary: ‘Outsized Jewelry, On Trend and Fabulous.' In April it was all about dazzling diamonds, and with the news that millennials, with their different priorities and value sets, are now keen to embrace the cutting-edge technological possibilities and sheer beauty of created stones like Swarovski Created Diamonds. These amazing stones encapsulate all of Swarovski’s innovative spirit, nurtured over more than 120 years, and are identical to mined diamonds in every way, featuring the same chemical composition, hardness, brilliance, and fire. Summer brought us bejeweled green magic featuring Swarovski Gemstones and Zirconia in jungle-inspired cuts and colors. Autumn delved into Gemvisions’ special edition, Talisman’s & Symbols to reveal the arcane secrets of jewels while winter wants to open our eyes to the new horizons exemplified by the innovative side view cut.
As the year unfolded, we were happy to see so many of our branding partners all over the world unveil beautiful collections with Swarovski Gemstones and Swarovski Zirconia to conclude another landmark year for the division. Now, with the festive season and new year just ahead, we at Swarovski Gemstones want to take this moment to wish you all the very best for your chosen holiday season, and as always, a very happy, but above all, glittering 2018.