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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.

Transitions Sunset Sunrise Pantone Palette Landscape

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.




Greenery: Pantone® 2017 Color of the Year

In the midst of the bustle of the holiday season, Pantone announced its 2017 Color of the Year. Though hard to imagine, the rush of the peak selling season will soon pass and springtime will be upon us. With each new year, we are gifted with opportunities for renewal, growth, and restoration. This pick for Greenery as Pantone 2017 Color of the Year promises the same, as we look toward prosperity and unity. The vibrant yellowish-green color is fresh and energetic, bringing vivacity even during the bleak and barren winter.

Pantone 2017 Color of the Year Peridot

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Pantone 2017 Color of the Year

greenery-swatch“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose,” says Leatrice Eisman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Pantone’s choice of Greenery embodies a natural, restorative element. Along with Greenery, Pantone assures us that the whole spectrum of green will reign king in the year to come. In fact, did you know that the human eye can distinguish more shades of green than any other color? The color green itself is altogether fresh and carries sentiments of harmony and positivity.

Greenery is Alive

The recent trend of nature-inspired jewelry has us falling like the leaves, making Pantone’s pick all the more logical. Greenery connects us to the earth and reminds us of the abundant vegetation that brightens our world. The shade promises to shine through all areas of our lives. Imagine the fresh green leaves in a summer wedding bouquet or the flowing green fashion flaunted on city streets. Even our new architecture approach takes its inspiration from the environment.

If gemstones could talk, we imagine peridot would be most excited about 2017’s signature color. The apple green crispness of this gem is a perfect expression of Greenery and its affordability makes it an ideal choice for fashion jewelry. Following suit, tsavorite garnet, emerald, tourmaline, and jade provide a green palette that complements Greenery. Its versatility pairs well with white, yellow, and rose gold.

 

Here are a few peridot pieces that are sure to make everyone green with envy:


How do you feel about the new color of the year? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

 

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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!

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