SWAROVSKI GENUINE GEMSTONES & CREATED STONES INNOVATIONS FOR 2016 / 2017 UNVEILED AT BASELWORLD
STUNNING NEW CUTS FOR SWAROVSKI ZIRCONIA, NANO, TOPAZ AND MARCASITE TOP THE LIST
NEW SHAPES: The Swarovski Zirconia Dahlia Cut is a 10-sided cut inspired by the extravagantly petaled Dahlia that is either a perfect center stone or sensational when set in a bouquet of stones. The Swarovski Zirconia Antique Cushion Checkerboard Cut is a fascinating mix of the geometry of a rectangle and oval. It is at its best as a statement center stone. The Swarovski Zirconia Bloom Cut is a delightfully youthful shape with strong ‘70s vibes that plays on the timeless appeal of flowers. The Swarovski Zirconia Round Rosebush Cut distills the heady romance of summer in an English rose garden into a center stone of unbridled beauty.
NEW COLORS: Swarovski Zirconia Caramel, a fascinating re-imagining of the color brown, can either smolder like an ember or blaze like a flame, especially when set in yellow gold. Swarovski Zirconia Fancy Light Green is a fresh green, well suited to delicate youthful designs that can also create dramatic contrasts when set against darker shades. Swarovski Zirconia Fancy Champagne reflects the peach tones of champagne bubbles that imbue a spirit of celebration and give the stone an irrepressible joie-de-vivre. Swarovski Zirconia Frosty Mint is an on trend color for contemporary urban themes, which also has icy appeal to express nature at its most extreme.
Swarovski has now also turned its unparalleled knowledge of precision cutting to Nano, a cast-able glass ceramic usually paired with precious metals, most notably silver and gold. Nano, available in the Round Pure Brilliance Cut, is an excellent addition to the Swarovski color portfolio, offering designers a modern design option capable of a myriad of interpretations. Nano Tourmaline Paraiba features a color reminiscent of the famous genuine Paraiba tourmaline and combines with white or pink for a classic Miami Beach art deco vibe. Nano Sapphire Blue Dark is a royal favorite perfect for refined pieces, yet dynamic when set against brilliant white or other contrasting colors. Nano Ocean Grey Dark is a perfect modern grey that favors subtle and elegant styles but is also strikingly original when set in silver or rose gold. Nano London Blue Dark is an intensely mysterious teal blue that is a great match to warm orange, dark red or gold.
The brand-new Swarovski Genuine Topaz Puresse Cut is both an extraordinary and controversial cut that unites the simplicity of a cabochon dome with the complexity of a facetted body. Available in various shades of blue its water drop appearance pays homage to the most vital of elements.
The perfect fusion of gemstone and metal, marcasite was launched in four new cuts that transform this mineral to possess not only its traditional metallic luster but also a state-of-the-art brilliance perfect for 21st century designs. The geometry of the Swarovski Marcasite Checkerboard Cut imposed on the metallic surface of marcasite results in a deeply intense sparkle. The dome, in the Swarovski Marcasite Dome Cut, represents the divine link between heaven and earth decorated with small triangles that converge at the top to intensify iridescence. The Swarovski Marcasite Honeycomb Cut allows the individual stones in stone-intensive designs to form one grand metallic honeycomb that is new and extremely modern. The Swarovski Marcasite Peak Cut, inspired by winter sun falling on the Austrian Alps, has facets that are distinctly graphic and exploit the opaque reflections of marcasite.
Available in 925 Silver with any choice of Swarovski Genuine Gemstones and Created Stones in 2.00 and 3.00 mm, the pre-set GemDoppio is a two-sided element that connects with a simple snap. It can both be used rivet-like in materials such as leather, or set within a rail to remain moveable, and can be set with different colored stones for reversible jewelry and product designs.