There is a newfound excitement for abstract, organic styles shaped by Earth’s sweeping vistas, including both its watery realms and its terra firma.
Sparkling lagoons and sunless depths often symbolize the natural element of water and the way it can transform. Today, this story is newly retold through translucent gems (Swarovski Glacial Rock Crystal, Aquamarine, Blue Topaz and Ethiopian Opal) as well as through glass ceramic (Nano in London Blue Dark, Ocean Dark Grey and Sapphire Blue Dark). From sea to land, the trend bridges both arenas. The sheer grandeur of the Earth’s primal energy is reminiscent of caves, plains and foliage. This is brought to life with abundance through both cuts (e.g. Swarovski’s expressive new Leaf Cut) and colors (e.g. Swarovski’s palette of existing genuine gemstones: Swarovski Fancy Brown, Poppy; and new tones: Fancy Light Green, Frosty Mint).
Turning from the found to the created, this trend centers on cutting-edge craftsmanship and technological wizardry.
Today, there is an attraction to enhancing natural shapes and paring back complex structures to reveal an unobstructed truth. A look at the structures and symmetry of natural design bring up fitting shapes (Classic Oval, Square and Teardrops) and harmonizing fresh hues (Swarovski Zirconia Greyish Blue). Other gemstones achieve this sense of purity with colors that abandon artifice (new Swarovski Zirconia Purplish Pink) and awakened forms with extreme clarity (Octahedron).
Stepping away from the dichotomy of real and made, Mirabilia considers the observer herself and her state of being.
It’s clear that the human condition is full of divergence. People want to belong and also stand apart. They want to connect to their pasts and tell stories about their futures. Now, a new willingness is emerging to see imperfections as characterful with captivating colored diamonds such as Swarovski’s Zirconia Caramel, Genuine Ruby and Genuine Spinel. As flaws become uniquely accepted flair, there also become new ways to share narratives. Totems and relics have long been central to the art of storytelling and the need for connectivity. These sensibilities are renewed with spellbinding colors (Swarovski Misty Rose) and cuts (Swarovski Violet Cut).