Jewelry Trends: 2015 Hits and Our Predictions for 2016

Now that 2015 is coming to a close, it’s time to review the jewelry trend predictions the GIA social team made for the year.  We were so pleasantly surprised at their accuracy that we asked them to peer into their crystal balls again to see what will be trending in jewelry for 2016.

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Getting into the Spirit: Selecting the Perfect Holiday Jewelry

The holiday season is always something people look forward to, but we’re often swept up in planning, cooking, shopping and more, not leaving enough time for ourselves. One way to stay on top of your game and avoid the dreaded last minute, “What am I going to wear?” dilemma is by having your outfits prepared (and jewelry selected) well ahead of time.

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The Murky History of Poison Rings

Since the bewitching season is upon us, it’s a perfect time to do a postmortem on poison rings – those devious jewels whose secret compartments supposedly held deadly contents. A shroud of mystery and rumor surrounds them, so their reputation is fittingly a mash-up of fact and fiction.

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2016 Engagement Ring Trends

You’re going to propose – maybe this Christmas or on Valentine’s Day, and you’re on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring. Display windows are filled with so many choices that you’re experiencing sensory overload. Have no fear: we’re going to make picking the ring of her dreams a little easier for you.

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Floral Jewelry and the Secret Messages of Flowers

When it comes to jewelry design motifs, flowers are – pardon the pun – perennial favorites. These delicate creations inspire jewelry designers to capture their fleeting beauty into timeless jewelry. Because flowers are so rich in symbolism, they make for thoughtful gifts for your loved ones and you.

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2015 Summer Auction Showcase: Exquisite Gemstones Dazzle with a Record-Breaking Streak

Throughout the year, Christie’s and Sotheby’s feature auction pieces that are some of the best jewelry from throughout history. Earlier this spring we featured two historic gemstones that were auctioned at Sotheby’s Geneva on May 12, and also reported on other gemstones and jewelry that sold for record-breaking prices at auction. Here, we round out our auction series with more recent pieces that made quite a splash at Christie’s auctions this past June.

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