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Score: 8.3
This Month and Hot Top 4 Examples: 71,257 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 13 - Apr 14
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Couples infuse pop culture references into their unions with geeky jewelry
Implications - Couples are always looking for a way to set themselves apart from the rest of the bridal community and many are opting for rings that represent both love and pop culture. This lighthearted approach to marriage modernizes the union and makes it more approachable for young, eager couples with quirk to become further a part of pop culture [More]
Score: 7.4
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 15,968 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Mar 14
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An organic connection for consumers is forged with jewelry made from remains
Implications - As artisans strive to deliver products that are both unique and eye-catching, the move towards more obscure materials like animal remains is being accepted by consumers that crave anything distinctly one of a kind. Speaking to the ego of fashionistas, the jewelry designs rebel against manufactured designs that are overproduced and are genetically unique. [More]
Score: 7.2
This Month and Warm Top 4 Examples: 72,319 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 12 - Mar 14
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Reflecting a youthful reliance on technology, USB jewelry offers modern integration
Implications - With the information age resulting in a shift towards more digitally based content and communication, convenient access to sources of technology has become increasingly important, particularity for tech-savvy youths. Aiming to satisfy a consumer need for increased tech accessibility, brands are merging such products as USBs with other market areas like jewelry to incorporate technology on a more routine level. The blending of tech and fashion reflects a move toward more diversified methods of digital attainability. [More]
Score: 7.4
This Quarter and Warm Top 4 Examples: 26,834 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 12 - Mar 14
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Regional jewelry caters to travelers who desire more meaningful souvenirs
Implications - While photographic captures are a convenient way to document experiences, relying on digital devices often makes memorable situations more fleeting and less emotionally engaging. As a method to make memories more momentous, consumers are turning to regionally influenced keepsakes such as handcrafted jewelry to create a sentimental connection to the places visited. This reflects the need for products that help create more ties between consumers and their experiences. [More]
Score: 8.6
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 123,479 Total Clicks Date Range: May 13 - Feb 14
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Young DIYers knock off high-end jewelry for a feasible taste of luxury
Implications - As the luxury market continues to grow at an exponential rate, younger generations without the capacity to afford extravagant goods are taking to craft stores and thrift shops to create personal interpretations of high-end jewelry. Created with limited expertise, but well enough to pass briefly as precious in material, the move towards DIY luxury goods satisfies demand by the fashion-conscious to maintain a cost-effective pulse on trends while at the same time being able to incorporate personal accents for their own customized look and fit. [More]
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Score: 8.6
This Quarter and Hot Top 4 Examples: 119,610 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Jan 14
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Nerdy accessories illustrates a move toward gaining mass market recognition
Implications - With consumers becoming more confident in expressing their views, preferences for products beyond those tailored to a specific gender are emerging, opening up the door for more androgynous designs. By infusing stereotypical male references into female-catered products, brands aim to expand traditionally gendered products to a wider market audience. This illustrates a growing need to develop product recognition beyond its intended consumer demographic. [More]
Score: 5
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 8,154 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 13 - Sep 13
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Adding a degree of interest to a product, scent is being added unexpectedly
Implications - Adding another dimension to otherwise indistinguishable products, scent is being treated as an added value onto goods. Creating an sense-engaging experience onto an existing product, changes like this add an differentiating aspect to goods and is an effective way for brands to connect more strongly with consumers. [More]
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Score: 8.3
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 187,332 Total Clicks Date Range: Mar 13 - Jul 13
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The concept of "statement jewelry" is taken to aggressive heights
Implications - Accessories add a personal element to an aesthetic that is becoming progressively more intrusive as of late. This is due to an overall shift in what it means to be attractive. Aggressive adornment speaks to a larger change in the beauty industry, as what's fascinating becomes more prevalent than whatever is simply pleasant to look at. [More]
Score: 5.3
Mild Top 4 Examples: 23,311 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 12 - Dec 12
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Cause-related eyewear lets consumers accessorize ethically
Implications - More fashion designers and brands are associating their wares with social causes in a bid to win over socially minded consumers. One area in which this is especially prevalent is eyewear; in particular, sunglasses related to environmental and social issues are increasingly coming to the fore. For consumers, this offers a simple way to contribute to a cause while meeting both fashion and function needs. [More]
Score: 5.5
Warm Top 4 Examples: 24,801 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 11 - Nov 12
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Black diamonds become basis of inspiration for a variety of opulent goods
Implications - Carbonado, or "Black Diamonds," are now the luxury good to covet. As these gems are very rare, they offer the feeling of exclusivity, but they also provide a dark mystique that can make one feel both sexy and subversive. While real black diamonds are hard to come by and even more expensive to purchase, that's not stopping designers from using them as inspiration, evidenced in the cars, beauty products, jewelry and even gourmet foods that have been influenced by these precious stones' magic and mystery. [More]