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Get Ready For Game of Thrones Fever

By Rachel Taylor

One of the most surprising jewellery trends to emerge in the past few years was inspired by the global hit TV show Games of Thrones. With the sixth season of the show back on TV screens now, it might be time to get some dragon jewels and designs with gothic undertones at the ready.

 

Pirelli bluestone pendant by Clogau Gold
Pirelli bluestone pendant by Clogau Gold

 

The influence of the TV show and series of books has been phenomenal, and jewellery has been a popular medium for fans to pledge allegiance. Wedding rings have been made engraved with quotes from Game of Thrones – most notably “moon of my life, my sun and stars”; vows taken by characters Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo.

 

Deer tusk, diamond and mandarin garnet earrings by Scottish jewellery brand Jorie
Deer tusk, diamond and mandarin garnet earrings by Scottish jewellery brand Jorie

 

Another popular motif in Game of Thrones-inspired jewellery is dragons. For those who have not seen the show or read the books, dragons play a major role and are one of the most iconic images of the stories. Or for fans of characters from The North, jewels depicting wolves are popular – Direwolves are an important link to the Stark family.

 

Dragones de Fuego earrings in white gold and diamonds by Carrera y Carrera
Dragones de Fuego earrings in white gold and diamonds by Carrera y Carrera

 

Dragon-inspired bracelet from the Diamond Tree collection by Wendy Yue
Dragon-inspired bracelet from the Diamond Tree collection by Wendy Yue

 

Gaelle Khouri's Dragon ring is made from 18ct yellow gold and rust-tone bronze and set with rubies, blue sapphires and tsavorite
Gaelle Khouri’s Dragon ring is made from 18ct yellow gold and rust-tone bronze and set with rubies, blue sapphires and tsavorite

 

The general style vibe of the show is Medieval, so any jewels that look as though they could be made from blackened steel or set with rough-cut gems or strung on a leather thong can also tap into this trend. Bones, olde worlde symbols, or even swords and armour references will work too.

 

Bone and precious gems neck cuff by Fabio Salini
Bone and precious gems neck cuff by Fabio Salini

 

While Game of Thrones won’t be a defining trend for the commercial jewellery industry this year, it is certainly a fun theme to play with. And for marketing purposes, it’s a great way to tap into what a lot of your customers will be talking about.

Embrace the hype by presenting a selection of jewels that could tap into this trend, and take to social media to jump right on the #gameofthrones hashtag, which at the time of writing (before the four episode of season six aired) had already amassed more than 3.3 million mentions on Instagram alone.

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