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Pantone’s Picks: Feeling Blue And In the Pink

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As Pantone released the news of its 2016 Colors of the Year, I think I heard the Internet heave a collective sigh of relief. After suffering through this dark, unappetizing year of Marsala, the gentle duo of Rose Quartz (pale pink) and Serenity (aka periwinkle blue) is the palate cleanser we all need. The combo looks a little like the interior of my local Buy Buy Baby, but the pairing creates “balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” according to the color authority.

Tanya Dukes


Senior editor, INSTORE and INDESIGN.
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s Pantone released the news of its 2016 Colors of the Year, I think I heard the Internet heave a collective sigh of relief. After suffering through this dark, unappetizing year of Marsala, the gentle duo of Rose Quartz (pale pink) and Serenity (aka periwinkle blue) is the palate cleanser we all need.

The combo looks a little like the interior of my local Buy Buy Baby, but the pairing creates “balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace,” according to the color authority.

It’s possible that news of the Color of the Year won’t mean much to the jewelry selling or consuming crowd. Retailers tell me often that gemstones in easy shades of pink and blue are consistent top sellers. And Pantone doesn’t decree from on high what will be popular so much as digest what’s happening in the zeitgeist. But Pantone’s authority and easily digestible choices might convince color averse shoppers who usually stick with diamonds to take a walk on the wild side with Rose Quartz or Serenity.

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Are you excited about the choices for 2016? Think it over. And in the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy a gallery of some incredibly soothing jewels in Rose Quartz and Serenity.

 

Judith Ripka 18K gold pink mother of pearl cabochon ring, $1,650

Dana Rebecca Designs 14K white gold, white diamond and light blue sapphire necklace, $440

Dana Rebecca Designs Courtney Lauren 14K rose gold, moonstone and white diamond earrings, $4,180

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Graziela Gems tanzanite wing earrings, $850

Anzie Aztec trillion necklace in morganite, diamonds and white gold, $5,500

EFFY Jewelry tanzanite and diamond stud earrings, $295

Norman Silverman Diamonds bangle bracelet (6.68 TCW), $14,700

Astley Clarke aquamarine, grey diamond and rose gold pendant, $3,350

Efva Attling necklace in sterling silver and rose quartz, $5,030

 

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