Jewelry Color Combo: Oxblood and Gray

I love drama this time of year. I’m not talking about the inevitable scenes that play out during a crowded family Thanksgiving or the craziness that ensues when combating holiday shopping crowds. I’m talking about dramatic style. Layer on the dark, alluring uniforms, the sparkling sequins, the soft velvet, the silk ribbons. I’m enamored with the goth-meets-luxury-meets-fashion ensemble. I don’t know about you, but one typically has only so many events to attend and therefore only so many excuses to dress like a drama queen. So for every day, I like the slightly toned-down combination of oxblood and gray. It’s still a very deep, riveting look, and when certain jewels are paired just right, it’s a clear winner. I picture a jewelry showcase laden with ruby jewels, rough diamonds, labradorite, and plenty of black rhodium. It’ll catch your customers’ eyes, and maybe even inspire their sartorial choices this holiday season. Pair the jeweled combination with a dramatic burgundy dress, a cozy gray weekend sweater, or even an all-white ensemble. The good news is, drama has its place any time of year, so your customers will benefit from the paired purchase. Here are some of my favorite combinations.

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Kaura jewels ruby cabochon Shield cuff bracelet

Kaura Jewels

Cristina Sabatini Orchid mother of pearl vintage earrings

Cristina Sabatini





Omi Prive cushion cut rubellite and diamond ring

Omi Privé


Dynamic Internationala natural gray flat diamond bib necklace

Dynamic International


Gabriel & Co. Kaslique marquise garnet ring

Gabriel & Co.


Todd Reed gray fancy diamond cuff bracelet

Todd Reed





TA Fine Jewelry Burmese ruby Bondage ring

TA Fine Jewelry


Royal India USA diamond slice and rose-cut earrings

Royal India USA





SilverMasterpiece garnet oval stud earrings



Henderson Collection by Lecil transluscent gray Bark bracelet

Henderson Collection by Lecil