The Pantone Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report provides an overview of designers’ color choices in their new clothing collections. It’s important that jewelers know these seasonal choices, so they can help customers successfully color-block accessories. Here are five ways your peers suggest color-blocking with Pantone’s Flame.
“A red-based orange, Flame is gregarious and fun-loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.”—Pantone
1. Pair contrasting colors with Flame for a noticeable effect.
“Pantone color Flame will complement the Bianca bracelet because the silver metal is a contrast between Flame and the citrine gemstones, while the 18k gold warms up the look.” —GiGi Ferranti Jewelry
Bianca open cuff bangle in silver with 18k gold, 3.45 cts. t.w. citrine, and 0.5 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,400
2. Wear softer-colored gemstones with Flame garments to downplay the clothing’s brightness.
“Opposites attract with these light-colored gemstones worn against a Flame-color outfit.” —Jewelmak
Earrings in 14k yellow gold with 12 cts. t.w. zircon and 7.2 cts. t.w. peridot, $440
3. Enhance Flame’s warmth with a yellow gold jewel.
“The brilliance of the tiny yellow gold and diamond flowers in the Flora ring pair beautifully with the strength of Pantone’s Flame, like a gorgeous field of flowers framed by a fiery setting sun.” —Aida Bergsen
Flora ring in 18k yellow gold with 1.09 cts. t.w. diamonds, $16,930
4. Pair a classic jewel with Flame to make it look more conservative.
“The elegant, classic nature of the freshwater pearl and diamond leaf ring pairs beautifully with the vibrant, standout color of Pantone’s Flame. Classic meets striking without either overpowering the other.” —Lauren Garvey, diamond and gemstones senior product manager, Stuller
Ring in 14k yellow gold with a freshwater pearl and 0.125 ct. t.w. diamonds, $846
5. Wear other bright shades with Flame-colored attire to make a powerful statement.
“The beautiful and deep amethyst reinforces the warmth and vibrancy of citrine, while the white gold gives an emphasizing contrast to the warm stones.” —Lali Jewels
Earrings in 14k white gold with 18.8 cts. t.w. amethyst, citrine, and diamonds, $3,140
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