2020 Jewellery Trends, Citrine & Topaz Beads

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2020 Jewellery Trends
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Citrine For November
Yellow Topaz
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Jewellery makers and beaders must keep up with fashion, otherwise their designs won’t sell.

Top on the catwalk planned for next Spring are colorful jewellery and the continued big, mismatching, or single earring trend. Chains in jewellery designs is also planned. All in all, a continuation of 2019 trends.

Bazaar’s top clothes trend for next spring is Disco Collar – this goes great with big long earrings.

As for 2020 colours, Pantone says ‘there is a desire for the sense of the familiar’: Classic Blue, Flame Scarlet, Saffron Yellow, and Biscay Green. Aquamarine-colour jewellery is also showing for 2020. Dulux paint trends for next year are: ‘Grounded’ – a light brown, ‘Comeback’ – a new blue, and ‘Cultivate’ – a new tonal green.

Our Frame Beads are perfect for 2020 earrings, see at MrBead.co.uk or MrBead.com
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Make sure all your jewellery for others’ is boxed for Christmas. This will enhance your design, making it more appealing and professional – and as a Christmas present, it will look more expensive and easy to wrap. You can buy quality boxes on eBay.

It’s also good to sell matching sets, like earrings or a bracelet with a necklace.

Every lady, young or old, loves to receive jewellery – so get making right away!

Why not book a space in a Christmas market to sell your designs? Many cost over £1,500, BUT when you can average £1,000 a day sales, it’s worth it!


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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