2020 Jewellery Trends, Citrine & Topaz Beads

26th October 2019

Order Early For ChritmasSee us today or tomorrow, 26th-27th October at Newton Abbot Gem n Bead Fair, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 3AF.  Enjoy a weekend in Devon – great deals around Torquay this time of year!

Cheshire Bead FairThen, the following Sunday, 3rd November, at Cheshire Bead Fair, (as photo) Market Place, Nantwich CW5 5DG – 20th year of this great show!

See our many NEW beads just arrived in the UK in our 800 kg shipment of 37 boxes!  Some already listed on our online shop, click New Beads.

All our shows booked so far this new year click 2019 Bead Fairs.

2020 Jewellery Trends
Boxed Jewellery For Chrismas
Citrine For November
Yellow Topaz
Autumn Bead Fairs
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2020 Jewellery TrendsHuge Earring

Jewellery makers and beaders must keep up with fashion, otherwise their designs won’t sell.

Top on the catwalk planned for next Spring are colorful jewellery and the continued big, mismatching, or single earring trend. Chains in jewellery designs is also planned. All in all, a continuation of 2019 trends.

Bazaar’s top clothes trend for next spring is Disco Collar – this goes great with big long earrings.

Frame BeadsShiny Devil-Black Hematite Frame Square Beadscolourful beads for 2020As for 2020 colours, Pantone says ‘there is a desire for the sense of the familiar’: Classic Blue, Flame Scarlet, Saffron Yellow, and Biscay Green. Aquamarine-colour jewellery is also showing for 2020.

Dulux paint trends for next year are: ‘Grounded’ – a light brown, ‘Comeback’ – a new blue, and ‘Cultivate’ – a new tonal green.

Frame BeadsOur Frame Beads are perfect for 2020 earrings, see at or

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Boxed NecklacesMake sure all your jewellery for others’ is boxed for Christmas. This will enhance your design, making it more appealing and professional – and as a Christmas present, it will look more expensive and easy to wrap. You can buy quality boxes on eBay.

It’s also good to sell matching sets, like earrings or a bracelet with a necklace.

Every lady, young or old, loves to receive jewellery – so get making right away!

Why not book a space in a Christmas market to sell your designs. Many cost over £1,500, BUT when you can average £1,000 a day sales, it’s worth it!

The Bead QueenPictures are jewellery designed by Lorraine Cannell of The Bead Queen – see her site at

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.

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.   

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Autumn Bead Fairs

  • Sat & Sun 26th-27th October: Newton Abbott Gem n Bead Fair, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot Racecourse, Devon TQ12 3AF
  • Sunday 3rd November: Cheshire Bead Fair, Market Place, Nantwich CW5 5DG. Full details here.
  • Sat & Sun 9th-10th November: Kempton Park Gem n Bead Fair, Kempton Park Racecourse, London TW16 5AQ
  • Sat & Sun 16th-17th November: Brighton Gem n Bead Fair, Brighton Racecourse, Brighton BN2 9XZ.
  • Sat & Sun 30th Nov – 1st Dec, New Date: Burges Hall Gem n Bead Fair, One Leisure, Westwood Rd, St Ives, Cambs PE27 6WU

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