An earlier blog post talked about the Pantone color palette for Spring 2016. I’m going to highlight several of the color choices of jewelry to accent your spring fashion wardrobe. In addition to the jewelry styles already on the website, I have a variety of beautiful stones and beads to create a variety of custom designs for Spring and Summer just for you.
The Spring palette included soft pink and blue, a coffee colored hue, pearly white, a soft purple, and also a soft green. Rose quartz, aqua chalcedony, smoky quartz, pearls, yellow quartz, labradorite and amethyst are some of the gemstones that would be terrific accents for those fashion shades.
Quartz – very hard – perfect for jewelry. The clear stone is known as Rock crystal. Quartz is widely found in the US, madagascar, Brazil
Rose Quartz – widely used in jewelry and ornamental objects. The stone gets its color from titanium
Smoky Quartz – a medium to dark brown form of quartz. The coloring is due to gamma rays – either natural or artificial. Found in US, Madagascar, Brazil, and the Ukraine
Lemon Quartz – produced by heat treating amethyst. The presence of iron is responsible for the color
Amethyst quartz – layered or striped with milky quartz, this form occurs with amethyst. It’s used for beads, cabochons, and a variety of ornamental objects
Amethyst – the most valuable form of quartz
Chalcedony – Long ago, I fell in love with the luminosity of aqua chalcedony – that glorious inner glow. Bluish or gray in its natural state, chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline quartz. It is porous and can be dyed a variety of colors
Pearls – Products of bivalve mollusks (oysters) built up from mother of pearl (nacre) which gives the typical pearly lustrous finish
Labradorite– a form of feldspar. This stone has a metallic “shiller” or labradorescence in blue, green and sometimes red flashes that arise from interference effects of light interacting with defects in the crystal lattice. labradorite is widely used for jewelry and ornamental ornaments