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Swarovski's pretty charm bracelet lets you add on various charms at your leisure.
Treasures, charms and cutesy communities make up this fall season at Swarovski.
EVERYTHING that glitters may not be gold, and everything that blings need not be rock-hard diamonds either.
Sparkling Swarovski crystals are often sought-after by designers to embellish their grand creations. Beautifully set accessories also make great accompaniments to clean designs and can make a world of difference to a simple dress.
For Swarovski’s Fall/Winter 2013/14 collection, Secret Treasures, inspired by the Silk Road, bring out the best of four legendary locations.
Creative director Natalie Colin revisits the emblematic elements gathered from her travels to Asia, China, the Himalayas and India, to come up with settings, Pointiage, pavé work, beading and embroideries that are enhanced with exclusive cut crystal stones – Crystal Mesh and Crystal Rock – for a perfect mix of heritage and innovation.
“We live in a time when adaptability is key. Therefore, accessories must become more versatile. This is the guiding principle by which we design jewellery and accessories that will accompany women in their everyday lives,” said Colin in a press release.
From China, Swarovski has adopted the symbolism of yin and yang, while for the Himalayas, nature reigns as can be seen from the mountains, forests and glaciers. This is reflected in the Vita line, which uses the exclusive Pointiage technique.
True to the multi-faceted richness of Indian culture, Shourouk Rhaiem, Parisian designer of Shourouk Jewellery, collaborates with the world of fashion for an opulent collection. Meanwhile, Venetian inspiration floats a veil of baroque mystery over a large Venetie cuff.
For something cute and playful, Swarovski has the imaginary Lovlots City, which includes different families that come in a myriad of sizes, colours and shapes.
Messengers of positive emotions, these eye-catching pieces carry a totally different vibe to brighten your day.
In the “Lovlots Zodiac” range, each of the six items carry a traditional meaning. “Tora the Tiger” represents generosity and sincerity, “Me Me the Sheep” symbolises creativity and luck, “Mimi the Rabbit” evokes grace and self-confidence, “Wan Wan the Dog” stands for honesty and intelligence, “Uma the Horse” is about cheerfulness and popularity. Last but not least, “Bu Bu the Pig” conveys courage and patience.
The “Emotis” range is quirky and celebrates self-expression while the festive season comes early with the “City Beach” style, with “Happy Ducks” getting prepared for Christmas and “Santa and Reindeer” characters.
At the “Lovlots Campus”, the “Bo Bears” pay tribute to popular teddy bears, mixing finely faceted crystal with materials including epoxy, metal and plastic. The “Disco Mo” is a limited edition fuchsia crystal with a silver tone disco ball hung around her neck and a glittering silver disco hat.
That’s not all, as Swarovski also has pretty charms and clips for Fall/Winter.
Several modern and on-trend new bracelets make their first appearance, and the Charm Pops offer new mix-and-match possibilities.
Check out purple, brown or black leather bracelets which allow the wearer to add new Charm Pops such as round, square, or heart-shaped, faceted or adorned studs with mini clear or coloured pavé crystals.
There are also lucky charms such as the four-leaf clover, owl, and an openable amulet alongside hearts and ultra-feminine bows. Not forgetting also the ever popular Hello Kitty that appears in mini set crystals.
Available at Swarovski boutiques.
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