Double Up With Jewels in Pantone’s Two Colors of the Year

Pantone has really doubled down on its 2016 Color of the Year. And it just so happens, it chose the best ones.

You go, Pantone! I am personally thrilled to see the reveals of the 2016 Colors (with an s! Plural!) of the Year, because, well, two is better! And with this, Pantone is making a statement: “In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has, in turn, impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged, and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.” The shades, Rose Quartz (yay! My pick!) and Serenity Blue, are ideal for the jewelry industry. The blue reads as a chalcedony to me, touched with an almost purplish hue, while the pink, like its name, resembles rose quartz. But the shades are open to interepretation, and I think any similar pastel hue would do quite nicely. Ladies and gentlemen: Baby blue and pink are back. (I know, there’s a lot of pink. I may be a tad biased.)



Flower ring in 18k white gold with 0.85 ct. t.w. diamonds by Andreoli, $9,500


VIVAAN paraiba and sapphire pendant

Cluster pendant in 18k yellow and white gold with 20.32 cts. t.w. Paraiba tourmalines and sapphires and 0.46 ct. t.w. diamonds by Vivaan, $7,275



Jane Taylor

One-of-a-kind Cloud Swing ring in 18k rose gold with pink tourmaline and fancy color sapphires by Jane Taylor Jewelry, $9,680



Bahina Jewels Antigua tiered drop earrings

Antigua drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with Venetian glass cameos, mother-of-pearl, amethyst, and gray quartz by Bahina, $1,650





Three-stone ring in platinum and 18k rose gold with 2.32 ct. fancy pink oval diamond and trapezoid diamond sides by Rahaminov, price on request


Martha Seeley delicate Galaxy earrings

Delicate Spiral earrings in 14k white gold and argentium silver with 5.5mm akoya pearls, aquamarine, and diamonds by Martha Seely, $282


Sylvie Collection

Double halo pendant in 14k rose gold with 2.72 ct. morganite and 0.63 ct. t.w. diamonds by Sylvie Collection, $2,670


Omi Prive radiant cut sapphire and diamond ring

Handcrafted ring in platinum with 3.8 ct. radiant-cut sapphire, 0.3 ct. t.w. round sapphires, and 0.91 ct. t.w. brilliant diamonds by Omi Privé, price on request



JB Star

Handcrafted ring in platinum with a 3.05 ct. fancy pink radiant diamond center by JB Star, price on request


Vianna B.R.A.S.I.L. Svelte earrings with malva and rose quartz

Svelte earrings in 18k rose gold with 18.22 cts. t.w. malva and rose quartz and 0.37 ct. t.w. diamonds by Vianna B.R.A.S.I.L., $3,380


Le Vian

Gemstone ring in 14k Strawberry Gold with 5.5 ct. rose quartz and 0.39 ct. t.w. Chocolate Diamonds and Vanilla Diamonds by Le Vian Chocolatier, $2,437



Susan Wheeler Design pink pearl and padparadscha sapphire pendant

Fair trade necklace in yellow gold with a pink keshi pearl and padparadscha sapphires by Susan Wheeler Design, $5,042



Boaz Kashi pink shell Huge ring

Ring in 24k yellow gold with pink seashell and 0.5 ct. t.w. green and white diamonds by Boaz Kashi, $18,000


JewelMak blue topaz fringe earrings

Fringe earrings in 14k yellow gold with blue topaz by JewelMak, $687


Geoffrey Scott rose quartz Montauk ring

Montauk ring in sterling silver and 18k rose gold with a 24.5 ct. rose chalcedony by Geoffrey Scott, $925

(Top image courtesy of Pantone)


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