2019 Jewellery Trends & Citrine Beads

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Britons are defying the Brexit gloom and splashing out on jewellery, according to the UK Office of Statistics. Jewellery sales shot up 2% in the three-months to end of September.

You’re customers’ want the latest style, yet pretend they don’t follow trends. They choose their jewellery carefully, looking for something different. Your job is to try to design jewellery that sells quickly in 2019. You’ll have an edge if you’re aware of the latest trends.

Original design sells faster than cheaper prices

The contrast of huge over-sized jewellery, combined with simple, innocent and nostalgic clothing is becoming popular. Large multi-layer pearls and semi-precious stone necklaces.

Massive rings, often in pairs or on every finger are in, especially on top of gloves. Likewise in winter, brooches will return as they can be worn over a coat. Big, bold and wild rings with huge gemstones is the way to go.

These call for extra-chunky semi-precious stone bracelets to match. Silver bracelets fit the trend , but also natural like wood, leather or ethnic. Maya or Egyptian influence calls for lapis lazuli, topaz, sodalite or aquamarine beads, Thai silver beads, and blue howlite. All these styles call for hand-crafted bracelets to be in demand in 2019.

Dainty and delicate is in too. Like big classic medallions, mixed with small round beads creating a romantic and feminine style. Plus chains, crystals and thin threads of smaller beads.

In New York, London, Milan and Paris, shell jewellery is showing for 2019. Chains and mix ‘n’ match are also appearing on the catwalk this Autumn.

Earrings give ladies femininity and sophistication – large are still very much in vouge. Bold geometric shapes: squares, rhombuses, triangles and spirals. Or long, solid elongated earrings.

Symmetry is out: use eccentric patterns and informality. Hippie bohemian style expressing creativity and effortlessness. However, the jewellery must look expensive.

Hair jewelry like hairpins with semi-precious gemstones and rhinestones, and tiaras are also hot.

Finally, cremation jewellery is becoming popular. This is made from the ashes of a loved one. To carry the memory of a special someone with you brings comfort with a feeling of connection.

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Sunny and affordable, citrine brightens all jewellery, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold. Yellow is a natural reviver, and citrine focuses the mind bringing a feeling of self-esteem.

In medication it helps re-establish the link between your conscious and subconscious. If you’re feeling down, hold citrine to lift your spirit. It’s also good at healing the body and communication. Citrine gives warm energy, promotes optimism, and attracts abundance.

Citrine removes negative energy, and in ancient times it was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. Known as a “merchants’ stone”, placed in the cash register to acquire and keep wealth.

Citrine is the birthstone for November with corresponding signs of Gemini, Aries, Libra, and Leo.

Although the darker, orange colours of citrine, sometimes called Madeira citrine after the colour of the wine, has generally been the most valued colour, in modern times, many people prefer the bright lemony shades which mix better with pastel colours. Most citrine comes from Brazil.

Sometimes citrine is wrongly referred to as topaz quartz. In the past it referred to the colour, which is similar to topaz. Since topaz is a separate mineral, this type of name can be confusing. However, citrine is considered an alternative to topaz as the birthstone for November.

As long as citrine is protected from prolonged exposure to light or heat, it will last for years, and it never requires cleansing.


Yellow topaz looks very similar to citrine. The Egyptians thought topaz was coloured with the golden glow of the sun god Ra. This made topaz a very powerful amulet that protected the faithful against harm. The Romans associated topaz with Jupiter, who also is the god of the sun.

Topaz sometimes has the amber gold of fine cognac or the blush of a peach and all the beautiful warm browns and oranges. Some rare and exceptional topaz can be pink to sherry red.

Wear topaz only if you wish to be clear-sighted: legend has it that it dispels all enchantment and helps to improve eyesight as well!

The ancient Greeks believed that it increased strength and makes its wearer invisible in emergencies. Topaz was also said to change colour in the presence of poisoned food or drink. Its mystical curative powers waxed and waned with the phases of the moon: it was said to cure insomnia, asthma, and hemorrhages.

Brown, yellow, orange, sherry, red and pink topaz is found in Brazil and Sri Lanka. Pink topaz is found in Pakistan and Russia. Today we also have blue topaz, which has a pale to medium blue colour created by irradiation. Pale topaz which is enhanced to become blue is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and China.

In early 1998, a new type of enhanced topaz made its appearance, the surface-enhanced topaz, with colours described as blue to greenish-blue or emerald green. Topaz is a very hard gemstone but it can be split with a single blow, a trait it shares with diamond. As a result it should be protected from hard knocks.

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