Inhorgenta Munich 2018 – Colour is Trumps – the Precious Stone Trends of the Year

S© GROH + RIPPparkling diamonds, bright coloured gemstones, shimmering pearls – every year at the Inhorgenta Munich hall C1 “Carat” turns into a fantastic treasure trove. From February 16 to 19, 2018, around 200 exhibitors will present the finest gemstones and diamonds in their most beautiful facets.

“Even if gemstones are too valuable to inspire only for one season, there are certain preferences among the end consumers, depending on the specifications of the fashion world,” says Stefanie Mändlein, project manager at Inhorgenta Munich.

“Colour trends trend every year in fashion from Paris, Milan and New York”, confirms Alexander Arnoldi of the Idar-Obersteiner company of the same name. In fact, the trend nuances proclaimed every year by the US colour organization Pantone have a big impact on the preferred gems. The contenders for the Pantone colours for 2018 are Yves Klein Blue, Millennial Pink and Papaya Orange. The Inhorgenta Munich 2018 shows these tones in gemstones.

Aquamarine, © Arnoldi InternationalBlue is a favourite companion
Nicole Ripp, Managing Director of the Idar-Obersteiner Grinder Groh + Ripp says: “I’m a big fan of Yves Klein. Did you know that he painted with crushed lapis? Our best Lapis comes from Afghanistan and is steel blue without pyrite inclusions – a dream for any connoisseur of opaque stones. “Arnoldi also wants to present the azure-blue in gemstone at the Inhorgenta Munich 2018.”The aquamarine with its varied nuances is a popular companion of the fashion industry for many years,” says Alexander Arnoldi.

A painting as inspiration
Paul Wild from Kirschweiler enjoys a worldwide reputation as a supplier of rare coloured gemstones. Markus Wild, head of the family business in the third generation, was inspired by the painting “Paradise Garden” by the painter Henri Rousseau to create a unique collection of gemstones. “We were looking for an inspiration that expresses nature, romance and joie de vivre,” says Markus Wild, “then we discovered the artwork of Rousseau.” The team of Paul Wild translated the tones and moods of the painting into fantastic gemstone sets and sets, all at the same time Some of the trimmings in rich jungle green and tropical blue are a perfect match for the trendy colours, and our proposals are in line with the floral trend in design that permeates all shades. Now, greens in all sorts of nuances are most in demand. But rosé and light blue are in great demand too. “The company’s bestsellers are Paraíba tourmalines from Brazil and Mozambique, spinels from Tajikistan and Tanzania and Tsavorite from Kenya.

Colour joy of the customers increases
The advantage of the gems is that there are these wonders of nature in all the colours of the rainbow. So, there is the right gem for each colour trend. “At Millennial Pink I think of a particularly beautiful couple of unheated sapphires from Madagascar – a dream. And with Papaya Orange, I think of Padparadscha directly. Its name comes from the Sinhalese and denotes the colour of the lotus flower. It’s a corundum of outright beauty and an exotic delicacy among connoisseurs, “says Nicole Ripp. “The colour joy of the customers increases,” observes Ann Michelle Althöfer of Karl Faller and continues: “Untreated coloured sapphires sell very well, in particular our offer of multicolour sapphires in pastel shades is very well received.”

Raw material for new jewellery dreams
Single stones in soft pink, light green or light blue are also in great demand. And Alexandre Hahn, managing director of the Düsseldorf-based company Gerhard Hahn, relies on a gemstone specialty that exists in numerous shades of colour: “We push the spinel, because we consider it the stone of the future. It shows high brilliance and a fantastic colour spectrum and is offered untreated by us. “Arnoldi occupies further trend colours with his offer at the Inhorgenta Munich:” The refreshingly green, Scandinavian Peridot, which is only grinded from old, Norwegian stocks, is a rare highlight of the colour world. At the same time, Chrysoberyl, coming from Brazil, is setting new trends for the lime trend, especially with its exceptionally high refraction.”
“No matter what your favourite colour is. The extensive range of Inhorgenta Munich leaves nothing to be desired “, Stefanie Mändlein is convinced. “Here exhibitors from the neighbouring halls as well as visitors will find the raw material for new jewellery dreams for the coming season 2018.”

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