The Pantone colour of the year is a result of research into trends in fashion and home interior design so it is worth being in the know. The colour of the year for 2017 is greenery. LJS tutor Anna Campbell looks at some jewellery inspiration for this colour trends.
Pantone are a commercial printing company known for their colour matching system. However, they have become most famous for their announcement of the colour of the year. This is discussed and agreed by industry insiders and is often influenced by fashion and interior trends that work well in advance and is just as important for jewellery makers.
The colour for 2017 is Greenery 15-0343 ‘a refreshing and revitalising shade symbolic of new beginnings’.
There are many green gemstones that will fit in with this trend including emerald, tourmaline, peridot, tsavorite garnet, labradorite, demantoid garnet, beryl, jade and apatite as well as other forms of jewellery including enamelling and beading.
Take a look at some examples to inspire you.
Green bead bracelet from gifts with a cause
Art deco earrings from Wixon Jewelers
Resin ring by Sylwia Calus
Emerald choker by Vanleles
Robert Procop drop earrings
Green diamond bracelet by Glittering Stones
Open heart pendant by Tiffany
Bronze clay labradorite necklace by Anna Mazon
Sylvan green enamel bracelet
Emerald ring by Niquesa