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Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry to Align Your Mind and Body

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Birthstone jewelry is incredibly popular when looking for unique ways to express one’s birth month. But did you know there are unique zodiac gemstones too? Here, we’ve paired each zodiac sign with a complementary gemstone to help reveal its wearers’ hidden powers.

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Wear these special zodiac gemstone jewelry combinations to align the mind and body.

 

AquariusZodiac Gemstone Jewelry Aquarius Symbol (January 21 – February 19) | Sapphire

 

Aquarians tend to struggle with their innate aloofness. They have a tendency to shy away from others, sometimes keeping away from the group. This is where sapphire steps in. One of sapphire’s strongest powers, the stone inspires its wearer to truly express themselves to other people. When an Aquarius channels sapphire’s deep energy, they’ll feel free to express the friendliness and positive nature within.


PiscesZodiac Gemstone Jewelry Pisces Symbol (February 20 – March 20) | Amethyst

 

Typically considered one of the most artistic signs, Pisces paired with amethyst will boost inner creativity beyond imagination. The stone evokes original and creative thoughts when needed most. As a sensitive soul, a Pisces will also find solace in amethyst’s power to soothe and calm emotions. When a Pisces has their amethyst with them, these idealistic and compassionate beings are unstoppable.


Aries Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Aries Symbol(March 21 – April 20) | Ruby

 

Since Aries are renowned for their impatience, rubies serve as the perfect pairing for them. These deep red beauties aid with decision-making, self-confidence, and negotiation. Look toward this stone to help an Aries get through frustrating situations with ease. Zodiac gemstone jewelry with ruby center stones will give strength to its wearer, allowing them to make the best decision to please all parties.


Taurus Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Taurus Symbol(April 21 – May 20) | Honey Topaz

 

Since avoiding conflict and being a good friend are two life goals for a Taurus, honey topaz stands as a match made in heaven. Topaz is said to bring good luck and protection from many problems— from unfortunate accidents to interpersonal conflict. Wearing zodiac gemstone jewelry with golden topaz allows a Taurus to unlock their inner peacemaker and repel drama. And, if worn constantly, honey topaz can introduce strong friendships into a Taurus’ life.


Gemini Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Gemini Symbol(May 21 – June 21) | Citrine

 

Geminis are adaptable and friendly to everyone. This is why the energetic stone citrine is ideal for these motivated souls. Citrine invites positive energy into any situation and brings peace to interpersonal relationships. By wearing this bright and shiny stone, a Gemini will approach others with optimistic energy and confidence to create successful, healthy relationships with whomever they please.


Cancer Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Cancer Symbol(June 22 – July 22) | Moonstone

 

Cancers tend to be very emotional and anxious souls, standing apart from the crowd and having trouble understanding why they feel the way they do. This is why moonstone zodiac gemstone jewelry is perfect for them. Moonstone helps to balance emotions and strengthen intuition. This stunning stone is said to help Cancers relieve their stresses and fearlessly move forward in life with resilient and creative minds.


Leo Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Leo Symbol(July 23 – August 23) | Garnet

 

Natural born leaders, Leos need help seeking guidance from others as a result of not wanting to compromise their pride. This is when a Leo should turn to zodiac gemstone jewelry with garnet accents. This deep red beauty is rumored to give whoever wears it the power to see what others may not, allowing Leos to lead their pack with confidence. Garnet is also known to grant courage to its wearer to make the right choices. Once a Leo unlocks their inner leadership with garnet, they’ll take on the world.


Virgo Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Virgo Symbol(August 24 – September 23) | Emerald

 

Constantly seeking perfection, Virgo’s downfalls include their judgmental and critical tendencies. In moments like these, a Virgo can turn to emerald for help. Emeralds can easily transform negative energy into positive energy. When someone lets them down, a Virgo should channel emerald’s powers to help them approach a situation with an optimistic lens. Virgos are also well-known for being intelligent creatures, making emerald’s memory- strengthening powers a Virgo’s best friend.


Libra Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Libra Symbol(September 24 – October 23) | Peridot

 

Libras tend to struggle with their self-confidence. Peridot’s golden hue can come to the rescue when Libras want to restore the way they think of themselves. Ancient legends credit this stone with freeing the mind of negative thoughts and bringing happiness to its wearer. When things are unbalanced, a Libra tends to blame themselves for the situation. Instead, they should turn to peridot to help mend the situation.


Scorpio Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Scorpio Symbol(October 24 – November 22) | Aquamarine

 

Scorpios want nothing more than making a bold statement. And aquamarine can help them do just that! Nicknamed the courage stone, Aquamarine helps fight against fears and allows wearers to express themselves more freely. These powers are also good for Scorpios who constantly teeter between their genuine and secretive sides. Aquamarine’s inner truth powers help Scorpios find the strength to be their authentic selves.


Sagittarius Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Sagittarius Symbol (November 23 – December 21) | Spessartite Garnet

 

Sometimes, Sagittarius signs can be incredibly careless. Their confidence can quickly turn sour and they often have trouble seeing the bigger picture. Spessartite garnet aids these strong-willed souls to look closer at the details and gain deeper knowledge when it matters most. When a Sagittarius lacks focus and stability due to their adventurous and impatient nature, spessartite garnet brings them back down to earth.


Capricorn Zodiac Gemstone Jewelry Capricorn Symbol(December 22 – January 20) | Green Tourmaline

 

There are many reasons why Capricorns pair perfectly with green tourmaline zodiac gemstone jewelry. Due to its shape, green tourmaline has been a versatile and adaptable stone throughout history, which is perfect for the hardworking and practical Capricorn. This stone will also prevent Capricorns from being closed-minded with its properties of acceptance. So when a Capricorn is having trouble accepting something they’re new, turn to this zodiac gemstone to adjust accordingly.

 




Mix Pantone Pairings with Spring Jewelry Trends

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Six more long weeks of winter. That’s what Punxsutawney Phil predicted after seeing his shadow earlier this month. But we can see the light at the end of the tunnel; spring is just a few weeks away, and you know what that means — spring fashion! Are you ready for it?

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With London’s Fashion Week coming to a close, we saw eye-catching metallic and sequined textures along with many plaid and rainbow patterns. And not surprisingly, these looks translate into spring jewelry trends. We’re predicting lots of color for springtime, from chocolate-colored diamonds to Ultra Violet-colored amethyst. In fact, according to our current blog poll, rainbow-colored gemstone jewelry is increasingly popular this year.

After extensive review, here’s the merchandising game plan: sell colorful designs by contrasting warm tones with cool colors, creating unrivaled spring jewelry trends

Warm Desert Sunset Tones

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Springtime and sunshine go hand in hand. So what better way to create spring jewelry trends than with red-hot gemstones? We’re seeing a rise in organic, fluid shapes coupled with throwback stone shapes, like marquise. And of course, stackables are hot hot hot! Follow Pantone’s Desert Sunset color pairing to merge fierce stones like Mozambique garnet, Mexican fire opal, and citrine with fiery yellow and rose gold metals.

Cool, Intriguing Colors

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Keep it cool by pairing icy blue tones with Ultra Violet, Pantone’s 2018 color of the year. From the runway to the red carpet, everyone is embracing the layered trend. A stone cluster necklace layered with multiple strands lets customers take a simple outfit to the next level. When merchandising your cases, layer two necklaces on a neck form and your customers will fall in love with both pieces!


Celebrate color when conjuring spring jewelry trends this year!

 




Pack Your Bags, It’s Tucson Time!

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One of the jewelry industry’s longest standing traditions is the pilgrimage to Tucson each February. Buyers come from all over in search of the latest in colored gemstones and cultured pearl trends. By this time next week, many colors in many forms will light up the desert landscape. So whether you are walking the aisles of the AGTA GemFair 2018 or out and about exploring JCK Tucson and the multitude of tents all over town, you are sure to discover something new.

First Thing’s First

The forecast looks perfect! With high temps reaching 80 degrees and lows hovering right above the fifties, your desert getaway calls for light apparel complete with your most suave pair of sunglasses.

Buying Opportunities

Colored gemstones and pearls offer the opportunity for jewelers to capitalize on larger margins while maintaining a diverse merchandising mix. And with color at the forefront of accessorizing trends, AGTA GemFair 2018 provides endless options to meet customer demand. Tucson affords the best market for sourcing special gemstone requests. For example, if you are looking for a Kashmir Sapphire or Colombian Emerald for one of your clients, take advantage of Tucson’s expansive gemstone selection. Before you leave for the show — or while you’re stuck in the airport — reach out to your clients and ask if they have any special requests so you’ll have specific product in mind when you arrive at the show.

As you roam about, open your mind to developing color and style trends to incorporate back into your business. You can then take this heightened sense of style back to your clients, advising them on the latest trends. And according to National Jeweler, superior gemstones in cool colors and clashing shades will be all the rage. Plus, heads up! Expect buyers to be well-informed about what they’re looking for as they inquire about topics like ethical sourcing and precision-grade cut and quality.

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Sit In On Seminars

The AGTA free seminar program boasts upwards of 30 sessions for learning new and innovative ways to enhance your business. Be sure to soak up as much business acumen as you can. Here are our recommendations for the most impactful sessions that will inspire you and provide interesting possibilities.

 

Tuesday, January 30

Achieving Shop Excellence: Training Strategies for Apprentices & New Hires

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM • Grand Ballroom

Learn effective managerial insight to help you identify and train new hires for success.

 

Get SMART: Customizing Workforce Training

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM  • Grand Ballroom

Learn the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound) strategy to create and achieve your organizational goals.

 

Wednesday, January 31

Sourcing & Appraising American Gemstones

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM • Mohave Room

Learn how to source material effectively and properly value your stones.

 

Thursday, February 1

Modifying Hand Tools for Fun and Profit

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM  • Grand Ballroom

Expand your tools’ capabilities to allow them to work for you.

 

Friday, February 2

Custom Confidential: Getting Personal with Customers

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM • Grand Ballroom

Understand how to work with customers to create personalized jewelry designs that make a statement.

 

Saturday, February 3

Black Gem Challenges

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM • Mohave Room

With black diamonds emerging as top trends, learn how to identify and distinguish black gems.

Find the complete AGTA GemFair 2018 seminar schedule here


Make New Friends

Along with the buying opportunities, AGTA GemFair 2018 hosts a comfortable environment to network with peers, either on the show floor or at special events each night. And for our Jewelers Helping Jewelers crew, seek out Jen Hollywood-Showell for exclusive JHJ stickers to add to your badges. Take the opportunity to mingle with your favorite online personalities in person and expand your web of contacts. After all, AGTA GemFair 2018 centers as much on buying stones as it does about sharpening your expertise.

Since we’ll be in the neighborhood, don’t forget to stop by Stuller’s booth (#2000) at AGTA GemFair 2018 at the Tucson Convention Center. We’re all about tools this year, so we’re sending our top tool technicians to answer all of your burning questions. Our experts Andy Kroungold, Shawn Albert, and more will be demonstrating the latest in tool technologies, from laser welding to 3D printing. We’ll also have a few GemCams on site along with synthetic diamond screeners. That’s right, you can bring your newly purchased stones to our booth for a quick screening AND glamor shots.

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Get Social!

Follow the official @AGTA_Gems account and don’t forget to use #AGTAGemFair18 in all your posts. Then, follow these industry Gembassadors to stay current with all the show has to offer:

Hannah Becker •  @DiamonDoodles 

Becky Stone • @DiamondsInTheLibrary

Benjamin Guttery • @ThirdCoastGems


If nothing else, a trip to Tucson in February is a great escape from the dreary winter weather this time of year. We wish you all the best as you combine business and pleasure to enjoy one the industry’s most interesting market experiences. Happy gem hunting!

 

Here’s a floorplan of the AGTA GemFair 2018, courtesy of AGTA.org




Which Color Affects Your Attitude The Most?

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Guess what? We’re on the heels of discovering Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year! So we’re wondering—which color affects your attitude the most?

Without even realizing it, we naturally associate color with emotion. Did you know color affects your attitude, too? Color resonates with everyone differently and elicits different emotional reactions from people. Do the phrases feeling blue or green with envy ring any bells? Do you gravitate toward bright yellows and electric oranges when you’re feeling happy? Why do we wear black when we’re feeling mournful?

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Here are a few common instances where color affects your attitude:

 

Rev your engine with red

Looking for more energy? Hoping to increase your enthusiasm, but want to feel safe and sound too? Then reds like Ruby and Mozambique Garnet are the colors you’re seeking. According to color authorities, red encourages action and confidence to go after your dreams.

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Green grants balance to your life

If you’re in the mood for change, you may find yourself moving toward more greens like Emerald and Peridot. Greenery, last year’s Color of the Year, promised growth and prosperity to the masses. Green gives freedom to pursue new ideas and protection from anxieties connected to worldly demands.

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Attract tranquility with blue hues

Peace, relaxation, and serenity are all synonymous with the way one feels wearing blues like Blue Sapphire and Aquamarine. The color is known for giving off a calm and relaxing vibe that counteracts chaos. It also broadens your perspective in learning new information.

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Pink is for the passionate 

This one’s a no-brainer. Lovey-dovey feelings are most commonly associated with pinks like Pink Sapphire, Pink Tourmaline, and Morganite. The color zaps away disorder and replaces it with acceptance and contentment.

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Feeling mysterious? Choose purple

Do you enjoy using your imagination to the fullest? Then seek purples like Tanzanite and Amethyst. In addition to its mystical association, purple also helps to rebalance life, remove obstacles, and energize.

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Energize with orange

Spice things up! Throw some oranges like Citrine and topaz into the mix. Orange hues increase creativity and give us relief when things start getting too serious. They can also give you the confidence to become more involved.

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Wave your white flag 

A blank slate. A clean sheet of paper. Whites like Pearl and White Sapphire are most closely associated with fresh beginnings. Wearing white is known to help clear clutter and bring mental clarity to situations. It’s also a pure color, cleansing thoughts and actions.

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So which color affects your attitude the most? As I mentioned at the start, color affects everyone differently. Some may identify with the color associations presented here, while others may not. So which color resonates with you? What are your favorite gemstone colors to wear? Share with us in the comments below!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 16, 2015 and has since been completely revamped for accuracy.




8 Ways to Wear Pantone’s Moody Blooms Palette

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Summer’s sweltering heat invites lighter clothing with bare arms and shoulders. And jewelry gets layered on to create summer’s snazzy style. Now is the time to push the bright colors and dazzling flashes in your cases. The dazzling summer shades in Moody Blooms, this bright Pantone summer palette, play well with Greenery, Pantone’s Color of the Year.

Colors arouse an array of emotions — from passion to cheeriness to tranquility. Gemstone rings can become daily amulets with each color helping its wearer to navigate all that arises. We’ve paired this Pantone summer palette with gemstone ring suggestions to help you sail through any scene.

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Pantone Summer Palette Swatch Goji Berry Ruby

Gogi Berry provides a burst of rich crimson, that fuels intensity and adventure. And since red is the color of passion, Ruby emulates Gogi Berry’s romantic spark. A ruby ring on a date downtown will signify magnetic attraction and an openness to love.

 

Pantone Summer Palette Swatch Baton Rouge Rhodolite Garnet

Baton Rouge’s mulberry tint boasts light-hearted vibes and fanciful fun. Likewise, Rhodolite Garnet can brighten even the bleakest mood. Try on this quirky Rhodolite Garnet nest design to lift your spirit and bring excitement to your day.

 

Pantone Summer Palette Swatch Sulphur Scarlet Ibis Honey Topaz Poppy Topaz

Like lemons and oranges, Sulphur and Scarlet Ibis pack a fruitful, citrusy punch. Joyful, energetic yellow slips effortlessly alongside jovial, sociable orange. Pair Poppy Topaz with Honey Topaz when you’re on-the-go and remain cheerful and friendly to everyone you encounter.

 

Pantone Summer Palette Swatch Winter Bloom Amethyst

Did you know that purple is the color of royalty? Winter Bloom’s deep eggplant hue is luxurious and dignified, as is Amethyst. The sumptuous stone grants self-assuring boldness. Wear this Emerald-cut Amethyst to bolster confidence and summon your inner power and dignity.

 

Pantone Summer Palette Swatch Pink Yarrow Pink Sapphire

Pink Yarrow pops with bright, playful allure. Pink Sapphire, it expresses this enduring feminity with a decidedly modern edge. No one can resist a woman wearing pink, so wield this accented crown ring when taking on the world.

 

Pantone Summer Palette Swatch Greenery Peridot

Greenery’s vibrant yellowish-green is fresh and energetic, communicating harmony and optimism. Slip on this stackable peridot band to bring balance and tranquility to your day.

 

Pantone Summer Palette Swatch Red Dahlia Mozambique Garnet

Red Dahlia shades from maroon to Merlot exuding robustness and depth. It possesses a strong undercurrent of ambition and determination. This three stone Mozambique Garnet ring is perfect to wear on the job to display professionalism and perseverance.

 

Pantone Summer Palette Mayfly Green Tourmaline

Like the olive branch, Mayfly radiates reliability and trustworthiness. And what’s more, Green Tourmaline is said to protect its wearer against bad decisions. This infinity-inspired ring is sure to help enhance your soundness of judgment.

 


Which gemstones sell best in your store this summer? Let us know in the comments below! For more Pantone summer palette pairings, check out Pantone’s Timely Transitions palette to find gemstones from dusk ’til dawn.




What to Wear on Summer Vacation

We all deserve a few days off! And with summer in full swing, it’s likely you’ve booked your trip and are already counting down the days. Though you may dread packing, time draws near to your relaxing getaway. Which vacation jewelry will you bring to compliment your sundresses, shorts, and sandals? Here are a few tips and suggestions on what to pack this summer–

DO

  • Bring your less expensive jewelry. Leave your finest pieces at home and only pack jewelry that you could absolutely live without just in case something gets lost along the way — especially true if you have kids.
  • Speaking of misplaced belongings, be sure to pack your jewelry in your carry-on when taking flight. Checked luggage is more likely to get lost in the netherworld between flights, so keep your valuables nearby.
  • Try this jewelry roll for transporting your vacation jewelry. This nifty case rolls

    up nicely, keeping your valuables discreet and well-organized. And let’s face it, if all your jewelry doesn’t fit in this case, you’re not packing for vacation, you’re moving away – which isn’t a bad thing.

  • Pack funky pieces with eccentric flair. Vacations are all about escaping the norm, so adorn yourself with jazzy jewelry that allows you to be whoever you want when touring uncharted territory.
  • Wear lots of sunscreen. But beware, its oiliness may cause rings to slip right off your finger.

DON’T

  • Again, don’t bring your most expensive jewelry or any piece you aren’t ultimately prepared to lose. You might want to leave your three carat engagement ring home and in its place, wear a simple silver band.
  • Don’t pack your vacation jewelry in Ziploc bags. Your jewelry needs to breathe in a cool, dry place that’s well ventilated. See the jewelry roll mentioned above.
  • Don’t wear your jewelry in the pool; Chlorine can damage jewelry. Even if you’re only sporting it poolside, be sure to thoroughly clean your adornments afterward and dry them well.
  • Salt and sand aren’t good for your jewelry, either. Sand is abrasive. It can degrade metal finishes and scratch softer gemstones. Also, salt corrodes jewelry, especially rose gold which contains copper alloy.
  • To be safe, remove your jewelry before hanging out near the water.

 


 

Whether you’re planning a trip abroad, to the beach, or just dreaming, here are a few pieces with vacation appeal.

 

Australian Opal

 Vacation Jewelry Sydney Australia

Tahitian Pearls

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Tibetan Turquoise

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Chinese Nephrite Jade

Vacation Jewelry Chinese Pagoda

 

Indian Bangles

 Vacation Jewelry India


Where will you be traveling this summer? Let us know in the comments below. And for more gemstone jewelry, check out Gemstone Engagements for the Next Generation.




Pantone®-Inspired Springtime Jewlery

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As birds chirp, the flowers bloom. Today marks the first day of spring, the seasonal awakening and lively resurgence. After a long, cold winter, welcome brightly colored stones and springtime jewelry back into your showcases. To suggest fashionable choices, we consulted Pantone’s Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report. It sets a varied range of energetic and earthy tones, leaving us inspired and excited.

“One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling.”

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Coordinate your springtime jewelry with these gemstone colors to style up your stock–

 

Springtime Jewelry Pantone Niagra London Blue Topaz

Niagara leads as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. This soft denim shade has a calming effect on its admirers. And with blue as the color of self-expression, choose London Blue Topaz to communicate your quiet confidence.

 

Springtime Jewelry Pantone Hazelnut Smoky Quartz

Hazelnut’s balmy organic shade has the creamy neutrality that we adore, especially during spring. Likewise, Smoky Quartz boasts an understated, sophisticated elegance that makes a powerful statement.

 

Springtime jewelry Pantone Lapis Blue lapis

Lapis Blue combines the same rich hue and irresistible radiance embodied by the stone for which it is named. Lapis Lazuli offers a vivaciousness that enables wearers to express themselves openly with balance and harmony.

 

Springtime jewelry Pantone Flame Mexican Fire Opal

Flame, a fitting title for such a fiery color, bursts with vigor and energy. Its spicy fervor matches that of Mexican Fire Opal. Wear this striking stone to reveal the blaze that burns within.

 

Springtime jewelry Pantone Island Paradise Blue Zircon

Like the crystal blue waters of a Caribbean getaway, Island Paradise offers tranquil cyan expression. Blue Zircon’s similar glow releases energy and renewal to those who don the often-overlooked gem.

 

Springtime Jewelry Pantone Pale Dogwood Morganite

Another soothing, nature-inspired shade, Pale Dogwood exudes a delicate rosy tone. Morganite captures this hue, complementing all complexions and reflecting life’s happier aspects.

 

Springtime jewelry Pantone Greenery Peridot

Much like the spirit of springtime, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery communicates freshness and energy. Look for this enchanting apple green in Peridot, the perfect complement to lively, trending fashions.

 

Springtime jewelry Pantone Pink Yarrow Pink Tourmaline

Pink Yarrow pops with bright, playful allure. Together with Pink Tourmaline, it expresses timeless feminine charm with a decidedly modern edge. Besides, no one can resist a woman wearing pink.

 

Springtime jewelry Pantone Primrose Yellow Sapphire

Like the warmth of springtime sunshine, Primrose Yellow beams with life. Likewise, Yellow Sapphire’s brilliant hue draws the eye, cheerfully shimmering in all its jewelry designs.

 

Springtime jewelry Pantone Kale Nephrite Jade

Kale takes a backseat in the spring palette as one of the more reserved tones. Lushly reminiscent of deep green foliage, you’ll find Kale’s hue in Nephrite Jade. This stone symbolizes goodness and beauty while representing virtues of wisdom, compassion, and courage.

 

For more colorful gemstone combinations, read all about Pairing Pantone® with Timely Transitions here.


Which of these colors will appear in your showcases? What other colors do you hope to see around this spring? What other springtime jewelry do your customers love? Let us know in comments below!

Information Credit: Pantone®




Pair Pantone® With Timely Transitions

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Perhaps you’re someone who is always up before dawn. With breakfast made, you’ve even managed a quick workout to get your blood pumping. For you, early mornings give you a head start on the rest of the world. Doesn’t the early bird get the worm? Of course, they offer the opportunity to work in peace with kids still sleeping or before your business opens. As you enjoy your morning coffee, you watch the sunrise and take in the enchanting view of daybreak.

Or maybe you’re most productive when your doors close and everyone’s gone. Undistracted, you can concentrate and get your work done. When you finally call it a day, you admire dusk’s dazzling colors on your drive home and reflect on what you accomplished.

Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery, adds vibrancy to both sunrise and sunset palettes. You can see it looking at Pantone’s Transitions palette. This Greenery-inspired spectrum features subtle pastels, brights, and deep neutrals. Aptly named, the Transitions palette reflects the shifts between night and day.

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The landscape shows the sun gently hovering above a distant hillside. It’s uncertain whether it’s from sunrise or sunset. Nevertheless, the shifting colors offer a spectacular yet fleeting beauty. You see each shade from Pantone’s Transitions palette in this picturesque panorama. Likewise, we’ve matched gemstones that pair perfectly with it. These stones provide an energetic morning boost or calm evening meditation.

Stones to Start the Day

 

Transitions Calypso Coral Color Swatch Chatham Padparadscha Sapphire

Chatham Padparadscha Sapphire exhibits strength and exuberance with a sparkling burst of coral brilliance. The gem’s unconventional color exudes a warmth that brings a healthy glow to the complexion. This beauty makes it a perfect pick to begin the day!

 

Transitions Twilight Purple Color Swatch Pantone Tanzanite

 

Tanzanite’s deep intensity is sure to enliven any ensemble. Sunlight reveals its exotical splendor — a vibrant blue-purple with a uniquely sensual appeal.

 

Transitions Treetop Color Swatch Pantone Emerald

 

Awesomely lush Emerald takes a seat at the table of most enchanting jewels. It pulses with vitality. The hue of treetops, Emerald enjoys year-round appeal and will perfectly accompany any morning.

 

Transitions Rose Quartz Color Swatch Morganite

 

Delicately pink Morganite creates an ideally feminine charm. The stone imparts a calming influence on those who wear it, reflecting the happier aspects of life. What better way to rise and shine than with this rose-colored beauty?

 

Gems to Let Loose

Transitions Orion Blue Color Swatch Pantone Iolite

 

Iolite’s indigo hue suggests tranquility and rejuvenation. Its unique color-shifting property — ranging from dark violet blue to pale blue to pale yellow — adds a compelling dimension that makes it perfect for eveningwear.

 

Transitions Nimbus Clous Color Swatch Pantone Moonstone

 

As its name suggests, Moonstone seems to glow with the light of the moon. Its milky translucence changes with every movement, an ever-shifting play of light and shadow creating a mysterious allure. Rival the moon with this ethereal stone.

 

Transitions Greenery Color Swatch Pantone Peridot

 

Peridot most fully expresses Greenery. Did you know the Romans named the gem Evening Emerald? Its brilliant color didn’t fade in lamplight glowing in the evening hours. Partly for this reason, Peridot was believed to help dreams become a reality and drive away the evil spirits of the night.

 

Transitions Serenity Color Swatch Pantone Chalcedony

 

Softly translucent, Chalcedony’s lavender hues evoke images of a calm sea or the gentle purple shades of dusk. At dusk, its muted serene shade lures you into relaxation as your daily woes drift away.

 


 

Are you an early bird or a night owl? Have any late-night or early morning rituals? How do you wear Pantone’s Color of the Year, day or night? Share how you pair in the comments below!

Here’s a list of gemstone stories that is sure to keep you reading from sunup to sundown.




Show Your Spirit with Spooky Gems

Planning to look freaky fabulous this Halloween? Pick your monster and perfectly spooky gems to match!

Dracula

Count Dracula is known for his devilish charm. And like this beloved vampire villain’s favorite dinner, Rubies reflect a deep blood red similar to what runs in the veins. Fiery and romantic, showing brilliant depth and intensity, the red hue of Ruby is certain to draw attention. It is equally appealing to both men and women who seek to convey strength, honor, and classic sdraculatyle – not to mention passion and love (much like Drac himself).

Mozambique Garnet, glowing deep red with hints of orange and brown, is reminiscent of an autumn harvest, and is a perfect fit for the fall season. Its warmth gives a special appeal to those who seek a sophisticated, yet organic look.

rubiesDark like the dead of night, Onyx makes an unmistakable statement of power, authority, and sophistication. Its versatility allows for pairing with brilliantly colored gems or can also stand alone for a bold and richly self-assured look. Channel your inner Dracula by pairing the mystical black of Onyx with gothic-inspired designs.

Witches

One of the most recognizable and celebrated characters of Halloween are witches with their brooms, pointy hats, and black cats. Gemstones themselves have long been witchassociated with witches and sorcery. Like looking deep into a cauldron, Amethyst reflects the drama and excitement of purple. Perhaps because of its depth and richness, Amethyst has always been associated with intense emotion. Its plum hues make it an ideal accessory for fall and winter and is a great choice for special occasion wear, as well as, a great everyday accessory.

Also a source of enchantment and imagination, Alexandrite features mesmerizingtourmalinated_quartz color swings from red to purple to green, depending on the light source, which makes it the most famous and popular of all color-changing stones. Its natural untreated colors are perfect for those who look for a unique expression.

The sharp, scratchy look of Tourmalinated Quartz makes it seem as though the stone was meant for Halloween. Like looking into a witch’s crystal ball, the black inclusions appear to be trapped in the clear quartz. It’s these exceptional features that give Tourmalinated Quartz a mystical reputation and fuels rumors of its ability to shield wearers from negative energy.

Werewolves

The moon will be new on Halloween this year, so by legend, we’ll have one less crawling creature to worry about since werewolves are storied to appear with the full moon.

werewolfModern adaptations of the creature are depicted with glowing yellow eyes. This haunting glow can be replicated by the exotic, honey-tinged color of Tigers Eye. When cut in a cabochon shape, this unique gem flashes beams of light that resemble the eye of a tigereyejungle cat or mythical werewolf. Its golden warmth and rich luster are worn by both men and women and is prized by those who seek the mysterious and unusual in their jewelry. It is said that Tigers Eye has the ability to protect its owner from harm and to assist in thinking clearly, so sport this stone on Halloween to keep those pesky werewolves at bay.

Jack o’ Lanterns

Is there any color more closely associated with fall and Halloween season than orange? The bright and fiery shade illuminates jack o’ lanterns, a hallmark of the holiday. Did you know that the Jack o’ lantern headlesshorsemantradition began in Ireland, and were originally carved from turnips? And as for spooky folklore, in the short story, The Legend of Sleepy Hallow, a Headless Horseman rode through the night, sometimes pictured carrying his carved pumpkin headpiece.

If that narrative gave you an exciting chill, you’ll love the electrifying allure of Mexican Fire Opal. Its intense sparkle reveals a smoldering interior fire, bursting with life and vitality. Likewise, boasting similarly rich hues, Spessartite Garnet is a gem with fire-opalyear-round fashion potential. Its natural color is ideal for those who seek accessories whose beauty is unaltered, especially for fall fashion. Finally, Carnelian boasts warm energy, ranging in color from vivid orange to ginger, and complements virtually any skin complexion. Carnelian has reputed ability to help its wearer think clearly, balancing the creative and the logical sides of the mind, a far cry from the headless horseman, right?

Frankenstein

Like the creation of a new monster, Tsavorite Garnet is formed when tectonic plates collide, with pressure and heat so intense that most stones are fractured and emerge as frankensteintiny pieces. This makes a gem weighing more than several carats a rarity. Boasting high brilliance, Tsavorite Garnet’s rich and intense shades of green make it the perfect Halloween accessory.

As Frankenstein was given life through electric shock, so is Mystic Topaz. The colorful gemstone actually begins as a clear, White Topaz. It then undergoes a process called “vacuum deposition,” by where a coating of titanium is permanently applied to the back ofgreen-mystic the gem through the use of electricity. This shimmering stone boasts many shades and is sure to satisfy your color cravings.

Bloodstone, or more properly named Heliotrope, offers a complex, masculine appeal. It is characterized by a dark green background speckled with inclusions of red color. These red spots were believed to be drops of Christ’s blood, which is where we get the name Bloodstone. These deep, dark colors are thrown together much like Frankenstein himself, making the gemstone as mysterious as the storied creature.

Ghosts

Do you believe in ghosts? Halloween is rampant with ghost stories and fables that bring these spirits to life. Rumored to be mostly invisible, ghostly apparitions may appear as misty, shadowy silhouettes.

ghostMoonstones also hold a hazy, milky, and intriguing translucence. The ghostly, ever-shifting play of light and shadow within its depths reveal a cryptic luster. Moonstone radiates like the ever glow of moonlight; and what’s more spooky than a full moon on Halloween night?moonstone

Also enigmatic because of its reflective hues, white opal can be described as wondrous, magical, and exciting. It is dynamic and changing; something is always happening just beneath its surface. Opal is sometimes attributed to granting its wearer invisibility in certain circumstances, perfectly fitting for ghosts and ghouls alike.

 

What do you love about Halloween? Are there any gemstones that fly off the shelves this time of year? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.




Pantone’s Fall Palette

Colored gemstones aren’t just for celebrating birthdays and anniversaries — they’re opportunities to merge color and personality to create unique, striking designs. This look at Pantone’s fall colors will allow you to playfully select gemstones to coordinate with the trendy shades of the season.

 

riverside-blue-sapphire Pantone’s Riverside

Commanding the importance of blue this fall, the new shade of Riverside takes precedence in the color collection. Cool and calming, strong and stable, this blue hue displays a subtle vibrancy and sophistication. It borders on exciting yet maintains a sense of constancy.

Blue Sapphire

Sapphires have long been prized for their intense, velvety color, ranging from the deepest midnight to brilliant cornflower blue. The calming influence of blue has also made it an enduring symbol for loyalty and trust — one reason that women around the world choose Sapphire for their engagement rings.

 


airy-blue-aquamarine Pantone’s Airy Blue

As its name suggests, Airy Blue has a lofty nature that evokes feelings of lightness and freedom. This light blue nods to Serenity, one of Pantone’s 2016 colors of the year. Pair this tranquil color with dark green, taupe, or rose for a fresh approach.

 

Aquamarine

As most people choose blue as a favorite color, Aquamarine’s powdery hue is a perfect gem for blue lovers. The name means “ocean water,” and tales of Aquamarine date back to ancient seafaring days. Aquamarine is said to promise love, health and youthful energy to those who wear it.

 


sharkskin-tahatian-pearl Pantone’s Sharkskin

There’s an edge to Sharkskin, yet it manages to be neutral as well. This gray is far from being dull and can be paired with almost any fall color, bright or muted. Sharkskin is a fabulous complement to the rest of the palette and remains both contemporary and practical.

Tahitian Pearls

Also known as black pearls, Tahitian Pearls offer a sophisticated look with natural appeal. For women of all ages, few gems offer greater drama than strands of Tahitian Cultured Pearls, dynamic for either daytime or evening wear. These pearls create superbly fashionable jewelry that, with proper care, will last for generations.

 


 

aurora-red-rubyPantone’s Aurora Red

In contrast to the stable spectrum of the fall 2016 palette, Aurora Red adds a welcome punch. It is a bold Red that is warm, sensual, and immediately pleasing to the eye. Exciting and dynamic, Aurora Red breeds unmistakable confidence as it gets the metaphorical blood of the palette pumping.

Ruby

Fiery and romantic, showing brilliant depth and intensity, the red hue of Ruby is certain to draw attention. Ruby sends a message of drop-dead glamour and femininity, especially in settings that focus attention on its voluptuous color. If you’re looking for the color of life itself, look no further than red.

 


Pantone’s Warm Taupe

Warm Taupe is a hearty, pleasing, and approachable neutral that pairs well with each of the top 10 shades of the fall season. This dusty earth tone suggests reassurance and stability. It is trusted, organic, grounded, and timeless.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz ranges from pale tan to deep brown to nearly black in color. The stone may be opaque, though it is more commonly translucent. Smoky Quartz is said to be grounding and able to remove negative energy. Easily had in large sizes, this dark and brooding quartz is a good choice for a customer looking to make a statement.

 


dusty-cedar-rhodolite-garnet Pantone’s Dusty Cedar

Dusty Cedar gives a nod to Rose Quartz, one of Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year. This shade is a fall and winter version of the pinks we’re used to seeing in spring. Dusty Cedar is a gentle, rose-toned pink shade with some complexity as it exudes warmth and welcome.

 

Rhodolite Garnet

Rhodolite Garnet can cheer even the bleakest day. It immediately lifts the spirits as it creates lively and exuberant excitement in all who wear it. A luxurious color, Rhodolite Garnet looks more expensive then it actually is, making it an ideal accessory for the understated styles of winter and fall.

 


 

lush-meadow-emerald

Pantone’s Lush Meadow

Lush Meadow brings to mind fresh botanicals and foliage. This deep green is rich and elegant, vibrant and sophisticated. The shade displays a brightness and depth of color that elevates it from more natural greens. Lush Meadow elevates the overall elegance woven through this year’s fall 2016 color collection.

 

Emerald

Lush. Exotic. Untamed. This is no polite, garden-variety green: Emerald pulses with life and vitality. Emerald is a perfect autumn complement and the perfect hue to dispel winter blues.

 


spicy-mustard-citrine Pantone’s Spicy Mustard

Bouncing elegantly off other colors in the palette, Spicy Mustard is an exotic addition. A spicier, zestier yellow than previous seasons, this color adds another splash of uplifting vibrancy. Spicy Mustard is an unexpected and unusual addition that is sure to make any design pop.

 

Citrine

The gold of Citrine draws us in and brightens our moods. Its radiant color is associated with joyfulness, youth, and vitality. Wearable, affordable, and fashionable, Citrine is a shimmering yellow gemstone that draws the eye and captivates the viewer.

 


potters-clay-mozambique-garnet Pantone’s Potter’s Clay

Potter’s Clay has an added degree of sophistication and layering. Elements of russet orange in its undertones gives a grounded feeling that’s anything but flat. A shade with real substance and a strong foundation, this neutral earth tone is expected for fall and winter.

Mozambique Garnet

Mozambique Garnet, glowing deep red with hints of orange and brown, reminds us of an autumn harvest or Indian summer. These styles reflect today’s culturally rich society, giving Mozambique Garnet special appeal to those who seek a sophisticated yet organic look. This distinct gem offers the warm, wine-red color that garnets are best known for.

 


bodacious-pink-tourmalinePantone’s Bodacious

Bodacious lends itself to vibrant color combinations. Unexpected in fall, this versatile color can be used with pinks and reds. Its bright, rich purple with hints of a more sophisticated pink turns fashion accents into fashion statements.

 

Pink Tourmaline

This enthralling, positive stone not only enhances the energy of its wearer, but also attracts the attention and energy of others. It’s bold, confident, beautifully sensitive, and self-assured. Pink Tourmaline expresses an exhilarating timeless feminine charm with a decidedly modern edge.

 


 

“The desire for tranquility, strength, and optimism have inspired a Fall 2016 color palette that is led by the Blue family.

Along with anchoring earth tones, exuberant pops of vibrant colors also appear throughout the collections. Transcending gender, these unexpectedly vivacious colors in our Fall 2016 palette act as playful but structured departures from your more typical fall shades.

Blue skies represent constancy as they are always above us. Grays give a feeling of stability, Red tones invite confidence and warmth, while the hot Pinkish Purples and Spicy Mustard Yellows suggest a touch of the exotic.”

–Leatrice Eiseman
Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute

 

Which of these colors do you absolutely love? What other colors do you hope to see around this fall? Are there any other gemstones that your customers are crazy for this season? Let us know in comments below!

Information credit from Pantone®