Oroarezzo Strikes Gold

March 24, 1999

Oroarezzo Strikes Gold

White and yellow metals competed for attention at the Oroarezzo Fair in Arezzo, Italy, where more than 400 Italian manufacturers exhibited March 20-23.

Italian jewelry trends often precede American fashion, so overseas buyers took note that along with yellow gold's return, fewer two-tone and tri-color gold designs were featured than in past shows. Shiny surfaces and three-dimensional pieces had the biggest impact.

Other trends included large, puffy charms; geometric open-link, paperclip and graduated chain; slinky bracelets and big bangles; cutout rings and bracelets; hoop earrings in every size; and briolette, checkerboard and cabochon gems.

- by Lorraine M. Suermann