Swarovski announced their latest Innovations for Fall/Winter 2018/19! These Innovations are all about light and shadow, a contrast of sweet nostalgia and a bold future. The new line embraces both elements equally. We have a sneak peek right here of the upcoming colors, effect, and shapes. Take a look to see what’s on-trend for the upcoming season.
New Colors and Effect
The sole crystal color of this launch, Scarlet takes center stage with its rich red tone. The new red pairs well with the existing Ruby color for a subtle two-tone palette. The color itself is elegant and exciting, while the fact that it is made without cadmium makes it an environmentally friendly choice.
Crystal Velvet Brown Pearl
The new Crystal Velvet Brown Pearl color matches well with the new Scarlet shade. Intentionally designed with a vintage luxury feel, it works well as a base color for jewelry designs. Pair it with rich gold or jewel tones for a sophisticated look.
Shimmer Effect – Line Extension
A new line extension adds the popular Shimmer Effect to more base colors. This elegant effect is similar to the multi-colored brilliance of the famous Aurora Borealis Effect, but softened to a subtle gleam. The result is a beautiful display across the facets of each crystal. Especially stunning when grouped together, these crystals are perfect for costumes and large motifs. The line now also comes in popular shapes like the Bicone and Xilion Heart Pendant.
New Shapes and Styles
Growing Crystal Designed by Iris Van Herpen
Swarovski is proud to introduce the Growing Crystal Rectangle Pendant and the Growing Crystal Rhombus Pendant. These exciting new shapes were designed by renowned fashion designer Iris Van Herpen. She planned the Growing Crystal Pendants so that the crystals seem as if they are still forming within the defined lines of each pendant. The centers feature up to 500 hand-embedded double cones, ensuring that each pendant will be slightly different just like crystals found in nature.
Looking for new flatback options? Swarovski’s jewel-cut flatbacks feature classic gemstone shapes perfect for making a statement. This launch features new additions to the line, including Hotfix versions of the Emerald Cut Flatback, Marquise Flatback, and Pear Flatback.
Eye Fancy Stone
The Eye Fancy Stone and optional setting provide a modern combination of organic and machine. Digitally printed details and sparkling crystal form a natural shape ready to be used in design. The eye has come to symbolize many things in a variety of cultures, including good health and protection.
Rimmed XIRIUS Rose Flatback
The traditional and ever-popular Swarovski XIRIUS Rose Flatback gets an edgy update with a metallic rim effect around the edge. Choose from two finishes: Light Chrome or Dorado.
We’re so excited to start playing with these Swarovski Innovations as soon as they arrive in our warehouse. Be the first to know that they have arrived by signing up for our newsletter. You’ll receive an email as soon as they are ready to ship, and you’ll stay up to date on other cool Artbeads happenings, like sales, promotions, and more. Can’t wait for the latest styles? Shop all of our current Swarovski crystals today.
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