The color of the year isn’t just inspired by one of the classic precious gemstones; it’s also named for one! Last month, Pantone (the company that produces professional color standards for the design industries) announced that Emerald is the color of 2013, describing this hue as “radiant,” “jewel-toned,” “balanced yet sophisticated” and “a lively, radiant, lush green.” Their description is spot-on, not only for the top trending color, but also for its namesake gemstone, and Apples of Gold carries a stunning selection of emerald rings and other jewelry that features this gem of the moment.
Emerald is making waves in the words of fashion, beauty and interior design, and it all started with a gemstone that’s been loved for thousands of years. A Pantone press release describes this gem: “Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life … It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity—no other color conveys regeneration more than green.”
The vibrant sparkle of emerald enables it to give a fresh look to styles from the past, while its timeless beauty allows it to honor the past with an allure that never goes out of style. For instance, the Enchanted Emerald Ring in 14K White Gold surrounds a brilliant emerald with a Victorian design that’s rich with swirls and tiny cutouts. It’s a design that’s full of feminine charm and contagious life.
If you’d prefer a clean, classic look consider a solitaire or a three-stone style such as the Three Stone Emerald Ring in 14K White Gold. A 4mm round emerald is hugged by two slightly smaller stones, creating a look that’s unfussy and timelessly beautiful.
Emerald pendants are another lovely way to enjoy the rich color and sparkle of emerald, and Apples of Gold carries a range of styles that will instantly perk up your look. For instance, the Emerald and Diamond Flower Pendant in 10K White Gold creates a glimmering flower from five marquis-cut emeralds, and accents it with a diamond-embellished swirl. It’s a lighthearted nod to the life-filled sparkle of emerald.
Emerald earrings can add an extra touch of this vibrant color that lights up your face and adds sparkle to your eyes, whether you choose a pair that combines diamonds and emeralds or one that features the green gems on their own. Simple stud styles such as the Emerald Stud Earrings in 14K White Gold coordinate readily with any emerald jewelry or are lovely on by themselves. This pair is available with your choice of 4mm, 5mm or 6mm stones, as well as push back or screw back closures.
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, confirms that “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate.” There’s no denying the allure of this green gemstone, and there’s no better time than the present to accessorize with jewelry that features its vibrant glimmer.