Color Crush: I Think I Love Yellow Again

Reconnecting with jewels of the sunshine shade

I think it’s fairly safe to say that people are pleased with Pantone’s color choices for 2016—the gentle pink and blue shades are basically unoffending and quite versatile. But this isn’t a post about that, as much as I do, in fact, adore those colors. Recent appearances have me crushing on a completely different hue: yellow. My interest in the color was reinvigorated by none other than J. Lo, who looked incredible decked out in a yellow Michael Costello jumpsuit (with a cape!!) while hosting the American Music Awards in December. She brought out the color again at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards (this really is her color, by the way), in a (diamond bedecked) Giambattista Valli gown. Lopez wasn’t the only one rocking the sunshine hue. And because I’m a sucker, that’s all it took for me. Suddenly I’m really, really interested in seeing this color more and more—anyone else feeling this way? I actually wrote about it back in 2012 after the Emmy’s red carpet, so it makes sense that it was due for a reboot (they don’t even wait four years to reboot some movies, much less a color trend). What makes yellow so fascinating to me is its ability to incite such a fickle, torrid love affair. When it’s great, it’s really great. But it can be just as unappealing as it can be amazing, depending on its hue—and amount (ever tried to paint an entire room yellow? It’s not pretty). These jewels are a divine example of yellow done right. Don’t get me wrong: Each is inarguably exquisite already, but, since yellow and I are currently in the honeymoon stage, I love them that much more. I mean, how can you not?

Jane Taylor | JCK On Your Market

The Adagio ring in 18k yellow gold with golden and Madeira citrine by Jane Taylor Jewelry, $6,600


Jye Luxury Collection | JCK On Your Market

Drop earrings in 18k white gold with 56.16 cts. t.w. citrine and 0.57 ct. t.w. diamonds by Jye Luxury Collection, $5,500


JB Star yellow diamond ring | JCK On Your Market

Radiant-cut diamond ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold with 10.23 ct. fancy yellow diamond by JB Star, price on request


Artistry, Ltd. yellow beryl and diamond pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant necklace in 18k white gold with 5.13 ct. yellow beryl and 0.48 ct. t.w. diamonds by Artistry, Ltd., $2,880


Rahaminov fancy diamond drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Drop earrings in platinum and 18k yellow gold with 8.26 cts. t.w. radiant-cut yellow diamonds, 4.06 cts. t.w. Asscher-cut diamonds, and 1.47 cts. t.w. marquise-cut diamonds by Rahaminov, price on request


Todd Reed | JCK On Your Market

Layered ring in 18k yellow gold and sterling silver with 5.4 ct. fancy-cut diamond and 0.164 ct. t.w. white brilliant diamonds by Todd Reed, $29,865


Joshua J yellow diamond drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Radiant-cut drop earrings with 16.54 cts. t.w. fancy light yellow diamonds and 2.37 cts. t.w. diamonds by Joshua J. Fine Jewelry, price on request


Norman Silverman fancy yellow diamond pendant | JCK On Your Market

Pendant in 18k yellow gold with yellow diamonds by Norman Silverman, no longer available

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