Fashion Trend Report 8 of 10: 5 Ways to Accessorize Pastel Colors

Key spring ready-to-wear clothing shows in four cities—New York, London, Milan, and Paris—took place from Sept. 2 through Oct. 1, resulting in a fresh crop of clothing trends. Jewelers need to take note in order to stock cases with the right pieces to complement the necklines and silhouettes of the season ahead. Pastel colors were among the spring 2015 clothing trends outlined in Fashion Trend Report: 10 Spring 2015 Clothing Trends Jewelers Must Know and Why. Here are 10 jewels to accessorize pastels.


Pantone calls the colors for spring 2015 “soothing” and a “contrast with the connectedness compulsion of many.” To wit, choices are muted—“a minimalistic en plein air theme,” the self-proclaimed color authority maintains. The runways reflected this call (Max Mara, for one, showed watercolor flower prints) since Pantone confers with top designers to learn of the shades they are using for collections ahead. To accessorize, go classic with a metal-intense jewel, add a pop of color with gemstones, enamel, or costume pieces in shades as soft or bold as you like.

1. Dark Colors

Cuff in silver from Elizabeth Garvin

Cut-Away cuff in oxidized sterling sliver and 18k gold, $1,050; Elizabeth Garvin

2. Metal-Intense Jewels

Necklace in 18k gold with diamonds from Alishaev

Cuban Link necklace in 18k gold with 3.06 cts. t.w. diamonds, $38,034; Alishaev Bros.

3. Yellow Gold

Leaf earrings in 18k gold from Kelim

Leaf earrings in 18k gold with diamond accents, $1,246; Kelim

4. Silver with Cool-Colored Gemstones

Silver ring with larimar from Robert Manse Designs

Ring in silver and 18k gold with Larimar center stone from the Dominican Republic, $199; Robert Manse Designs

5. Rose Gold with Warm-Colored Gemstones

Necklace in 18k rose gold with amethysts, rubellite, and pink pearls from Goshwara

Station necklace in 18k rose gold with 138.38 cts. amethysts, 97.79 cts. t.w. rubellite, and pink freshwater pearls, $11,000; Goshwara

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