5 trends to watch

From Italy, halfway around the world to Arizona, jewelry designers and manufacturers are thinking globally on at least one trend: color. For those worried about finding something "new" to sate the ever-increasing hunger for unique product, however, there is a new take on color this year, this time in the form of opaque—ranging from the rich depth of coral or onyx to the hazy luster of pink quartz or milky aquamarine.Among colors in general, green reigns for the year—taking over from the pinks and purples of 2004 (which are still widely available, to meet demand from the tail end of this trend). From peridot and tourmaline to jade and turquoise, it seems every shade of green is enjoying popularity right now. The trend toward greens follows spring runways, where designers like Michael Kors paid homage to sea-inspired tones, and Ralph Lauren stoked demand for turquoise by piling his run

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