Current global events aren’t keeping the wheel of fashion from turning in Stockholm, with Crown Princess Victoria recently launching the city’s digital fashion week from Haga Palace. Victoria sported two of the hottest trends in jewelry this year: an oversized chain necklace and oversized earrings, which provided the touch of bling that offset an elegant and simple black ensemble. Over the years, events such as Fashion Week have established Stockholm as a key European player when it comes to fashion and jewelry. Read more about building a luxury jewelry collection In Stockholm.
If you plan to visit the city to purchase a few items for your own curated jewelry collection, the following tips may be of help.
If you are building a personal jewelry collection, then investing in a small number of items by iconic jewelry houses such as Cartier, Bvlgari or Chopard is ideal, as these pieces tend to cling to their value, and as time passes, many designs come to be considered valuable vintage pieces. In Stockholm, you can find these boutiques in the city center. Cartier is located on Smålandsgatan 10; Bvlgari can be found on Hamngatan 18-20; and many items by Chopard and other prestigious brands can be found at shops like Nymans Ur 1851 on Biblioteksgatan 1. Stockholm houses all the famed jewelry houses you might find in European fashion capitals like Paris, London and Milan, so whether you are after a Love bracelet or a dreamy Chopard nature-inspired diamond watch, you will be spoiled for choice.
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When in Stockholm, it pays to visit local shops for luxury items that can be made-to-measure. Doing so will ensure that some of the pieces you purchase are one-of-a-kind and somehow connected to your visit to Sweden. Shops like A.P. Shaps and Caroline Hjerpe stock both ready-to-wear items and customized pieces. Having an item made for you is a good way to marry your dream jewelry piece with a reasonable spending budget. For instance, if you are after a halo ring, pendant necklace, or dazzling diamond tennis bracelet, you may not wish to fork out the price demanded by a VVS1, VVS2 or VS1 diamond. Sometimes, diamonds that are slightly included – i.e. those that have category 1 or 2 flaws – can still dazzle with their brightness, particularly if they are part of a pavé or delicate design. You can also mix a variety of diamond clarity grades in your design, allowing main stones to shine in flawless perfection.
Choosing Statement Pieces
One of the hottest trends as viewed on catwalks this year comprises large, oversized statement pieces, as favored by Princess Victoria. You will find a plethora of modern, future-forward jewelry shops in Stockholm in areas like Östermalm and Södermalm. Gaudy, for instance, is inspired by avant-garde art, while Deisy’s is known for its unique, ultra blingy designs. Fun, colorful jewelry that dresses up simple fashions is always a hit at parties, so make sure your collection has a few pieces that will spark up conversations at your next soirée.
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The Stockholm fashion scene is moving full speed ahead, with digital shows replacing physical ones for the moment. If you have chosen a few must-have items online, wear them with the right jewelry, shopping for classic as well as funky, colorful pieces. Stockholm has numerous shops selling retail and exclusive jewelry alike, so whether you’re looking for investment pieces or you’re after a trendy ‘of the season’ piece, you will certainly find a variety of options and designs.
Building A Luxury Jewelry Collection In Stockholm, written exclusively for Daily Scandinavian by Kraroline Gore. Karoline is a freelance writer from Stoke on Trent in the UK who left the corporate grind when she started a family and has never looked back. She enjoys contributing to a range of online publications on the topics that are important to her.
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