To say the last 18 months have been challenging would be an understatement. According to the Pantone website, this years colours were chosen to give us a feeling of resilience and hope. “We need to feel encouraged and uplifted, this is essential to the human spirit.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute. Ultimate Grey is practical and rock solid, whilst Illuminating is a soft yellow that makes us feel warm and positive.
What better way to make us feel better than a beautiful piece of jewellery?
Grey in an uncommon colour in the world of gemstones, however there are some striking stones to choose from, particularly in the spinel family. Spinel has an internal fire and spark that makes the stones bright and beautiful to wear. Labradorite is another grey stone with lovely flashes of blue, commonly found in beads that goes well with many outfits and looks beautiful combined with Tanzanite. Tahitian Pearls are another form of grey gem that come in a range of shades and seem to take on whatever colour you are wearing. Pearls are lustrous and can be worn for smart or casual. Grey represents balance and sophistication, goes well with other colours and suits most skin tones. It looks particularly good matched with rose gold.
Yellow comes in many different gemstones. Start with the soft colour of lemon quartz set in yellow gold or the golden tones of citrine. It’s like wearing a little bit of sunshine. Then there are beautiful yellow diamonds, which will stand the test of time. Sapphire comes in many different shades of yellow, from the palest of shades to a rich golden splash of colour. Golden South Sea pearls also come in a range of shades, from soft buttery yellow to deep golden hues. Mixed with white pearls to create a soft casual look or a simple strand of deep gold circling your neck, pearls are timeless.
Visit our online store here to browse some of these beautiful colours and feel a little bit stronger and a little bit more hopeful.