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.)

 

Andreoli

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

 

 

Rahaminov

 

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)