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Blue and Green Jewels to Soothe the Soul


We could all stand to hit the refresh button at this point.

That seems to be the trending narrative for numerous home and interior brands as they announce their colors of the year for 2022.

Graziela blue green ring
Ring in 18k white gold with aquamarine, paraiba tourmaline, and diamonds, $11,900; Graziela

The recurring themes: calm, tranquility, peace, new beginnings. Nothing boisterous or celebratory (the vibrant yellow of Illuminating, one of Pantone’s 2021 Colors of the Year, was perhaps a bit too loudly optimistic in retrospect). Instead, it feels we have, at least in some ways, conceded: If we’re going to be continuously asked to hang in there, then let’s do so surrounded by serenity.

Ciara Bowles Totem ring
Totem ring in 9k yellow gold with peridot, London blue topaz, and antique sapphires, £1,450 ($1,948); Ciara Bowles

We haven’t yet heard from Pantone—the headliner, if you will, of the Color of the Year news—on its selection for 2022. But a number of other brands have come forward with announcements.

Syna mogul peacock
Mogul peacock pendant in 18k yellow gold with shell cameo, 1.7 cts. t.w. blue diamonds, and 1.4 cts. t.w. tsavorite, $12,000; Syna

Sherwin-Williams, for example, announced that its 2022 Color of the Year is Evergreen Fog, a “gentle green-gray that glories in the great outdoors.” The paint specialists said in an announcement that, “like a clean slate, this refreshing hue lets you reset and start fresh.”

Amulet by D Double Blessing ring
Double Blessing ring in 14k yellow gold with aquamarine and prehnite, $485; Amulet by D

Graham & Brown also suggests a calming cool hue, a paint called Breathe. “Breathe is a soothing mid blue, perfect for creating calm and peaceful spaces, which is exactly what we all need for the year ahead,” the company said in a statement.

VRAM Chrona Disco earrings
Chrona Disco one-of-a-kind earrings in 18k yellow gold with 6.34 cts. t.w. sea-foam sapphires, 7.27 cts. t.w. green sapphires, and 0.35 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Vram

Valspar, another popular paint brand, opted to select 12 hues rather than one for 2022, but soothing blues and greens are among them. “Valspar’s 2022 Colors of the Year provide consumers a wide range of naturally based warm colors that will not only help calm the nerves and boost the mood but also provide a confidence in what the future may hold,” said Valspar color marketing manager Sue Kim in a press release.

Omi Prive zircon ring
Ring in 18k white gold with 7.14 ct. blue zircon, 0.48 ct. t.w. tsavorite, and 0.16 ct. t.w. diamonds, $12,400; Omi Privé

The selection offered by Behr might be my favorite hue of the bunch: Breezeway, a sealike blue-green that feels utterly placid. In a statement, Behr vice president of color and creative services Erika Woelfel described it as “a color that welcomes a hopeful sense of renewal, restoration, and healing.”

Lauren K aquamarine earrings
Gemma earrings in 18k yellow gold with tsavorite and aquamarine, $6,580; Lauren K

Finally, there are two other greens: Olive Sprig by PPG and Guacamole by Glidden, both relaxing, refreshing, and renewing.

Mined and Found necklace
Sticks and Stones necklace in 14k yellow gold fill with opal doublet, blue topaz, chalcedony, and chrysoprase, $425; Mined + Found

What does this mean for jewelry? Nothing we didn’t already know—blue and green together are beyond ideal. We love all manner of cool-hued gemstones combined into one (more than one, in this case) remarkable design that feels just as good to wear as it looks. If calm is the word for 2022, take stock of your blue and green jewels pronto.

Joana Salazar Drops of Joy earrings
Drops of Joy earrings in 18k yellow gold with turquoise and tsavorite, $1,475; Joana Salazar

Top: Kai stud earrings in 14k white gold with green amethyst and turquoise, $1,385; Anne Sisteron

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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