How To Incorporate Greenery In Your Jewelry [Pantone 2017 Color]

Author Brianna Walsh
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Date Dec 21, 2016

Pantone Color of the Year: Greenary

A new year brings along a new Pantone color of the year. For 2017 the winner is... greenery; a refreshing and zesty yellow-green shade that represents the first day of spring when nature's greens restore and renew. Greenery is the symbol of new beginnings and the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose. With this new color, Pantone invites people to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

Pantone sees greenery as the color that represents what we see taking place in our global culture, which serves as an expression of mood and attitude.

Fashion designers and influencers of the world look forward to this announcement every year as it plays a major role in the fashion world. And the Pantone color of the year goes beyond clothing; jewelry designers often take inspiration from this announcement, incorporating it into their own collections.

We took a look through our beautiful fashion jewelry collection to bring you some pieces that feature this important greenery color. When wearing any of these pieces, you'll be representing a new beginning and look fabulous while doing it!

Pair Purple Gem with Greenery for Contrast & Lush Vibe

Marco Bicego Siviglia 18K Hand Engraved Yellow Gold Earrings w/ Sapphires Marco Bicego Jaipur 18K Hand Engraved Necklace w/ Multicolored Stones Marco Bicego Paradise 18K Yellow Gold Two Row Multistone Bracelet

Pieces Featured: Marco Bicego Siviglia 18K Hand Engraved Yellow Gold Earrings with Sapphires ($1,970), Marco Bicego Jaipur 18K Hand Engraved Necklace with Multicolored Stones ($2,730), Marco Bicego Paradise 18K Yellow Gold Two Row Multistone Bracelet ($1,610)

Purple and green have always been known to be a good match. They are the perfect opposites of dark and bright. Pairing greenery with a purple stone makes it stand out and adds some contrast. They are both nature colors, which is another reason they pair so well together.

Jewelry designer Marco Bicego loves this color combination. It can be found throughout many of his collections. As you can see in the pieces above he does a great job at pairing greenery and purple in a pair of color-block drop earrings and then puts a twist by adding other multicolored stones in both necklace and bracelet form. The use of colors really catches your eye!

Complement Greenery With A Red or Pink Stone

14K White Gold Diamond Halo Pink Tourmaline Studs 14K White Gold Cushion Garnet Ring w/ Diamonds

Pieces Featured: Long's Jewelers 14K White Gold Diamond Halo Pink Tourmaline Studs ($610), Long's Jewelers 14K White Gold Cushion Garnet Ring with Diamonds ($650)

The best way to really show off a color? Complement it with a color that is it's opposite on the color wheel. In this case, pinks and reds are opposite of greenery, so look for those if you really want the color to look its best. Two of the best ways to do this with jewelry are 1) Color-blocking the stones together or 2) Wearing something that has greenery in it and complementing the outfit with a pink or red stone.

Pantone's favorite match with this particular green is pink tourmaline, which we have plenty of including these diamond halo pink tourmaline studs shown above. This is a great pair for a day-time look.

As for a stunning evening look, this is when the red stones should come into play. Our garnet ring with diamonds is a perfect example of what to pair with this shade of green. For an even more elegant look, go for rubies.

Looks Great With Both Silver Or Gold

John Hardy Classic Chain Extra Small Bracelet with Tsavorite Marco Bicego Delicati 18K Hand Engraved Yellow Gold Ring w/ Green Tourmaline John Hardy Sterling Silver Classic Chain Medium Braided with Green Amethyst and Diamonds

Pieces Featured: John Hardy Classic Chain Extra Small Bracelet with Tsavorite ($495), Marco Bicego Delicati 18K Hand Engraved Yellow Gold Ring with Green Tourmaline ($975) John Hardy Sterling Silver Classic Chain Medium Braided with Green Amethyst and Diamonds ($1,450)

There is always talk about certain stones looking better when paired with a particular metal, but with this shade of green, it complements both silver and gold beautifully. It all comes down to preference, but you can absolutely use both with this shade.

When paired with silver, the greenery-colored stone will really stand out. You can see how this works when looking at the two John Hardy pieces shown above. Both are big statement pieces paired with the sterling silver metal. When paired with yellow gold, the greenery color is really enhanced. Yellow gold really accentuates the color, as you can see in this gorgeous Marco Bicego Delicati ring. No matter if you are a silver or gold lover, it is a win-win when it comes to this green!

Pair with Darker Stones to Make Greenery Pop

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Piece Featured: Gumuchian 18K White Gold Sapphire and Diamond Marabella Stacking Ring

Just like how purple is a great match for greenery, so are other darker colors. Go for colors that are near greenery on the color wheel like blue and army green. Shown above is one of our favorite pieces by Gumuchian. You can see here how well the blue sapphires complement the green. This is a perfect color combination to highlight Pantone's vision to inspire rejuvenation. Pantone suggests if you want an ultimate elegant look, go for beautiful emeralds. The richness in emeralds complements the beauty of Pantone's greenery perfectly.

Want to make Pantone's greenery part of your jewelry collection? Check these pieces and more out in our fashion jewelry collection or visit any of our 5 New England locations!

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