See the latest Innovations from Swarovski crystals--new Crystal Shiny LacquerPRO effect in 5 colors, 1 new effect Crystal Shimmer and Crystal Iridescent Blue Pearl in 2 shades. New shapes include the Skull Flat Back; 3 fancy stones: tilted chaton, tilted spike and tilted dice; 1 Baroque Bead; and a Pavé Drop Pendant.
With both light and dark tones, the new Crystal Iridescent Blue Pearls
match consumer desire for companionship and togetherness in an ever-tumultuous world. The silky matte effect appears both matte and shiny at the same time, smoothly blending blue and purple shades that accentuate emerging gender-neutral street styles.
Prepare for the flat back variety of the popular faceted skull bead from
Swarovski. With rising urbanization levels, there is a renewed focus on street culture with a tough look in fashion and accessories. The flat-backed skull perfectly coincides with these edgier styles while still satisfying the need for "bling."
A romantic-inspired shape, the Baroque Bead pays homage to the
grandeur and beauty of history in radiant crystal detailing. The flat pear shape with multi-angled facets increases brilliance and lends itself perfectly to creating floral and radiant sew-on patterns or bead stringing applications.
The Crystal Shiny LacquerPRO series of five colors--summer blue, peony pink,
mint green, light coral and azure blue--perfectly emulate classic spring and summer seasonal hues. The vibrant effect with a shiny edge resonates with the current consumer mood by matching sophisticated shine with refined sparkle.
Swarovski has done it again by creating a spectacular new shimmer effect
inspired by the classic AB effect. The new shimmer effect is able to radiate 3 shades of color for more dazzling light refraction and movement. This soft, glamorous effect speaks to our increasing desire for heightened sensory experiences by merging futuristic shimmer with bold crystal colors in boundary-breaking hues.
As geometrics continue to reign supreme, this Tilted Chaton with its
angular bottom tip and round top serves as a fantastic starting point for modern mosaic and floral patterns. The unique look merges a traditionally generic shape with new and modern technology for partly applied effects, which results in a multilayered precision-cut surface that creates an optical illusion.
The Tilted Spike Fancy Stone, with dual-terminated ends, presents a new take
on unisex shapes in urban-inspired fashion. With a partly coated effect, this fancy stone serves as a base for creating new and exciting patterns. The unique look takes a generic shape and combines it with new, modern technology for partly applied effects, resulting in a precision-cut surface that creates an optical illusion.
Designers are finding luck with the partly coated Tilted Dice Fancy Stone.
The unique shape offers new possibilities in creating constructed and androgynous jewelry pieces in a world blurring gender norms. The fancy stone works as a standalone piece, or the multilayered cut combines with similar once-generic shapes made new with partly applied effects for creating optical illusions and mosaics.
The tilted chaton, tilted dice and tilted spike fancy stone settings were
specifically designed to accommodate the corresponding Swarovski tilted fancy stone Innovations for ease of use in jewelry-making. Versatile settings can also be filled with Apoxie® Sculpt and chaton rhinestones for a custom pavé-set creation.
Resonating strongly with latest minimalism/maximalism design
directions, the Pavé Drop Pendant merges 360 degrees of sparkling crystal with streamline metallic shapes. Such polar opposites come together, creating a perfect new hybrid of highly individualistic designs that are elegant and beautifully elongated.