The 2023 edition of Vicenzaoro, the largest show in Europe for the gold and jewellery industry, saw a remarkable 6 per cent increase in visits compared to September 2022, with international buyers from 132 countries making up 50 per cent of the attendees. Moreover, an impressive 1 200 brands were present at this spectacular showcase.
From precious stones, semi-components, and high jewellery creations to fashion-forward and trendy pieces, Vicenzaoro has it all. It is held twice a year (September and January) in Vicenza, known as the “City of Palladio,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exceptional artistic and architectural wealth.
More than just an event, Vicenzaoro is an authentic business hub that gathers the most influential players in the world of gold and jewellery, showcasing the best of Italian craftsmanship, unveiling new products, offering exclusive collection previews, and setting the stage for the latest jewellery trends. Featuring renowned names in the jewellery industry, from Damiani to Roberto Coin, Crivelli, and Fope, along with international players like Schreiner from Germany, the French luxury brand Akillis, Australian jewellers Autore, and the Spanish artisan Dámaso Martinez, it’s no surprise that some significant jewellery trends emerged.
Trendy jewellery styles to note
Natural inspiration: Nature continues to inspire designers, who incorporate animals, insects, birds, flowers and of course stones into their new creations.
Big, bold, and beautiful designs: Statement pieces are gaining popularity, reflecting individual personalities with large gemstones and bold gold chains.
Transformability: The concept of transformability is captivating jewellery lovers. Pieces that can be worn in multiple ways like the Fabergé x Game of Thrones White and Rose Gold Diamond Transformable Ear Cuff and Choker offer versatility and value to discerning buyers.
Futuristic craftsmanship: The world of jewellery is embracing digital innovations, leading to renewed styles in processing and workmanship. Innovative setting techniques and enamel plating are combined with precious gems, resulting in one-of-a-kind jewellery that combines craftsmanship with futuristic appeal.
Barbiecore influence: The release of the Barbie movie in July sparked a pop and non-conformist style known as Barbiecore. This trend has made its mark on jewellery with materials and gems that embody its aesthetics, featuring pink and yellow or pink gold, rubies, rubellite, quartz, rhodonite, resin, and matching enamel applications. Nomination Italy’s composable jewellery is ideal for keeping up with the latest trends in colours and gems. Simply add the links and charms that catch your eye and make you feel happy. New ones are being added all the time.
Brooches making a comeback: Precious and meticulously structured brooches are making a resurgence, appealing to jewellery enthusiasts. Brands are blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics, incorporating diamonds and coloured gems into one-of-a-kind creations inspired by imperial styles of the past and the wonders of nature.
Sapphire and the rainbow trend: Among the gems with the most vibrant colours, sapphire takes centre stage in the rainbow trend, poised to become a new must-have in jewellery collections.
Through its artful integration of tradition and innovation, Vicenzaoro once again reaffirms its leading role on the global jewellery stage, and in actively shaping the industry’s future.