Color Report 9 of 10: 5 Jewels to Color-Block With Pantone’s Cognac

The Pantone Fall 2014 Fashion Color Report serves as an overview of designers’ color choices in new clothing collections. The colors are important for jewelers to know so they can help customers successfully color-block accessories. Here are five ways to color-block with Pantone’s Cognac.

Pantone's Cognac

PANTONE 18-1421 Cognac

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Cognac is a “classy and cultured brown” that “takes a typical autumnal color to a sumptuous realm, making the shade ideal for evening wear,” according to Pantone.

1. Use Cognac as a neutral when worn with a blue.

Blue topaz and 14k gold earrings by Jane Taylor

Small Double Drop Baguette earrings in 14k gold with 4.47 cts. t.w. London blue topaz, 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds, and 0.08 ct. t.w. blue sapphires, $3,250; Jane Taylor (Couture #1006)

2. Brighten up Cognac outfits with a red jewel.

Rubellite and diamond ring by Lisa Nik

Ring in 18k gold with 4 ct. cushion-shape rubellite and 0.4 ct. t.w. baguette-cut diamonds, $7,000; Lisa Nik (Couture #609)

3. Pair another neutral shade like gray with Cognac for an understated effect.

Ring with labradorite by Rona Fisher

Arabian Nights ring in silver with 18k red gold, 13 ct. labradorite, and 0.62 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,650; Rona Fisher (JCK Las Vegas Design Center S11017)

Outfit by Saunder by Emily Saunders

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4. Buck that antiquated fashion rule of no black and brown by wearing a black jewel with Cognac attire.

Doves by Doron Paloma pendant necklace with hematite

Pendant necklace in 18k gold with 17.42 cts. t.w. white topaz over charcoal-gray hematite with 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds and black rhodium; $1,450; Doves by Doron Paloma (LUXURY LUX121)

5. Give Cognac attire a modern touch with a silver jewel.

Belle Etoile silver ring

Starcatcher ring in rhodium-plated sterling silver with man-made white stones, $195; Belle Étoile (JCK Las Vegas B5317)

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