January 17th, 2011 Leave a Comment 0

Happy New Year!

We’ve enjoyed Christmas, we’ve celebrated the arrival of 2011, we’ve detoxed and even retoxed! Now at Goodman Morris Towers we’re firmly back at the bench, re-energised and ready to go. We’d like to thank all of our fab customers for their enthusiasm and support as we head into this, unbelievably, our tenth year at Market Street! We wouldn’t have made it this far without you all and we hope you’ll come and celebrate what has been an exciting decade with us in August.

Would you like to share our jewellery predictions for 2011? (As quoted in the FT, natch) Read on… We’re counting on three strong trends for 2011…

Layering, layering, layering is first and foremost. We really see this as a continuation of the whole vintage thing. A mixture of chains and pendants. The great thing about this trend is that it’s both personal and sentimental. Each collection will tell it’s own story. What will you wear? Perhaps the initial necklace that you were given by your parents for your twenty first birthday. Maybe the kitsch but cute Eiffel Tower charm you picked up on your first romantic weekend away. Your Grandmother’s pearl? That would be perfect too. Of course if you feel the need to supplement your existing collection with some new pieces we’ve got some fab bits and bobs in store! The brand new, delicate 18ct gold Hand of Fatima and peace pendants, pave set with diamonds from New York designer Mina would look brilliant; along with any of our key or heart pendants. The only difficult part would be choosing! ┬áThis trend also works well with stacking bangles and rings. It’s a casual, eclectic and fun look but takes some careful putting together. There’s a fine line between an elegantly, artless appearance and looking like the over enthusiastic consumer of a jewellery jumble sale!

Colour blocking/minimalism is another big story for 2011. Simple yet dramatic tailoring can be lifted out of the ordinary with a few strong ‘hero’ pieces, whether that’s a colourful, structured handbag or a piece of sculptural jewellery. Here at Goodman Morris we are known for our love of huge, sweetie-like gemstones and we spend lots of happy time in our workshop ‘ooohing and ahhhing’ over the latest gems to hit our benches. It’s a bit like a grown up pick and mix. This season our gem collection has come into it’s own. One of the things that we really understand is that a beautiful stone makes a strong statement. With these pieces simplicity is key. Whether you pick vibrant blue topaz, hot pink tourmaline or gorgeous green emeralds you can be assured that it will elevate your latest ensemble to another level!!!

Here’s a quick pic of our blue topaz boulder ring in this month’s She Magazine trend report.

Lastly but not leastly, Seventies lounge wear is going to have a big impact. Think YSL’s eternally classic Le Smoking and Halston’s cocktail maxi dresses. Louche and elegant with a grown up sexiness these pieces are a perfect foil for long, swingy pendants (just wait ’til you see our latest baby, named the ‘Tom Jones’ by the workshop wits – that hits the spot perfectly!) and our old faves, the ever wonderful, always wearable (I wear mine to glam up the house work – honest) cocktail rings.

Hope to see you soon.

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