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10 Very Peri Jewels to Kick Off the New Year in Style


The Pantone Color Institute has gone easy on the jewelry trade with its 2022 pick for color of the year. In selecting Very Peri—“a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone” that combines “the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red,” according to the Carlstadt, N.J.–based institute—the color authority has chosen a hue that could, in theory, describe a number of gems across the price spectrum.

Whether it’s brought to life by iolite, tanzanite, or blue sapphire, Very Peri is something of a chromatic cipher. It evokes the shades used in gaming as well as those prevalent in Mother Nature and wellness therapies (think lilac and lavender). The hue is at once calming and energizing, and, as Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, recently told Vogue, “It is a color that really places the future ahead in a new light.”

Now that’s something we can all get behind! Below, we’ve assembled a collection of new jewels that epitomize Very Peri’s chameleonlike palette. Whether they feature more blue-forward hues or those that lean toward the purple/violet end of the spectrum, they are united by one quality: very pretty, indeed!

MS Rau sapphire ring
11.02 ct. violet sapphire and diamond ring in platinum by Raymond Yard, $138,500; M.S. Rau
Swarovski Millenia necklace
Millenia necklace with octagon-cut purple crystals, $679; Swarovski
Graziela blue sapphire bracelet
Ombré blue sapphire bracelet in 18k gold with dark rhodium, $8,650; Graziela Gems


Effy Jewelry tanzanite necklace
Tanzanite necklace in sterling silver, $2,237; Effy


Renna tanzanite Wave Study II earrings
Wave Study II earrings in 18k gold with 1.52 cts. tanzanite, $3,950; Renna Jewels
ARK tanzanite ring
Tanzanite Creation ring in 18k gold, $7,500; Ark Fine Jewelry
Ursa Major ring
Tanzanite Halcyon eternity band in 18k gold, $3,380; Ursa Major by Kate Jones
Katherine Jetter tanzanite necklace
Origami V necklace in 18k gold with 1.38 cts. t.w. tanzanite and 0.71 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,400; Katherine Jetter
Robinson Pelham earrings
Sabre Hero large charms in 14k yellow gold with carré and baguette-cut pink sapphires and diamonds, $5,800; Robinson Pelham

Top: Starburst Heart ring in 18k gold with 1.49 ct. iolite and diamonds, $3,700; Sorellina

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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