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Vicenzaoro 2023 - Your Jewellery Preview

By Amanda Evans 6 Minute Read

Inspired by their discoveries at Europe’s largest trade show for the gold and jewellery industry, our Goldsmiths jewellery buyers give us the inside scoop!

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Vicenzaoro is a pivotal date on the jewellery calendar – a hub of excitement as jewellery buyers from all over the world descend upon the delightful Italian city of Vicenza to discover the latest jewellery collections and trends, explore new innovations and design, connect with new and existing suppliers, and be inspired!

By visiting Vicenzaoro, you can rest assured that whilst surrounded by the scintillating sparkle of the most fascinating jewels, our jewellery buyers have their finger on the pulse of exciting newness they aim to bring to our Goldsmiths showrooms, and to your jewellery wardrobes.

Discover the inside scoop from our buyers here…

What does attending Vicenzaoro 2023 mean to you as a jewellery buyer and subsequently, our Goldsmiths clients?

Vicenzaoro is, without doubt, an inspiring place to be. The show enables us to meet our suppliers in person and to be able to select their products for the Goldsmiths ranges. We were able to discuss key design details, pricing, quality, and factory information, so we can be sure that we select the best products for our clients.

Connecting with our suppliers enables us to discuss trends, review ranges and enhance our relationships. Being here at the show also gave us the chance to look for new suppliers who can potentially expand our fantastic range.

Jewellery is a very tactile product. You can look at pictures and drawings, but nothing compares to sitting with the product trays and looking at the pieces in person. Charlie Hough; Goldsmiths Jewellery Buyer

Did you see the emergence of any new trends that particularly excited you? Are you able to give us a window into what they might be?

We saw so many spiral, circular and twist designs throughout the show, across rings, wrist-wear, and earring styles. We saw this trend across all product groups, from diamond, coloured gemstones, gold, and pearl jewellery.

Large drops and rainfall diamond designs were prominent on high-net-worth collections across neckwear and earring styles with stationed and graduated diamond designs seen across various carat weights. Pink Sapphires were also prominent in collections throughout the show.

Shaped stones are popular in engagement rings, especially oval, pears and emeralds, with more unusual cuts like radiant and marquise starting to emerge. Mixed stone shapes remain present in diamond jewellery with the spiral trend adopted in diamond jewellery such as spiral rings and bangles.

Chains and layering remain on trend, with T-bars being re-introduced and yellow gold plentiful. We have started to see them fused with pearl jewellery and coloured gemstones which makes an interesting combination.

We've seen pearl jewellery, gold, coloured gemstones, layering and more in 2022 - what's on the horizon for our clients in 2023/24?

We foresee more shaped diamonds in our diamond jewellery collections, with oval, pear and emerald cuts being popular across engagement ring designs, eternity rings, wrist-wear, earrings, and neckwear. We also envisage more mixing of shaped diamonds in diamond jewellery collections, in both small and large carat diamond weights and a stronger emergence of the spiral style across rings and bangles.

The classic hoop earrings are showing as a strong trend but getting bigger compared to the small huggie style we have seen previously. Yellow gold is also very prolific in plain gold jewellery, with new styles of heavier chains coming through such as rope, belchers and figaro’s with the clasp being a feature not just a function like T-bars.

Were there any wow pieces that really stood out to you and if so, what was it about them that made them particularly appealing and why do you think they will appeal to our clients?

We were really excited to see so many shaped stone eternity bands at the show, traditionally eternity rings were made up of round brilliant diamonds, it was great to see new designs in vertical and horizontal settings across smaller stacker ring styles and larger looks for those real wow pieces, great for our clients seeking jewellery across all price points.

For our Luxury Collections there were some stunning shaped stone collections, with drop earrings and longer line neckwear pieces, and some incredible pink sapphire jewellery collections. Nisha Patel – Goldsmiths Jewellery Buyer

Beautifully designed waterfall ‘tassel-style’ pieces using the mixed cut stones in multiple strands to create drop earrings and pendants featured in diamond jewellery - perfect for our Luxury Collection and for our clients seeking something a little different with a unique design aesthetic.

Our luxury brand partners FOPE, and Roberto Coin were at the show – will they have any exciting new pieces to share with us this year?

Vicenzaoro presents the opportunity to review new collections from two of our key luxury brands- FOPE and Roberto Coin, in the city where all their beautiful jewellery is made.

Continuing to innovate as always, FOPE’s trademark Flexit technology has also seen further developments within their necklaces, but it was their stunning new collection called Souls which has a coloured gemstone and ring emphasis, that really stood out. Souls is a mesmerising collection - it’s a more minimal look from FOPE and encompasses a collection of rings that feature pink, and blue sapphires alongside emeralds, rubies, and diamonds. These are beautiful feminine pieces which I think will appeal to existing clients of FOPE to stack with their current collection, as well as attracting a new client that perhaps hasn’t bought the brand before.

For Roberto Coin whilst we will see a larger collection of newness in Geneva, we did see some beautiful extensions to the existing Love in Verona collection-with an emphasis on larger carat weights which we know our clients will love!

I’m also excited to see what the Creative Directors behind the likes of FOPE, Roberto Coin , Messika, and GUCCI have been working on. It’s hard to forecast what these amazing brands will be showing us in the next few months - but very exciting! Lisa Hall; Buyer – Luxury Branded Jewellery

And that’s a wrap!

Discover your jewellery wardrobe must-haves here at Goldsmiths online or visit us in store at one of our showrooms where our jewellery experts will be delighted to help you find the perfect piece.

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