The Pantone Color Institute, most commonly referred to as simply Pantone, is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. These standards allow the exact same color to be used across a variety of products as diverse as home furnishings, paint, cosmetics, clothing, and linens.
Here are just a few of the many purple gemstones that will be featured in jewelry this year.
Regardless of your budget, you'll be able to find just the right piece of jewelry in the 2018 Color of the Year - Ultra Violet.
Say March and immediately most people think St. Patrick’s Day, Spring and green. So, in celebration of all things green, I’m talking about fabulous green gemstones.
Emerald is at the top of the list of green gems. It has been treasured for its lush green hue since antiquity. The first known emerald mines were in Egypt and date from 330 B.C. It is believed that emeralds reveal the truth and protect against evil spirits. It is also the stone of fertility and rebirth.
Green Garnet comes in two different mineral types: grossular and andradite. Tsavorite is a highly sought after gem-quality green grossular garnet that rivals Emerald in color. Demantoid is a rare green andradite garnet that has the sparkle of a diamond. Green garnet is a stone of confidence and service.
Peridot ranges in color from yellow/green to deep chartreuse. It has been mined as early as 1500 B.C. and is the national gem of Egypt. In artificial light, it glows a brilliant green and thus has been named “Evening Emerald.” It is thought to promote wealth and power, and to ward against nightmares and jealous thoughts.
Prehnite, a beautiful apple-green stone, was first described in 1788 in South Africa. It is named after Colonel Hendrik von Prehn (1733-1785), a mineralogist and early governor of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope. Prehnite is thought to enhance inner knowledge and is called the stone of unconditional love.
Serpentine, a green mineral sometimes mottled like the skin of a snake, is not one mineral but a group of minerals with the same chemical formula but different structures or crystal lattices. Serpentine has been used for jewelry, ornamental carvings and in architecture for centuries. Because it can be similar in appearance to Jade, it is sometimes called “New Jade.” Serpentine is said to help you find inner peace and balance mood swings.
Greenery, the color of 2017, is my inspiration for jewelry using many of these green gemstones. Select one to add a touch of green to your wardrobe.
Pantone's color of the year is Greenery - a refreshing and revitalizing shade of yellow green.
Greenery reminds me of Granny Smith apples, a beautiful Peridot gemstone or spring foliage. It pairs well with neutrals, brights, pastels and metallics. Greenery can be considered "nature's neutral."
According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing need to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.
Regardless of your budget, you'll be able to find just the right piece of jewelry in the 2017 Color of the Year - Greenery.
The Pantone Color Institute, most commonly referred to as simplty Pantone, is the global color authority and provider of profesional color standards for the design industries. These standards allow the exact same color to be used across a variety of products as diverse as home furnishings, paint, cosmetics, clothing, jewelry and linens. Pantone also studies how colors influence people and helps designers utilize colors more effectively.
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