Jewellery Trends for 2014 & Benefits of Citrine Beads for November

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Jewellery Trends for 2014

Swarovski Gems in their Gem Visions 2014 report show design direction and themes to inspire for the coming year. Identifying trends, they anticipate 2014 jewellery to be dazzling and adventurous.

The influential designer spells ‘conversation’ as one word to sum up the coming style - using traditional coloured gemstones and imaginative ideas with exciting surreal and tribal designs, often with a travel theme.

Like Allegoroa, their daring new-year trend based on the word allegory meaning to use material forms to represent an abstract or spiritual concept. The jewellery uses intense colours and bold geometry to create a modern-sense of mythical spirits.

A similar style they call Cross Gender mirrors the ever-changing moods of today’s consumerism. Using the energy of bright pink, yellow, blue and white - the contemporary design reflects the independence of today’s youth to challenge convention.

The movement of masses from countryside to cities in Asia and their global influence is summed up with Zen-like jewellery called Minimal East. Traditional crafts blended with innovative technology are expressed with soft greens, greys, and a hint of Chinese lacquer red producing a modern sophisticated style.

One other jewellery trend Swarovski call Eldorado Remix is based on the upturn of modern Brazil, represented by rich tribal African colours and ancient sculptures. Like daring turquoise, amethyst and coral, blended with more-earthy tones of brown and grass-green.

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Citrine: Mellow Yellow

”Citrine” comes from the French word for lemon, and is any quartz crystal or cluster that’s yellow to orange. The darker, orange colours were traditionally the best, but today people prefer bright lemony shades to mix with pastel colours. Citrine with man-made colour tends to have more of an orange or reddish caste. Most natural citrine starts life as amethyst until heated in a molten state to change.

Sunny and affordable, citrine brightens all jewellery, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold. The yellow colour 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 minds. If you are feeling down, try holding citrine to lift your spirit. It’s also very good at healing the body and helping people communicate. Citrine has warm energy, promotes optimism, and attracts abundance.

Citrine is one of the few stones that removes negative energy and never requires cleansing. 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 not only acquire wealth but to maintain it as well. Citrine is the birthstone for November, and its corresponding signs are 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 you will hear citrine referred to as topaz quartz, which is incorrect. This name was used in the past in reference to the colour, which is sometimes similar to the colour of 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.

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Yellow Topaz

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 had the power to increase strength and make its wearer invisible in times of emergency. 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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