My 3-year-old has recently begun exploring her colors. Beyond the typical knowledge of red, yellow, and blue, it’s more, “What shade is this?” and it’s giving me a new appreciation for the range of colors we have at our disposal.
As we get older, it doesn’t really suit to say our favorite color is pink, does it? It’s either fuchsia or magenta, baby pink (remember Millennial Pink?), or rose. So when my daughter asked me, “Mama, what’s your favorite shade of green?” I was impressed—and rattled off hues like emerald, pine, and chartreuse, leaving one stumped-looking toddler in my view.
I guess we’ll be learning about all the many, many names of colors next.
In the meantime, I’ll show her this—a new ring from the Catena collection by Nadine Aysoy. It’s a fabulously luxe lesson in shades of green, with a geometry lesson added for good measure.
Featuring a heart-shape tourmaline, sparkling grassy green; a pear-shape peridot in that gorgeously honeyed hue; and an oval-shape emerald that’s well, excellently emerald, the Catena ring gets a modern twist thanks to Aysoy’s chain band (catena means chain). The chunky gold aesthetic represents the in-demand chain style beautifully and would pair well with any large chain link necklace or stacking ring (both of which Nadine Aysoy happens to offer as well).
Styles like these demonstrate that just one color can be as exciting as an entire rainbow of them. Take a color like green, as this piece did, and create a gradient effect from light to dark (or vice versa) and marvel at the way one color can showcase more range than an EGOT winner.
In addition to the gorgeous green, the Catena collection displays gemstones like pink and blue topaz, ruby, and pink and blue sapphire.
Top: Catena petite multi-stone ring in 18k yellow gold with heart-shape tourmaline, pear-shape peridot, and oval emerald, $3,300; Nadine AysoyFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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