Monday, July 10, 2017

Colored Gemstone Choices for Fall and Winter 2017

After studying Pantone's color choices for Fall and Winter 2017, I selected the best gems for you that match the color palette.  These are gems that will compliment Fall and Winter's fashions in clothing and accessories; colors you may want to consider while planning your jewelry creations for later in the year.

Color Chart from Pantone.com
Grenadine - Red Coral

Tawny Port - Deep, Dark Ruby

Ballet Slipper - Rose Quartz, Pink Amethyst

Butterum - Browner Shades of Peach Moonstone,  Golden Moonstone

Navy Peony - Lapis, Sapphire

Neutral Gray - Gray Moonstone

Golden Lime - Peridot, Prehnite

Marina - Kyanite, Blue Topaz

Autumn Maple - Golden Moonstone

Friday, July 7, 2017

Color Trends for Fall and Winter 2017

Here we are, summer is just beginning, and I would like to share color trends for Fall.  Actually, these colors were announced by Pantone in February. Amazing. 

For more than 20 years, Pantone has been considered the global authority on color.  Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, to collect feedback on prominent collection colors, color inspiration and color philosophy. This information is used to create the Pantone Fashion Color Report, which serves as a reference tool throughout the year for fashion enthusiasts, reporters and retailers.  

This Fall, Pantone is highlighting London's color choices separately.  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, has said this about the separate color palettes, “There is a commonality between the colors we are seeing on the runway in New York and London.  However, individuality is evident and we are seeing a distinct difference between the shows in the two cities in the way these same colors are being combined.”

In total 10 colors are chosen as part of Fall and Winter's color palette.  Here are two color charts to show you what you will be seeing in fashion and decor.  These charts may also helpful for you, as a jewelry designer, to know what gems to choose in your jewelry creations, that will compliment the current fashions. 

Top 10 Choices from New York - Color Chart borrowed from Pantone.com
Top 10 Choices from London - Color Chart borrowed from Pantone.com

Here is a brief description of each of the New York color choices:

Grenadine - "A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter."

Tawny Port - "Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful."

Ballet Slipper - "Descended from the Red family but with a softer touch, Ballet Slipper is always flattering and reminiscent of the rosy glow of health."

Butter Rum - "This snug, warming, and toasty shade is evocative of drinking a glass of Butterrum by a roaring fire on a cool autumn evening."

Navy Peony - "A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral."

Neutral Gray - "The standard bearer of all neutrals, Neutral Gray shares the anchoring role with Navy Peony in this palette. It can be used as an accent or a head-to-toe statement shade."

Shaded Spruce - "This is a green you might see in the forest – sheltering and protective as evergreen trees."

Golden Lime - "Earthy tones with a twist, the golden undertones of Golden Lime makes this yellow-green shade a refreshing complement to fall classics."

Marina - "Cool with an enhanced vitality, Marina is the only truly cool color in the fall palette that brings with it freshness and brightness."

Autumn Maple - "A quintessential autumn color, Autumn Maple is tawny and russet, introducing warmth into the palette."

(***All color descriptions are quoited from Leatrice Eiseman,  Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.)













Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Colored Gemstone Choices for Spring and Summer 2017

After studying Pantone's color choices for Spring and Summer 2017, I selected the best gems for you that match the color palette.  These are gems that will compliment Spring and Summer's fashions in clothing and accessories; colors you may want to consider while planning your jewelry creations for later in the year.
Color Chart from Pantone.com

Primrose Yellow - Lemon Quartz

Pale Dogwood - Rose Quartz, Pink Opal


Hazelnut - Light Shades of Smokey Quartz

Island Paradise - Aquamarine, Sky Blue Topaz, Turquoise

Greenery - Peridot, Chrysoprase

Flame - Red Onyx, Orange Shades of Carnelian

Pink Yarrow - Deep Shades of Pink Tourmaline

Niagara - Kyanite, Blue Sapphire, Swiss Topaz, London Blue Topaz

Kale - Green Tourmaline

Lapis Blue -  Lapis, Azurite