Whether you believe crystals and gemstones are meant for display or adornment, for wearing or for wishing on, there’s no denying their powers of attraction. For proof, look no further than the 50,000 folks who flood the streets (and parking lots, and hotels, and convention halls) of Tucson, Arizona, every year for the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.
In addition to being a wonderland of raw and cut stones, just-unearthed minerals, and even dinosaur bones, the shows—all 40-plus of them—are also a prime environment for spotting jewelry and home styles for the year ahead. Here are eight gem and crystal trends that shone brighter than the rest on our recent scouting mission—and dozens of ideas to get the look. Which one catches your eye?
1. Iridescents of all kinds
White opals won us over first. Then we went mad for moonstones. Now we see the (rainbow-colored) light: that there’s a vast range of iridescent stones spanning the spectrum from pretty and pale to mystical and dark, and it’s the latter that are filling our wish lists (and tastemakers’ Instagram feeds). If you haven’t already fallen for fire opal, black opal, or gently flashing labradorite, prepare to be charmed.
Source: Etsy Blog