Here’s a sneak preview of even MORE new Innovations from Swarovski. We’ve already let you in on their latest inspirations and colors, so here’s a closer look at some of the new shapes. Some of these have been touched on already, and others may surprise you! Swarovski’s innovators looked at five particular major cities from around the world for inspiration: Chicago, Copenhagen, Shanghai, Berlin and Istanbul. Each touches on one of the key elements to Fall and Winter trends. Take a look at some of the highlighted innovations below.
Oval Bead (Art. 5050)
Revive your love for the city with an old favorite. This oval bead’s retro feel creates a scaled-down interpretation of deco and nouveau architecture found in the rubbles of urban environments. It has a classic beauty, which is respected and easy to use in a number of growing trends, yet has been twisted just enough to have modern flair. It’s ideal for jewelry designs, including bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
Rhombus Pendant (Art. 6320)
The graphic geometric trend is growing, and the new Rhombus pendant is aiding in the versatility of this look in jewelry. The key strength to this piece is its minimalist elements. It’s a simple concept, taken from the bold innovations of the 1940s and updated to fit into current trends. The availability of sizes allows this pendant to be turned into vintage-style chandelier earrings or a focal in an elegant necklace.
Graphic Pendant (Art. 6685)
The mysterious, almost non-shaped shape of the Graphic Pendant is a great interpretation of the fashion world’s current obsession with androgyny. The need to find unisex elements is met with this component meant to be used in both active and casual looks. The modern twist on a classic idea is what makes this component a must-have for the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 season.
Wild Heart Bead (5743)
This new interpretation of an old shape hopes to evoke wild spirits that hide in all of us. This Wild Heart Bead features sharp angles and asymmetrical facets, complete with a diagonal hole. Its elongated shape offers a more rock ‘n’ roll feeling, perfect for pairing with bold colors or contrasting with soft shades for a trendy androgynous look. You can show some love to your wild side with this new bead coming soon!
Helix Pendant (Art. 6685)
Elegance has never looked so chic! The new Helix Pendant offers all-around faceting and a delicate drop shape. The high brilliance captures the eye quickly, while the sharp curves keeps it focused. Its slightly organic feel paired with versatility make this one of the coolest new Innovations.
Be sure to check our home page frequently as we continue to add new innovations to our collection of Swarovski crystals!