2021 Trends, Fossil Coral & Citrine Beads 

25th October 2020Order Early For Chritmas

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Kempton Park Gem n Bead Fair is off – but Harrogate 7-8th November, and Newton Abbott 21st-22nd Nov shows may be on.

It all depends on Government policy a week before a fair, whether it is allowed to run. Please see our website before travelling: 2020 Bead Fairs

Jewellery Trends For 2021
Fossil Coral Beads
Citrine Beads For November
Yellow Topaz
Autumn Bead Fairs
New MrBead Shop
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Jewellery Trends For 2021

Chain Necklace2021 may feel a long way away, but three-months is nothing, and jewellery makers need to plan ahead.

Your customers will be looking for designs that are in the latest fashion.

Vogue’s trends for Fall/Winter 2020-2021, include piles of flowing necklaces, chains and pearls, and oversize jewellery belts. Everything big, bold and brash.

Shell necklaceSome models on the catwalk were sporting clothing that incorporated jewellery. Big pearls and chains sewn into sweaters and dresses around the neck line.

Chunky chains on large choker necklaces and earrings, with classic chain bracelets continue in fashion. Another Vogue trend is large oversize semi precious talisman pendants and brooches – perhaps to protect from Covid-19.

Huge EarringTortoise BeadsOther new designs are also big and bold, like animal shapes on necklaces and earrings. Although a huge single earring is still the trend.

Chunky pearl and shell beads have also made a comeback. Along with big bright colours.


Fossil Coral Beads

Fossil BeadsFossil coral beads are created from stones containing fossils of creatures that lived millions of years ago. The fossilized rock is then pulverized and formed into the bead shape, ready for polishing, drilling, and making into jewellery.

Fossil BeadsThey are especially cut to reveal unusual and interesting surface features, and then dyed brilliant colours making dramatic eye-catching jewellery. Rich burnt red and vivid polished purple are particularly spectacular.

Fossil coral’s striking pattern is determined by the species of coral that became fossilized. A common fossil coral is made from crinoids stems. These look like flowers, but were really tiny animals – the lines radiating out to form circles are where their spines were attached.

These beads are thought to accelerate positive changes by energising the entire aura.

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Citrine For November: Mellow Yellow

Citrine BeadsSunny and affordable, citrine brightens all jewellery, blending especially well with the yellow gleam of polished gold. Yellow is a natural reviver, and citrine focuses the mind bringing a feeling of self-esteem.

Citrine BeadsIn medication it helps re-establish the link between your conscious and subconscious. If you’re feeling down, hold citrine to lift your spirit.

It’s also good at healing the body and communication. Citrine gives warm energy, promotes optimism, and attracts abundance.

Citrine BeadsCitrine removes negative energy, and  in ancient times it was carried as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. Known as a “merchants’ stone”, placed in the cash register to acquire and keep wealth.

Citrine is the birthstone for November with corresponding signs of Gemini, Aries, Libra, and Leo.

Citrine BeadsAlthough the darker, orange colours of citrine, sometimes called Madeira citrine after the colour of the wine, has generally been the most valued colour, in modern times, many people prefer the bright lemony shades which mix better with pastel colours. Most citrine comes from Brazil.

Citrine BraceletSometimes citrine is wrongly referred to as topaz quartz. In the past it referred to the colour, which is similar to topaz. Since topaz is a separate mineral, this type of name can be confusing. However, citrine is considered an alternative to topaz as the birthstone for November.

As long as citrine is protected from prolonged exposure to light or heat, it will last for years, and it never requires cleansing.

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Yellow Topaz

TopazYellow topaz looks very similar to citrine.  The Egyptians thought topaz was coloured with the golden glow of the sun god Ra. This made topaz a very powerful amulet that protected the faithful against harm. The Romans associated topaz with Jupiter, who also is the god of the sun.

Topaz BeadsTopaz sometimes has the amber gold of fine cognac or the blush of a peach and all the beautiful warm browns and oranges. Some rare and exceptional topaz can be pink to sherry red.

Wear topaz only if you wish to be clear-sighted: legend has it that it dispels all enchantment and helps to improve eyesight as well!

Topaz BraceletThe ancient Greeks believed that it increased strength and makes its wearer invisible in emergencies. Topaz was also said to change colour in the presence of poisoned food or drink. Its mystical curative powers waxed and waned with the phases of the moon: it was said to cure insomnia, asthma, and hemorrhages.

Topaz BeadsBrown, yellow, orange, sherry, red and pink topaz is found in Brazil and Sri Lanka. Pink topaz is found in Pakistan and Russia. Today we also have blue topaz, which has a pale to medium blue colour created by irradiation. Pale topaz which is enhanced to become blue is found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, and China.

Topaz BeadsIn early 1998, a new type of enhanced topaz made its appearance, the surface-enhanced topaz, with colours described as blue to greenish-blue or emerald green.  Topaz is a very hard gemstone but it can be split with a single blow, a trait it shares with diamond. As a result it should be protected from hard knocks.   

See All Our Topaz Beads

Autumn Bead Fairs

It all depends on Government policy a week before the event, if allowed to be on or not. Please check on our website before travelling: Bead Fairs 2020

  • Maybe Weekend 7th-8th Nov – Harrogate Gem n Bead Fair, Pavillions of Harrogate, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ. This is confirmed on, in the larger hall.
  • Maybe Weekend 21st-22nd Nov – Devon Gem n Bead Fair, Newton Abbott Racecourse, TQ12 3AF.

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