Jewelry comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and you’re likely to notice the abundance of Pantone’s choice of fall 2014 hues in clothing. So for this round of Pantone goodness, I’m sharing some of my favorite looks on Pinterest and matching them up with the jewels your customers will need to be at the top of the trend this year. Each trio represents some of the latest jewels to Marketplace in the most darling styles of the year—from the designs that are breathing new life into pearl to blackened and yellow gold metals, with plenty of color for good measure. No matter what your clients choose to wear these with, you can bet these are purchases that will last through many iterations of Pantone’s Color Report.
“A captivating and adaptable shade that enchants the complete spectrum.” —Pantone
Airy, fluttery dresses suitable for summer and fall amp up the femme factor when paired with the new pearl; that is, not the simple strand or stud earrings we’re so accustomed to.
“A romantic and elegant purple shade, it reminds us of the deco era and stimulates a sense of femininity and empowerment.” —Pantone
The über feminine shade gets a raw, organic twist when worn with natural gemstones like these and looks particularly inspiring when combined with shades of gray.
“An exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations.” —Pantone
By far my favorite shade from this recent Pantone Color Report, Sangria goes well with jewels that are equally arresting, such as florals.
“A more sophisticated shade that adds verve and spark.” —Pantone
It is said that no one is more noticed than a woman in red, and a color as rich as this should be coupled with jewels equally as luxurious: gold and diamonds.
“Both evocative and dignified, it provides more complexity and excitement than the average navy.” —Pantone
Who says black and blue can’t go together? Royal Blue’s vivid hue amps up the drama when worn with black rhodium and gets a dose of sparkle from a dusting of diamonds.
“Offers a subtle twist on the traditional cobalt blue, which unifies this season’s blues.”
Like a great pair of blue jeans, this shade matches well with anything and everything. Play it up with a variety of colored gemstones in eye-popping colors.
“A majestic and powerful green, indicative of its name, this shade has a towering presence and serves as a stunning perennial.” —Pantone
This is a power color, one that stands perfectly well on its own. I’d suggest combining it with neutral stones and gemstones with understated (yet stunning) pizzazz, like rutilated quartz or moonstone.
“Alludes to the promise of spring to come.” —Pantone
Sunny and cheerful, this can be paired with two-tone jewels for a look that’s all at once balancing, contrasting, and promises to be attention-grabbing.
“Cognac’s name alone leads to glamorous illusions. This classy and cultured brown takes a typical autumnal color to a sumptuous realm, making the shade unexpectedly ideal for evening wear.” —Pantone
The warm shade looks particularly stunning worn with green; for real drama, try something deep like alexandrite, green tourmaline, or emerald.
“A futuristic stainless steel shade that that serves as a complex neutral.” —Pantone
Uphold the ultramodern look and go full-on-Tron with polished metals, or soften it with jewels in shades of ballerina pink.