THE BRILLIANT WORLD OF THE TIARA& HEADBAND
The Gem Visions Tiara & Headband Special
Swarovski is dedicated to providing the fine and bridge jewelry industry with products and concepts that are sure to enhance creativity, and the Gem Visions’ in-depth trend research service is an integral part of this commitment. Last year, Swarovski’s select panel of industry experts identified bridal jewelry as a burgeoning design topic. As a result of their findings, the team became intrigued by the art of making tiaras and headbands and the unique ‘playground’ these offer to designers passionate about working with stones.
Exquisitely crafted and with an inordinate attention to detail, Swarovski has recognized that the tiara currently occupies a unique place in the field of bridge and fine jewelry. For craftsmen, it is nothing less than a master class in jewelry making, testing the talent and passion of its creators to the very limits of their artistry. Reimagining these very special jewelry pieces connects designers to an historical line right back to our distant cultural beginnings. Ever since adorning the heads of ancient royalty, the fashion of wearing a tiara to mark a special occasion quickly spread out into the wider worlds of the rich and famous. It was then extended to all those seeking to achieve that same heady glamour in their own lives. It is not surprising that the Bridal sector has now chosen to embrace the tiara, which perfectly complements its own heightened sense of celebration. To achieve this, the tiara has become the perfect setting for Swarovski’s own extensive range of genuine gemstones and created stones, which always impart their own brand of radiant sophistication, ready to inspire and serve both the jewelry creator and the bride’s vision.
Completely at home in the natural world and passionate about all living things, a devotee of Natural Affairs turns to the garden’ own palette for inspiration. She explores design possibilities that explode beyond traditional white into realms of vibrant reds and purples. When combined with leafy greens and accented with hues of sunny yellow and earthy brown, her tiara abounds in
stunning floral effects reminiscent of antique garlands fashioned in Arcadia’s leafy glades. The stones, chosen from a wide variety o cuts, speak of a deep and abiding love. Find out more about Natural Affairs
Like the brash metallic city she adores, the Urban Minimalist’s tiara sparkles with yellow gold, rose gold, black gold, silver, platinum or even steel. Her desire for only life’s essentials has led her to a style of simplicity that when executed to her demanding standards exudes maximum chic. She appreciates that when less is more, only the very best quality will do. Loving the dramatic, she may choose stones for stark mono-chrome black-white effects, add a pop of vibrant color or opt for plays of graphic intrigue.
The world of a Cultural Roots bride is firmly set in her own culture specific traditions. Family oriented, her deep respect for ancestra history and its associated rituals and ceremonies speaks to generations past with an enduring love. And it is this love that now drive the present as she prepares for the choices that will shape the future of her family. Her tiara or traditional headpiece will surely reflect these concerns and be an intensely emotional choice. Yet the sheer range and diversity of Genuine and Created Gemstone from Swarovski will ensure the perfect fulfillment of her desires. A crowning glory built on past worlds, revered forever and trusting t the quiet beauty of tradition.