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Introducing the 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri

Feelings of hope and innovation are represented in a new color as the world looks for a fresh start.

Welcome to a new year full of creative possibilities! Last month, we eagerly awaited an announcement from the Pantone® Color Institute detailing this year’s Color of the Year. Pantone’s Color of the Year involves a broad range of experts searching the world for color influences. The colors that Pantone selects influence development and purchasing decisions made in several industries, including fashion, furnishings, and, of course, jewelry.


At Stuller, we annually look to Pantone’s Color of the Year for inspiration. With our vast selection of colorful and vibrant gemstones, knowing options and color pairings can make crafting your next custom piece a breeze.

2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri

This year’s Color of the Year is a new color known as Very Peri — a color whose “courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity,” says the Pantone Color Institute. This new shade of purple was created with the faithfulness and consistency of blue and the energy and excitement of red. The result was a hue that conveys innovation and a fresh start.

Coming from a year of unprecedented change throughout the world, Pantone wanted to provide a color that reflected the optimism and hope for the future.

“Ultimately, this new shade — and even the act of creating it — is meant to represent what many are hoping for in 2022: a fresh start for a world that knows that old systems and habits can no longer stand up to the challenges of today, let alone the days to come,” says Pantone.

Visit our website to see everything a jeweler needs to know about the Color of the Year.

Create with Very Peri

Within this cool and soft tone are several different gemstones that are perfect for custom pieces. Gemstones that exhibit soft or vibrant blues, lilac, lavender, and purples give off the same excitement and refreshed feelings many are looking for in this new year.

Our top options in gemstones fitting Very Peri include Tanzanite, faceted and cabochon Fancy Sapphire, faceted and cabochon Moonstone, Chalcedony, Iolite, Lavender Cubic Zirconium, and Blue Moissanite.

Colorful Combinations

Not only do you want to know your options for gemstones that shine with this year’s Color of the Year, but you will also want to know what complementary colors you should include. This opens the door to an entire rainbow of opportunities! Check out Pantone’s curated color palettes and our gemstone pairing inspiration below.

Balancing Act Color Palette

Balancing Act

This palette combines a balance of warm and cool tones to provide a feeling of liveliness and visual vibration. Complementary gemstones include Rose Quartz, Morganite, Sapphire, Garnet, Chrysoberyl, Tanzanite, Spinel, and Amethyst.​

Balancing Act Gems


This palette provides a holistic and harmonious blend of nature-infused shades. Complementary gemstones include Sapphire, Moissanite, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Tsavorite Garnet, Peridot, Nephrite Jade, Tourmaline, Garnet, Chrysoberyl, Amethyst, Spinel, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Topaz, and Aquamarine.

Pantone Wellspring Palette
Wellspring Gems
Star of the Show Palette

Star of the Show​

This palette allows the dynamic presence of Very Peri to shine surrounded by classic neutrals. Complementary gemstones include Spinel; Moissanite; Onyx; Tourmalinated, Speckled, and Smoky Quartz; Opal; Zircon; Moonstone; Topaz; Sapphire; Cubic Zirconium; and Tanzanite.​

Star of the Show Gems


This palette brings forth the carefree confidence and joyful attitude of Very Peri with experimental pairings of joy and whimsy. Complementary gemstones include Citrine; Garnet; Zircon; Tanzanite; Smoky, Rutilated, and Lemon Quartz; Brown, Pink, Yellow, Umbra, and Padparadscha Sapphire; Ruby; Spinel; Tourmaline; Ruby; Moissanite, Rainbow Moonstone, and Chalcedony.

Amusements Palette
Amusements Gems

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Being able to find a gemstone that matches just the right color you are looking for is vital to creating a cohesive custom piece and we are happy to provide you with the resources you need.

Very Peri

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Matching Services

Looking to create the perfect color palette with matching shades? Use Stuller’s Matching Services for quick and reliable solutions as you search for just the right colored gemstones. Call us at 800-877-7777 ext. 5 to get started.

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Sam Larson

Former Director of Gemstones