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Ultimate Gray + Illuminating: Colors of the Year

“A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”

— Pantone® Color Institute

Color of the Year 2021: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating

In December, the color aficionados at the Pantone® Color Institute announced not one — but two — picks for Color of the Year: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating.

As we emerge from a one-of-a-kind year and enter one shrouded in uncertainty, Ultimate Gray + Illuminating provides the traits we all need. The former symbolizes resilience and stability. The latter offers hopefulness and gratitude.

Practical but at the same time optimistic, the union of Ultimate Gray + Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. Such qualities will see us through these challenging times while keeping us focused on the brighter future to come.

Gemstone Inspiration

In the coming year, expect Ultimate Gray + Illuminatingto be everywhere: runway fashion, appliances, interior design, and more. You name it, they’ll be there! 

One way you can get with the trend is by designing jewelry or merchandising your cases with gemstones that represent Ultimate Gray + Illuminating. These are some of our favorites:

Yellow Sapphire

Durable, classic, stunning: three words that best sum up sapphire. We offer yellow sapphire in our calibrated collection and in Stuller Notable Gems™. With their Illuminating-yellow color, Stuller’s yellow sapphire is the sunshine we need to remain in high spirits all year.

Chatham Gemstones with Pantone Yellow Sapphire

Yellow Garnet

Although most associated with red, garnet comes in every color of the rainbow. This is great news for Pantone’s Illuminating because Stuller offers matched pairs of yellow garnet in Stuller Notable Gems. And since these luminous beauties are all untreated, their Illuminating-yellow shine is completely au naturel!

Gray Spinel

With a cool, mysterious hue, gray spinel is the Ultimate Gray gemstone we all need as a reminder to stay calm and collected during turbulent times. We offer gray spinel in our calibrated collection and in Stuller Notable Gems.

Speckled Quartz

In addition to being a great representative of Ultimate Gray, Stuller’s speckled quartz has a traceable origin, offering peace of mind to you and your customers. After being mined and cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, these stones arrive at our headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana. You can find speckled quartz in our Earth to Market™ assortment.

Sell with a Story Speckled Quartz Variety

Browse our full range of Color of the Year-inspired gemstones and discover complementary gemstone combinations here.

As people look for energy, clarity, and hope, these colors capture feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. With jewelry and gemstones inspired by Ultimate Gray + Illuminating, your customers can take these good vibes with them wherever they go.




Classic Blue Jewelry Trends to Ring in 2020

Last month, Pantone® announced Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year. This shade represents a hope for stability and tranquility. This classic hue plays well with nearly every color on the spectrum. So, as your customers may lean toward traditional styles in 2020, use the color pairings below to meet their desire for Classic Blue jewelry trends.

Take a look at Pantone’s color pairings and the jewelry trends to expect this year.

Classic Blue Trend 01: Ponder

Classic Blue is featured in a thoughtful and meditative palette in Ponder. Here, all metal qualities can shine under the hues of Sapphire, Iolite, and Tanzanite. Classic Blue helps induce a gently calming effect and feelings of peaceful tranquility to the human spirit. Pair stones with subtle hues like Citrine, Turquoise, Honey Topaz, Grey Spinel, or Sky Blue Topaz.
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Classic Blue Trend 02: Snorkel

For a bolder option, the Snorkel palette will make you wish for a tropical vacation far, far away. Make Classic Blue the anchor of your jewelry choice, then add black and white for an even more dramatic effect. Create jewelry trends by pairing Salt-and-Pepper Diamonds, Onyx, Coral, White Sapphire, Rose Quartz, and Blue Topaz gemstones.

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Classic Blue Trend 03: Exotic Tastes

Classic Blue can be found in nature, just as the hues represented in this palette. Reflective of natural seasonings, foods, and condiments, these hues symbolize wellness and self-care. Pair Classic Blue with Coral, Alexandrite, Mozambique Garnet, and Rose Quartz to achieve jewelry trends acting as a form of protection for good health.

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Classic Blue Trend 04: Untraditional

This palette is perfect for swaying from the expected. An untraditional pairing with Classic Blue will make for unique color combinations and even more outstanding fashion statements. Mix the Color of the Year with Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Honey quartz, and Smoky Quartz to achieve unconventional jewelry trends.

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Searching for more info about all Classic Blue has to offer in 2020? Read more about the Color of the Year here.

 




Introducing Classic Blue: Pantone® 2020 Color of the Year

Classic Blue: 2020 Color of the Year

Last week, the color aficionados at the Pantone® Color Institute announced Classic Blue — a timeless, enduring hue — as the 2020 Color of the Year. This tranquil shade is suggestive of our desire for a dependable and stable foundation as we cross into an exciting new decade.

As a naturally restful color, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility, soothing the body, mind, and spirit. Its reflective blue tone fosters resilience and boosts concentration and clarity in the viewer. Going into 2020, could there be a better shade?

As technology continues to dominate our world, it’s easy to see why we seek a reprieve from it all. We gravitate toward colors that offer comfort, protection, and honesty — all qualities Classic Blue provides.

Classic in Application

Classic Blue is a self-assured blue hue — simple yet elegant. The shade complements color mixes throughout the spectrum yet, at the same time, makes a strong statement on its own. Classic Blue takes on distinct appearances when applied to different materials, finishes, and textures, from shimmering metallics, lustrous sheens, and high-tech materials to handcrafted mixes and more fragile fabrics.

Blue Knows No Bounds

Because of its tradition and elegance, Classic Blue pairs well with many shades throughout the color spectrum. Pair with warm, peachy gemstones for a calming effect. Incorporate sparkle and shimmer for added sophistication. Add a hint of neon or even Living Coral, the 2019 Color of the Year, into your color palette for added enchantment.

 


Complementary Classic Blue Gems

Blue Sapphire

Blue Sapphire gemstones set the standard by which other blue stones are measured. As one of the “big three” precious stones, Sapphire’s breathtaking blues have captured our imagination and inspired designs. Within blue, there are many variations from lighter to darker shades, and some with a hint of grey.

Ancient lore tells us that blue sapphire brought spiritual enlightenment, inner peace, wisdom, insight, and the discernment to choose what’s right. It is September’s birthstone and celebrates the 45th wedding anniversary. For more about Sapphires, check out our Sell with a Story post.

Chatham Gemstones with Pantone Blue Sapphire

Iolite

Mysterious and beautiful, this violet-blue stone is strongly pleochroic. When the dark blue side faces up, Iolite resembles Sapphire, offering customers a less costly substitute for September’s birthstone and other jewelry. Iolite enhances intuition and mental clarity while stimulating creativity and curiosity. Learn more about Iolite here.

Tanzanite

Discovered in Tanzania in 1967, some shade variations of Tanzanite closely resemble Cornflower-Blue Sapphire. The stone is said to raise consciousness, awaken our hearts, elevate moods, and guide its wearer toward their true calling in life. The gem sways in color and is most commonly brilliant blue with a purple tinge, though it ranges from indigo to violet to lilac to periwinkle. Find more about famous tanzanite here.

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Contrast Classic Blue with These Colors

Mozambique Garnet

A warm red hue plays politely with Classic Blue as a reflection of tastes and colors of SWAS Garnet Gemstones Group Shotnature. Consider Mozambique Garnet, thought to cure depression, encourage good dreams, and promote love.

 

Amethyst

Amethyst Uses and Benefits GemstonesFor a more untraditional and unexpected pairing with Pantone’s Classic Blue, utilize Amethyst’s rich purple shade. Amethyst is equally gorgeous in white, yellow, or rose gold, symbolizing royalty, passion, and dreaminess.

 


What are your thoughts on the new and intriguing 2020 color of the year? Let us know in the comments below! And if you’d like to share your stunning jewelry featuring Blue Sapphire, Iolite, or Tanzanite, tag us on FacebookInstagramPinterest using #HowIStuller!




Shop What’s Hot: Pantone’s Living Coral Jewelry Trends

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Just last month, Pantone announced the 2019 Color of the Year — Living Coral. This exciting and playful hue mirrors nature’s liveliness and optimism. And much like coral itself, which thrives amid a rich and colorful ecosystem, Pantone’s Living Coral plays extraordinarily well with nearly every color on the spectrum. The orangey-pink shade can act as the center of attention, or it can support a palette of equally bright colors.

So, in your pledge to sell more color in 2019, use the color pairings below to mix and match colorful gemstones with Pantone’s Living Coral.

 

Here are our favorite Living Coral jewelry trends and color pairings

 

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Pantone Living Coral Jewelry Trends Focal Point Color Pairings

There’s one in every bunch. Living Coral screams for attention in this palette of muted and earthy colors. In fact, it warmly engages and vivifies the cool color grouping. Pair coral and padparadscha sapphire with mossy-colored gemstones like green tourmaline, smoky quartz, and peridot.

 

Shimmering Sunset Pantone Palette

Pantone Living Coral Jewelry Trends Shimmering Sunset Color Pairings

They say birds of a feather flock together. In this palette, Living Coral beams proudly next to warm oranges, pinks, and magentas. Bold and brilliant, this palette evokes the sky’s dazzling array of shades at sunrise and sunset. Curate Living Coral jewelry trends by pairing pink tourmaline, citrine, amethyst, and honey topaz gemstone jewelry.

Trippy Pantone Palette

Pantone Living Coral Jewelry Trends Trippy Color Pairings

These shades are trippy, man. The hallucinogenic colors in the palette above offer a wild color range from key lime to Pantone’s Living Coral. The Trippy palette is spontaneous, electric, and uniquely exciting. To match these lively Living Coral jewelry trends, pair coral-colored stones with peridot, emerald, garnet, and London Blue Topaz.

Under the Sea Pantone Palette

Pantone Living Coral Jewelry Trends Under the Sea Color Pairings

Living Coral shines the brightest, well, under the sea! Pantone’s Under The Sea palette reflects how coral reefs embrace, warm, nourish, and shelter a sparkling kaleidoscope of colorful sea life. Mix morganite with yellow and blue sapphire, aquamarine, and turquoise to achieve these oceanic Living Coral jewelry trends.


Searching for more about coral? Look no further! Read more about this enchanting gemstone here.

 




2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions by Stuller’s Top Trend Experts

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Our world is driven by color. From Tiffany’s iconic robin egg blue to Coca Cola’s bold crimson, colors are ubiquitous in branding and business. Colors are also at the forefront of the jewelry industry, too. Gemstones nearly sell themselves thanks to their vivacity and saturation. Metal fashion is driven by bright white, yellow, and rosy tones. Even diamonds are graded by their color (or lack thereof). So, it’s no wonder why we’re anxiously waiting for the Pantone Color Institute to announce their choice for the 2019 Color of the Year.

We’re confident we’ll have the jewelry and gemstones to match whatever color Pantone throws our way. Are you excited for the newest color craze? We sure are!

 

Here are a few of Stuller’s top trend experts sharing their 2019 Pantone Color of the Year predictions—

Pantone’s Aspen Gold

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Aspen Gold

“My 2019 Pantone Color of the Year prediction favors a bright, saturated yellow marigold. Its sunny tone exudes bursts of bright energy, health, and overall optimism. Pantone’s Aspen Gold has a citrusy undertone that feels organic and from the earth. I’ve also noticed this soft shade in countless 2019 runway shows.”  Emily Graffagnino, Gemstones Director

Soft Yellow Gemstones

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Pantone’s Evergreen

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Evergreen

“Deep Emerald Green is everywhere— from home décor and accessories to high fashion. In fact, deep green even eclipsed pop culture this year with a key emerald featured as the major plot point in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians. I’m betting on Pantone’s Evergreen since it pairs well as a sophisticated accent to neutral tones like cream, white, gold, and soft pink.”  Alix Gonsoulin, Executive Director of Product Development

Deep Green Gemstones

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Pantone’s Pink Peacock

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Pink Peacock

“Super-saturated Pink Peacock fuchsia starred in many head-to-toe ensembles on the spring 2019 runways. This statement-making pink boasts cool purple undertones that layer well with warmer red and gold accents. Plus, pink has been hot this year! The Pink Legacy Diamond shattered price per carat sales records for colored diamonds. Also, Lady Gaga has been sporting a large Pink Sapphire center engagement ring. With all this exposure, Pantone’s Pink Peacock remains my top 2019 Color of the Year prediction.” — Emily Bute, Creative Design Director

Fuchsia Gemstones

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Pantone’s Princess Blue

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Princess Blue

“The 2019 Color of the Year is a lot of FUN in home décor and clothes. But for longer lasting products like jewelry, I think it’s a tough trend to follow for credence. That said, I’d prefer to see blue as the 2019 pick. Blue is timeless. It’s the color of natural beauty like the ocean, the sky, and twinkling eyes. Blue gemstones can easily support Pantone’s Princess Blue. However, there’s much speculation about gold and orange for the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. Well, here’s the good news: orange and blue look great together when applied to a fantastic NFL sports team— the Denver Broncos!” — Ashley Brown, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Bold Blue Gemstones

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Pantone’s Mango Mojito

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Mango Mojito

“No matter how vivid or muted, Pantone’s Mango Mojito is sure to compliment the earthy undertone palette seen across countless fashion weeks. With geometric-inspired designs still thriving within the fine jewelry world, I anticipate this trend to keep its momentum in 2019. While we have seen a literal play on open symmetrical styles this year, plan to see this trend carry over into next year with an elevated approach. Expect stones in various shapes and sizes pieced together to create colored geometric patterns. Imagine ombre color schemes — from earth tones to reds, pinks, greens, and blues — paired with complementary shades of yellow to complete each color story.” — Blaire Hovis, Fine Jewelry Director

Rich Golden Gemstones

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What are your 2019 Pantone Color of the Year predictions? Let us know in the comments below! Then, find more of our favorite Pantone trends here.

 




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!

 




Introducing Ultra Violet: Pantone® 2018 Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Violet

“Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” – Pantone Color Institute


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Ultra Violet: 2018 Color of the Year

This is it! Pantone® Color Institute has announced Ultra Violet as the 2018 Color of the Year. From the vibrant shades of years past (see above) to this eye-popping purple, Pantone’s signature shade symbolizes cultural evolution as we advance year to year.

Ultra Violet gives us the confidence to pursue our personal passions in this age of barrier-breaking experimentation. It evokes lively expression and allows us to explore and experiment, as we redefine what makes us happy. Ultra Violet is intriguing, provocative, and communicates visionary thinking. The 2018 Color of the Year gifts meaningful direction and ushers us toward the future.

Violet vs. purple

First of all, let’s address the issue at hand. Technically speaking, violet is not purple; conversely, purple is not violet. These two shades are actually different forms of color. On the one hand, violet is a spectral color with a measurable wavelength; whereas purple is the result of mixing red and blue. In simplest terms, violet is a pure, blue-based frequency of light. Purple, however, does not occur naturally and is always the result of mixing various proportions of red and blue.

But let’s face it, we’re getting overly technical here. In fact, people use the two words interchangeably.

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Purple’s prideful past

In days of yore, long before there was any distinction between purple and violet, creating the color required great skill and was a difficult, costly process. The stunning result was only available to those who could afford it: kings, nobles, priest and magistrates around the Mediterranean. This began a beautiful relationship between purple and royalty. Over time, purple became associated with daring change personified through campaigns like women’s suffrage, feminism, counterculture and free expression.

Purple pops up everywhere

Think about the term Purple Power. It’s emboldening. Some even view the color as having spiritual properties as it soothes, calms, and decompresses. It makes sense, then, that violet has the highest frequency of the visible wavelengths and is nearest to x-rays and gamma rays on the electromagnetic spectrum.

Ultra Violet, the new 2018 color of the year, is a leader color. It pairs well with many shades, from last year’s Greenery to toasty scarlet reds and even the iciest blues. It’s an intriguing color for eveningwear, while still contemporary enough to add a casual pop to any daytime ensemble. The color is sparingly found in nature, too—from eggplants and grapes to lavender, verbena, and iris.

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Here are the key descriptors of Ultra Violet, our 2018 color of the year

 


So what about gemstones?

Amethyst

When we think about amethyst, its extraordinary color comes to mind. A perfect nod to the 2018 color of the year, amethyst beams a rich, sumptuous, radiant purple.

From its earliest discovery, amethyst’s intense shade has cast a spell on its wearers, one that bewitches even today. Ancient Greek mythology tells of amethyst’s powers to hinder intoxication. Interestingly enough, amethyst translates to amethystus, which means not intoxicated. For more about amethyst and other fascinating folklore, check out 6 Jewelry Superstitions and How to Use Them to Your Advantage.

2018 color of the year amethyst gemstones

Alexandrite

Alexandrite exhibits mesmerizing color swings—from red to green to yes, even purple, depending on the light source. This property makes it the most famous and popular of all color-changing stones.

Because of its ability to change dramatically in shifting light, alexandrite is associated with balance in life, self-esteem, and the ability to experience joy. These powers align with Ultra Violet’s attributes perfectly. Here’s more on this mysterious shapeshifting stone.

2018 color of the year Alexandrite gemstones

Tanzanite

For a gemstone with less than 50 years under its belt, Tanzanite has already acquired substantial gifts. The stone is said to raise consciousness, awakens our hearts, elevate moods and guide its wearer toward their true calling in life — wow! The gem sways in color and is most commonly brilliant blue with a purple tinge, though it ranges from indigo to violet to lilac to periwinkle. Find more about famous tanzanite here.

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What are your thoughts on the new and intriguing 2018 color of the year? Let us know in the comments below! And if you’d like to share your stunning jewelry featuring amethyst, alexandrite, or tanzanite, tag us on FacebookInstagramPinterest using #HowIStuller!

Here’s the perfect purple anthem to blast through your speakers in celebration

 




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.

Color Affects Your Mood Blue Sapphire Chatham Diamond Bar Necklace

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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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Pantone Summer Swatch Moody Blooms Palette

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.




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!

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