NIGHT LIGHT – INSPIRATIONS
Red is a color that is sure to turn heads, and as we welcome the new year, its symbolism is more striking than ever. In China, red is the luckiest and happiest color, so revelers paint their doors red or decorate with red cut-outs to bring good luck. In Italy and Argentina, those who are looking for love don red or pink underwear on New Year’s Eve. Meanwhile, in Turkey, opening a pomegranate on New Year‘s Eve is said to signify wealth and prosperity in the coming year, while Armenians throw pomegranates on the ground for good luck – the further the seeds spread, the more successful the coming year will be. To harness the power of red, look to the alluring red stones in the Swarovski Zirconia and Swarovski Genuine Gemstones collections.
Credits: 1 & 3 Sandy Leong sustainable fine jewelry, photography by Gil Inoue, set with Gemstones from Swarovski 2 Chow Tai Fook, designed by Sabina Wong, set with Gemstones from Swarovski 4 Diosa Jewels by Darshan Dave, diosajewels.com
All Year Round
Round shapes are found at the center of New Year’s Eve celebrations all over the world. In Bolivia, coins are baked into sweets and whoever finds the money has good luck for the year ahead. At the Scottish Hogmanay
festival in Stonehaven, it is traditional to wield giant fireballs to burn away the previous year’s bad luck. In Spain, twelve round grapes are eaten at midnight to promise prosperity. In jewelry, round stones, round pendants and double-sided coins all nod to this symbolic shape.
Credits: 1 Mark Davis, markdavis.com 2, 5 & 6 Thames For Love Nor Money Collection by Stephen Webster 3 Sokolov Jewelry, sokolov.ru 4 Design by Isabelle Lopes