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Score: 6.1
This Year and Warm Top 4 Examples: 19,234 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 14 - Oct 15
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DIY jewelry shifts toward bold aesthetics as a means for self-expression
Implications - As methods of self expression continue to dominate consumer culture, especially among teens, DIY tactics are following suit with more flamboyant alternatives. Leaving subtlety behind, consumers are opting to create jewelry pieces that focus on eccentric shapes and over-the-top imagery. The use of bold features reflects a shift in maker culture toward more unique aesthetics reflective of individual taste and preferences. [More]
Score: 8.3
This Year and V. Hot Top 4 Examples: 26,038 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 15 - Oct 15
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The 3D-printed phenomenon expands to accessories for heightened customization
Implications - Realizing the growing demand for hyper-customization, brands, like those in the fashion industry, are turning to 3D-printed services to offer consumers more control. Offering buyers digitally curated accessories, brands are not only utilizing 3D-printing technology to surprise and delight consumers, but also seeking to add a level of personalization in a more streamlined way. [More]
Score: 5.8
Warm Top 4 Examples: 30,622 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - May 15
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Consumers turn to wearable gadgets as a form of bonding with their peers
Implications - Moving away from handmade jewelry options, young, tech-savvy consumers are turning to wearable devices as a means of bonding. Allowing consumers to easily connect and communicate with others, these accessories not only facilitate relationships, but also reflect the shift towards a more technologically inclined method of peer-to-peer interaction. [More]
Score: 5.3
Warm Top 4 Examples: 23,371 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Sep 14
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Seeking a childhood connection, consumers turn to toy-inspired accessories
Implications - Seeking to maintain a childhood link, consumers are turning to products that fuse youthful elements with more mature, adult accessories. Transforming iconic toys and playthings into everyday jewelry pieces, brands are using elements of play to add nostalgia and familiarity to their products, allowing consumers to savor childhood activities in a more refined, adult manner. [More]
Score: 6.6
Hot Top 4 Examples: 44,766 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Jan 15
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Seeking functionality, consumers turn to jewelry that can change form
Implications - Seeking to acquire multi-functional products without added cost, consumers are turning to more adaptable everyday accessories. Opting for jewelry pieces that can morph and transform into different designs, consumers are able to satiate diverse tastes through a single product. [More]
Score: 3
Mild Top 4 Examples: 2,374 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Jul 14
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Consumers opt for jewelry-based forms of expression for celebrity praise
Implications - Celebrity culture in recent years has become something of a guilty pleasure for consumers, but a recent surge in pride is shifting fandom from embarrassing to boastful. This shift identifies areas for capitalization as consumers are less concerned about cultural acceptance than previously perceived. [More]
Score: 5.6
Warm Top 4 Examples: 30,548 Total Clicks Date Range: Aug 13 - Jul 14
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Instead of hiding their rebellious nature, consumers wear addictions with pride
Implications - Overworked consumers are becoming more laissez faire about taboo topics as seen with jewelry designs that boast about vices like drugs and alcohol. This acceptance and proliferation of addiction denotes a cultural preference for sincerity and openness, but also one for an edgy aesthetic. [More]
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Score: 5.4
Warm Top 4 Examples: 40,978 Total Clicks Date Range: Nov 13 - Sep 14
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Workout aids are revamped as consumers seek more integrated forms of health
Implications - Devices that aid in personal well-being are receiving aesthetic enhancements to seamlessly blend in with routine. Catering to design-conscious consumers -- particularly women -- these contemporary health products emphasize the more lighthearted, fun side of women's fitness, pointing to more positive body image experiences all around. [More]
Score: 4.8
Mild Top 4 Examples: 20,974 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Jun 14
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Holiday-oriented jewelry gets an upscale update
Implications - Replacing a tradition of garish and outdated designs, holiday jewelry is getting a nuanced makeover to appeal to a new generation of adults. Making subtle use of traditional imagery to convey playfulness, the designs appeal by allowing consumers to take part in celebrations in a toned-down way. [More]
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Score: 5.6
Warm Top 4 Examples: 25,818 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 12 - May 14
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Consumers obsessed with being perceived as outcasts opt for scientific jewelry
Implications - Science -- a vertical shrouded in social awkwardness -- is being accepted by the fashion-forward as an extension of the geek-chic phenomenon. As a molecular aesthetic permeates the jewelry market, consumers become proud to be included in a social group that's on the outskirts of societal acceptance. [More]