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New Arrivals: Colored Gemstone Jewelry





Color has unlimited potential to transform the look and feel of jewelry in an instant. Designers have an infinite palette at their disposal from pale, innocent pastels to optimistic brights and dark and sultry shades. As the seasons begin to turn look for certain colors to lead the rest: Zesty orange shades, jewels with multicolored tropical tones and pieces with pale hints of pink will shine brightest. — TANYA DUKES

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 edition of INSTORE.


➤ It may be hard to believe that spring is just a few weeks away but plenty of jewelry designers have a warm weather palette on the brain, especially sunny citrus colors. Orange hues — from soft, honeyed shades to the
brilliant, tropical variety — are optimistic and surprisingly wearable.



WHY WE LOVE IT: The undulating lines and brilliant orange sapphires in this bracelet make it equally well suited for formal and casual wear.


DESCRIPTION: 18K yellow gold bamboo bracelet with orange sapphires (10.44 TCW)

MSRP: $23,000

(626) 577-9288 |


WHY WE LOVE IT: Diamonds in mixed cuts create a beautiful frame for a dazzling sapphire. A daring (and lucky) bride would wear this as a colorful engagement ring.

DESCRIPTION: 18K white gold ring with orange sapphire (6.22 TCW) and marquise (1.47 TCW) and round diamonds (2.39 TCW)

MSRP: $51,954


(818) 369-7402 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: The curved shape and creative use of moonstones to surround the central citrines make the ring look futuristic in an accessible way.

DESCRIPTION: Sterling silver twin citrine ring with pavé-set moonstones

MSRP: $750


(260) 450-2004 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: Sunny citrine and yellow gold paired with cool sterling silver and white diamonds multiply the possibilities of this ring. Together the two-tones are completely neutral.

DESCRIPTION: 18K and sterling silver diamond and citrine ring

MSRP: $500

(888) 314-5998 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: Polished citrine drops have a luminous quality that highlights the face with a warm glow, and they sway so elegantly on the delicate chains that suspend them.

DESCRIPTION: Mogul collection 18K yellow gold, citrine and rubellite drop chain earrings

MSRP: $1,850

(201) 585-2021 |


Which colors and stones most inspire you right now?
“Like sweet candy for the eyes, I’m captivated by cabochon tourmalines and sapphires in a wide range of bold, bright colors. I also love mixing and matching colored gemstones in my collections to create color-pops and vibrant rainbow motifs.”


➤ Sometimes more is more. It’s hard to compete with the vitality of designs featuring a whole spectrum of vivid hues all at once. Pieces with clean, sophisticated lines that let the gemstones steal the show are the best way to wear jewelry that gets noticed at a glance.



WHY WE LOVE IT: A necklace with so many different hues could easily create visual overload but the restrained design is a chic companion for the lively color palette.

DESCRIPTION: Mischief y-necklace in 18K yellow gold and multicolored stones, including amethyst, blue topaz, peridot and lemon quartz

MSRP: $13,000

(212) 937-9727 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: These earrings will cause lots of double takes. The starburst posts are a fun, flirty detail and the graduated sizes of the stones create a graceful line with lots of movement.

DESCRIPTION: Aztec long graduated earrings in 14K gold and diamonds, clear topaz, green amethyst, rose de France, amethyst, sky blue, London blue and pink topaz

MSRP: $2,9500

(888) 341-2604 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: This ring is wearable sunshine. Each color is luscious and vibrant and all together, they look like a party.

DESCRIPTION: 18K rose gold ring with sapphire, tourmaline and ruby

MSRP: $6,270

(413) 256-8404 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: The cluster shape is a tiny bit retro, but the happy, resort-ready color combination looks totally fresh. It’s easy to picture these on women of every age.

DESCRIPTION: Rock Candy 18K gold stud earrings with amethyst, iolite, London blue topaz, peridot, clear quartz and ruby doublet

MSRP: $2,695

(888) 660-2910 |


Which colors and stones most inspire you right now?
“I’ve always had a mad crush on ruby, Burmese rubies. Their pinky red nature is feminine, and strong, possessing an electric energy streak that earns respect deeply and playfully. I’m also pretty obsessed with the peaceful and simultaneously electric Caribbean blue of blue zircon, especially the older material that hasn’t been ruined by the perfection of modern cutting.”


➤ Thanks to the team at Pantone, which chose Rose Quartz as one of the colors of the year, we’ve been reminded of the appeal of delicate pink hues. Soft, neutral and compatible with lots of skin tones, blush tones are back in vogue and — best of all — they play well with virtually every other color in a jewelry collection.



WHY WE LOVE IT: This is a power ring that doesn’t have to shout to assert itself. The generous size of this morganite ring makes it hard to miss and its unfussy shape means it will be worn over and over.

DESCRIPTION: After Dark 18K rose gold, morganite and diamond ring

MSRP: $8,500

(212) 997-1156 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: Diamond hoops are luxurious classics and when they’re in exceptionally rare pink diamonds they’re even more alluring. Their color is a universally flattering blush color.

DESCRIPTION: 18K rose gold hoops with pink diamonds

MSRP: price on request

(877) 687-3985 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: With their curved boomerang shape these studs are anything but basic, and rose gold is the perfect complement for pretty pink sapphires.

DESCRIPTION: Kristyn Kylie gemstone studs in 14K gold with pink sapphire (0.50 TCW) and diamond (0.06 TCW)

MSRP: $550

(800) 931-9085 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: The combo of an unusual cut and the rosy pink hue makes this pendant a standout. A double row of diamonds is an extra opulent halo for the stone.

DESCRIPTION: 14K rose gold and diamond pendant with a trillion-cut morganite

MSRP: $3,970

(214) 472-9999 |




WHY WE LOVE IT: Looking for all-out glamorous earrings that still have an understated side? These earrings fit the bill: They’re red carpet contenders but powdery pink color plays down the glitz.

DESCRIPTION: 18K rose gold drop earrings with diamonds (4.00 TCW), pink opal (31.00 TCW) and morganite (19.00 TCW)

MSRP: $25,000

(713) 984-4987 |



When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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