The Jewelry Insider

September 12, 2008


To every thing there is a season. And to every fashion hound, there is the Pantone color report – the authority on what hues are hot each season. Yup. These are the folks who tell us “orange is the new black” or “fuschia is so fall 1995”. Seem a little nutty? There is method to their madness.

Each season, Pantone surveys the designers of New York Fashion Week to collect feedback on prominent colors used, their color inspiration and color philosophy. Fall 2008 is all about Blue Iris, Royal Lilac and Shady Glade, and Spring 2009 will feature Palace Blue, Lavender and Super Lemon.

Super Lemon? Got it.

But how do we bedazzle our studied wardrobes with jewelry the Pantone people would be proud of? Think Created Sapphires. Sapphires are not just blue; they come in a rainbow of colors. Maybe not Super Lemon or Salmon Rose – but certainly yellow, pink, purple – even green.

Created Sapphires have the same physical and chemical properties as the natural gem with the bonus of being nearly flawless. No joke. They are genuine sapphire stones just created in a lab rather then being mined from the earth, saving you thousands of dollars you can now spend on that off-the-shoulder cocktail dress.

Check out these created sapphire looks on Jewelry.com and for a look at the complete Pantone Spring 2009 color report, click here. It’s free!

SPRING 2009:

PANTONE 18-2328 Fuchsia Red
PANTONE 15-1626 Salmon Rose
PANTONE 18-4043 Palace Blue
PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite Green
PANTONE 14-0754 Super Lemon
PANTONE 16-0435 Dark Citron
PANTONE 15-3817 Lavender
PANTONE 16-6339 Vibrant Green
PANTONE 16-5804 Slate Gray
PANTONE 14-1307 Rose Dust

FALL 2008:

PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris
PANTONE 18-3531 Royal Lilac
PANTONE 18-5624 Shady Glade
PANTONE 18-4525 Caribbean Sea
PANTONE 18-1550 Aurora Red
PANTONE 18-1015 Shitake
PANTONE 18-1435 Withered Rose
PANTONE 19-3938 Twilight Blue
PANTONE 16-1448 Burnt Orange
PANTONE 14-1036 Ochre

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