Winter is well and truly here but to help keep our minds off the cold, the ice and the dark nights we've raided the Gemporia vaults for our top five on-trend pieces for this season, taking our color cues from the very latest Pantone® palette for London, which you can see here.
1. SOFT, SPRING BLUES
The color blue can be associated with cold and ice at this time of year but we prefer think of clear blue skies and flowers beginning to bloom - it's winter fashion with elements of the spring to come. Inspired by 'PANTONE® 14-4121 - Blue Bell'.
Blue Sapphire set into sterling silver features delicately colored Sapphire gems set against a cool grey metal base, which really lets the delicate color tone of the gems flourish.
2. DEEP, RICH PURPLES
Long associated with royalty and luxury, these dark but bright purple hues are hard to come by in nature which is why they were always associated with the best of the best - it was incredibly unusual to find this color anywhere until more recent times. Inspired by PANTONE® 18-3531 - Royal Lilac.
Moroccan Amethyst displays the deep alluring purples of Amethyst like no other variety of this stunning gemstone and rings can often showcase the very best of this top tier stone.
3. WARM, LIGHT COPPERS
It's always nice to snuggle up fire-side at this time of year, so we're adding a warm copper-orange shade to our winter color palette. The particular stone we've chosen hides a phenomenal secret though, just waiting to be discovered. Inspired by PANTONE® 16-1338 - Copper Tan
Bekily Color Change Garnet is a already a wondrous warm color to begin with, but it also displays a color change phenomena rarely seen in any gem. This will send the stones a much deeper red color depending on the lighting conditions - something that has to be seen to be believed.
4. BRIGHT, STRIKING REDS
What better way to balance out the cool colors of the season with one of the brightest, boldest hot colors? When you're looking for an exemplary red gemstone bursting with color and personality, there's really one one choice. Inspired by PANTONE® 18-1662 - Flame Scarlet.
The enviable richness of gemstones in the soils of Mozambique give us the Ruby variety of Montepuez, which positively glows with a rich red body colour and secondary flashes of hot pink. A must have in any winter collection of jewellery.
5. DELIGHTFUL, GOLDEN CHAMPAGNES
To round off our top 5 winter jewelry trends in true style we turn to one of the most dazzling, eye-catching and delicious colors we've ever seen in one of Mother Nature's treasures. Inspired by PANTONE® 16-0639 - Golden Olive.
Csarite® is not currently being mined but we have a small selection of pieces available in this always-popular gemstone. The golden champagne colours will give way to beautiful soft pinks and reds in certain lighting conditions and the cut of the stone makes it perfect as a Christmas, Birthday or Valentine's Day gift.
For more winter inspired trends, and all for under $200, have a look at this seasonal selection.